It is definitely an edge when you choose to reline your pipes with epoxy liners than opt for a replacement but with the same pipe material as the damaged one. Aside from being economical and efficient, it also offers the environment an edge. With the technology of pipe relining being fairly new to the plumbing market, a few people are suspicious and rather unconvinced about its method. Pipe relining really does have a dozen of advantages to offer with very few setbacks. With a campaign like this, the product surely is liable to raise some eyebrows. To put all suspicions and misconceptions about the technology, here are 5 observable advantages that pipe relining can offer to you and to the environment:
1. Protection for the Environment
When a household is using the traditional pipelines, either PVC, metals or other materials, they are liable and subjected to unavoidable corrosion or damage. These damages can be caused by a number or agents that brought about the destruction or weakening of the structural integrity of the pipe. The result of these can be corrosion, breakage of the pipe, water or waste spillage and much more. Of the problem remains untreated or undetected for long, it will cause new problems to your plumbing system that weren’t there before or can open up new avenues of damage for corrosion and other agents to attack.
When you choose to reline your pipes, these potential problems are lowered exponentially. With its epoxy finish, corrosion becomes a nonissue. With the smooth walls, a build-up is unlikely to occur. Lastly, the liner is made of extremely strong and reliable materials which make them practically impenetrable to external factors such as environmental chemicals, intruding roots and other nature-caused disasters.
2. Waste Reduction
During the installation process, this advantage can be very much observed. Have you ever watched a pipe being replaced or repaired using the traditional method?
If you have observed, there are a lot of materials that go to waste during the process; pipe cuttings, old and damaged pipes from the excavation and diesel energy used by the excavation tools and other heavy equipment. With pipe relining, measurements are done to the pipeline that should be relined so that there will not be too much excess liner that ends up in the junk. There is also no use for diesel, and other heavy digging equipment for that matter, which makes the new technology not only efficient and environmentally friendly, but also financially savvy.
3. Energy-efficient Technology
As mentioned earlier, traditional technology used for the digging of the trenches require heavy excavation mechanisms. This means that it will make a mess, cost high and be very wasteful in terms energy source and human effort. In pipe relining, the process is mostly taken over by machines which mean that human effort is spared and that the role of the contractor during the installation is to supervise on the flow of things. But just because it uses machines, that does not mean that diesel fuel or other such materials are utilised to the brink of having a very high bill. Don’t worry because this new process is very energy-efficient.
4. Financially Savvy
The tools for this technology are not expensive and will not cost you that much. In fact, trenchless relining process is a tad cheaper than the traditional way of going about pipe repair and replacement. Since you do not have to trouble yourself with purchasing the raw materials for the repair and getting rid of the old damaged pipe only proves that trenchless pipe relining is more financially helping you to save up.
5. Non-destructive to the Landscape
In pipe relining, excavations are no longer done in great scales. Traditionally, the entire length of the damaged pipe, even when the other part of it is functioning well, needs to be dig up and removed in order to place the new pipe. With this method, you can expect havoc in your lawns and gardens. You will have pathways destroyed, landscapes disturbed and yards turn to digs. However, in pipe relining, no such thing happens. The digging is minimised into two areas alone; the entrance and the exit points of the liner.