How Pipe Relining Can Repair and Strengthen Your Pipes
Pipe relining provides a superior alternative to digging up and replacing old or damaged sewer or stormwater pipes.
Customers are choosing pipe relining for practical, economic and environmental reasons. Relining will fix breaks and strengthen pipes to help with any future damage and
UV pipe relining is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to fix broken pipes.
Curran Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air was one of the early adopters of UV Lighting technology for relining pipes in Australia, and we are pleased to offer this service to a wide range of customers.
Our UV technology is better for the environment than other pipe-relining methods. It uses less power and less energy to cure the pipes. Most importantly, it uses a resin that is styrene and amine free. The lightweight equipment and much faster UV techniques open access to the previously ‘too difficult’ sites.
How long has pipe relining been around?
Using ‘cured in place pipe’ (CIPP) technology to fix a resin sleeve inside a pipe has been around for more than half a century. In 1971 a maverick farmer in England reportedly devised a sleeve that fitted inside damaged pipes and was ‘cured’ in place, so he could restore leaking pipes in the floor of his garage without digging them up. He further developed his CIPP invention, which was granted a US patent in 1977 and entered the public domain in 1994. Newer pipe relining technology, such as UV relining methods, became more common in Australia in the last few years.
What are the benefits of UV pipe relining?
- UV relining technology uses lighter, more compact equipment, making it easier for our technicians to transport and manoeuvre. Benefits include:
- quicker installation times
- better access to tricky sites
- greater flexibility to tackle different sizes and types of pipes (vertical and horizontal).
- UV relining technology cures more rapidly than the older resin lining curing procedures that require water and steam. Completing a job within a day is a win for customers and installers who can complete more jobs every week.
- UV relining technology is cleaner than older relining methods that use more toxic chemicals. UV pipe relining does not produce gases from heated resin that require technicians and residents to don protective gear. The fully encapsulated lining provides a seal.
- UV relining technology is less disruptive. The pipe relining process reduces stress on the home, garden and local ecosystem, and leaves less debris and mess to clean up. The UV process is even more contained and needs fewer person-hours, so there is less upheaval and downtime for the customer’s time.
- UV relining technology is better for the environment.
UV techniques makes the relining process, which is already a sustainable alternative to pipe replacement, even better for the environment. Compared to older techniques, the UV process uses less power and energy, does not require hundreds of litres of water or a diesel boiler, uses resin free of styrene and amine, seals heated resin, and does not produce toxic gases. The technology can also be powered from standard electricity mains.
How do I know if UV pipe relining is right for my house?
UV pipe relining is a good solution for any home that is a candidate for pipe relining, which is the majority of homes. The flexible UV technology enables relining in a wider range of homes, allowing pipe relining technicians to manage vertical and horizontal pipes more easily, plus situations where there is no manhole.
How much does UV pipe relining cost?
Curran Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air provides obligation free upfront pricing for all jobs.
Cost savings arise from the quicker installation time, with fewer person-hours involved.
Quicker installation times also cost customers less time being home for the plumber’s visit.
What size pipes does UV pipe relining work for?
We can now reline a broad range of pipes with very different diameters, from those in small homes to the big pipes in factories and other larger sites, or the huge pipes managed by local councils and utility providers.
Why is pipe relining so in demand now?
Around the world, the focus on clean and safe drinking water is increasing the demand for hygienic pipes that are fully lined. In Australia, the expansive ‘modern’ network of sewerage and stormwater pipes built during the 50s, 60s, and 70s is now ‘middle aged’ and experiencing health scares more frequently. Ignoring it, the problem only becomes more costly the longer you leave it.
Why do I need to get the pipe relining done soon?
In Australia, warmer weather looks set to reach well-watered tree roots and trigger pipe breakages underground, which represents a serious threat to properties. Pipe relining techniques remove tree root hazards and provide much better protection in the future.
The latest UV pipe relining technology offers a great economic and environmental solution for homeowners, small businesses, large businesses, local councils and more.
Curran Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air provides properties across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Sutherland Shire regions with UV pipe relining services.
Get in touch with us today to find out more.