How Does Drain Pipe Re-Lining Work?

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Drain pipe re-lining is a non-invasive plumbing technology for rehabilitating damaged pipes from the inside without digging trenches. It creates a brand-new pipe lining inside your existing damaged pipe, thus sealing off the damage. Read on to learn more about how the process works.

How Does Drain Pipe Re-Lining Work?

When performing a drain pipe re-lining service, we’ll first create a customized liner based on the exact measurements of the pipe’s specifications and soak it in epoxy resin. We give it time to harden and form a strong bond before inserting an uninflated bladder. The liner is then inserted into the damaged pipe and lined up to ensure it’s in the right spot. Once this is done, we’ll inflate the bladder with air, which forces the liner to push against the inner walls of the pipes. The liner sticks perfectly to the existing pipe, sealing any leak or break.

Drain pipe re-lining has several benefits over the conventional trenching and pipe replacement approaches:

  • Cost-Effective. Re-lining your drain pipes saves you money due to the absence of heavy-duty equipment for excavating. Since only a small team of plumbers is required to carry out the procedure, the labor costs will also be lower.
  • Non-Invasive. As opposed to conventional pipe repair, drain pipe-relining eliminates the need for extensive digging in your property. Therefore, it minimizes disturbances and damage to your property.
  • Safer. Drain pipe-relining is a trenchless method, meaning there are no disruptions of the ground surface, such as holes and heaps of dirt. This minimizes the risk of household members tripping or getting injured while outside.

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, we are certified NuFlow installers. With this premier drain pipe re-lining technique, we are confident that we can keep your home’s floors and yard intact while restoring your drain pipes. Get in touch with us today to learn more about this exceptional method.