The Difference Between Pipe Lining and Pipe Bursting

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We at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter are committed to providing the best solutions to our clients whenever issues crop up with their water or sewer lines. After carefully examining the situation at hand, we may recommend either pipe lining or pipe bursting as the most suitable option for fixing the problem. These trenchless techniques have become increasingly popular due to their advantages over traditional plumbing repairs.

But what exactly are pipe lining and pipe bursting, and how do they differ?

Pipe Lining: A Reliable Method of Pipe Repair

For pipes with minimal damage, like minor cracks or leaks, pipe lining is most likely what your plumber in Murrieta, CA will suggest. This involves inserting a flexible resin-impregnated liner into the damaged pipe, which is inflated to conform and adhere to its inside walls. Once in place, the liner is cured with heat, steam, or UV light. The result is a new, seamless pipe within the old one, effectively sealing any leaks and protecting against further deterioration.

Your local plumbing company will access the targeted pipe areas through existing access points, such as cleanouts or small holes dug at either end of the affected line. Pipe lining can work on various pipe materials, including cast iron, clay, concrete, and PVC. The process takes only a few hours to complete and can extend the life of your pipes by up to 50 years.

Pipe Bursting: A Non-Disruptive Method of Pipe Replacement

Collapsed, extremely corroded, or severely damaged pipes require more drastic plumbing services like pipe bursting. This is because such issues may be beyond the repair capabilities of pipe lining, which needs a relatively intact line to work.

With pipe bursting, a conical bursting head fractures the old pipe into small pieces while simultaneously pulling a replacement pipe of equal or larger size (usually HDPE) into place. The result is a new, more durable pipe with increased flow capacity. This method also requires only two access points for installation. However, it is more labor-intensive and takes longer to complete compared to pipe lining.

A.M. Plumbing & Rooter understands that emergency plumbing situations can arise from compromised sewer and water lines. Trust us to provide reliable trenchless solutions that will save you time, money, and hassle in the long run. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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