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When Is Trenchless Pipe Lining Not an Option?

trenchless pipe lining Cape Coral, FL

Trenchless pipe repair is an efficient and cost-effective way to fix damaged sewer lines without excavation. It can restore your pipes to excellent shape in just a few hours while keeping your surroundings intact. However, like any other technique, it has some limitations. The Plumber’s Plumber shares situations when trenchless sewer repair in Cape Coral, FL, is not an option:

Severe Damage and Corrosion

Pipe lining is usually suitable for rehabilitating pipes with minor to moderate damage, such as leaks, cracks, or small-scale corrosion. However, in cases where the pipe is severely damaged or has collapsed, trenchless sewer replacement is in order. This involves breaking the old pipe using a bursting head and simultaneously putting the new one in place.

Pipes Are Near the Soil Surface

If your sewer line is near the soil surface, consider getting estimates for traditional and trenchless repairs. Sometimes, the costs of these methods are so close that it’s better to replace the damaged pipe rather than line it.

Aging Pipes

If your old pipes have extremely thin walls or cracks, they may not withstand the preparation process needed for trenchless pipe lining. For instance, we may need to use high-pressure water to remove tough blockages, such as scale and tree roots, so that the liner and epoxy coating can adhere to the surface. If we determine your pipes aren’t stable due to age and wear and tear, we recommend replacing them altogether.

When dealing with sewer line issues, let The Plumber’s Plumber pinpoint their root cause and determine the best solution. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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