10-Step Trenchless Sewer Line Repair
You surely can’t predict issues that could probably occur in your piping and plumbing system. There are some instances that you won’t know that there are some issues in your system until the problem becomes bigger. I know this could bring too much inconvenience to you and your neighbours. Good thing that there is a trenchless repair technology now. If you are quite curious how this process is done, here are the 10 steps on the trenchless sewer line repair.
1. Verify the problem
The first thing that one must do is to know that there is a problem. Evaluate properly what is happening in your plumbing system. There are some instances that seeking for help once you discover the problem is much better than ignoring the minor problem. However, you must take time in knowing the problem.
Measurement is essential in this process since the equipment needed for the entire process is customised. You must, therefore, take measurements seriously so you will not have a hard time feeding and fitting the liner into the existing pipe.
3. Do the paperwork
The paperwork is an essential document which contains the agreement between the contractor and the customer. Stated in the paper is the pricing rate which is agreed by both parties. It also contains the details that are involved in the entire process.
4. Make mark outs
Since plumbing pipes are buried underneath the ground, the maze of pipes is obviously not visible. With this, you need to locate and make sure where is the exact position of the broken pipe to be away from any accidents such as damaging other pipes. A bigger problem could be created once the neighbouring pipes are damaged.
5. Cover and Protect
This step is necessary for the contractors not to destroy other fixtures within the property which are not included in the relining process. These properties must be covered and separated from any chemical solution and other wastes.
Before starting with the relining process, an initial inspection must be done first. This step is important to assess the damage and to have a video clip before and after the process takes place. The documentation is essential to both the customer and the contractor.
7. Choosing the materials
A certain environment would also require specific material necessary in pipe relining. There are liners that can be customised so it can perfectly fit on certain features and fixtures which are necessary for a pipeline for the surroundings. Afterwards, the process can now take place.
8. Clean up
Once the relining and the curing part is through, you must clean up the area to be sure that there is no mess that is left by the contractors. There are some instances when the contractors would remove the backfill materials s they won’t deal with them once the problem becomes bigger.
9. Restoration of the landscape
Although a trenchless repair technology is a less invasive and a less destructive process, the process will still not be possible without any damages in the landscape. However, you won’t need to worry much about this since there is only a minimal damage. The contractors will just need to put the things that they have destroyed into place.
10. Feedback and assessment
As a customer, you would certainly love to hear some feedbacks and concerns from the contractor regarding your newly relined pipe. This could be a great way so the homeowner could assess and probably endorse the company or the contractor if you are satisfied with their service.