Chuck’s Podcast with Gary Sullivan #2 – Pipe Lining and Sewer Repair Basics

With our years of experience at CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair, we are always looking for opportunities to share what we have learned with others. In the past, you might have heard or read about our conversations with Gary Sullivan on At Home with Gary Sullivan. On one of his most recent podcasts, we discussed the trenchless pipe lining process and how it allows us to solve some of the most common drain and sewer problems in the greater Cincinnati area. 

Learn more about our trenchless solutions and get to know our owner, Chuck Menkhaus, by listening here!

Beginning at 153:40, we discuss our trenchless pipe lining processes at CME Pipe Lining and how they do not require any excavation or intrusive measures to repair cracked, broken, eroded or leaky pipes. Most residential, commercial, and industrial clients do not want to turn to excavation when it comes to sewer repair or replacement, which is why trenchless technology has grown and continues to grow in popularity. Our pipe lining process is seamless, and we use only the best equipment and materials to repair all defective pipes with the minimum amount of disruption and destruction. 

Signs Your Pipes Need to be Lined

The most common signs your Cincinnati Tri-State Area property needs pipe lining or trenchless sewer repair are slow flushing drains, laundry room backups, sewer smell and/or interior or exterior flooding. The cause of these problems could be cracked, broken, or collapsed pipes resulting from the ground around them shifting, or the pipes may have been corroded or become eroded with long-time use. One of the most common causes of pipe damage is the penetration and growth of tree roots inside your pipes, which leads to clogging and eventually breakages. Trenchless pipe lining is the best way to virtually permanently solve these problems because it restores the structural and physical integrity of your existing pipes without the need to excavate the surrounding area to replace them. 

How We Rehabilitate and Restore Your Cincinnati Pipes

As we discussed with Gary Sullivan, our pipe lining process always begins with a thorough camera inspection to assess the state of your pipes and the cause of your issues. This allows our team to quickly see the cause of your pipe problems and determine the best way to fix the issue once and for all. Once the sewer camera inspection is complete, we prepare your pipe for lining with a thorough, chemical-free and environmentally sound, cleaning procedure (hydro-jetting) that ensures your pipes have a clean and clear surface for the new liner to mold to. 

Pipe lining is the most reliable method of pipe repair because it does not require digging large trenches across your property, which in some cases requires the removal of trees, landscaping, or structures. Depending on the extent of the pipe’s damage, the job may even be completed in a single day, which is not uncommon. This service is also ideal for commercial businesses and manufacturing plants, for whom the cost of downtime or closure can be more than significant. One of the most common misconceptions that Gary Sullivan brought up on his podcast is that pipe lining is not able to restore a missing section of a pipe. While it is not an ideal situation, at CME Pipe Lining, we have found ways to line missing sections of pipe and to restore the structural and physical integrity of the line without the need for a full or partial replacement, in turn eliminating the need for expensive, time-consuming and potentially dangerous excavation. No matter the problem, we will always define the least-painful solution for our customers – even if that solution is one that someone better suited will implement.

Learn More About Our Pipe Lining Techniques on At Home with Gary Sullivan!

Trenchless pipe lining is a great option for drain and sewer repair due to its minimal-hassle and long-term reliability. Our team of professionals at CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair can line all manner of pipes made with a variety of materials to restore the physical and structural integrity of your greater Cincinnati area lines. To learn more about our services, make sure to give us a call or listen to our latest podcast with Chuck and Gary Sullivan today!

The Environmental Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Lining

Trenchless pipe lining has many benefits, including its cost-effectiveness (it’s a one and done lifetime fix for your pipe) and time-efficiency (faster and less disruptive than traditional dig pipe repair). One of its more overlooked benefits, however, is its environmental friendliness. CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair has over 8 years of experience providing reliable trenchless sewer repair services for residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout Cincinnati and its surrounding communities.

