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Your home has one main water line that funnels clean water to your home. It also has a main sewer or drain line that transports wastewater away from your home. These pipes can last for quite a long time. However, problems do occur sometimes, causing the pipes to require repairs. For expert sewer/drain line repair in Southern Arizona, contact Intelligent Design in Tucson. Our licensed plumbers are available after hours and on weekends for emergency sewer line repairs.
Understanding Trenchless Sewer/Drain Line Repair
In the past, the only option for doing sewer/drain line repair was to dig up a large section of the property to access the damaged part of the pipe. Afterwards, homeowners had to deal with a big mess in the yard, garden, or driveway. These days, homeowners can rely on the licensed plumbers at Intelligent Design for a new method called trenchless plumbing technology.
The trenchless pipe repair method involves digging a small access hole. The plumbers then use this access hole to perform either the trenchless pipe bursting technique or the trenchless pipe lining method. Both options can save you thousands of dollars because they don’t require intensive restoration of landscaping and hardscaping.
The Pipe Bursting Method
The plumbers at Intelligent Design will evaluate your specific situation to determine whether pipe bursting is the best choice for you. We insert specialized equipment, such as a steel bursting head, through the access hole to the damaged section of pipe. The bursting head breaks up the old pipe. Brand new pipe, attached to the back of the bursting head, replaces the old pipe as it’s broken up and dispersed. One benefit of the pipe bursting method is that the replacement pipe will be the same diameter as the original pipe. As a result, there is no loss of water volume.
The Pipe Lining Method
The pipe lining method tends to be more economical, although there will be a negligible reduction in water volume. Cured-in-place piping (CIPP) involves inserting a resin-saturated liner through the damaged section of piping. Picture a deflated sleeve being threaded through the pipe. Once it’s in place, compressed air is blown into the sleeve to inflate it so that it conforms to the dimensions of the pipe. The resin will then harden and create a new, solid pipe.
While pipe lining is a cost-effective choice, it may not work for pipes that have collapsed or pipes with sections that have separated from each other. If that’s the case, then the pipe bursting method is the preferred technique.
If you have plumbing problems, just call the top rated company in Southern Arizona for prompt, professional repairs. You can reach Intelligent Design in Tucson at (520) 462-1187.