For over 20 years, Apollo Drain & Rooter Services has been a proud provider of environmentally-friendly solutions for solving problems that home and business owners face in Oregon and Washington. This emphasis on preserving the environment with services that are non-invasive allows us to conduct repairs more quickly as well.
CIPP Environmentally Friendly Pipe Repair
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is an eco-friendly repair method because it allows pipes to be rehabilitated and repaired from the inside without creating excessive disruption. This is made possible through the flexible liner that is inserted into the faulty pipe through an established entry point, such as a cleanout or small hole that our experts will strategically dig to be minimally invasive and prevent needless property damage.
The liner that is inserted into the pipe has an epoxy resin coating on its exterior, and after it is inflated with an artificial mechanism, it expands and fits inside of the old pipe. The pressure forces the epoxy resin coating the flexible liner to be applied to the interior of the pipe, fully covering corrosion and filling any cracks or leaks in the system. After several hours, the epoxy resin will completely cure and act as the new liner in its hardened state.
Trenchless, No-Dig Repairs Versus Traditional, Dig-And-Replace Methods
By having repairs take place inside of the old pipe, our cured-in-place pipe lining methods won’t damage sensitive land or historically important properties, making it a reliable solution to address a wide array of problems.
This is a far cry to traditional repair methods that require the pipeline system to be plowed out of the ground and manually replaced, a process that could take weeks and require homeowners to relocate during that time. The large equipment and machinery also proved to be destructive, tearing up streets and blocking access to businesses and inconveniencing residents. In addition, traditional repairs created excess waste that needed to be disposed of in landfills, and the trenches, while refilled with the dirt, were still largely visible on properties, forcing property owners to need to budget for additional landscaping and remediation costs following already expensive repairs.
While excavation was the standard method of repairs, cured-in-place pipe lining, and other no-dig, trenchless-based options provide better, more flexible alternatives that meet the needs of customers and residents in the community.
The Benefits Of CIPP Lining On The Environment & Older Pipeline Systems
Because many pipes travel through or near areas such as wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife preserves, it’s important to keep these areas unaffected by the infrastructures of modern life. When pipes experience problems, our team at Apollo Drain & Rooter Service take the time to repair them without upheaving these ecosystems. Since our CIPP lining process only requires one or two access points, such as a cleanout or manhole, we can ensure that extra, deep digging isn’t required to finish our work effectively.
In addition, the epoxy resin that we install into damaged pipes is safe, both for the environment and for the pipe itself. The material created has the durability equivalent to PVC pipes, ensuring that they will withstand common problems such as:
- Tree root invasions through the joints
- Pipeline collapses
- Shifts in the soil
Older plumbing systems used materials that have proven unstable and toxic. For instance, galvanized pipes and lead solder are known hazards. Many municipalities have replaced these types of pipes, though some older homes in the area may still contain the dangerous materials. When we install a new, cured-in-place pipe, it creates a barrier between the toxins found in the old pipes and the water flow, sealing away the potential health risks and offering a new, more reliable solution.
Our cured-in-place pipe lining solutions, while incredibly effective and beneficial on its own, is supplemented with the assistance of our high-quality, Perma-Main Top Gun equipment.
How The Perma-Main Top Gun Works
Built by our partners at Perma-Liner Industries, the Perma-Main Top Gun CIPP Lining equipment is specifically designed to rehabilitate pipelines 6-12 inches in diameter in a few hours with no excavation or disruption in the substrate. The liner is air inverted through existing manholes and steam cured in as little as 90 minutes using compact 750,000 BTU dry steam generators. This minimizes repair time, road closures, and reconstruction, allowing for safe reactivation of the repaired pipeline in just hours.
Because the system can be continuously fed, there is no limit to the length of material it can invert. Depending on the infrastructure, the installation lengths for liner typically average 300 to more than 600 feet. Prep time is minimal because all liner materials are pre-measured and delivered to the repair location pre-saturated.
The Features & Capabilities Of The Perma-Main Top Gun
The newest addition to our CIPP family, the Perma-Main Top Gun is a manhole-to-manhole, continuous inversion lining system. It offers many features and options that enhance the quality of our work and facilitate impactful, long-lasting repairs. Some of its important components include:
- Specially formulated resin to lengthen lifespan of pot
- Inversion process finishes in less than 10 minutes
- Air inversion – no large boiler inversion trucks necessary
- Safe to use for contractors
- All operations completed with air only, no water needed
The Perma-Main Top Gun improves the CIPP lining process by being compatible with any type of CIPP liner. Its hydrophilic sealing process results in the sleeve expanding when exposed to water, regardless of the pipeline materials the host pipe is comprised of. In addition, its retaining rings ensure that internal components aren’t moved during the CIPP lining process, holding the end seal in place. This also helps solve issues related to infiltration and inflow, keeping the pipe secure and free of complications.
Call The Certified Professionals At Apollo Drain & Rooter Services
Our combination of advanced equipment and techniques allows us to assist our customers and quickly fix problems. At Apollo Drain & Rooter Service, we are proud to have a team of certified CIPP technicians to conduct effective repairs. Call us for a free estimate on cured-in-place pipe lining installations today and learn more about its environmentally-friendly benefits across Portland and Washington.