Why Pipe Inspections Make All the Difference

September 15, 2021

Pipe inspections are a multi-purpose tool, perfect for extending the life of a pipe system. When it comes to repair and maintenance, one has to consider all the aspects that can help or hurt your situation. For instance, which factors are important post-repair? Which are vital beforehand? One thing is for sure: an inspection can make all the difference when it comes to the final outcome.

Early Diagnosis with CIPP

While some pipe issues are obvious, a contractor still needs to see a complete picture to ensure full rehabilitation. Pipe inspections allow the specialist to make a thorough diagnosis – one without any guesswork. Traditional pipe repairs often relied on “eyeballing” a situation, with contractors making their best guess on work time estimates, pipe placement, and even remedies. Vertical Pipe Repair uses cured-in-place pipe repair, an evolution from traditional methods.

Known as CIPP, this method gives pipe specialists a better way to pinpoint the damage by using snake-like cameras that are fed down pipelines and utility hole covers. Thanks to the cable’s flexibility, the operator can capture pipe interiors, along with other aspects that would typically be difficult to reach. Once this core problem is pinpointed, contractors can proceed in an informed way. Vertical Pipe Repair relies on the early diagnosis to ensure that our team is safe and prepared for the job.

Pipe Inspections for Slip-Liner Application

CIPP contractors use slip-liners made of tough fabrics to secure new or loose pipe sections together. Once applied to pipe interiors with a special bonding resin, the results are immediate. The entire piping system is reinforced to last up to 50 years.

Pipe inspections help determine if slip-liners are needed for the job. Contractors can cure vertical lines sized from 1’’-12’’ within a 24-hour period, far faster than traditional methods would ever allow. A CIPP specialist uses light and/or heat to speed up the curing timeline, due in part to the fact they have a clear outlook on the scenario.

As the result of an informed inspection, property occupants will have working pipes before the day is over. Office employees, students, and other patrons can return to the site without any signs of damage. CIPP is famous for slip-liners, and while they are often the solution, good planning is a key part of the process. Pipe inspections help us determine an estimate so our clients can plan their budgets accordingly.

Post-Work Pipe Inspections

A post-job pipe inspection is the final step of CIPP. With cured-in-place pipework, entry points used for tool or resin installations are typically minuscule and easy to cover up. An inspection takes care of any exterior damage to ensure total satisfaction. Also, this is how contractors can essentially “show the work, by returning the water flow. Ultimately, our team leaves the site with repaired sections functioning like nothing was ever wrong.

Piping Inspections with Vertical Pipe Repair

As a commercial property manager or owner, you stand to benefit from pipe inspections. This initial step helps save on labor costs by giving contractors a definitive game plan (and endgame) and stops unnecessary commercial shutdowns. CIPP vertical pipe repair future-proofs a building against extended or related pipe failures. Schedule an inspection with us today if you experience common pipe fails like clogs, leaks, and other issues. Vertical Pipe Repair will make the diagnosis and the fix.