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How Much Does Pipe Relining Cost

Your pipes are a key part of your property. Whether you rely on them for sewage removal or more serious stormwater relocation, keeping your pipes in good condition is the difference between water damage and peace of mind. Pipe lining is a key part of this. Read on to learn about pipe relining and find out what you can expect to pay for pipe relining when it’s needed.

 

What is pipe relining?

All pipes have a lining in them. Metal pipes inevitably corrode over time, leading to rust in the water supply and leakages due to cracks and splits. Over time, the lining in your pipe also degrades, breaking down and leaving the inside of your pipe bare. Pipe relining is the process of adding the lining back into the pipe.

 

Why is pipe relining important?

Pipe relining is important as a relined pipe works just as effectively as a new pipe. Bare pipes are left vulnerable to long term corrosion and pipe damage, which (when left to its own devices) ultimately leads to severe pipe damage such as cracks and internal flooding throughout the structure. Pipe relining avoids this issue entirely, protecting the pipe properly and keeping the seal tight. Furthermore, damaged pipes require complete replacement, which is extremely expensive. Pipe relining keeps costs at a manageable level.

 

How much does pipe relining cost?

Depending on the nature of your pipes and the structure of your plumbing, you can expect to pay around $450 – $550 per metre for normal household sewer and stormwater lines. Junctions between pipes cost around $800 for relining, as they are more complex parts of a structure’s plumbing.

 

What affects the cost of pipe relining?

One of the features of a pipe that affects the cost is the width of the pipe in question. This is because more lining is required for a wider pipe, as comprehensive coverage is a necessity when avoiding leaks and other issues. Of course, due to the fact that pipe relining is charged by the metre, longer pipes cost more to reline. Finally, the complexity of the system affects the cost. If a pipe is more difficult to reach, technicians spend more time on-site and cost more to retain throughout the project. Simpler, shorter piping systems are cheaper than vast and sprawling interconnected webs of sewage and storm drains.

 

Is there an alternative to pipe relining?

There is no real alternative to relining your pipes. Water damage is inevitable over long periods of time, which means that without pipe relining, they continue to wear and worsen, eventually springing leaks and flooding the property. At this point, the only real alternatives are to ignore the problem or completely replace all of the pipes within the property. Both of these examples are far more costly than pipe relining, leaving pipe relining as the most affordable and viable option for anyone seeking solutions to wear and tear in their plumbing network.