As a homeowner, there are many aspects that you must look after to ensure that there are no underlying problems in your property. It is not only about the mortgage and the bills. Below is a guide on why you should consider trenchless water line replacement for your property.
Signs Commonly Associated With A Disruption In The Water Lines Of Your House
A Distinct Water Odour
The most common sign and symptom of a malfunction in your water line system is the occurrence of a new and off odour from the water passing through it. A water line problem can include a variety of different issues with the underlining plumbing system of your house.
An Unusual Water Discolouration
Discolouration of the colour of the water running in your water lines can also be a telling sign of the water line being damaged along the way. So, it’s highly recommended to get a Mr. Swirl professional friendly plumber to inspect the water lines of your house to ensure that everything is up to par, and that there are no undiscovered issues down the water line.
A Concerning Low Water Pressure Throughout the House
If you are experiencing decreasing and low water pressure throughout your home and property, that is a definite sign that you house is in need water line inspection to ensure that the low water pressure is not due to a bigger underlying reason. The low pressure could also be caused by increased building development in the nearby area, which decreases your home’s water pressure and causes your house’s water line to be weaker than normal, as there is less water coming from the water main.
Random Water Damage And Water Pools In And Around Your Lawn And Property
Have you been seeing random soggy water pools around your lawn, and have been mistaking it for rain water pool? If it keeps reappearing even during clear sky days, then that is a sign that there is water damage in that area of the water line of your house. This is a common sign of a damage and disruption down in the water line of your property and home. This is more prevalent if there is water actively leaking in your front yard.
Do not think that this is a passive situation as this leak can lead to flooding and needs to be repaired as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage. It could also be a telling sign of an issue with your water main.
Reasons Behind Water Line Problems
Why do water lines problems occur?
General pipe breaks are often unpredictable and can happen for almost any reason. However, the main reason if often age! Just like how people grow old with age, pipe also grow weary and old with age, depending on the material, and condition. Some materials are more prone to damage and being troublesome than others. Age itself, and the volume of deteriorating chemical material that has passed through the pipes also make it weary and weak and prone to failure.
Additionally, the condition of the property’s soil is also a major decision-making determinant to whether the water line breaks.
Furthermore, the pressure changes are one of the factors that you cannot control but may be crucially detrimental to the supply line’s health of your plumbing water line pipes underground.
Moreover, the temperature is also a major determining factor of your water lines health as hot water passing through in a freezing cold winter day would create condensation that would lead to furthermore problems over a longer period of time.
Why Trenchless Water Line Replacement Instead Of Traditional Digging Method?
There are several benefits to proceeding with a trenchless water line method for a water line replacement rather than a regular one. The following are some of the most important ones.
Minimal property structure and property damage is the utmost great benefit that comes with replacing your water line using the trenchless water line replacement technology rather than the old traditional trench digging methods.
“How?”, you may be wondering. There only needs be two incisions in the ground. These two holes serve the purpose where the device goes into the ground and where the water line starts, and the secondary hole is for when the water line ends. The entire yard will be kept intact and there will be no damage to the beauty of the yard that you have worked so hard on to create. The trenchless water line replacement is truly a non-invasive method of changing the water line in your property.
Another benefit of the trenchless non-invasive method is the faster speed and the convenience of this method rather the traditional trench digging method. Through the non-invasive trenchless water line method, the hassle, the time required, and cost of labour required to dig a trench is eliminated. In addition, the entire work can be done within the same day, rather than over a time period of 3 or more days, where the entire process of digging, actual replacement of the water line, and refilling the trench takes place.
The third reason why the trenchless water main repair method is beneficial in comparison to the traditional method is because it can access harder to reach areas, such as under gazebos and other harder to reach areas below building structures.
As a trenchless water line method is less labour intensive and takes less time, therefore, it’s also cheaper. The most expensive part of a trenchless method is the camera and equipment used. There is also no need for redoing the landscaping of your lawn and fixing up your lawn.
Environmental Impacts Of Trenchless Water Lines
Why is trenchless water line method the most environmentally friendly you may ask?
Due to the less damage to the ground in order to reach the pipes underneath, less natural habitat is destroyed, and less harmful toxins are brought to the surface and released in the air. Majority of the lining for pipes used in the trenchless water line method are made using recycled materials. Additionally, the resin used in the CIPP method is silicone that becomes cured and sets so that it is a safer option for the surrounding environment.
Different Ways Trenchless Water Line Method Is Used
The rule of thumb is having minimal trench digging in a trenchless water line method. There are several different methods and ways the trenchless plumbing method can be used in order to replace pipes and repair damages. They will all result in helping you save money, time, and material.
Trenchless Inversion Lining
The first method is inversion lining and is used for repairing and stabilizing the exiting pipes through making them stronger. This method adds durability and fills up any cracks, gaps, and spacings in the pipes that may be causing a leak. The lining material used in this method is made of felt-tube and pulled into the needed place through trenchless water line technology. This is the best method for longer underground pipes that do not have any major damages.
Trenchless Pull-in-Place Lining
The second method is called the pull in place lining, which requires two holes dug in either side of the water line and a new pipe is pulled through the main pipe, which is then sealed at the seams to ensure they become like one. However, it is key to note that the pipe must be strong enough to withstand the pressure from this process in order to be a successful method. The method is mostly used to cure and fix small imperfections in the pipes and to add strength to the existing pipes, but not used for replacing the pipe as a whole to swap its structure.
Trenchless Cured-In-Place-Pipes ( CIPP)
The third method where trenchless water line technology is called CIPP or cured-in-place-pipes and is used mainly for boosting and increasing the strength of the pre-existing pipes. This method uses re-enhancing of the lining of the pipes through a seamless, and PVC material infused liners that fill in the existing cracks, gaps, and holes.
Prior to the relining of the pipe walls, hydro-jetting, which is an extreme power wash process is used to clean the pipes and clear them of anything inside to prepare them for the CIPP. Once the CIPP liner is placed inside the pipe, it is sealed to the maximum level using extreme pressurized steam to almost infuse the two pieces together. It is the most recommended and best method for minor damages to the pipes, as once again the pipes need to be in a condition where they can withstand the infusion pressure, and not too brittle or weary where they would break under the pressure.
Trenchless Pipe Bursting
The fourth method is called pipe bursting, and it is one of the most interesting methods to read about. This process is mostly recommended and used for replacing of an entire water line or even a trenchless sewer line repair or trenchless sewer line replacement. The process involves a spear shaped piece of equipment being used called a ‘bursting head’. It is attached to the opposite ends of replacement pipes and fed through the main deteriorated pipe via a specialized cable. The reason why it is called pipe bursting is because of the bursting head’s spear shape bursting through existing pipes into pieces from within while simultaneously laying down a new pipe in its place in one process.
Trenchless Pipe Replacement
The fifth and last method where the trenchless water line method is in pipe replacements. The entire process of the replacement starts with the technician using a small cable and threading it into the pipe being replaced. Attached to the trenchless water line machine is a smaller pipe which is dragged to the old pipe, and seal it in place ensure it functions within the old pipe. This is the best method for extremely weary and decaying old pipes that lining would not be useful for.
Overall, Why Is Trenchless A Good Method For Your Water Lines?
It is significantly cheaper and less time consuming. Residential and commercial properties that have existing issues with their water lines, and less than minimum standard water quality would appreciate such a non-invasive and less disruptive method as they would not want to destroy their property to fix a problem with the water line that could have been fixed smoothly with trenchless technology . Call Mr. Swirl the Friendly Plumber to book your trenchless water line replacement today!