While it will serve you well for decades, the plumbing inside your home will not last forever. Over the decades, the pipe material will eventually begin to corrode, rust, and decay. When it comes to understanding old pipe repair, no one offers better quality work than New England Pipe Restoration. Our team of professional technicians can inspect your plumbing and evaluate the best way to make repairs or replace your old pipes.
Pipes that aren’t inspected annually are more prone to developing leaks, especially as they age. Leaking pipes can easily create damage to your home, cause your water bill to increase, and create a loss of water pressure. Old pipe repair doesn’t have to destroy your flooring, walls, and lawn. The New England Pipe Restoration team uses advanced technology that allows trenchless pipe and sewer repair to be complete without the digging and excavating required in traditional pipe repair.
Trenchless Repair for Old Pipes
Trenchless pipe repair is the preferred way to make needed improvements to your home’s plumbing. Each pipe repair or replacement project will begin with a sewer camera inspection. By using a malleable cable with a high-definition camera on the end, our technicians can get an inside look at what’s happening in your pipes. The live camera feed shows any blockages, cracks, or buildup that’s accumulated over the years.
By completing the camera inspection before attempting any repairs, our team can locate the problem areas and evaluate which treatment is best for your pipes. Methods of trenchless treatment offered for old pipe repairs include both trenchless pipe lining and trenchless pipe bursting. Trenchless pipe lining is used in situations where your pipes are damaged, but still have enough structure for them to be lined creating a new pipe within your existing one. Trenchless pipe bursting is used when your old pipe are too damaged and cannot be rehabilitated.
Different pipe materials last for a different amount of time. If you’re unsure what type of pipes make up your system, a camera inspection can give you the answer. Most older pipes are typically made from one of these materials:
- Brass: Lifespan of 80-100 years
- Copper: Lifespan of 70-80 years
- Galvanized steel: Lifespan of 80-100 years
Understanding the specifics of your plumbing system will help you determine when you may need to begin replacing your old pipes.
Avoid Old Pipe Repair with Routine Maintenance
Old pipe repairs never come at a convenient time. While replacing your plumbing, especially if you live in an older home, may eventually be inevitable, there are steps to take now to extend the life of your system. Plan for routine pipe maintenance that includes a camera inspection and descaling or pipe cleaning to keep your system running smoothly. A yearly inspection and leak detection will ensure your pipes are in good shape, even as they age.
The New England Pipe Restoration team is available for routine maintenance or complete plumbing system replacement. Schedule your appointment now to see how we can help.
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