The Best Time to Have CIPP Done

CIPP repair is one of the best alternatives to traditional pipe repair. It’s a quick process that yields long-term results for all kinds of different pipes.  How do you know when it’s the best time to repair your pipes with CIPP? CIPP repair is beneficial in most pipe repair cases.


With CIPP, or cured in place pipelining, a pipe repair team starts with cleaning your pipes thoroughly removing the calcium, trabeculation, tree roots and restoring the diameter. They then take a  flexible, epoxy resin-coated liner. They insert this liner into the existing pipe. Sometimes the liner is inserted from removing the toilet to gain access to the pipe. Sometimes we will insert the liner using a clean-out.  Every time a liner is inserted a camera is used so we know the exact location of where to place the liner.  So, when should you consider CIPP repair?


Our household plumbing systems are an integral part o four day to day lives. We use drains every day, and as such, an excess build-up of hair, fats, oils, grease, food and more can create pipe blockages. As your plumbing and sewage systems block-up overtime, they can eventually clog entirely, leading to broken or burst pipes.

If you notice foul odors coming from your drains or sinks, or that water is slow to drain down sinks, baths or showers, you may be experiencing blockages from day-to day debris getting caught in your pipes.


If your pipes are constantly exposed to harsh chemicals, high water temperatures, water oxidation causing rust, or are simply suffering from years of wear and tear, it can eventually lead to pipe corrosion and breaks. While older plumbing systems are more likely at greater risk than newer systems, even new pipes can show signs of corrosion as son as two years after installation if the right conditions exist.


The flow of warm water inside pipes can cause water vapour to seep into the surrounding soil creating damp, fertile conditions that tree roots are drawn to. If your pipes have even the tiniest of cracks or any leaks, they can create the perfect conditions for tree roots – particularly if the cracks are in your sewer pipes where there’s prime fertilizer for plants!

If tree roots are not disturbed after penetrating the pipe, they will grow and expand, putting pressure on the crack or joint where they entered the pipe. If you notice that your sinks are slow to drain and make a gurgling sound, or there a soft sinkholes appearing in your yard, or your lawn has unexpected green patches, you may have tree roots growing in your pipes. 


Have you noticed any flooding near your building or in the basement? Then it might be time to consider CIPP repair. Sewage backup can cause water to pool in various places, causing potential health problems for anyone who has to work near them. CIPP repair clears the backup problem and prevents future issues.


You don’t have to wait until you experience a major problem before seeking CIPP repair. CIPP works really well as a preventative measure, especially if your building has an older pipe system. New pipes are generally strong and stable, but some older pipes are made out of materials that can corrode and rust. Some of the oldest buildings even have clay pipes. If you own or manage an older building, you’re probably working with a weakened pipe system. CIPP can help you avoid damage before it begins.


If this is the first time you’re learning about CIPP repair, you probably want more information before you get started. The good news is that CIPP repair begins with a video camera inspection. When you hire our trained certified pipe lining technicians they’ll explore the damaged pipes with a video camera, and then they’ll share the footage with you so that you can determine the best way to move forward. If you want to learn more about CIPP, feel free to visit our contact page. We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have.

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