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A pipe clogged with rust.

Every aspect of modern society relies on plumbing. But what happens when the pipes on your property have to be relined? How long can you wait? It is a good idea that you do not wait. Learning the warning signs early on can help you understand when to reline your pipe.

About Sewer Pipes

Sewer pipes have evolved within the past thirty years. When piping was first installed up until 1980, clay pipes were used. Clay is economical as well as environmentally friendly and stable. Clay pipes usually last between fifty to sixty years. After the year 1980, polyvinyl chloride pipes were used, otherwise called PVC pipes. This kind of pipe was designed to last over a hundred years. But sometimes, accidents happen. Roots can grow into the pipe and crack it, or normal wear and tear along with extreme weather can cause even more issues. Just like a car, a house, and even your own body, sewer pipes also need maintenance. The warning signs are easy to find when you know what to be on the lookout for.

Signs You Need New Pipe Lining 

Since the pipes are underground, there are not many ways to see for yourself if your pipe needs to be relined. There are, however, plenty of signs to look out for when your pipe is in need of maintenance.

  • Water backup
  • Lower quality of water
  • A tree near the pipe could puncture the pipe with its roots
  • Your knowledge of when the pipe was placed
  • Odor in the yard
  • Gurgling toilet noises
  • Sludge in the bathtub
  • Clogs or rust

If you experience any of these instances that stem from the symptoms of your sewer pipe, you will need to call a professional.

Trenchless Technologies

Pipe lining is durable, affordable, versatile, and safe for the environment! But what kind of trenchless technologies do we offer?

  • Lateral Lining and Reinstatement
  • Manhole-to-Manhole
  • Sectional Point Repair
  • Pipe Bursting
  • Water Line Replacement

With our many options, we can choose the process based on the needs of your specific pipe. Our methods do not harm the surrounding environment or your property, and it costs you less money than the traditional methods of digging a trench to replace the entire pipe.

Benefits of Trenchless Technologies

With the many different kinds of trenchless technologies we have to offer, the benefits speak for themselves! Trenchless technologies not only save you time and money, but the aesthetics and well being of your lawn and property as well!

  • Your lawn, driveway, and property are protected
  • Cost-efficiency
  • Repairing, not replacing
  • Repairs last for decades
  • The process is environmentally friendly
  • Any repair can be made with the tools we have

When to Get Your Pipes Relined

Which season is the best season to get your pipes relined? While summer may be the first season to come to mind, other peak pipe relining seasons are late spring and early fall. These are the times when the soil is at its softest. Pipe relining can be done at any time, but even in Florida, the soil can become hardened. 

If your pipe is suffering from any of the symptoms listed above, call us today no matter what the season. We are here for you anytime!

Contact Us Today

Express can help you with any and all of your plumbing needs. Aside from our specialization in trenchless technologies, we can also help you with general plumbing, including water pipe replacement, leak detection, faucet and toilet repair, as well as maintenance to your water heater. We can also clean your drain. For more information on any of our services, or if you have questions about your plumbing or sewer pipe needs, do not hesitate to contact us today. We always have the necessary tools on hand to get the job done thoroughly, quickly, and efficiently while saving you money.


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Topics: Lateral Reinstaement Cutting, Lining, Pipe Lining, Relined, Inspection