One of the worst things that can happen to your sewer line is clogging and/or leaking caused by the intrusion of tree roots. Tree roots can make their way through soil until they reach sources of water. If it happens that there is no other source of water in your property except the sewer line, the roots make their way into it, by pushing through cracks and gaps in the sewer line until they make their way deep into the pipe.
When this happens, debris starts getting caught on the roots. When enough debris has accumulated, the sewer gets clogged. Leaks may also have fully developed at the same time, although this is not always the case.
The good news is that there are two ways this problem can be sorted out. The first, and more well-known method, involves an excavation of part of the property where the sewer pipe can be accessed, and then fixing or replacing the pipe as necessary. The entire process takes about a week to finish and can cost you much due to the need to ensure that whatever was dug up will be put back together.
Fortunately, there an alternative plumbing process called pipe relining. It is a more modern way of tackling clogged sewer lines which involves a team of plumbers clearing the pipe of roots and debris before placing a lining in the pipe. No digging is involved in this process, making it an affordable and hassle-free service that only takes hours to accomplish.
Interested? Here are a few more things you need to know about this emerging way of sewer pipe rehabilitation:
1. Visual inspection. The team will insert a sewer camera deep into the pipe to find out what is wrong with it and to see if the service is the best way to address the issue.
2. Full cleaning. After the inspection, the team will use a water jetter to clear the pipe out so it can be lined. This device is so powerful that it can remove tree roots.
3. Lining. The team will then insert the lining into the pipe. It is then secured to the pipe using a calibration tube and steam. The lining often hardens in around three hours.
4. Reassessment. After the placement of the lining, the video camera is inserted again so the team can see if the lining has been correctly installed. This video reassessment is, therefore, for us to check the quality of our work.
These are the main pieces of information you need to know about this emerging method of damaged sewer pipe rehabilitation known as pipe relining. For additional information on this service, contact a plumbing expert today through 0402 067 187.