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Pipe Lining vs. Pipe Bursting: Which Is Better?

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When your sewer line is past its prime, you might be looking for the most practical way to restore it. At The Plumber’s Plumber, we have you covered. We specialize in trenchless pipe lining and pipe bursting, which are proven and non-invasive solutions for pipe rehabilitation.

However, you might be wondering which is ideal for your situation. We elaborate on each method so you can make an informed decision:

Defining the Strategies

Pipe lining involves creating a new pipe within the old one. During trenchless sewer repair in North Fort Myers, FL, our plumbers insert an epoxy-impregnated liner into the system via access points. It cures and hardens until it seals all the gaps, cracks, and other flaws.

On the other hand, pipe bursting is a trenchless sewer replacement method. We use a metal bursting head that breaks down your damaged pipes while simultaneously putting a new pipe in place.

Pipe Width

With pipe lining, the resulting pipe has a slightly smaller diameter than the old one. Trenchless pipe repair may not be ideal if clogs and backups are a chronic issue. In contrast, pipe bursting gives you a new line, which has the same or bigger diameter as before.

Digging and Access

The good news is that pipe lining and pipe bursting don’t require extensive digging. Pipe lining usually only needs one access point to feed the liner into the system. Meanwhile, trenchless pipe replacement requires two access points, so we can put pressure on the pipe and let it come out.

Long-Term Results

Pipe bursting provides you with a completely new line, while pipe lining only addresses the flaws present in the pipes. Overall, pipe bursting offers better results than pipe lining in the long run. However, if cost is an issue or the issues are minor, pipe lining is enough to restore your line to good working order.

At The Plumber’s Plumber, we’ll thoroughly inspect your sewer line to pinpoint underlying issues, examine the health of your pipes, and recommend the best solution. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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