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We at Decker Plumbing & Drains take pride in being the number one full-service plumbing provider for all your needs. Whether you need drain cleaning or pipe relining, we have you covered! We work hard to ensure that our customers are 100% satisfied by always going above and beyond with our draining solutions. We serve Lee, Charlotte, and surrounding counties located in Southwest Florida. Contact us today to learn more information!
Our Draining Services Include, But Are Not Limited To:
Sewer Pipe Relining
Drain & Sewer Camera Inspections
Trenchless Sewer Repair
What is C.I.P.P.?
C.I.P.P. at 50 Years
CIPP at 50 Years
2021 marks the 50th anniversary — the birth of the first cured-in-place process for sewer rehab, simply known as C.I.P.P.. The C.I.P.P. pioneer, Eric Wood, impregnated a felt tube with polyester resin, wrapped it in a plastic sheet, dragged it 230 ft into the 12-in., egg-shaped, brick sewer and inflated it with air. Then left it to cure.
A pipe was given a new life for at least the next 50-plus years.
The 2021 trenchless market reaches into the billions, with more work on sewers lines needed every day as they continue to age and decay. Diameters and lengths are the largest and longest they have ever been, with diameters exceeding more than 120 in. in some projects. Technology and research continue to hum along.
How does it work?
A resin-saturated tube made of fiberglass cloth for resin impregnation, is inverted into a damaged pipe. The tube is then pressurized into the existing bad pipe, then our State-of-the-art UV cure methods is used to cure the tube in place to create the new pipe (C.I.P.P.) Cured In Place Pipe. Little to no digging is involved in this trenchless process, making for a potentially more cost-effective and less disruptive method than traditional “dig and replace” pipe repair methods.
The advantage is clear!
As a trenchless technology, C.I.P.P. does not require excavation to rehabilitate a pipeline that is either leaking or structurally unsound. Depending upon design considerations an excavation may be made, but the liner is often installed through a manhole or other existing access point. C.I.P.P. has a smooth interior and no joints. While C.I.P.P. can repair a pipe with bends, special design considerations must be taken into account to prevent wrinkling and stretching. C.I.P.P. can effectively reduce infiltration and leaks in pipeline systems without digging.
A Homeowner’s Responsibility for Wastewater Infrastructure Maintenance & Repairs
Owning a home is a dream for many people, so as a potential homeowner or current homeowner, it’s important to understand what’s underneath your home and where your responsibility lies. As a homeowner, there are two key items to be aware of: home sewer lateral line and sewer inspections. These are critical items homeowners don’t think about until it’s too late.
When considering the sewer pipes connected to your home, you need to know the difference between the upper lateral and the lower lateral, and what the homeowner is responsible for. The upper lateral is the part of the home’s sewer line that runs from the structure to the property line, which is commonly the curb or sidewalk. The lower lateral is the section of the home’s sewer line that runs from the property line to the city main sewer line in the street. The homeowner is responsible for any and all repairs to the upper lateral.
Buyers and agents sometimes assume that any problems passed the property line will be repaired by the city. That’s not always the case with the lower lateral as it differs across the country on whether it is the homeowner’s responsibility or the municipality is responsible for any repairs. Be sure to check your local municipalities to ensure who the responsible party is for the repairs.
It’s common to hear that homeowners don’t know the state of their pipes or the property damage from sewer back-ups that result in very expensive repairs. It’s important to understand that this damage is generally not covered by a homeowners insurance policy. Another type of damage to the wastewater infrastructure that is not covered by homeowner’s insurance: tree roots invading the sewer line. It’s extremely important to check your insurance policy so you’re prepared in the unfortunate event this damage occurs.
There are some properties more prone to broken sewer lines and they include older properties, homes that have slow drains, homes with settlement issues, homes with trees that have deep, aggressive roots, homes where there is already a history of sewer issues, homes with clay tile or cast iron sewer lines, and homes that have trees over or near the sewer lines. If your house falls into one of these categories, it’s inherently important to pay attention to the pipes underneath your home and think about getting a licensed professional to inspect the pipes. Even if there aren’t any visible issues or problems, there could be something lying underneath that will wreak havoc sooner or later.
Don’t delay – be sure that your SEWER SYSTEM is in good working order – contact Decker Plumbing & Drains, who can provide a sewer scope and address any possible issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if my pipes need to be replaced?
There are ways to tell if it’s time to replace your water pipes.
- Discoloration of your pipes from a visual inspection
- Visible corrosion on the outside of the pipes and valves
- Pinhole leaks through the system that have been repaired
- Copper pipes, CPVC pipes, or galvanized pipes are a potential threat to homes in Florida
There are ways to tell if it’s time to replace your sewer pipes.
- Cast iron pipes will build scale internally and create sewer blockages
- Broken pipes in the walls or under the slab of the home
- Root intrusion
- Sewer smells in the home