Repairing pipelines shouldn’t come at a cost to the environment. Traditional pipeline materials and repair methods have gained a reputation for being harmful to the environment. However, there are other, more environmentally friendly repair and replacement methods available. Here is how CIPP is better for the environment.
CIPP Is EPA Certified
The EPA, or Environmental Protection Agency, is responsible for protecting the environment. They ensure things such as new pipeline repair methods will do no harm to the environment. When tested, the EPA found that CIPP that was properly cured and installed has no negative impact on the environment. Even when CIPP pipelines were damaged or leaking, the resin still had no impact on the surrounding environment.
CIPP Helps Prevent Corrosion
Corrosion is one of the worst problems that can happen to pipelines. It’s worse than a simple break because a corroded pipe disintegrates. When pipeline disintegrates, it is not only bad for the pipeline but also the environment. Heavy metals begin to permeate into the surrounding soil. Along with metals infiltrating the surrounding soil comes anything that the pipeline was carrying goes right with it. This means potentially harmful chemicals impregnating and harming the surrounding soil. With CIPP, the resin used doesn’t break down like traditional pipeline materials. This helps to prevent any toxins or harmful chemicals from seeping into the environment.
CIPP is Less Destructive
One of the biggest drawbacks of traditional repair methods is that it can be destructive. Digging into flooring and walls in order to repair damaged pipelines can have some negative impact on the surrounding environment. Digging often releases several toxins into the air and the environment along with running the risk of hitting an existing pipeline. CIPP only requires a small access point to eliminate this sort of destruction in order to repair pipelines. This way there is no destruction caused by the property or the environment.
CIPP is more than just a trenchless repair method. It offers new pipeline materials and repair methods that are better for the environment. With CIPP, there is no guessing whether or not they will last or if they are safe. CIPP’s resin material stands up to harsh chemicals and corrosion to last for decades. Next time your pipeline needs to be repaired or replaced, be good for the planet and choose CIPP.