How Does Cured-In-Place Pipe Work?

Even when pipes are well taken care of, there’s no way to avoid wear and tear after years of use, damage from tree roots, or any other possible corroding scenario. When it’s time for a new pipe, using the cured-in-place option saves time and money and avoids destruction to land. In this article, we’ll explain how a cured-in-place pipe works so that you can make the right decision for your pipes when the time finally comes for a replacement.

What Is Cured-in-Place?

Cured-in-place is the process of repairing a pipe with a liner rather than replacing the entire pipe. Let’s take a look at the steps for cured-in-place pipes.

  1. Inspect the pipe for damages.
  2. Clean the pipe.
  3. Insert perma-liner (felt liner that is resin-epoxy saturated) into the pipe using water or air.
  4. Cure the liner using boiling water, steam, or UV light. This process hardens the resin, creating a strengthened, solid, and repaired pipe.

The Benefits of Cured-in-Place

There are three major benefits of the cured-in-place pipe. Those benefits are cost savings, less mess, and a repaired, solid pipe that lasts for decades. Let’s take a closer look at these benefits.

  1. Cost Savings — Inserting a cured-in-place liner rather than replacing an entire pipe cuts costs greatly. A liner is priced by the foot and varies in cost but is always less expensive than installing an entirely new pipe. Not only do you save on the cost of the pipe, but you also save on excavation and repair of the land that’s torn up when using a new pipe.
  2. Less Mess — Cured-in-place pipes require no digging because they’re a trenchless solution. The equipment used and the digging itself are what create an incredible mess in your yard.
  3. A New Pipe — Once the process of cured-in-place is finished, you’re left with a solid new pipe that will last up to 50 years.

How To Know When Pipes Need Repairing

So, how do you know if your pipes are in need of repair? Here are a few signs to let you know that you should call your plumber and find out what’s going on.

  • Unusual odor from a drain
  • Constantly clogged toilets
  • Discolored water
  • Old pipes
  • Frequent leaks

When you understand how a cured-in-place pipe works, it’s easy to see why it’s the best choice for pipe repair. At Sewer Renewal Specialists, we are the trusted cured-in-place pipe contractors and offer Perma-Liner technology for your pipe repair needs. Contact us to discuss how to get your pipes working like new again.

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