Corrosion, pinhole leaks, build up and blockages make up a small percentage of issues that could go wrong with your pipelines. These can result in ongoing problems like drainage issues or backups. Pipes over the age of 30 are more likely to deteriorate however in many cases, complications tend to go undetected until there is a problem.
It is important for plumbing pipes to be durable enough to last a long time yet; the pipe’s deterioration is inevitable. Depending on the pipe material, certain pipes life expectancies may vary. Pipes like galvanized steel tends to only have a life expectancy of 20 years, where as pipes like copper, PEX, PVC have a life expectancy of approximately 50 years. Material like cast iron lasts around 100 years.
Regardless of the pipe’s longevity, it is always a good idea to have preventative maintenance inspections to detect problems that are starting to arise and fix them before costly failures occur.
A pipe assessment comprises of a camera assessment, which reveals corrosions, leaks, build up and blockages. This inspection will give you a good idea of whether your pipeline is healthy or whether it needs to be rehabilitated.
Luckily , Specialized Pipe Technologies (SPT) offers a pipe assessment service. Technicians use CCTV cameras to inspect pipes and determine areas of concern and a plan of action. If they need to be restored, the technicians will determine the best cleaning and rehabilitation methods. SPT will also provide detailed estimates for pipe restoration and work with the property owner to find the best working times to avoid inconvenience.
Is your building in need of a pipe assessment CALL SPT TODAY!