Technology has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time, and we reap the benefits of it in countless ways. One of those ways comes into play in home repair, particularly drain cleaning, sewer line repair, and other factors associated with the plumbing in your home. Camera drain inspection is used to take a look at pipes that are in disrepair, or to judge if it is time to replace them. It is suggested that if a house is over 20 years old, a sewer inspection should be had, as it is best to replace sewer systems about every 40 years to ensure good quality and efficiency.

Bringing updated technology down to the pipes below

Using camera drain inspection, a professional can judge the status of a pipe without tearing everything up just to take a look. The drain inspection camera can get into smaller pipes connected to sewer lines and connections to and within the home itself. But camera drain inspection is not the only new form to minimize the invasive tactics that pipe work has long been known for.

What is trenchless pipe repair?

Trenchless sewer repair and pipe replacement is a relatively new method, having become available to the residential market around 10 to 15 years ago. It involves a process similar to the camera inspection, where the focus is on nottearing everything up, but leaving as much of the area surrounding the pipes intact as possible. The process is still so new that 78% of people responding to a poll had not heard of trenchless sewer work, or the “no dig” approach. Yet its popularity continues to grow despite often being more expensive at the beginning, as it ultimately saves money that would have needed to be spent on restoring landscaping after the fact.

Any other impressive new technology from the buried world of piping?

Another trick of the plumbing trade is in the CIPP process, or the “cured-in-place-pipe.” A CIPP is a pipe inside a pipe, devoid of any seams or joints, that is able to rehabilitate damaged pipes that range from four to 110 inches in diameter. CIPP is as reliable as a brand new pipe, typically designed to last for 50 years. This process also gets the job done without disturbing too much of the surrounding area.

The world is still discovering the latest technology in plumbing and drain repair. If you find yourself in need of some pipe reconstruction, why not ask about these less invasive procedures!