What is pipe relining, and how does it work?

Damaged pipes can be particularly hard to maintain and repair. If you have a damaged pipe, one of the first things you’ll want to know is how to fix it. Most of the time, this should be left in the hands of professionals such as AMS Plumbing. With pipe relining, your home’s urgent pipe repairs can be done with less fuss and mess than ever before.

What is pipe relining?

It is a form of trenchless pipe repair that involves the use of specialised, flexible pipelining to fix pipes that are leaking or otherwise damaged. The process involves removing the existing lining from within the pipe, cutting out any damaged sections of pipe, applying new lining to the inside of the old pipe, and then bolting this lining in place.

Relining is the preferred method of pipe repair for many reasons, including the fact that it does not require digging out or cutting up pipes, which can often be difficult to access. This allows for less damage to the surrounding area and easier restorations after repairs are complete. Pipe relining also comes with a number of benefits over traditional repair methods.

What are the benefits?

One of the main advantages of pipe relining is that it generally takes less time to complete than other repair methods. It is not necessary to dig out the damaged pipe, so the repair work can be completed quickly and effectively.

Additionally, pipe relining is less disruptive than other repair methods. It involves minimal excavation of your property’s landscaping and allows you to avoid unnecessary expenses or repairs on piping that is otherwise functional.

Relining also comes with a number of environmental benefits, as it does not cause any damage to nearby soil or water sources, making it an environmentally friendly option, as well.

Is pipe relining always possible?

If your pipes have been crushed by tree roots, have completely collapsed or the pipework has dislodged severely, pipe replacement may be the preferred method of repair.  It’s important to know that relining isn’t always possible, but it’s easily the preferred option when there’s damage to the pipes in a home or business.

It’s always important to hire professionals you can trust, especially when it comes to plumbing. At AMS, we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach; our expert team will always recommend the best option for the issue at hand. With pipe relining, you can have your pipes fixed quickly and painlessly.