Pipe Upgrades, Replacement, & Relining
Leaks, leaks, and more leaks! There are many areas of your plumbing system that can start to become leaky. In fact, around 10% of U.S. homes have leaks that waste more than 90 gallons of water per day (EPA).
If we’re specifically talking about leaking pipes, leaks will occur when there is a crack in the pipe. Visible water and moisture marks on the wall tell you that piping behind the wall has begun to leak. This can also happen under the floor or in the ceiling. Turn off the water and call your plumber right away to avoid further damage.
There are a number of possible signs that your plumbing needs to be repaired. The first and most obvious sign is if you have a leak somewhere. Unfortunately, even a leak isn’t always obvious. Many leaks occur behind walls or beneath your floorboards. Eventually that leak will become obvious, but it’s in your best interest to know about it in advance to minimize the damage that usually comes with a leak.
To do this, watch your water meter for sudden spikes in consumption. If you don’t have guests, unexplained increases in water usage may indicate a leak. You should also watch for damp spots on the carpet, ceiling or even on your lawn.
Plumbing maintenance will help catch signs of corroded connections that can lead to leaks. During an annual plumbing inspection, important elements such as signs of moisture and water pressure are examined. This inspection will allow you to:
- Improve Water Pressure/ Flow
- Prevent Pipe Leaks And Discolored Water
- Replace Potential Corroded Galvanized Piping With New, Updated Piping
Other common leaks:
- leaky pipes
- leaky hose bib
- leaky washing machine hoses
- leaky water heater
- leaky faucets and toilets
If you are experiencing water meter changes, musty smells, spongy floors, and/or cracks and damage to your foundation, contact us today.
How Hiller Inspects Your Pipes
Video Drain Inspection Technology
With advancements in video inspection technology, our
professional plumbers are able to investigate and locate the source of most
sewage and drainage issues before they get worse.
- First, we insert a small, fiber optic video line into your drains; this gives us a complete view of the inside of your sewer and water lines.
- Then we carefully examine the entire system to check for potential issues or to locate a known issue. This technology allows us to find hidden problems that can only be detected with a camera.
- Finally, once our technicians pinpoint the cause of the problem, we will provide our professional advice to help you choose the most cost-effective repair or replacement.
Video scans are also one of the most effective ways to locate roots that have damaged your sewage and drainage system without digging up your yard. Once we’ve tried other methods, such as snaking, to unclog drains, we will thoroughly inspect the lines to make sure there are no other issues. This also helps us determine the overall condition of your plumbing system so that we can make recommendations for a system replacement if necessary.
Hiller's comprehensive video camera inspections are one of the most effective ways to maintain your sewer lines and drains.
Pipe relining is a cost-effective alternative to replacing your pipes, sewer lines, and water lines. When you need a new liner for your pipes, you will want to hire a professional plumbing contractor you can trust. Plumbers who aren’t qualified to work with the epoxy and other lining materials may not install the new pipe lining correctly, which can compromise the integrity and durability of the new lining. This will cost you more money in the end because your new liner will not last as long as it should.
Installing a new lining inside your existing pipes requires very little digging or intrusion.
- First, our expert plumbers will clean the pipes that are to be relined.
- We use a video scan to make sure all debris or clogs are removed before we begin the installation.
- Once the pipes are clean, we insert a fabric tube that has been treated with the lining materials into the pipe to cover the entire length of the damaged pipe.
- We then inflate the tube while the lining materials dry and harden.
The end result is a smooth and durable lining that can withstand structural and external stress. The smooth inner walls will also increase the efficiency of your plumbing system and prevent clogs and backups. While you might think that the reduced diameter of the new pipe liner will restrict water flow, the size reduction is insignificant and will not affect the pipe’s performance. Pipe liners are often referred to as a “pipe within a pipe,” because of their durability and seamless inner coating.
No-Dig & Trenchless Technology
Many pipes and sewer lines are made of cast iron, especially in older homes, and these can corrode over time causing constant leaks and repair needs. Tree root intrusion is another common cause of sewer or water line damage. If this is the case, you may need to relocate the line; otherwise, you can choose to reline or replace the pipe without digging a trench, which has been the traditional method used to repair or replace sewage and main water lines.
Commit the following list to memory and NEVER again flush any of these objects down the toilet:
- Cotton Balls/Swabs and Q-Tips
- Paper Towels
- Dental Floss
- Facial Tissues
- Flushable Wipes
- Cat Litter
- Feminine Products
- Oils/Grease/Food/Coffee Grounds
- Bandages/Bandage Wrapping
- Pet Excrement
- Poisons/Hazardous Waste
- Cigarette Butts
Every item on this list has been the cause of countless clogged toilets. As bizarre (or even reasonable) as some of them might seem, none of them are appropriate for flushing.
In fact, the only materials that should ever be flushed down a toilet are toilet paper and human waste.
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