Initially, damaged sewer lines needed to be excavated so the replacement can be done. This process was tedious and lengthy and took several days to complete. Property owners even had to temporarily relocate or suspend operations until the project got completed.
But the good news is that Brian Wear Plumbing offers trenchless sewer repair in Columbia, MO. The steps outlined here explain the pipe lining process:
Cleaning the Pipe
We first clean the damaged sewer line to remove old scale, rust and other debris. We access the pipe through a single access point, also called the cleanout hole. We do this step during trenchless sewer repair services because when your lines are clogged with waste, determining the exact pipe diameter can be challenging, and the liner might not be able to be inserted along the pipe properly.
Conducting a Detailed Camera Inspection
If possible, we make it a point to perform a detailed camera inspection prior to trenchless pipe lining so we can assess the plumbing system. This allows us to locate any leaks, damage, pipe clogs and to measure the length of the pipe. This step helps us identify the problem and its location and determine whether you need to repair or replace sewer line.
Preparing the Materials
Next, we cut pipe lining material to the exact length and place the corresponding amount of resin for the liner. We use a heavy roller to push the resin throughout the interior surface of the lining material until it becomes completely saturated.
Pulling the Liner Through the Pipe
For an effective sewer line replacement, we insert an uninflated bladder inside the pipe liner. We then attach a cable to both ends of the liner, which we use to secure the liner into place by using the access point to your plumbing system.
Using the attached ropes our technicians pull the uninflated bladder and felt liner into place inside your pipes. Next, we fill the bladder with air that blows out the liner to seal against the interior surfaces of the existing pipes, forming a new line free of cracks or breaks. We leave the bladder inflated until the resin cures. We then deflate the bladder and remove it from the sewer line, leaving you with a leak-free pipe.
Final Sewer Camera Inspection
The last step is another inspection to check the outcome of our sewer pipe line repair. This will allow us to confirm that everything is in place and in perfect condition.
Contact Brian Wear Plumbing today for cost-effective trenchless solutions. We serve Columbia, MO, and nearby areas, including Ashland and Hallsville.