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Drain Pipe Re-Lining

It is a common misconception that the drain pipes in a home will last indefinitely. The reality is that they are prone to wearing out like anything else is. When they experience cracking, pinholes, corrosion, and other issues that compromise their ability to transport water and waste from your home to the septic system or municipal sewer main at the street, you could be concerned that a costly re-piping is imminent. You’ll be happy to learn that drain pipe re-lining is not only possible, but a practical way to solve your problem. Here are the main reasons why:

1. Can be done with many different pipe materials. If you had some pipe that was worn out and needed to be replaced, it could be challenging to match up something that isn’t used any longer with a newer product. With drain pipe re-lining, it doesn’t matter if your pipes are PVC, fiberglass, clay, iron, steel or concrete. The epoxy liner adheres to the interior of the pipes regardless of the material involved.

2. Flooring can stay intact. One of the biggest expenses involved with replacing pipes that are under a slab is needing to replace flooring because of the trenching process. While re-piping can be done by going through the attic instead, that leaves you more vulnerable should a pipe leak down the road. Drain pipe re-lining is done without the added cost and mess of trenching.

3. Less time to complete. It takes less time to handle drain pipe re-lining than it would to do a whole house re-piping, so you can get back to normal sooner while enjoying pipes that are protected from further deterioration and problems.

If you would like to know more about drain pipe re-lining, give us a call at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines. We are certified installers for Nuflow, a great system that utilizes advanced CIPP lining technology to seal and protect your plumbing system and greatly extend the life of the pipes. We can assess your plumbing to determine if this is a viable solution for your situation. Call today to learn more and get a quote for this or any of our other plumbing services.