How Descaling Helps Us With Sewer Repair

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Years of use often result in the accumulation of materials along pipe walls. These materials are collectively referred to as pipe scale. When a plumber in Tempe, AZ, from Zippity Split Plumbing “descales” pipes, this buildup of materials is removed. Moreover, this method is something that helps us with sewer repair. Here’s how.

Improving Video Inspection Results

The first step often taken with sewer line repair is to conduct a video inspection. However, pipe scale can sometimes block cracks and other pipe flaws. By descaling your pipes and performing another inspection, anything that was overlooked or covered by caked-on sediment or minerals can be found.

Helping the Newly Applied Coating Adhere Better

One of the most common sewer pipe line repair methods involves the application of a new coating to the inside of an existing pipe. Descaling, which can be done chemically or with powerful cleaning processes such as hydro jetting, allows the epoxy coating to adhere better to the walls of the pipe.

Determining If Replacement Is Really Necessary

After years of normal use, the cast iron pipes common in many older homes can become corroded enough to reduce the flow rate. It’s natural for even a well-trained plumber to recommend sewer line replacement in situations like this. However, specialized descaling equipment or techniques like hydro jetting may remove corrosion deposits and restore normal function.

For times when it’s not clear whether or not to replace sewer line or opt for repair, Zippity Split Plumbing will descale your pipes and perform a thorough inspection. We’ll then give you an honest opinion so you can decide what’s best for your needs.

Contact us today for high-quality, comprehensive sewer repair services in Tempe, AZ. We ensure prompt service to address the toughest issues. Call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

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