Are you worried about the structural integrity and age of your sanitary piping? Drainage systems from certain water using appliances, sinks, toilets and showers take a beating each and every day. Your residents flush human waste down the toilets along with toilet paper. They may accidentally pour grease down their kitchen drains, and certain food items, like chicken skin, small bones and fruit and vegetable peels may find their way into your drain system. All of these things plus daily usage can cause problems with your system, including slow drains and clogs. Thankfully, there are things you can do to restore the integrity and durability of your sanitary piping, having them cleaned and lined.
Your Building’s Sanitary Piping System
Your building’s sanitary piping system contains numerous components that must be kept in good working order. There are branch lines leading from each of your residential building’s sinks, toilets, showers, washers and dishwashers as well as every other appliance that requires water. There are also soil stacks, waste stacks, vent stacks and branch vents. The waste stacks, soil stacks and vent stacks span from the roof of your building down through the foundation or basement and connect to the main building waste line. That line transports all the waste water and sewage into the city sewer system where it is channeled to the water treatment plant.
Common Building Draining System Problems
- Belly in the Line – Over time, the line that runs from your building to the city sewer system can dip, causing a belly. The dip in the line collects waste and eventually leads to clogs and backed up drain lines.
- Improper Items Put Down the Drains – Grease, fats, oils, tissues, sanitary wipes and other unauthorized items can get put down drain lines. Over months or years, these items collect and cause clogs.
- Improper Pipe Grading – Branch lines and sewer lines should be slightly graded in order to promote water flow. If the lines are perfectly horizontal, debris can collect in the line.
- Longitudinal, Age or Stress Cracks – Over time drain lines and stacks can develop cracks. These cracks can lead to water leaking from the drain lines and provide an area where debris can collect.
- Root Infiltration – Root infiltration happens in the main sewer lines that lead from your building to the city’s sewage system. Once the roots break through the line, the line’s structural integrity is compromised, and those roots begin to collect debris.
Refurbish and Restore the Integrity of Your Building Draining System with Pipe Lining
A Building Pipe Assessment can determine if your building draining system would benefit from our pipe lining technology. Building pipe assessments always start with a thorough camera inspection of your drain lines and vent stacks, and the video footage captured by the camera is recorded so that we can show it to you and develop a plan for restoring your sanitary piping. The camera can reveal clogs, corrosion and cracks in the lines, and it can tell us if your pipes would be good candidates for our pipe lining system.
If your sanitary pipes are good candidates, we will provide you with an estimate for cleaning and lining your pipes, and we will answer all of your questions about the pipe lining process. If you decide to have your pipes lined, we can work with you to create a schedule that works for your building and your budget.
To get your building draining system inspected to see if epoxy pipe lining would help restore your drain lines contact us to schedule your pipe assessment.