FAQ: If the diameter of a pipe decreases with pipe relining, does this affect the flow?

Let’s talk about pipe flow.

When relining any pipe, drain, or sewer, the diameter naturally decreases due to the new robust epoxy resin that is installed on the interior of the existing, damaged pipe

Logic suggests therefore that the capacity of the pipe or flow would in turn decrease, right? Not quite.

This is a question we’re often asked by customers and many are surprised to learn that independent studies have shown relining actually increases the flow of a pipe. This is due to its new smooth internal lining, that in contrast to old clay pipes, prevents calcification and deposits from building up. 

Whilst diameter can be restrictive in some instances, pipe flow is primarily determined by friction. Therefore pipe relining actually increases the flow whilst decreasing the likelihood of future blockages. Provides a stronger, more robust interior system, but a more efficient one.

The Advantages of Pipe Relining for Efficient Pipe Repairs

Pipe relining is a modern, trenchless method for repairing damaged or leaking pipes without the need for invasive excavation. This innovative technique involves inserting a flexible, resin-coated liner into the affected pipe, which is then inflated and cured to form a new, durable pipe within the existing one. The result is a seamless and corrosion-resistant pipe that not only restores the structural integrity of your plumbing system but also improves flow efficiency. By choosing Pipe Relining, you can extend the lifespan of your pipes, prevent future damage, and minimise the risk of costly repairs down the line.

Embracing Pipe Relining as a preferred solution for pipe repairs offers several benefits, including reduced costs, minimal disruptions, and enhanced environmental sustainability. Since there’s no need for large-scale digging, Pipe Relining helps you save up to 50% in repair expenses compared to traditional methods, while also reducing the time and resources required for the job. Furthermore, the trenchless nature of Pipe Relining significantly lessens the impact on your property and the surrounding environment, preserving your garden, landscaping, and infrastructure. By opting for Pipe Relining, you’re investing in a long-lasting, efficient, and eco-friendly solution for maintaining the health of your plumbing system.

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