The Environmental Impact of Pipe Relining

Pipe Relining is less damaging to the environment than excavating and replacing damaged sewer or drain pipes.

In many areas of life, we are consciously trying to reduce our environmental footprint and impact. From the brands, we align with, to the products we buy and the cars we drive. More and more, we are making personal and purchase decisions based on how they will positively or negatively impact our world. 

Along with being cheaper, faster, and far less disruptive, pipe relining actually causes less damage to the environment than excavating and replacing damaged pipes, both in the short and long term. Here is why. 

Pipe relining reduces waste

Excavating and replacing a damaged pipe creates a lot of waste. Not only will the damaged pipe be put into a landfill, but quite often the materials that are excavated, including man-made non-recyclable elements such as concrete, have to be disposed of too. Increasing waste and our consumption of non-renewable materials simultaneously.

Pipe relining uses the damaged pipe as a skeleton, repairing it from the inside out, removing the necessity for excavation entirely, and keeping the old pipe in the ground. 

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Pipe relining is precise

Regardless of the size and scale of the damage or disruption a pipe is experiencing, more often than not the entire section of pipework will have to be replaced if using a traditional dig & replace approach. Meaning if a 1m patch of a 5m pipe is compromised, the whole thing will have to be replaced. 

Pipe relining is precise. The sophisticated technology we use allows us to accurately identify faults and deploy solutions that address specific sections and defects. Reducing the cost for the customer and the environment.

Pipe relining cuts emissions

Excavating pipes, especially larger sections, requires heavy machinery. Both the operation and transportation of this machinery, not to mention the additional materials as we’ve already mentioned, create unnecessary carbon emissions. 

Pipe Relining is the Tesla of the plumbing world. Not only does the process avoid excavating entirely, but the materials used are much less substantial, reducing the environmental cost of transportation. 

Pipe relining minimises waste

Leaking and overflowing sewer pipes are a threat to our environment. When compromised, a myriad of chemicals found in modern plumbing can seep into our soil, affecting the ecology of the surrounding environment.

Pipe relining provides a quick solution – taking a fraction of the time of excavating and reducing the impact of leaking chemicals in the short term. The final product is also stronger, more durable, and tightly sealed than any PVC or terracotta solution, creating one solid structure with no joins necessary, eliminating the risk of defects and chemical leaks for decades to come.

Is it time to reline?

Pipe relining is undoubtedly cheaper, quicker, less disruptive, and more environmentally friendly than digging and replacing damaged pipes. So if you are experiencing plumbing-related issues, a pipe-relining solution will undoubtedly be able to solve your problem and go a little way towards improving the health of our planet at the same time.

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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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