What’s Involved In a Pitch Fibre Pipe Repair Job
From the 1950s to 1970s pitch fiber piping was a cheaper more effective way to construct pipes. It was a lot cheaper than clay which is why it was the first choice for residential and commercial properties built in the 1950s to 1970s. Although new drainage systems are made using plastic pipes there are still many properties that use pitch fiber piping.
Pitch fiber pipes were easy to make and even easier to install which made it the first choice for most people. This meant most properties in that time had pitch fiber piping installed. Unfortunately, just like any other type of pipe, a pitch fiber one is subject to wear and tear over time.
As time goes on and the pipe gets more worn, you’ll need to have an emergency commercial plumber come in and inspect the piping on your property. Finding a commercial plumbing repair company is as simple as an internet search for commercial plumbing contractors near me.**
What Should I Do If I Have Pitch Fiber Pipes Under My Home?
If you have pitch fiber pipes under your home and they aren’t leaking, then there is nothing to worry about. If there is a leak, then you should get a professional to come in and check your piping.
A CCTV drain survey conducted by a drain professional is how you’ll determine the type of piping under your home. This survey helps to determine whether you have modern plastic pipes or pitch fiber pipes. If you have pipes that are damaged, leaking, or collapsed you may need to have them repaired or replaced.
If you think you have a problem with your piping you should have this problem fixed as soon as possible.
Pitch Fiber Repair
To repair a pitch fiber pipe we either dig up the pipe and replace it with a plastic one or add a liner to the pipe to increase its strength.
A relining process can be done using polyester felt. This will help to seal any holes in the piping. The lining helps to increase the strength of the pipe by reforming and reshaping the pipe. Reinforcement is the best way to repair this type of pipe.
The lining option is the popular choice due to the nature of the repair. You don’t have to dig the pipes up which can be a lot cheaper.
Can I Replace My Pitch Fiber Pipes?
Replacing your pitch fiber piping is also another good option. The only problem is excavating and replacing this type of pipe will cost you lots of money. It not only costs money, but your regular operations will be interrupted.
You should only look to replace your pitch fiber pipes if the damage done to them is too much and they have gone beyond repair. If they are not damaged too badly and can be replaced then it might be your best to just have them repaired by a commercial plumbing repair company. If you need that type of help we can help you. Feel free to contact us today.