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For a home to be considered a great place to live in, it should not only have the essentials—bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, living room, etc. but must also have a fully functioning sewer system. Without this, used water and wastes (both liquid and solid) will have no way of getting out of the property, and eventually, the property will be flooded in offensive smelling and messy waste.
Considering the amount of wastewater and dirt that flow down the sewer line each day, it follows that one of its primary components is a series of large, durable pipe pieces properly connected together. They are usually made of concrete, metal, or plastic which, when felt, give you the impression of being indestructible.
But this is not true at all, as improper installation and the different compounds and elements deep within the earth can cause their ruin after several years, usually in the form of corrosion or cracks, depending on the material the sewer pipe is created from.
Out in the garden, the following signs are usually indication of sewage pipe leakage:
A little known cause of a crack in part of the sewer line is root intrusion. This is when tree or plant roots make their way into the pipe to absorb the water that flows through it. The roots will then begin catching dirt and debris. Eventually, the resulting buildup will block the sewer line. Signs of sewer blockage include:
• Used water does not go down the drain right away
• At least two drains are either completely blocked or run slowly
• There seems to be no way to fix those blocked and slow-running drains
• Every drain will bubble or gurgle
• The water in the toilet bowl will not go down
• Sewer gully overflow
There are a couple of known solutions to the above. One is by digging up parts of the property so the sewer line can be accessed. The section affected by root intrusion is then cleaned using an electric eel, a tool which is not too different from the plumbing snake. Though effective, this does not address regrowth, and so one of two things will need to be done afterwards:
• The process will be done again after some time
• The affected pipe section(s) will be replaced
If you guessed that the above solution requires a good amount of time, effort and financial outlay, then you are correct. Fortunately, there is a far more effective alternative available to you that is not costly and can be finished in a matter of hours. This solution is called ‘pipe relining’.
The pipe relining process:
• The team looks for the best spot for them to access the sewer line. No trenches have to be dug, so they can proceed to the next step in just a short time.
• The sewer line is then partly cleaned so the obstructions and the root network that caused the blockage will be easier to find.
• Video footage of the blockage and root network is then taken for us to determine if pipe relining is the best method for sorting the problem out.
• If so, the blockage and root network will then be thoroughly cleaned out using a machine called a hydro-jetter.
• The lining is set up in the sewer pipe, inflated and left there until it dries. This usually takes around 2 hours or so.
• Video inspection is then done again for quality assurance.
Pipe relining works best with:
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