How CIPP Saves You Time

June 14, 2017

When you need to replace your pipes, you want a quick yet reliable fix. Fortunately, when you choose CIPP, you save time during the entire process, from setup to conclusion. You even save time decades in the future. By using cured in place pipes, you get a quick process that offers long-lasting results.

Quick setup

CIPP doesn’t need extensive setup time. Most pipes are ready for CIPP installation after only a power wash and a quick visual inspection. Some harder to clean pipes might need a second power wash to get it into tip-top shape for installation. Even so, more setups take only a day or so. The pipe is inspected, cleaned, and measured. Then the liner can be ordered and preparation made for installation.

No digging

CIPP means no digging! There’s no need for a full trench. CIPP just needs two openings for installation. The vast majority of the pipe remains buried. Even though digging is not a concern when replacing or repairing vertical pipes, CIPP still remains the better option, because access to the pipe along the whole length is not required. When it comes to vertical pipe repair, opening up the walls of your building takes a lot longer than digging a trench. Thankfully, CIPP saves you time and damage to your building.

Quick process

CIPP can take as little as several hours or as long as a day to dry. Once the pipe has cured, your CIPP team can add the lateral connections that it needs to connect to the rest of the pipe system. Then, it’s done. This process is very quick.

It can take days of labor to get to the finish line, especially when you’re physically removing and replacing every section of pipe. CIPP drastically cuts down on the amount of “transition time” between one full pipe and your new pipe.

Low maintenance

Cured in place pipe requires less maintenance once installation is completed. Their material is naturally resistant to many of the problems that are present in pipes. A plastic pipe cannot rust, for example. This cuts down on the amount of time you have to spend focused on preventive maintenance over the life of the pipe. For many businesses, upgrading to CIPP means less maintenance and much time and money saved.

For the best results, pressure washes the CIPP pipe as part of your routine property maintenance process. For many pipes, annual or bi-annual cleanings are more than enough. If you’ve noticed a lack of water pressure or believe that the pipe is becoming clogged, washing it out is a great first line of defense before calling a plumber.

Long lifespan

CIPP has one final large advantage over other kinds of pipe: it’s built to last. These pipes can last decades with gentle maintenance. Forty to fifty years has been reported as an average lifespan for well cared for CIPP. The key to helping CIPP reach its full lifespan potential is making sure that you maintain it appropriately. If it becomes clogged (and even the best pipes probably will over the course of their life; when you use a drain, things will start to stick) make sure to tell the plumber that it’s a CIPP pipe. They can avoid using tools that scrape/scratch pipes, and that will help your CIPP stay in top condition for a long time.

CIPP is a quick process that continues to save time after installation. Installation is a two-day process (in many instances) and maintenance can be in the range of a few hours a year. Since CIPP lasts such a long time as well, you can save time for decades to come.