Why Replace When You Can Re-Pipe. Give Water Pipe Repair and Lining In Columbia, Maryland A Try
Water pipes are rapidly approaching their projected lifespan for the millions of properties built during the period of time know as the post-war years. This is a major repair job that many Columbia, Maryland area property owners will need to deal with in the short term, especially if your home or commercial building was constructed between the 1950’s and the 1970’s.
Since access to the water pipes is often restricted by the interior structures that cover them, replacing these pipes can be a painful experience for the property owner’s bank account and state of mind. However, the process does not need to be so stressful.
The procedure certainly does not need to be so expensive. It also does not need to be so time-consuming. Last but certainly not least; replacing the water pipes does not need to be so messy. A liner that is cured in place is an alternative solution to fix water flow problems that are occurring inside of water pipes that are deteriorating. In fact, it is a seamless application that completely restores both the tensile strength and the function of the existing water pipe. Water pipe repair and lining in Columbia, Maryland eliminates current leaks, and future weakening issues that are caused by pipe corrosion. It also helps to improve the overall water flow.
Why Do Water Pipes Deteriorate So Quickly?
One might think that water pipe materials, such as copper would last for a longer period of time. Although copper is durable it tends to break down due to the water itself. For example, the chemical composition of the water, along with the pH level is two contributing factors to rapid pipe corrosion. Other issues that play a role are the delivery pressure, and water temperature to name a few.
Signs That Your Water Pipes are in Trouble
Although at first, it may be difficult for most property owners to detect that there is a major issue occurring within the water pipes, it will soon become obvious if you know exactly what to look for. For example, if your water pressure changes suddenly, especially if it significantly decreases it is a telltale sign. Another indicator is the appearance a green residue on your plumbing fixtures and or drains. At that point, the best thing to do is contact a qualified plumbing contractor that employs the use of water pipelining. They will be able to properly access the situation and provide you with the best ultimate solution.
So How Does Water Pipe Lining (it) Work?
The good news is that bursts at water pipe junction points, pinhole leaks, and even contamination that is caused by materials that are leaching into the water can all be treated from within the pipe itself. Instead of replacing the water pipes an epoxy material is injected into the pipes through a small access point. The wet epoxy completely coats or lines the pipe walls with a material that is durable, seamless, and safe.
When it dries or cures in place, the liner forms a brand new pipe within the old pipe. This new pipe solves all of the deterioration issues without the need to actually replace the old pipes. Water pipelining is 30-40 % less expensive than water pipe replacement. The entire process can be completed within a day, leaves no messy after effects, and will last for fifty years.
In conclusion, SPT Pipe has been specializing in water pipe lining since the technology was first invented over a decade ago. Please contact us for a free consultation. We look forward to working with you on all of your plumbing needs.
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