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WILL TREE ROOTS BE ABLE TO RE-ENTER MY PIPE ONCE RELINED?

The end result of pipe relining is that it creates a joint-less end product. Ensuring that there is nowhere for the tree roots to enter the drain. Pipe relining is 100% guaranteed against tree roots.

WHAT SIZE PIPE WILL PIPE RELINING WORK ON?

RTL Plumbing carry out pipe relining on drains and sewerage pipes sized between 100mm to 150mm. For pipes any larger, or smaller, we will use one of our trusted pipe relining contractors. The pipe relining product and process we use is able to handle up to 90 degree bends and small changes in pipe diameter.

ARE ALL PIPE RELINING SOLUTIONS THE SAME?

No, they are definitely not. We use industry-leading pipe relining products of the highest quality, which have a 50-year life span. RTL Plumbing have pipe relining experts as part of our maintenance plumbing team.

WHAT DAMAGE CAN BE REPAIRED AND RELINED IN MY PIPE?

Pipe relining can repair any damage to the pipe, even if the pipe is missing in some sections. This includes pipes that are damaged or otherwise defective due to: tree roots, cracks, old age, dislodgement and erosion.

IS THE PROCESS OF RELINING THE PIPE DISRUPTIVE?

As we are not digging to uncover the pipes, there is little to no disruption to the surface. However, the drain cannot be used for 6 to 8 hours whilst the resin sets. Compared to traditional pipe repair, which can take several days to complete and includes a lot of heavy machinery. Pipe Relining is a much quicker process in comparison.

An RTL Plumbing representative will keep you updated during the process and completion timings.

WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF THE RELINED PIPE?

Pipe relining is a permanent solution. The life span of our material is over 50 years, which is actually longer than most modern PVC pipes!

HOW MUCH DOES PIPE RELINING COST?

After assessing and inspecting the pipe or drain with a CCTV camera, we are then able to provide you with a quote. We’re not able to quote on relining a pipe site unseen.

CAN RELINING BE USED ON PIPES RUNNING VERTICALLY?

Absolutely!

HOW LONG HAS THIS RELINING PRODUCT/PROCESS BEEN IN USE FOR?

Pipe relining has been used throughout Europe for over 25 years. The product we use is industry leading and is from Germany.

WILL THERE BE A REDUCTION IN PIPE DIAMETER?

There will be a slight reduction in the overall diameter of the pipe by around 6mm. Which is not enough to affect the required capacity of a storm drain or sewer. In fact, pipe relining will smooth the surface of the pipe, which will increase the flow rate of the pipe.

ARE THERE ANY PIPES THAT CAN'T BE RELINED?

We can reline any type of pipe, from terracotta to PVC, cast iron or asbestos. Even if there is a large gap in the pipe, relining is a good solution. If the condition of the pipe is too far gone, we may have to replace – but we will always be up front on our initial CCTV inspection and when cleaning the pipe or drain.

ARE RELINED PIPES ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE?

Absolutely – the new seamless pipe prevents infiltration and exfiltration and restores structural integrity of the pipe. Pipe relining eliminates joints – which can allow roots to enter the pipe and eventually weaken the pipe affected.

WILL TREE ROOTS BE ABLE TO RE-ENTER MY PIPE ONCE RELINED?

The end result of pipe relining is that it creates a joint-less end product. Ensuring that there is nowhere for the tree roots to enter the drain. Pipe relining is 100% guaranteed against tree roots.

WHAT SIZE PIPE WILL PIPE RELINING WORK ON?

RTL Plumbing carry out pipe relining on drains and sewerage pipes sized between 100mm to 150mm. For pipes any larger, or smaller, we will use one of our trusted pipe relining contractors. The pipe relining product and process we use is able to handle up to 90 degree bends and small changes in pipe diameter.

ARE ALL PIPE RELINING SOLUTIONS THE SAME?

No, they are definitely not. We use industry-leading pipe relining products of the highest quality, which have a 50-year life span. RTL Plumbing have pipe relining experts as part of our maintenance plumbing team.

WHAT DAMAGE CAN BE REPAIRED AND RELINED IN MY PIPE?

Pipe relining can repair any damage to the pipe, even if the pipe is missing in some sections. This includes pipes that are damaged or otherwise defective due to: tree roots, cracks, old age, dislodgement and erosion.

IS THE PROCESS OF RELINING THE PIPE DISRUPTIVE?

As we are not digging to uncover the pipes, there is little to no disruption to the surface. However, the drain cannot be used for 6 to 8 hours whilst the resin sets. Compared to traditional pipe repair, which can take several days to complete and includes a lot of heavy machinery. Pipe Relining is a much quicker process in comparison.

An RTL Plumbing representative will keep you updated during the process and completion timings.

WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF THE RELINED PIPE?

Pipe relining is a permanent solution. The life span of our material is over 50 years, which is actually longer than most modern PVC pipes!

HOW MUCH DOES PIPE RELINING COST?

After assessing and inspecting the pipe or drain with a CCTV camera, we are then able to provide you with a quote. We’re not able to quote on relining a pipe site unseen.

CAN RELINING BE USED ON PIPES RUNNING VERTICALLY?

Absolutely!

HOW LONG HAS THIS RELINING PRODUCT/PROCESS BEEN IN USE FOR?

Pipe relining has been used throughout Europe for over 25 years. The product we use is industry leading and is from Germany.

WILL THERE BE A REDUCTION IN PIPE DIAMETER?

There will be a slight reduction in the overall diameter of the pipe by around 6mm. Which is not enough to affect the required capacity of a storm drain or sewer. In fact, pipe relining will smooth the surface of the pipe, which will increase the flow rate of the pipe.

ARE THERE ANY PIPES THAT CAN'T BE RELINED?

We can reline any type of pipe, from terracotta to PVC, cast iron or asbestos. Even if there is a large gap in the pipe, relining is a good solution. If the condition of the pipe is too far gone, we may have to replace – but we will always be up front on our initial CCTV inspection and when cleaning the pipe or drain.

ARE RELINED PIPES ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE?

Absolutely – the new seamless pipe prevents infiltration and exfiltration and restores structural integrity of the pipe. Pipe relining eliminates joints – which can allow roots to enter the pipe and eventually weaken the pipe affected.