March 14, 2017

Five Signs Your Pipes Need to be Relined

Relined pipes last a long time. They’re durable, they’re quick to install, and they can rescue you from a nightmare of plumbing troubles. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s time for you to get your pipes relined, take a look at this list. If you have more than a couple of these signs, it’s time to invest in relined pipes.

1. Frequent small repairs are needed

Plumbing repairs often seem like a “death by a thousand cuts” situation. While every pipe system needs regular maintenance and occasional repair, constant small repairs start to add up. Replacing one small section here and unclogging a drain there doesn’t seem like such a big deal. However, it eventually starts to feel like throwing money at a problem you can’t fix. Frequent small repairs are a sign that your pipe system is getting old. Aging systems start to pile up repairs and expenses, until you put a stop to it. Relining your pipes is a great way to end the need for frequent, small repairs.

2. Intrusive roots won’t go away

Relined pipes are stronger against intrusive roots because they don’t have seams. Texas trees are thirsty! Their roots will seek out moisture even inside of pipes. They can find their way into joints, seams, and even crack traditional pipes to get to the water/liquid inside. If you don’t want to lose your tree or your plumbing, relined pipes could be perfect for you.

3. You don’t want to lose your landscaping

Speaking of landscaping, relined pipes are also installed without damaging your landscaping. It can be tough to get plants to thrive under the occasionally harsh conditions of Dallas. Pipe relining is a quick installation process that doesn’t require trenches. You can reline a pipe that runs under your landscaping without damaging it.

4. You have a single serious problem

A single, serious problem can often be fixed with cured in place piping. If you discover cross boring in one of your pipes, then relining your pipes helps to make the repair process much easier. As long as some of the original pipe is left intact, your relined pipes can take their shape from that. You don’t have to dig up a broken pipe to replace that section; you can just reline over the single serious problem with your system.

5. Air bubbles in your pipes

Air bubbles are often noticed as gurgling, clanging, or banging sounds in your pipes. It could also result in backed up drains or uneven water pressure or flow. Air bubbles often enter pipes through small cracks or separated joints and seams. Relined pipes are more protected from air bubbles. The single pipe has fewer joints to split. Cured in place piping (CIPP) is also very strong. Your pipes can stand up to more of a beating before they crack.

Relining your pipes is a fast, easy way to save money. You can replace your pipes without losing your landscaping. The strength of the relined pipes prevents many common problems like intrusive roots and air bubbles. Your pipe doesn’t have to be in perfect shape, either. As long as the relined pipe can find a shape, you’re good to go.