What is CIPP?
A.: Cured-in-place piping, or CIPP, is an approach to pipe repair that keeps the original pipe in place while essentially "fixing" it from the inside with a newly applied coating.
How does pipe lining work?
During CIPP, we thoroughly clean the affected pipe first, usually with high-pressure water. After the initial inspection and cleaning, we turn a resin-filled tube inside out and insert into the pipe with air or water pressure. After the resin material "cures in place," we take out the liner to leave you with a like-new pipe!
What issues can CIPP address?
CIPP is a highly flexible process in that it can address a wide range of common issues. These include cracks from soil-shifting or age as well as damage from corrosion, tree roots, and general deterioration from normal wear. In some instances, small gaps in pipes may also be filled with the liner once the resin hardens.
Is this method effective on older cast iron pipes?
Many older properties have cast iron pipes that have been in place for several decades. As long as the pipe is still structurally stable, it's often possible to strengthen older cast iron pipes with a new resin coating to provide many more years of safe, reliable use.
What are the signs you may need pipe lining?
Not all pipe problems are noticeable right away. In fact, it's more common for issues to be spotted long after a sewer or drain line has been damaged to some extent. This is often the case with tree root intrusions. That said, there are some signs we recommend looking out for that suggest CIPP may be right for your situation. These include:
- Unusually soggy or green spots on your lawn
- Damage around or to your foundation
- Issues with more than one drain in your home – including frequent clogs and backups
- Persistent and sometimes strong odors coming from drain or sewer lines
- Pest and/or rodent problems
- Rising water bills
How long does it take to complete CIPP?
The total duration of this type of pipe repair will depend on the location and length of the pipe as well as other factors unique to the situation. However, the actual relining process is usually completed during part of a single day. What's more, the process is minimally disruptive, meaning you can rest easy knowing there will be no significant post-project restoration and cleanup costs.
Reach Out to the Local Pipe Lining Experts Today
Hall's Plumbing uses top-quality Perma-Liner materials and products to ensure long-lasting results when you need pipes to be re-lined and restored internally. We'll get you started with an inspection and an honest, pressure-free assessment so you can make a well-informed decision. Contact us today to learn more about CIPP and if you may benefit from this approach to pipe repair.