Insta-Pipe Blog: Posts Tagged ‘UV-CIPP’

What Is the Benefit of Using UV Lights for Pipe Services?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

UV-air-purifier-lightAt Insta-Pipe, we are dedicated to keeping current with the best available technology for piping services in Olympia, WA. We have a range of trenchless pipe replacement and pipe repair services, and we match each customer and job with the tools that will do the job best.

One type of technology we use for CIPP (cured in place piping) to line underground pipes is UV cure CIPP. You’re probably familiar with UV as an abbreviation for ultraviolet. UV cure uses ultraviolet light to cure the pipe liner applied to the inside of water lines, sewer lines, and other underground pipes. This is not yet a widespread technique for CIPP, and you won’t find many contractors in our area who can offer the benefits of it.

But what are those benefits? For anyone who doesn’t work in piping, it sounds odd to use UV lights as a way to handle pipe repair.

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Can All Contractors Offer Sewer Pipe Lining?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

question-mark-badgeYour home, business, or facility almost certainly has a sewer line to connect it to the municipal sewer system. Keeping this line in good repair is essential—and if it should suffer from cracks and leaks, the best way to have it fixed is with sewer pipe lining from a professional contractor.

Sewer pipe lining is the best way to handle repairs for a sewer line, or improvements to an older line to prevent future repairs. The job doesn’t require digging to expose the sewer line. Instead, the contractors slide a liner, also called a carrier pipe into the sewer line and use hydraulics to draw and set it into place. The carrier pipe is then inflated to fill up the old pipe and create a new lining on the interior that repairs the sewer line. This work not only fixes problems from leaks, cracks, and tree roots, it improves flow for high efficiency. It also takes care of all leaks with a single repair, rather than trying to patch up multiple cracks.

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How Can UV Light Help With Sewer Line Repair?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

sewer-line-repairIn the past, you’ve heard us discuss CIPP, or cured in place pipe, as a sure-fire method of sewer leak repairs. It’s an effective means of covering underground pipe repair without having to dig up the pipe. UV light, or ultra-violet light, can actually aid in that process considerably.

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