Every home has its own plumbing and sewer lines that lead to the main sewer line maintained by the city. The lines and pipes on your property are your responsibility and the city will do nothing to help you maintain or repair them. This is true even if the problem stems from a city street tree’s roots seeking water, sidewalk installations, or heavy street machinery creating breaks in your lines. Sometimes, it’s just settling of the land, a nearby earthquake, or even just time that causes breaks and cracks to develop in a sewer line. Problems with recurrent clogs and other blockages can cause homeowners constant grief and expenses, expenses that could have been used elsewhere in the family budget.

In Atlanta, cured-in-place-pipe lining services, or CIPP, can solve these problems for homeowners and prevent future problems from happening. CIPP can help preserve above-ground areas from the disturbance and destructive nature of excavations required by older methods of sewer line repair. While protecting these areas from destruction, CIPP also preserves the original, existing pipes and adds a protective and very durable lining to their interiors.

With the ability to adjust to corners joints, slight sagging in straight areas, and of any length, CIPP can be used in practically any type of sewer line. Because there are many different diameters of sewer lines, pipe liners are also available in just as many. CIPP allows for a final lining that is almost as wide in diameter as the sewer line that is being sealed.

CIPP should be done on only those sewer lines that are intact. Collapsed pipes can still be repaired using another trenchless Sewer Repair method such as pipe bursting, but lining a collapsed pipe just simply isn’t possible. For collapsed pipes, the bursting method will suffice for those who opt for the trenchless method in order to protect their lawn, garden, and other above-ground structures.

After installing CIPP, however, snaking, a method that is often used to quickly remove clogs (which are still possible if food, oil, grease, and other solids are flushed down the sink or toilet), is no longer an advisable option. Because the adhesive used in CIPP linings is also capable of repelling tree roots and preventing them from re-entering a pipe, cutting instruments do not need to be used in breaking up clogs. There’s no point in them being used, as roots are no longer a possible cause of problematic blockages. Instead of snakes or other cutting instruments, only high-powered jets of water should be used when clearing CIPP type sewer lines of clogs.

Pipe-lining can be viewed as a dual-purpose option – it can both repair cracked and leaking sewer lines and also prevent any problems from occurring when new lines have been laid. This is perfect for homes and businesses that have been recently constructed, or for newly repaired pipes and sewer lines that were just installed. Having CIPP linings installed can help assure that trees’ roots never become a problem, freeing up the landscaping dreams of new homeowners. With a half-century warranty, CIPP linings are a great investment that also protects the entirety of the home and property.