Trenchless Pipe Lining Eliminates the Need for Harsh Chemicals

Trenchless pipe lining is a safe and effective sewer repair service. We don’t utilize any harsh chemicals and our state-of-the-art equipment minimizes, if not eliminates, any damage or harm that could otherwise come to you or your property. Instead of using harsh and caustic substances to restore your pipes, we use high-pressure water or augers to clear the pipe and then line it with a resin-saturated non-woven liner. We either utilize an existing access point or dig a small one and invert a flexible, epoxy resin saturated liner into your damaged Cincinnati pipe. Epoxy resin is safe, non-toxic, and designated for use in trenchless pipe repair projects. Using hydraulics, we carefully invert the liner into place, fill the bladder inside the liner with steam or hot water pressing the liner against the interior of the damaged pipe, where it is allowed to cure and harden, building a brand new pipe inside the entire length of the old one.

Trenchless Pipe Lining Eliminates the Need for Damaging Excavation

Traditional sewer and process pipe repair requires heavy machinery, large crews, and extensive excavation. We understand that nobody enjoys seeing their indoor or outdoor space dug into messy and dangerous trenches, and trenchless technology has allowed us to virtually eliminate the digging. Depending on the location of the pipe to be repaired, the required excavation can damage yards, driveways, porches, foundations, landscapes, and any other property elements, but it can also churn up buried soil contaminants. Arsenic, mold, and other potentially hazardous substances that are exposed by excavation can reduce your air quality and impact your health. State-of-the-art trenchless pipe lining is minimally-disruptive. With only a few technicians and a short amount of time, we can build an entirely new seamless pipe that will work effectively for decades, without harming your property, hurting your health, or hampering the earth.

Contact CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair to Schedule an Appointment

CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair is a highly experienced trenchless pipe lining expert. We’re proud of our environmentally friendly sewer repair solutions and our history of successful projects, and look forward to applying them to your needs. Give our local team a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment or to request a free second opinion.

Repair Your Pipes This Summer with CME Pipe Lining and Sewer Repair

Summertime is in full swing, and for many commercial, industrial, or municipal facilities this might be the perfect time to assess the health of your sewer system. Warmer weather and summer-vacation slowdowns may offer the perfect opportunity for pre-emptive, but necessary pipe repairs. So why not capitalize on this season by scheduling an appointment with our professionals? Our professionals at CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair. 

Prepping Your Cincinnati Pipes

A sewer camera inspection is the only place to start when it comes to any potential sewer repairs. Our team is always glad to come to your home or business to examine your sewer pipe system with our state of the art camera equipment. As trees grow and ground shifts during the summer, fractures in the sewer line may occur. With a clear vision of the interior of the sewer line, our team can diagnose the state of the pipe and whether there is any risk for unpleasantness in the near future. 

Repairing Your Sewer and Drain Pipes

Trenchless pipe lining technology is our specialty at CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair. And what does that mean for you? It means that all that beautiful landscaping that’s growing this summer won’t have to be disturbed for any sewer repairs! And if the pipe is damaged under any flooring or driveways, it means not having to destroy and rebuild what’s above it! Trenchless lining is exactly what it sounds like—a solution that does not require digging a trench. Instead, we use a specialized method comprising high-quality resins, materials, and equipment to coat the interior of the sewer pipes and restore the integrity of the line. Be put a brand-new, seamless pipe into your old, compromised pipe. So keep that slip-n-slide, or heavy and expensive production machinery, set up and have no fear about your flower beds or flooring—there’s no need to worry about collateral damage and repair when it comes to trenchless lining repairs!  

Your Leading Pipe Lining Professionals in Cincinnati, OH

Give us a call this summer to assess your pipe system. Summer is just the right time for making some of those repairs that may have been put off. Let us take care of all your underground sewer issues before the ice and frozen ground come back and cause any additional issues. We’re sure glad for the summer sunshine in Cincinnati, aren’t you? 

Why CME is a Leader in the Pipe Lining Industry

At CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair, we are passionate about the benefits of trenchless technology and how it has and will continue, to change the pipe repair industry. Specializing in trenchless pipelining, our company has invested years of time and money into providing residential, commercial, industrial and municipal clients with practical methods of pipe repair that either do not or only minimally disturb their day to day lives. Our method and approach to using the latest technology and pipe lining methods allow us to provide the best and most effective service in the Cincinnati Tri-State area. It is our goal to provide all our customers with the most effective solutions, and to partner with other professionals to grow the trenchless pipe lining industry.

