Pipe Relining FAQ’s

We understand that pipe relining can be a bit of an unknown quantity for your average Joe. With that in mind, we’ve detailed some FAQs and responses below to help answer any immediate questions you may have. If you need more information or you’re just curious, you can also check out our blog and services pages or give us a call anytime. Also, you can check out the Wikipedia page we help maintain.

Blocked Drains

What factors cause blocked drains, or pipes to break?

Old pipes break. They can be made from clay, terracotta, or plastic. Time, tree roots, and pressure break them, and no amount of electric-eeling or cleaning will unbreak them.

Common causes of pipe damage include:

  • Tree roots
  • Shifting soil
  • Build-up of debris
  • Poor installation
  • Corrosion and pressure

Eventually, you’ll need to dig up your lawn, driveway, or house to replace the damaged pipes – or reline.

Relining typically costs 50% less than a conventional dig and replace operation, takes less time, and causes much, much less disruption.

Pipe Relining

How does pipe relining work?

Think of relining as feeding an inner tube into the current pipe, then hardening and sealing that tube until it’s stronger than any clay, terracotta, or plastic pipe.

Rather than excavating and replacing the damaged pipe, causing mess and disruption to your property (and your bank balance) – we reline from the surface.

Using the best available Watermark accredited tech and using ultra-strong, impenetrable EPOXY resin, we cause a minimal fuss, often maintaining services and completing most projects within a single day.

The process

  • Investigate – Using CC.TV technology, we investigate the problems and provide you with an itemised quote for the work that needs to be done, taking the time to explain where the budget is being spent and why arming you with the information you need.
  • Prepare – We take time to prepare above and below ground to ensure we cause minimal disturbance by establishing safe work zones and diverting any plumbing systems where possible, avoiding service disruptions.
  • Reline – Only then do we cure and install our impenetrable EPOXY resin using state-of-the-art relining techniques that allow us to accurately pinpoint the damaged section of the pipe, drain or sewer and navigate any bends or junctions.

We create and install a guaranteed 50-year solution with our superior relining products & materials coming with a life expectancy of 50 years and up.

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Pipe Relining Common Issues


Is there a bad smell coming from the toilet, drains or sinks in your house? Maybe you’ve tried Draino or the Electric Eel, but it returns – like the THING!

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Pipe Relining Common Issues


Overflow from the toilet or drains is a DEFINITE sign you pipes are in trouble. No amount of unblocking will fix this problem permanently, so if you OWN those pipes, it may be time to show them who’s boss, not just continue giving them a hose-down.

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Pipe Relining Common Issues


Drain flies, also known as sewer flies, are a sure-fire sign of blocked drains. Pest control may get rid of them for a bit, but the sick drains remain. The good news is the drains may just be blocked, but best to get them thoroughly checked via CCTV to be sure.

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Pipe Relining Common Issues

Affecting Entertaining?

If you’ve had to cancel plans at your own home, or experienced the fear that the “drains situation” will rear its gross head when you have company, let us try and provide some peace-of-mind with a free assessment of your situation.

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Pipe Relining Common Issues

Band-Aid “Solutions”

You can’t blame the plumber – if you keep calling them, they’ll keep coming to clear out the pipes. Problem is, they just don’t have the know-how or technology to put a bullet in this problem once and for all.

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