When it comes to trenchlessly repairing your drain lines or vent stacks with Pull-in-Place or Cure-in-Place pipe liners, proper pipe preparation, liner preparation and installation procedures are essential in order to prevent a pipe lining failure. In fact, one of the most important parts of the job is choosing and installing the correct size of liner. This means taking precise measures of the inside diameters of your pipes and choosing a liner that will fit snugly against the inside pipe without being too narrow or too wide.
Hazards of a Too-Narrow Pipe Liner
If the chosen pipe liner is too narrow for your plumbing pipes, it will not fit snugly against the host pipe, and it may significantly reduce the diameter, restricting water flow. The pipe liner could also slip out of place, leading to further damage and corrosion of the host pipe, water leaks and even clogs if the slipping pipe liner creates blockages or areas where debris can build up in the pipe.
Hazards of a Too-Wide Pipe Liner
When the pipe liner that is inserted into your host pipe is too wide, parts of the liner will not seal properly against the host pipe conselho. The excess material may also wrinkle, creating areas where grease, dirt and other debris can catch and stick. The excess material may even bulge into the middle of the pipe, which restricts water flow and can lead to clogs.
Correcting a Pipe Lining Failure
You may think that once a pipe liner fails, it cannot be fixed, and you then have to replace the pipe. This can be devastating to your maintenance budget, especially if the pipe liner did not last its entire expected useful life. Here at Nu Flow in Chicago, we can correct pipe liner failures, even if your previous pipe lining company performed the initial installation wrong.
The first thing our pipe lining technicians do is inspect the current liner. This involves sending a small camera through the pipe to determine if it has failed or if there is another problem with the pipe. If part or all of the pipe liner has failed or is bulging towards the interior of the pipe, our technicians will recommend grinding or cutting out the affected part of the liner and installing a new section of liner or a liner patch and provide you with an estimate for the work.
If you agree to have your pipes lined or repaired, we will schedule it at a time that is convenient for you and your residents. We can even provide you with a schedule for the work to be performed, so that you and your residents know when the pipe will not be available.
For more information on how we can correct pipe liner installation failures or how pipe lining can extend the useful life of your existing pipes, call us at 815-790-9000.