Our Growth as a Company

Just like any entrepreneurial business, our company started off small, with one man and an excavator. At its origins, CME performed a traditional sewer-pipe repair through excavation. Then one day, a customer asked for their pipe to be lined. Enter Perma-Liner whose equipment and training CME chose to invest in. With hard work, commitment and determination, we are now a multi-million dollar company, a respected brand and a market leader. Our commitment to providing the highest-quality and most-effective service to our customers remains our number one goal. Every piece of equipment we purchase, every innovation we test, and every business risk we take is to be able to better serve our customers. Our team members are trained in our processes and industry best practices and are hired for not only their mechanical skills but their character and commitment to our purpose and core values.

Your Leading Pipe Lining Professionals

What also sets our company apart is our unique customer base. Our team has an expert understanding of the types of pipe systems in your residential. commercial, industrial, or municipal property may have and how to best restore it with minimal or no downtime. Our team at CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair is dedicated to excellence in customer service, and we have the accreditation to prove it. CME has had a BBB A+ rating since 2012, and we always ensure every customer is completely satisfied with their results. Contact our team today to learn more about why CME is a leader in the pipelining industry and how we can work to provide you with a piece of mind.  


Signs Your Industrial Pipes Need Trenchless Repair

At CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair, we understand the nature of your industrial pipe systems inside and out. Our technicians are experienced and focused on rehabilitating, among others, industrial process, ventilation, and sewer pipes, using our proven trenchless pipe repair process. Trenchless pipe repair is a relatively new concept in the pipe repair industry, utilizing cutting-edge technology to minimize the stress, expense and duration of your pipe repair service. 

Why Might My Business Require Trenchless Pipe Repairs?

Over time, the various liquids and waste materials running through your pipes pipes will cause corrosion, erosion, buildup and eventually blockages. Unfortunately, pipe damage is usually not recognized until it is significant enough to create visible, audible and/or smell-able symptoms: slow drainage, gurgling, odors. Pipe systems are generally designed to withstand the environment they are in for a period of decades, but we have seen instances where the wrong pipe was installed for the high-temperature wastewater running through it, and if your plant is an older one, those pipes may be quite a ways through their lifecycle already. If you are concerned that your pipes may be compromised in some way, or if you are experiencing the symptoms of comprised pipes, be sure to contact a service provider that is experienced in your specific industrial environment, like CME. 

Trenchless Repairs Resolve Many Common pipe Problems

The need for trenchless repairs can be determined with a fairly simple diagnostic process. If your industrial property has landscaping or foliage that intersects a damaged pipe beneath it, you may notice a discolouration of the area around where the damaged pipe sits. In the event that the damaged pipe is located inside your property, backed-up floor drains are another clear sign of the need for trenchless pipe repairs. In some cases, the only sign that your pipes are damaged would be an increase in the cost of your sewage services, or of your water usage. In the event that you observe any of these conditions, contact a trenchless pipe repair expert like CME Pipe Lining to fully and precisely diagnose the problem and resolve it.

Does Your Business Require Industrial-Grade Trenchless Pipe Repair? Go for CME!

If you believe your industrial pipe system is compromised in any way, don’t wait to act. These issues do not go away on their own, and they will get worse. At CME Pipe Lining and Sewer Repair, our staff is always ready and willing to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have regarding our service and your needs Our expert technicians are trained in the most effective and efficient trenchless pipe repair solutions, and would love to add you to our long list of pleased and relieved customers. Contact CME to schedule an appointment today! 

How Trenchless Services Provide Your Industrial Property with Lasting Results

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When it comes time for you to choose a pipe repair service provider for your industrial property, think of CME Pipe Lining. We are proud to provide all of our service areas with the most efficient and effective pipe rehabilitation solutions available on the market, including our renowned trenchless pipe repair services. Trenchless pipe repair services are minimally or non-invasive pipe repair procedures that involve the use of high-pressure water technologies to clear the pipe, and an epoxy-saturated liner to create a new pipe within the existing defective pipe, all without having to destroy the landscaping or infrastructure that lies above it. 

