As long as there have been sewer lines, they’ve been busting and needing to be repaired. In the old days, if a company needed a pipe replaced, it meant digging out the old one. Today, thanks to CURED-IN-PLACE-PIPE repair, or CIPP, replacing broken pipes is faster, cleaner, and easier. When compared to ripping out and replacing a sewer line, businesses save money with CIPP repair.

How CIPP Repairs Work

CIPP is a non-destructive method of fixing an existing pipe. Damaged pipes stay in the ground forming the basis of the trenchless repair. A certified CIPPt technician reaches the pipe through a cleanout or other access. The technician, with the help of high-tech equipment, inserts a flexible lining into the pipe.

The lining cures in place, forming a safe, seamless tube. The resin that coats the newly installed flexible liner is stable and will not harm the environment. A robotic cutter reinstates connections to other pipes if needed. The repairs are finished without having to dig or rip out old piping. Streets, driveways, and lawns remain intact.

No Above-Ground Repairs

Digging also means you’ll pay more than the cost of excavating and laying in a new pipe. You’ll also have to budget for landscape repairs, including labor and materials. It can add up pretty quickly.

CIPP Saves Time

A pause or slowdown of business can be costly. If a sewer line or pipe breaks, it needs to get fixed ASAP. But digging up and replacing a pipe takes time and can easily result in schedule and budget overruns.

With CIPP an old pipe can be repaired in a few hours. With excavation, the fix could take days, requiring a large crew of workers as well as additional heavy equipment. While the digging goes on, your store or business has to work around the disruptions. That can mean a loss of customers, a slowing of production, and a big mess.

CIPP Offers Long-Lasting Repairs

CIPP saves money by making long-lasting fixes. For instance, a tree-root-damaged sewer can be repaired by conventional methods. Often that type of fix will need to be repeated in a few years.

Roots plague old pipes that are either porous or have minuscule cracks. Moisture leaks from the pipes, attracting thirsty plants. The roots push into the sewer and create a blockage. Drain-cleaning machines can cut through the clogs. Sometimes chemicals can be used to inhibit growth, but eventually, the roots return.

Pipes repaired with CIPP don’t attract tree roots. The lining forms a seal that doesn’t leak. Trees have to look elsewhere for their drink of water.

Apollo Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning CIPP technicians are certified at a week-long training course in Chicago. They know how and what to do to get your new CIPP system installed with the least amount of

Contact us today for more information on CIPP and trenchless pipe repair for your business.

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