Pipe Relining Since 2005
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FAQ

  • What kind of pipe damage can relining fix?

    Pipe relining can repair broken, cracked or root infested pipes.

    Pipes with sections missing and pipes that continually block without unnecessary digging.

    No matter if the pipes are vertical, horizontal or concealed, they can all be repaired. Sections of broken pipework can be relined, without having to replace the entire pipeline.

    We work on any kind of underground pipes that are damaged or defective.

    Earthenware Copper
    Stormwater Pipes Brass Pipe
    HDPE PVC
    Cement Cast Iron
    Ductile Iron Asbestos Downpipes
    Pressure Pipes Sewer Pipes
  • How long does pipe relining last?

    Pipe relining is a long-term solution with a 50 year life expectancy of the product. We guarantee a 25 year warranty which comes with every relining job, no matter how small or large.

  • How does pipe relining work?

    Our process begins with a customer consultation and CCTV inspection of the drainage system to determine and locate any problems within the drains. We then hydro jet the drain using a high pressure water jet and cleaning tools to clean and prepare the pipe. A custom made liner and bladder is manufactured and inserted into the drain and carefully pulled/pushed into position, spanning over the damaged area. The bladder is then inflated using compressed air which expands and forced the epoxy filled liner to conform and bond to the internal bore of the existing drain. The liner is left to cure, creating a pipe within a pipe. Once cured, the bladder is deflated and removed, leaving the newly created structural liner set in place. A final CCTV inspection is conducted and the pipe is ready for full use.

  • How much does pipe relining cost?

    Every job is different, depending on factors such as accessibility, risk, pipe size, length and the number of junctions. This is why our process begins with a customer consultation and CCTV inspection of the drainage system to determine and locate the specific problem with the drains. This allows us to provide a free, no-obligation quote with the most accurate pricing.

    Be aware of companies willing to quote on pipe relining, sight unseen as you could be in for a nasty surprise after you have already committed your hard earned money.

  • Why most plumbers wouldn’t recommend pipe relining?

    Most plumbers lack the equipment, training, and certification needed to carry out pipe relining. However, there are some cases when pipe relining is not an option and an excavation is necessary, such as when a pipe has collapsed.

  • How can I tell if pipe relining would fix my problem?

    In our 14 years of experience, we have come across and repaired the majority of pipe configurations possible. Our R&D department has adapted our systems and methodologies to cope with each scenario, so you can be confident that we can develop a way to fix your problem.

  • What are the symptoms of blocked drains?

    Slow Draining
    One of the most apparent signs of a blocked drain is slow emptying of the sink or tub. The problem typically becomes worse over time. Slow drainage can also occur in the shower and cause water to accumulate on the floor.

    Foul Odours
    When a blockage is present in your plumbing, water, hair and debris continuously accumulate. Stagnant water and decomposing solids have a pungent odour that can spread through the air and be detected in the area around your sinks, showers, tubs and toilets.

    Gurgling Sounds
    A drain that is blocked locally will often cause the affected fixture to gurgle as the water drains. If you have a main sewer drain blockage, you may hear gurgling in your tub or shower when you drain your sink as well.

    Changes In Flush
    A blocked drain can make the water levels in your toilet rise higher when you flush, or it could affect filling and lead to lower water levels in the bowls. A main sewer drain blockage can also cause water to flow into the tub or shower when you flush the toilet.

    Foreign Objects In the Toilet Bowl

    Patches In Your Yard That Are Always Wet

    Cracked Walkways From Sink Holes

  • What diameters and pipe length could be relined?

    Pipe diameters that range from 40mm – 225mm can be repaired. Sections of pipe as short as 30cm can be relined.

  • How long does pipe relining take?

    Most jobs can be carried out within a day or two, depending on the length and complexity of the reline.

  • What type of material do we use for pipe relining?

    Developed in Germany, BRAWOLINER is the leader in pipe relining technology. Their patented liner is the most flexible and dependable in the world. The lines meet AS3500 Standards Australia (section 3.1), so you know you are getting a quality approved product. The BRAWO resins are special epoxy resins that have been optimized for use with BRAWOLINER.

  • How strong is the liner?

    It is stronger and more flexible than PVC.

  • What is different about TPRS?

    After installing our first liner back in 2005, we have installed more than 105,000m across Sydney. We only use watermarked liner which meets AS3500 Standards Australia (section 3.1), so you know you are getting a quality approved product. You will deal with TPRS from start to finish; no subcontractors or other trades men on site, giving you insurance and assurance. Communication is integral, which is why we keep you and your clients up to date with every step of the job. We provide a 25 year warranty with every relining job, with a courtesy warranty camera inspection carried out every year. Therefore, we don’t forget about you after we have finished the job.

  • Can tree roots re-enter a relined pipe?

    No, a relined pipe is impervious to future tree root re-growth.

  • What are the advantages of pipe relining to traditional methods?

    It eliminates structural disturbances. It provides increased flow characteristics. It restores integrity to damaged or cracked pipes, stopping leaks. It has the ability to reline junctions and Tee’s in one action, creating a sealed join. It gives minimal disturbances to finished surfaces, surroundings and to your garden. It has significant cost savings over traditional pipework replacement methods. It improves water quality by eliminating contamination from lead and other metal pipes. It’s environmentally friendly.

  • What are the disadvantages of pipe relining?

    There is only one downside to pipe relining – it isn’t always possible

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