Industrial Pipe Replacement
Industrial Pipe Replacement
Methods of Pipe Replacement
There are multiple ways to replace damaged pipes in industrial settings. The oldest way to replace a pipe, when dealing with damaged or clogged sewer drains in industrial settings, would be repaired by excavation. This method entails excavating directly alongside the current pipe with issues, removing the damaged pipe, and then installing a brand-new replacement.
The traditional method, described above, is obviously a long and cumbersome endeavor that ends up being very costly. In contrast with the older excavation-style pipe replacements, the newest method of pipe replacement are trenchless replacements that require no excavation at all.
Trenchless Pipe Replacement
Trenchless replacements is commonly referred to as pipe bursting. It is by far one of the most convenient, safe, and cost-effective method to replacement damaged industrial pipes. This method works by using the existing piping system as a guide to insert a new pipe that has a slightly smaller diameter and then reconncting the non-damaged portion to the newly inserted pipe.
CIPP as a Re-Piping Alternative
One last option to replace your old plumbing system is to contact a plumbing company about CIPP or cured in place piping. CIPP is another type of trenchless pipe repair. CIPP is very durable, easy to install, and doesn't take as much time as the other options.
To explain how to use CIPP in easy to understand steps, a camera is inserted into the pipes to inspect the damage, and then the drain lines are cleared. An epoxy saturated sleeve or tube is inserted and inflated to create a new tube. The tube adheres to the old pipes allowing for smooth water flow.
The cost is normally half of what repiping with PVC or copper would cost, but best of all, no digging! This is the greener option and there will be little disruption to your employees and customers.
Choosing a Plumbing Expert
When it comes time to choose an industrial plumbing contractor, shop around. Choose one who will give a free estimate for all the repiping options. Getting a total of three estimates is always a good idea. It's also a good idea to ask for references. And as a business owner seeking little disruption, getting your pipe leaks taken care of might mean asking if the plumbing expert can get to you the next day.
You'll need to research the plumber's reputation and study their reviews. The reviews will be the best way to check their track record and whether or not they do excellent work. Plus, any professional plumber will have a BBB business profile. Being accredited with the Better Business Bureau shows the company supports the BBB's efforts to promote integrity.
In addition to researching and choosing the type of pipe for your repiping project, finding a plumbing company that understands that removing and replacing the pipes for your business needs to be done with minimal interruption to your business. And because industrial building codes are much different than the codes for residential buildings, look for a professional service with years of experience in industrial plumbing.
Another tip is talk to anyone you know with past experience in replacing industrial pipe. Odds are if your business is located in an area of town that is older, someone else has had the same issues. Asking around will uncover a wealth of information. Other businesses should be able to let you know which plumbing services do good work and who offers excellent customer service.
And last but certainly not least, check on the plumber's licenses. Plumbers are among the most closely regulated professions in the United States. Almost all states have plumber licensing requirements for journeyman and master levels. Each state will have licensing information on their state license board of contractor’s page.
As you can see, there is a lot involved when it comes to choosing the right piping material and the right plumbing expert. However, now you're armed with information to help in deciding on the type of pipe to use and how to choose a plumber. Before starting your plumbing job, make sure you do your research to ensure that the plumbing material you choose is the right fit for your re-piping project.
Remember to also research the professional you call for estimates, and check their licensing. If you keep this information in mind, your full repipe job should go smoothly with little interference to your staff and customers.
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