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Why Sewer Pipe Relining Is Better Than Traditional Repair

Sewer Pipe Relining
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It used to be the case that when something went wrong with your sewer line, the repair job was as messy as the issue itself. But with the latest technology, damaged pipes can be repaired from the inside – that’s right: no digging.

Sewer pipe relining is a process that repairs your existing pipes instead of replacing them. This method of pipe repair is environmentally friendly and has a lifespan of 50 years–double the average lifespan of the cast iron piping found in older homes.

Here’s some of the benefits of sewer pipe relining.

1. Saves You Money

When replacing pipes completely, plumbers need to dig deep trenches to reach and remove the pipes. This means they need a lot of trained manpower and heavy equipment, which drives up the labor costs. And once the new pipes are in place, you will have to budget for any repairs needed to return your lawn and home to its original condition.

Sewer pipe relining removes the need for excavation, meaning lower labor costs. Even though sewer pipe relining can have higher material costs per meter, your overall spending will be reduced.

2. Relining Is Faster

Excavating and heading underground to fix sewer pipes aren’t quick processes. Pipe relining is a much faster process because there are fewer preparation steps. Technicians don’t need to dig trenches and remove the old pipes before the actual repair work can begin. The preparation for relining involves cleaning the affected pipes with a high-pressure water jet, and that’s it.

3. Relining Is Less Intrusive

At best, traditional pipe repair is disruptive. The long and deep trenches are typically in your lawn, but they can extend past your property line into the street.

With pipe relining, you don’t have to worry about getting the city involved or parking your car down the street for a week or so. Life can continue as normal while your pipes get fixed from the inside out.

4. Extends Each Pipe’s Lifespan

Sewer pipe relining involves coating the inside of your old pipes with a heavy-duty material. This can double the strength of your pipes and dramatically increase their durability.

When you opt for pipe relining, you’re extending the lifespan of your sewer system by creating strong, corrosion-resistant pipes.

5. Protects Underground Utilities

To dig deep trenches, you need a backhoe. These machines make light work of soil, lawn and paving, but they are not designed to be precise.

Even though trained technicians are meticulously careful when excavating, there is always a slight risk of damaging underground utilities during the process. If you can opt for pipe relining instead of replacement, you protect your utility lines from potential damage.

Schedule Your Sewer Pipe Relining Today

Although there are cases where traditional sewer repair is your only option, sewer pipe relining has made the majority of pipe repairs quick, efficient, and pain-free.

At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we love giving our clients the relief of knowing that pipe repair doesn’t have to disrupt their lives. If you’re ready for us to repair your sewer pipes, be sure to give us a call at 1-800-475-1504 or send an email to


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