Vitrified clay pipes (VCP) were commonly used in many Australian households up until the early 1980s. VCP has become the go-to material because it is known for being resistant to many environmental factors and being earth-friendly, it is a great option for sewage systems. Despite its long life and resistance to sewage, it is still vulnerable to other factors that can cause damage. Tree roots, for instance, can cause cracks or break through the ceramic pipe, as can general wear and tear over time.
Over thirty years ago, the only pipe repair option for homeowners was to replace the pipes. This involved excavating the damaged pipes meaning that even pipes under the house needed to be removed. The extent of the work also meant that the work was costly.
This trenchless method of pipe repair, put simply, involves the insertion of a resin-saturated fibreglass or cloth liner to effectively create a pipe within the affected pipe, making it more resilient than before. This revolutionary process can be used with a wide variety of sewer pipes, ranging in size from 40mm up to 600mm.
A big bonus is that there is minimal need for pipe excavation. Since there is not much work involved, the total cost of the project will be much cheaper compared to traditional methods. Pipe relining is suitable for pipes with diameters as narrow as 40mm and up to 600mm in diameter.
Need expert advice about pipe relining? Call us now on 1800 552 758 and our team of pipe relining experts will be happy to assist you.
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Your Neighbourhood Plumber Sydney Plumbers were established in 2000, and today is one of Sydney’s fastest growing and most reputable plumbing maintenance companies. We specialise in rapid response emergency plumbing maintenance. Your Neighbourhood Plumber’s head office is located in Mona Vale, however we provide a plumbing service to all areas of Sydney.
Owned and operated by Andrew Smith, Your Neighbourhood Plumber offers a complete 24 hour 7 day a week service. We have 8 centrally controlled, mobile work vehicles for immediate response. Each vehicle carries a comprehensive range of the latest technology and inventory to ensure most jobs can be completed on the spot, which is a great cost savings for our customers.
Your Neighbourhood Plumber has built and maintains a loyal customer base, which includes domestic, commercial, real estate, strata, government and corporate companies. We initially became established throughout the Northern Beaches in Sydney and quickly built a strong reputation based on our high level of service, commitment to our customers and our professional expertise. We have since grown into a well-recognised and ethical plumbing company that services the entire Sydney region.
On time, every time is our passion and driving force behind our business. But it’s not the only thing that makes us different. Your Neighbourhood Plumber has one of the strongest code of ethics and staff training systems in the business of plumbing.
Our employees are extremely valued and highly trained. All employees undertake a full security and background check before starting and undergo an intensive training schedule prior to starting work at Your Neighbourhood Plumber. We recognise that our professional plumbers are the face of our company and therefore take immense responsibility on how they represent us.
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