Relining the Sewer System – No-Digging, No Excavation Method of Repairing Sewers

RelinenPlumber at work In the Netherlands is a modern technology applied by professional plumbers to sustainably fix a broken sewer line without need for excavation or digging. Actually, relining is known in the UK and the US as the Cured-In Place Pipe (CIPP) renovation method invented in 1971 by a Briton named Erik Wood.

Problematic Plumbing Systems Common in Dutch Households

The plumbing system in many Dutch households is already old and liable to suffer from a broken sewer line. The cracked pipe lines cause more than just the occasional clogs, as the leaks can affect all household drains in sinks, toilets and bathtubs.

Worst case scenario if one ignores the signs that there is something wrong with the plumbing system, will be the continuous backing up of filthy sewer water that will flow onto floors.

As a mother, you should be aware of the dangerous health problems caused by exposing yourself and your family, especially your children, to dirty sewer water. Besides, leaking water is an excess that tends to run up your home’s water bill.

Hiring a Professional Plumber to Reline the Sewer

Hiring a professional plumber to inspect your home’s damaged plumbing system can save you a lot in terms of unnecessary expenses. Nowadays, plumbers no longer need to dig and excavate the ground to look for the cracked pipe that is causing the leaks. Instead, they address the problem by using CIPP or Relinen. It’s a simple process of infusing a flexible resin liner inside the sewer system to treat and seal the cracked pipes. The process stops the leaks, eliminating the need to go through the entire process of locating and replacing the damaged pipe.

Relining is not only a cost-saving method of repairing sewers. It also presents a sustainable method because the flexible liner can strengthen and extend the life of the sewer pipes as well.

How Does CIPP or Relinen Work?

Damaged seweeGenerally, the cured-in-place pipe lining method does not need excavation to repair a leaking pipe. However, when a manhole or access point is not available, some small digging or excavation is necessary to allow the installation of the thermostat resin liner. The Relining process puts in place a CIPP material to replace the damaged pipe.

A bag filled with felt material and an initiator that harnesses heat or ultraviolet light is also installed for the process to work. The use of ultraviolet (UV) light to carry out process is recognised as the better method because it allows for better quality control and performance