While standing water and things like bad smells and slow draining sinks are clear signs of a blockage, the signs of damage to the interior of your drains are not always visible and if not spotted early may lead to severe and more expensive problems further down the line.
When you have signs of damage to your pipes such as a leak, a burst pipe or a total collapse, you need to turn to professionals for help.
There are several ways to fix broken drains; however, perhaps the most effective way to take care of your drain issues permanently is with drain relining.
Drain relining is a technique used to solve severe drain and pipe issues by fitting a protective layer to the interior of the drains, creating a reinforced coating that prevents further damage and protects your drain against cracks.
Drain relining is not only practical but also an affordable way to fix your drain and sewer, and more importantly, there’s no digging required.
After all, drain relining is also referred to as trenchless drain repair technology.
Drain relining has many benefits, which makes it the perfect solution to all your drain issues, especially if you don’t like the idea of technicians digging trenches in your commercial or residential property.
Here’s a closer look at the drain relining process:
- Initial Inspection
- Drain Cleaning
- No-Dig Drain Lining Installation
- Excavation (The Last Resort)
When the inside of your drainage system has been compromised, an inspection with the naked eye is not an option.
Before technicians start working on relining the drain, they conduct a thorough examination of your drains using CCTV drain survey technology.
After identifying the extent of the damage and the exact location, they move to the next step – cleaning the drain.
The drain and pipes are cleaned and de-scaled using high-pressure water jetting together with electro-mechanical machining.
Once the silt deposits, scales, debris or the cause of the blockage has been taken care of, the drains are then ready for refining.
No-Dig Drain Lining Installation
During installation, technicians insert a UPVC relining sleeve that is impregnated with resin through an opening in your drain into the drain.
A camera is also used to make sure that the relining sleeve is in the right position covering any holes, entry point for roots, cracks and misaligned joints.
The UPVC relining sleeve is then inflated using air inversion or water inversion to take the shape of the internal walls and lining over the damaged areas.
After curing (hardening), which could take up to three hours, the inflate sleeve is removed, and the relined drain section is cleaned to get rid of any excess resin solution.
Excavation (The Last Resort)
Sometimes technicians have no option but to turn to excavation to solve your drain problems.
If your drain has collapsed, then the only possible solutions on the table are either excavation or drain replacement if diverting the drain would be more cost-effective.
If plumbing technicians tell you that excavation is the only option, make sure to ask them to use CCTVs to identify the exact area with the problem. This way, the excavation can be done in the right spot.
The Advantages Of Drain Relining
Drain relining has many benefits, including:
- It’s a non-destructive way to fix your drains
- It’s a straightforward process
- The lining is durable and can go for years without needing attention
- Lining can work for pipes of all sizes
- The lining creates a low friction surface, which aids water flow
- Often cheaper than drain replacement
If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne for drain relining, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.
We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.
Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here.