What Is CIPP?

The Ingenious Solution To Sewer Repair Woes

If you’ve never had to replace a sewer line, chances are you haven’t the term cured-in-place-pipe or CIPP. CIPP is a technique and process that plumbers commonly use for trenchless repairs. However, trenchless repairs would be practically impossible without the help of this revolutionary relining technique. CIPP allows professional plumbers to handle complete pipe repairs without digging out and replacing the existing pipe.

Is CIPP A Real Pipe?

Contrary to its name, cured-in-place pipe is not a pipe at all! Instead, CIPP is a textile liner made from polyester, fiberglass cloth, or other absorbent material. Because of this, CIPP liners are flexible. This flexibility allows it to fit into the pipes that need repairing.

Textile Sewer Pipes?

Of course, a textile liner by itself would do a lousy job directing sewage from one place to another, so plumbers harden this textile liner against water and the like. Plumbers perform this hardening by impregnating the liner with a resin that, once exposed to their preferred hardener, will adhere to the walls of the damaged pipe. Aside from allowing the liner to attach itself to the tube, the hardening process also protects the liner from the waste running through sewage lines.

The CIPP Process

When a pipe is leaking or needs to be otherwise reinforced, CIPP is often the best solution to the problem. Plumbers start the repair process by either finding or making an access point upstream of the needed repair. From this access point, plumbers clean the pipe that needs repairs as a cured-in-place pipe cannot adhere to an area where fats and debris are present. Then a technician inserts the liner into the pipe and saturates it with resin. Next, the liner will be pressed onto the pipe’s walls if needed using air pressure. Once fixed, the CIPP can begin the drying process. Once done, plumbers cut the excess material away, leaving a corrosion-resistant liner or “pipe” that will perform the same job as any other regular line.

Is CIPP Better Than Traditional Repairs?

Sewer repair can be a messy business. Even when everything goes right, conventional sewer repair requires plumbers to dig trenches to remove and install new pipes. With CIPP, plumbers and homeowners can avoid digging up lawns. Instead, all it takes is a small hole or two and a couple of hours of drying time to ensure that existing sewer lines run as smoothly as possible. CIPP liners have corrosive resistance that will allow them to last as long, if not longer, than conventional pipes.

Easy Flow Trenchless Sewer Offers CIPP and Other Sewer Solutions

When it comes to trenchless sewer repair, Easy Flow Trenchless Sewer offers comprehensive services for all of your needs. Whether you need repairs or complete replacements, we have the skills and equipment to solve any problem. For the most reliable trenchless repair in the Bay Area, trust Easy Flow Trenchless Sewer. Regarding reliable trenchless sewer services in Northern California, we recommend DOMCO Plumbing. They have the most reputable Sacramento trenchless sewer repair services in the area. They can handle all of your plumbing needs.