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5 Tools Used in Pipe Relining

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No matter how you maintain your plumbing system especially your sewer and drainage system, there will always be problems due to the presence of stresses and deterioration factors below the ground. Traditional, sewer problems are a nightmare to every homeowner especially with the utilisation of the conventional pipe rehabilitation methods definitely accompanied by heavy excavation and trench extraction. In this generation, pipe rehabilitation doesn’t need to be inconvenient and annoying. Pipe relining has been widely known and utilised in almost all parts of the world and is still gaining popularity because of the convenience it offers.

Pipe relining processes are made possible with the help of five significant tools and equipment. This doesn’t need any heavy excavation equipment for no burdensome excavation is necessary. In this article will be the five major tools and equipment important in pipe relining.

  1. Pipe Camera

Before initiating the relining procedures, most pipe restoration industries utilises a pipe camera to acquire footages from the pipe interior without direct contact to its waste content to know its current conditions. This is best for knowing if any area has been damaged or any build up and obstructions are present before relining to avoid foundering the entire process. This identifies the length of the damaged area in need for relining and this also inspects the sewer pipe before and after the initial cleaning process.

  1. Mechanical Cutter

When root intruders are detected upon the use of a pipe camera, then there will be a necessity to clear these roots out from the sewers. A mechanical cutter will be very useful to cut them out and drain them away. Relining a sewer pipe without removing the roots would be useless and futile.

  1. Hydro Jetter

A hydro jetter is a significant pipe relining equipment which releases a high pressure and allowing it to stream down the sewer. This has different kinds of nozzles too accompanied with their unique attributes for their varied applications. The high pressured water it releases helps remove various forms of build-ups within your sewer pipe’s interior walls. Some jetters can release 25,000 PSI enough to remove even the toughest and densest build-up or obstruction.

  1. Resin

The resin liner is the most important pipe relining supply which makes relining processes possible. Every process revolves around the proper installation and maintenance of the resin lining. It is used to line the damaged pipe and remove every possibility of future sewer problems as it restores the efficiency and durability of the pipe.

A resin has many types though and each of them has their own unique attributes and capability. The three most widely used resin liner are the epoxy lining, polyester lining and vinyl ester lining. These liners are durable enough to resist root intrusion, abrasive substances and chemicals and the stress offered by many factors that definitely invites early deterioration.

  1. Bladder

A bladder is designed to hold the resin liner in place while perfectly adhere to the form and shape of the sewer pipe even on sharp curves and bends. This is usually inflated within the relined pipe to firmly push the liner against the pipe walls. This will then be removed when the liner has cured and dried against the sewer pipe’s interior.