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Pipe Coating and Its Benefits

tree root clogged pipe

Protecting your plumbing

Pipe coating is a reliable method that saves pipelines from the effects of corrosion damage. When an uncoated pipeline is submerged in water, it is prone to corrosion, and even thought that corrosion can be removed, it is detrimental to the environment. With that in mind, strict regulations are in place to prevent that from happening by requiring coating pipe for water.  

So, that probably sounds a little harsh for residential piping, and it does primarily refer to commercial piping and oil line piping. However, every type of structure with plumbing has piping and pipe coating is used for any of the following: 

  • Commercial, Multifamily, and single family residential properties
  • Healthcare, Historical
  • HVAC Systems
  • Schools, Retirement homes

Pipe coating is a process used to repair leaking plumbing pipes and doesn’t require the pipes to be dug up.  The epoxy are a great benefit for older homes with corroded water pipes. The pipe coating benefits to be expected are as follows:

  • Less expensive than plumbing system replacement
  • Daily activities are uninterrupted
  • Landscaping is not destroyed
  • Water flow improves
  • Current pipes will be better than originally

What is the difference between pipe lining and coating? 

Pipe coating is an anti-corrosive material that can be applied to the interior and exterior to prevent the pipe material and material passing through touching. Pipes that are coated are used for transmission of gas, oil, and water, as well other fluids. These are substances that can be affected by corrosion. The types of pipe for coating are: 

  • Clay
  • Copper
  • Concrete
  • Galvanized steel.
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Metal
  • PVC

A pipe lining is on the interior of the pipe to protect the inside corrosion and wearing out from the inside. It is somewhat of a pipe inside a pipe. Pipe lining is used on pipes with a specific purpose, like cement water pipes or PVC pipes that corrosive substances pass through. 

How does pipe lining work?

The infrastructure of your home’s pies is a complicated yet simple thing, but when it comes replacing the pipes, it becomes a nightmare. Pipe coating and pipe lining can be an easy way  to repair them. 

Pipe relining is used to repair your pipes from the inside by curing them with a special resin. As that resin cures, it forms another strong pipe that inside the broken or damaged pipe, usually stronger than originally. 

How long does epoxy pipe lining last?

An epoxy  pipe lining should last between thirty-five and fifty years with overall average use. An epoxy pipe lining is externally protection for pipes from shrub and tree roots, protecting the interior from clogging, damages, and leaking. 

How much does it cost to replace a pipe?

This is something than can vary from city to city, state to state, but on the average, to repipe a house with single toilet, tub, the cost can start around $600 and go up to $2,000 or more. For today’s homes where there is usually two or more bathrooms, repiping can start around $4,000 up to $15,000 for a complete system replacement.

pipe being handled by plumber

Is Pipe Lining worth it?

Yes, there are several benefits from pipe lining for both commercial and residential properties: 

  • Higher quality: The end results of pipe lining leaves you with an extremely durable pipe system that doesn’t corrode, crack, rust, or fall apart from tree root invasion. 
  • Saves Time: A professional plumber with experience and knows how to pipe coating, often referred to as trenchless sewer pipe repair, can get the average job done in a few hours versus days the old trench digging method. 
  • Money Saver: Sewer pipe lining can be as much as seventy-five percent cheaper than pipe replacement. Why? Because there is less labor involved. 
  • Adaptable: Pipe lining works with most other types of pipe materials like cast iron, clay, concrete, or orangeburg. It is applicable for pipe lining and pipe bursting repairs both. 
  • Environmentally Friendly: You’ll save money and time and you’re helping the earth with this environment-friendly process.
  • Durability: Epoxy resin lined pipes have a lifespan of fifty years in normal conditions. 

As a homeowner, the last thing you want to hear from a plumber is that you have busted sewer line in your yard or under your house.  With the technology that pipe coating and pipelining has given us though, those words aren’t as dreadful as they once were.  The mess in the yard and destruction of the landscaping, the expense, and the days it could take for the job to be completed are not a worry anymore. Most plumbers will have the job done within a few hours and be out of your way, with little to remind you of the problem you were having. The best part, you’ll probably never have to worry with it again. Want to get started on pipe coating in San Pedro, CA? Call (310) 901-2120 today!