Pipe Lining in Omaha, NE, and Nearby Areas
Traditional sewer repair and replacement has typically involved a complete
excavation project to reach and fix the sewer system. This method can
be highly disruptive to the surrounding terrain and can often involves
large machinery. There’s a relatively new method, called trenchless
pipe lining, which essentially does away with all that by relining the
existing system where it is. As trenchless repair is a more recent innovation,
questions might remain about how it works. The pipe repair and replacement
specialists at American Rooter Plumbing offers this minimally invasive
repair method for our clients in the Omaha and the surrounding areas.
We take immense pride in saying that we are the first team in our area
to offer this service.
Understanding the Pipe Lining Process
This form of trenchless sewer repair uses just a small team and minimal
equipment to restore pipes from just one or two access points, such as
a sewer cleanout. While there are a number of trenchless techniques, pipe
lining is one of the most used and popular. The liner cures in place or
hardens with applied UV lighting, creating a tough, new PVC-like second
pipe inside the old pipe that effectively repairs all previous breaks
or cracks and guards against corrosion or tree roots for 50 years.
The American Rooter Plumbing team is proud to use Perma-Liner equipment
for pipe lining. Unlike traditional repair methods that call for extensive
digging, the technology that we rely on allows us to make the necessary
repairs in a fraction of the time. Cured-in-place pipe (or CIPP) repairs
involve a liner being saturated with epoxy resin and inserted from one
small access point. You are left with a highly durable pipe that is now
stronger than the previous one.
The Curing Time We Utilize
Curing time varies based on the method the plumber uses and can take a
couple of hours to much of a day. We use UV curing, which is a newer,
more innovative approach. Once the liner has been inverted, a computer
runs a UV light train along the pipe at a specified speed while monitoring
pressure, temperature and rate of cure for a successful installation.
Our team also uses a specialized Robotic Cutter to reinstate connecting
branch lines. Having this special piece of equipment will allow us to
reinstate these branch lines at a faster rate, decreasing your plumbing
Benefit from a Less Disruptive Procedure
The most common reason a property owner would want to choose this trenchless
option is to prevent and minimize destruction of property. At times the
costs of trenchless restoration are typically comparable and possibly
less expensive than your traditional trench sewer replacement. With trenchless
sewer repair, the team of professionals at American Rooter Plumbing can
have the job set up and complete within one to two days with hardly any
impact to surrounding buildings, landscape or traffic. Best of all, you
will have a brand-new pipe that will guard against tree roots or breaks
for the next 50 years.
Pipe Lining vs. Pipe Replacement
Comparing pipe lining to traditional methods of sewer repair, goes beyond
the benefits of pipe lining’s less disruptive process. While we
are capable of performing pipe lining in many instances, some situations
prevent the service from being an option. Compromised pipes, meaning they
are either crushed or bellied completely to the point where we are not
able to get a scope, snake, hydro-jetter, or rejuvenation machine through
would NOT be capable of lining. If we can’t even get these tools
through the line, there is no way that our pipe lining machine will be
able to fit through compromised sections of pipe to line its walls.
This is not to say that we cannot line a section of the pipe. Some drain
systems may be line-able to a point or through a section, but this is
diagnosable case-by-case. Furthermore, inside and outside drain systems
with mineral build up, small cracks, small offsets, tree roots, and other
minor damages can be lined. If we are able to get our camera and cleaning
equipment through to open up the circumference of the pipe, we can line.
UV Pipe Lining is not available everywhere in the Omaha-Metro area, due
to restrictions from the municipal plumbing code. Other methods, such
as trenching or pipe bursting are options for restoring functioning sewer
drainage to your home.
Schedule an Appointment Today
American Rooter Plumbing is continuing to provide our customers with the
best solutions to help our clients. We will continue to go above and beyond
to provide these trenchless solutions to you. We proudly serve Iowa and
Nebraska with this trenchless option. Find out for yourself why we are
the “SWEET” plumbers that have an A+ rating with the Better
Business Bureau and call us today (402) 298-5414
Contact our family owned and operated business today for pipe lining service.