We rely so much on the structural integrity, strength, and durability of our pipes. Pipes deliver the water we use daily for everything from bathing to swimming, but pipes don?t last forever. If your sewer is 40 years or older, it may need to be replaced. When the pipes in your home begin to leak, you have two options: replace the pipes or repair them.
Trenchless sewer repair has been in use for more than 10 years, although in a survey conducted by Angie?s List, almost 80% of respondents had never heard of “no dig,? or trenchless sewer repair. While every case is different, most home owners find that trenchless pipe repairs using epoxy pipe lining have the most benefits. Here?s why:
Three Advantages of Using Epoxy Pipe Lining
- Affordable ? For leaky pipe repair, a professional contractor coats the affected area with a binding substance. Once it sets, you can use the pipe normally again. Many professionals choose epoxy lining as the binding agent. Epoxy pipe lining costs as little as 30% to 40% of pipe replacement, making it the more affordable choice. Leaks in a typical home can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water waste each year, having easily corrected water leaks fixed can save homeowners around 10% on their water bills.
- Cost Effective ? In addition to the initial low cost of epoxy pipe lining, it?s also more cost effective than replacing all the effected pipes. Pipe replacement requires extensive renovation, including the removal of wall panels, flooring, or pieces of the foundation, to gain access to the pipes. Epoxy trenchless pipe repair only require two points of access, which eliminates much of the destruction and costly repairs.
- Coating Eliminates Leaks ? Many property owners think that pipe replacement does more to address leaks and prevent future issues, but epoxy pipe lining actually eliminates all leaks and extends the life of the piping. Well installed and maintained epoxy has a life expectancy of up to 100 years and the process actually improves water quality, as it eliminates leaks and the hazards present in corroded pipes.
Leaky pipes can endanger your home in numerous ways, from allowing mold and mildew buildup to causing cracks in its foundation. If you notice a leak, it?s in your best interest to have a pipe inspection and, if needed, begin repairs as soon as possible.