What Is UV Pipe Relining?
- William Demirdonder
- May 07, 2021
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- 15-minute read
If your property has old pipes that are falling apart or pipes that are filled with nasty tree roots, you’re going to want to repair and replace your pipes ASAP – especially if your sewer line pipes are compromised.
Pipe Relining or CIPP is the best solution for repairing difficult and damaged pipes.
CIPP stands for Cured In Place Pipe. It’s the process of lining an existing pipe to create a new, stronger, longer-lasting “pipe within a pipe”. The new pipe is achieved by a two-part epoxy resin being pulled through and “set” within the existing pipe.
Known as a “no-dig” solution and considerably less impactful than any other pipe repair option. It’s quiet, quick and clean, which is why it’s becoming the go-to service for our eastern suburbs clients who are looking for a long term solution that won’t disrupt the home or garden.
There are a few different ways of setting or curing the pipes including ambient setting, hot water setting and UV light setting.
At Proximity Plumbing, we use a two-part epoxy that’s pulled through the pipe and expanded to leave a hard fibreglass shell that can’t be penetrated by tree roots. These new pipe lining systems are up to 4 times stronger than a new PVC pipe and are perfect for sewer pipe repair.
Read more about pipe relining here.
When we reline your pipes, we completely seal the pipe, so there are no leaks, no roots, no problem. But the real kicker is the materials that we use; epoxy liner is considerably stronger than the commonly used PVC pipes and due to it being seamless, there are no opportunities for roots to exploit weaknesses such as joins and seals. Meaning your new relined plumbing is unlikely to cause you any problems for a good-long-while.
UV Pipe Relining refers to the method of setting or curing your newly lined pipe.
With UV light setting, intense UV light cures the new pipe in record time, meaning a customer’s pipe system, water system and bathrooms will be ‘useable’ without the traditional waiting period.
The biggest benefit is that UV Pipe Relining gives the new pipe an almost instantaneous set. You will not have to wait hours for your pipes to be in a condition to use.
This is incredibly handy for families to know you’ll be able to use the water and the bathrooms in your home as soon as the new pipes are set.
There are a couple of methods of setting or ‘curing’ relined pipes. It depends on the pipes that are being relined, their condition and location as to which method will best suit your property.
Ambient curing takes roughly ten hours to set. Meaning the section of pipe being relined will not be able to be used at this time. Ambient curing relies on natural airflow to set the newly lined pipes. It traditionally has created a better-shaped pipe and is best suited for specific pipes in the home and stormwater pipes.
Ambient curing can come with a lower cost point and uses a simple two-part resin that will begin to set as soon as contact begins.
Hot curing uses a hot water boiler with an inversion liner. The curing time is roughly four hours depending on the length of the pipe being relined. Hot curing is the industry standard for large diameter pipes. As you can imagine, this method uses quite a bit of water.
UV curing uses intense UV light to set the newly lined pipes and the setting time is almost instant. There is menial environmental and human impact.
Brawoliner is an innovative German technology created for repairing pipes without the need for excavation. More importantly unlike many of the other liners, the Brawoliner® products are an Australian Watermark approved product ensuring the warranty advertised is backed legally.
Brawoliner continues to be manufactured strictly in Germany and exported to Australia for the Australian market to only licensed and certified Brawoliner installers. It also has elastic qualities that enable it to maintain its resilience throughout multiple bends and tapers.
If you’re asking, “Is Pipe Relining Worth It?” it’s important to factor the costs of digging vs the cost of completing pipe relining. On average, pipe relining costs will vary between $450 – $1000 per metre.
At Proximity Plumbing, we offer pipe relining solutions for our eastern suburbs clients and we offer UV pipe curing as part of our pipe relining options. Your pipe relining service can be started and completed in one day. There is no need to excavate or disturb your lawn or garden, our team can create a new 50-year solution in a matter of hours.
Call us today for a free consultation on 0420 102 394.
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