If you have old plumbing pipes that have become corroded or have other problems, such as cracks and small leaks, it can get very expensive to replace all of your piping. Instead of replacing them, internal pipe coating can be used to repair the pipes. Below is some information about what internal pipe coating is as well as the many benefits it offers you.
Internal Pipe Coating
You will also hear internal pipe coating referred to as epoxy pipe coating. To use this pipe coating, you will need to hire a contractor to install it for you. The contractor will first inspect the pipe using fiber optic lighting and cameras to determine how damaged they are and where the damage is. Once they determine this, they will start the internal pipe coating process.
They will first drain the water completely out of the pipes to dry them. To make the drying faster, they may use dry heated air. Once the pipes are dry, the contractor will sandblast them to remove any existing corrosion and build-up from inside the pipes. This sandblasting also roughens up the surface of the internal pipes to allow the epoxy to adhere to the piping better.
The contractor will then place the epoxy coating into the pipes. They install the coating using controlled air to distribute it evenly through each segment of piping.
Internal pipe coating can be used on most piping materials, such as galvanized steel, copper, clay, metal, lead, iron, PVC, and concrete.
Benefits of Internal Pipe Coating
One of the main benefits of internal pipe coating is you do not have to rip out walls or floors to install new piping. This will also not damage your landscaping when installing the piping.
The pipe coating process is much more cost-effective. It takes much less time to install epoxy coating than it does to install new pipes. This means you will have reduced labor charges.
The epoxy coating protects the pipes from any further corrosion, cracks, or leaks. You will immediately notice there is much better water flow.
Epoxy coating will make the water you use in your home to drink, bathe, and cook with to be much healthier for you and your family if you currently have lead pipes. This is because the water will not pick up lead as it flows through the pipes.
Contact a plumber in your area to learn more about this topic so you can decide if this would be right for you.