Pipe repair has traditionally been a reactive, costly, time consuming, and destructive procedure. What many don’t know is that there is a viable, economical, and proactive alternative.
Trenchless or CIPP (cured-in-place-pipe) technology is more resilient, safe, versatile, and cost effective than traditional plumbing methods. It is nearly disruption and destruction-free, allowing damaged pipes or end-of-life pipes to be fully restored and renewed while minimizing hazardous mess and environmental impact.
To help you better understand how CIPP technology can be used within a variety of industrial, commercial, and residential settings, Ontario Pipe Lining (OPL) has outlined its top benefits.
Advanced, preventative plumbing technology:
CIPP and other “trenchless” pipe restoration methods do not require the old, damaged, or corroded pipes to be dug up, removed, and replaced.
Instead, CIPP uses a “pipe within a pipe” solution, where felt liners are wet out and an epoxy saturates the felt and the “sock” is inserted within the damaged pipe and cured in place, resulting in a stronger, longer-lasting solution. Once the lining has been cured, the lifetime of the pipe is extended for another 30 to 50 years, and flushing maintenance can occur less frequently.
Highly versatile and applicable in nearly every type of building and environment:
Ontario Pipe Lining offers horizontal and vertical sanitary and storm drains inspection, cleaning and lining for diameters ranging from 1.5″ up to 12″ inside and outside condominiums, commercial and industrial buildings, universities, hospitals and health care facilities, hotels, and more.
In hospitals, CIPP technology is used to provide a non-invasive solution that doesn’t compromise the safety and health of building inhabitants and patients. In shopping malls, it has been used to ensure plumbing issues do not interfere with high-traffic public spaces. CIPP technology is also crucial in office towers to prevent construction from disturbing quiet workspaces and day-to-day tasks.
Minimal destruction and disruption:
Without a doubt, CIPP technology is the ideal solution for those looking to minimize the destruction of pipe surroundings, reduce health and safety hazards, and ensure building inhabitants can go about their day without facing disruptive construction.
Not to mention, consider the cost savings incurred by reducing labour costs. Traditional plumbing is highly destructive, meaning it requires costly “put back” to fix walls and ceilings, repave floors, paint and clean up the construction site after plumbing rehabilitation has occurred.
Significant cost savings:
With CIPP methods, the outcome of the pipe restoration is a stronger, more damage-resilient pipe. CIPP technology also uses a higher standard of cleaning, as drain relining requires the pipe to be opened to 98% of its original diameter throughout the process. As a result, yearly maintenance is eliminated and pipe replacements costs are reduced by 30-50%.
To monitor the condition of the pipes, Ontario Pipe Lining provides camera inspections of the pipe stacks pre and post cleaning. This will provide insight to when the pipes need to be cleaned or restored in the future and ensure only necessary maintenance is occuring.
Ontario Pipe Lining is a leading small diameter trenchless pipe restoration and cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) company serving Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. Contact us today for more information on CIPP technology or to receive a complimentary budget assessment for your next plumbing project.