How Pipe Relining Provides a Long-Term Solution
Pipe relining is a robust solution to calcium buildup, tailored to various pipe sizes. This trenchless method involves coating the insides of damaged pipes with an epoxy resin, preventing buildup adhesion and crafting a smooth, protective barrier. The resin forms a new, jointless pipe within the broken pipes, halting further corrosion and buildup, restoring flow capacity.
Our experts explained what makes pipe relining beneficial over traditional pipe replacement:
- Minimally invasive - Pipe relining circumvents the need for excavation or damage to property, protecting against calcium buildup that conventional methods might cause. It’s much less disruptive to your pipe systems than full replacement.
- Long lifespan - The epoxy barrier can extend the life of pipes by 50 years or more. This method ensures a lasting fix without excavating your property.
- Prevents future buildup - The smooth epoxy surface is beneficial as it prevents the recurrence of scale, corrosion and buildup.
- Maintains flow - By repairing damage and corrosion, pipe relining ensures your plumbing maintains optimal water pressure at full capacity.
- Cost effective - employing our sophisticated pipe lining technologies costs a fraction compared to full replacement.
Regular maintenance is crucial for managing calcium buildup and preventing the complications of a blocked drain due to untreated deposits. However, for severely clogged or damaged drains, pipe relining is the superior solution. Our professional plumbers employ advanced pipe lining technologies meticulously to create new, seamless pipes without the disruption and cost of replacing pipes.
The Pipe Relining Process Step-by-Step
Here are the key steps involved in relining pipes to remove calcium buildup and restore proper water flow:
- Drain inspection - A CCTV drain camera identifies calcium deposits and assesses pipe damage.
- Drain cleaning - High-pressure water jets meticulously scrub and wash away accumulated calcium scale.
- Liner insertion - A felt liner impregnated with epoxy resin is inserted into the pipe, covering its entire length for a snug fit against the host pipe walls.
- Curing - The liner is allowed to cure, using hot water or steam to harden the resin. This creates a smooth, seamless inner pipe surface.
- Sealing - The relined pipe’s ends are neatly trimmed and reconnected to the overall plumbing system.
Relining a sewer line can restore flow capacity in storm water drains that are blocked and calcium-affected.
Our team ensures effective results by providing a durable epoxy barrier that prevents future buildup and damage. Our expert plumbers skilfully apply advanced techniques to reline pipes clogged with calcium deposits. This trenchless method is fast, effective and inexpensive compared to full pipe replacement.
The Benefits of Pipe Relining Over Replacement
Pipe relining presents multiple benefits compared to complete pipe replacement in addressing calcium buildup:
- Cost savings - Pipe relining is a cost-effective alternative, eliminating the need for new pipes or materials.
- Minimal disturbance - The trenchless procedure of relining avoids any need for digging or landscape damage.
- Speed - Pipe relining takes a few hours compared to the days or weeks needed to replace pipes.
- Preventative - Pipe relining impedes the accumulation of calcium and mineral deposits.
- Flow restoration - Relining removes buildup and corrosion to restore full flow capacity.
- Longevity - The epoxy barrier can extend the lifespan of pipes by 50 years or more.
When calcium deposits have built up over time, pipe relining is the optimal solution, especially since calcium buildup pipes can seriously compromise flow capacity. Our expert plumbers use industry-leading relining techniques to provide long-term prevention of calcium deposit issues.
Preventing Future Calcium Build-Up
Various preventative measures can effectively prevent calcium buildup in pipes:
- Install a water softener to filter out hard water minerals, significantly reducing buildup in your plumbing system. This prevents scale from accumulating in pipes.
- Use scale-resistant pipes - Pipes made from PEX or CPVC plastic are more resistant to calcium scale build-up compared to metal pipes.
- Flushing pipes - Flushing pipes with vinegar or citric acid helps eradicate minor deposits before they become a significant issue.
- Maintain drains by routinely using quality drain cleaner and performing thorough hot water flushes to clear debris or scale.
- Replacing outdated galvanised steel pipes, prone to corrosion and calcification, with modern materials prevents future problems. Consider replacing them with PEX or copper.
- Routine inspections - Have pipes inspected annually to identify potential scale issues early before they become severe.
With our support in installing protective devices, you can safeguard your plumbing system from calcium buildup and blockages. Combined with regular maintenance like drain flushing, you can get your pipes clear and avoid major blockages. Reach out if our team can aid in equipment installation, assist with your blocked drains, or address any questions regarding the prevention of pipe calcium deposits.
Dealing with Minor Calcium Deposits Yourself
For minor blocked drain issues, there are some basic methods you can try at home before calling in a professional:
Pouring boiling water down the drain can dissolve minor calcium deposits and resolve blockages for unimpeded water flow. Allow a full kettle to boil, then slowly pour it down the affected drain.
Continue this process until the drain becomes clear. This is only recommended for small-scale blockages.
A mixture of baking soda and vinegar can dismantle stubborn calcium deposits, potentially safeguarding your water supply. You can also combine equal parts vinegar and baking soda for increased effectiveness. This mixture will bubble and fizz, indicating the breakdown of scale buildup.
Pour 1 cup of white vinegar down the drain, leave it for 30 minutes, then follow up with a hot water flush.
Lemon juice, lime juice, and citric acid crystals, like vinegar, utilize natural acidity to eliminate calcium deposits in pipes. Let the citrus juice sit for at least 15 minutes before flushing with hot water.
To help prevent future calcium buildup:
- Regularly flush drains using your hot water system
- Use drain strainers to catch food particles
- Refrain from disposing of grease down the drain
- Install low-flow aerators on your shower heads and faucets
While DIY methods offer temporary relief for minor blockages, professional hydrojetting is often required for significant calcium buildup. Our licensed plumbers and electrical plumbing experts safely eradicate heavy calcium deposits from drain lines, along with repairing and safeguarding your pipes.
Attempting to fix your own extensive deposits can worsen pipe damage. For major sewer line clogs, possibly due to hardened mineral deposits or intrusive tree roots, don’t hesitate to contact us.