December 26, 2018 Posted By Matt O'Brien
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Pipe Relining is the latest and best solution that has been created to fix damaged pipes in buildings. It’s done by placing a patented epoxy lining in the interior of the damaged pipe and forcing it to align with the sides and take its shape. When it hardens, it becomes a layer of pipe aligned properly with the damaged pipe and sealing all the damaged parts off.
The best part about this technology is that there is no need for digging up the ground to replace the pipe. Therefore, it can be done more quickly without any damage to your property. For inspection, plumbers can simply use a pipe camera to look into your pipes, determine where the problem is and how to best tackle it.
Given that this solution saves you more time and energy, and doesn’t compromise your property, the next thing you want to know is how much it is going to cost. The cost of pipe relining depends on the type of damage that has been done to your pipes and the extent to which the damage has been done.
The costs of plumbing might vary depending on the location the service is being provided, however, it usually ranges between $80 to $150 per foot. Alternatively, you might be charged per meter instead, and that usually goes between $300 and $600. This price is also influenced by the diameter or the circumference of the pipe used because a 5-foot pipe with 1 inch diameter and another of the same length but 4-inch diameter are not the same. It’s always best to allow the plumbers run a diagnostics of the pipes first to determine the extent of the actual problem and how much of it needs to be repaired.
In some cases, the length of the damage is not alone to determine the price you’ll be charged. There’s a huge difference between relining a small section and doing a complete reline of the pipes in a certain area. Also, if there are are junctions in the area, it’s quite different, especially if the entire junction needs to be relined.
This is very important because even if there won’t be any major excavation, plumbers still need access to the source of the problem in order to fix it. In some cases, they might have to dig in order to reach the pipe and that’s just going to cost extra in addition to the fees for the relining per measurement. Other times, one access might not be enough to engage the problem. All these factors add to the price to be paid.
Depending on the damage, there are at least four systems that can be used to reline your pipes and three resins that can be used in each system.
The Four Systems Include :
In each of these systems, depending on the level of damage, the types of resins that can be used include
Basically, the cost of relining your pipes depend primarily on the extent of the damage. More importantly, as helpful as all of this information is, do not attempt to carry on such projects as this without any formal training. Leave it to the professionals and get your money’s worth.