The CME Trenchless Repair Methodology

At CME Pipe Lining and Sewer Repair, we believe that providing the most efficient and cost-effective pipe rehabilitation solution is the key to our continued success. Similar to keyhole (or laparoscopic) surgery, trenchless pipe virtually eliminates the need for traditional excavation by working within the confines of the pipe to be rehabilitated. Without the need for excavation and all the extra manpower, specialized equipment and materials that come with it, your pipe repair project can be completed in less time and at a lower cost to your business, and less stress to you. 

The Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Repair for Your Business

The use of trenchless pipe repair methods can confer a number of benefits to your business, but the most important one is the minimization of any interruption to your business. With trenchless pipe lining, a service that would traditionally have taken weeks to complete will be completed in a fraction of the time.

For all of your trenchless pipe repair needs, look no further than CME!

Choosing the right service provider to service your home or business is not easy. Determining which services your pipe system actually needs is even less easy. Make it easy, and give CME Pipe Lining a call. Our staff are educated, experienced and eager to help with whatever pipe problems you may be facing. Consider contacting CME Pipe Lining today! 

CME Receives Another Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Each year, Angie’s List honors top A-rated companies with the Super Service Award. CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair is proud to be a 2018 Super Service Award recipient. The award is determined by user reviews, so we’d like to sincerely thank our customers for taking the time to recognize our outstanding service. We look forward to continuing to provide excellent and ethical sewer pipe repair and lining to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal clients in the Tri State area for years to come.

About Angie’s List

Angie’s List collects detailed reviews from its members on over 720 services each year. From cost, response time, professionalism, and everything in between, customers grade the companies they hire on an A to F scale. This information helps potential customers like you find the top-rated certified service professionals for your projects, make informed decisions about who you hire, and complete your projects efficiently and satisfactorily.

About the Super Service Award

Qualifying for the Angie’s List Super Service Award is rigorous, but we’ve been distinguished with it every year since 2014. Our business has had to consistently earn the highest level of ratings and reviews, maintain an A-rating, be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, show proof of a current license, and follow all Angie’s List guidelines to win the award.

About CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair

Our commitment to being a top Trenchless Pipe Repair Company in the Cincinnati area and providing our valued customers with the highest quality and integrity professional service has helped us continuously win this award. For over 20 years, our licensed and qualified team has been repairing and eliminating pipe issues for commercial, municipal, residential, and industrial clients.

So whether your home’s sewer pipe is clogged or your manufacturing plant’s process lines are damaged, we’ll use our experience and technology to provide you the solution that will minimize disruptions now and into the future. When you’re in need of high quality sewer and pipe repair for your home or business, trust the customer reviews and call Super Service Award winner CME Sewer Repair & Pipe Lining.

Why You Should Explore Trenchless Services for Your Industrial Property

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If your Cincinnati Tri State-area industrial property’s sewer pipes or process pipes need to be repaired or replaced, have CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair give you an assessment. Instead of disrupting your industrial operations by using messy, time-consuming and costly traditional repair-and-replace methods, explore the innovative trenchless alternative that our experienced professionals will offer, minimizing any impact to the productivity and profitability of your business. If your process pipes, sewer line, or entire industrial pipe system are showing signs of damage, take advantage of our convenient trenchless services:

  • Cleaning. Our qualified technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and processes to clean, clear, and restore flow to your industrial pipes, with minimal disruption to your property. However, restoring flow is only a temporary fix.

  • Inspection. Once the pipes are cleared, they can and should be inspected to identify the root cause of their dysfunction. CME Pipe Lining & Sewer Repair uses modern, high-tech cameras to identify any blockages, cracks, leaks, corrosion, or other issues that could potentially disrupt your facility’s operation.

  • Rehabilitation. Once the cause/s of the dysfunction have been pinpointed CME will provide a plan for the long-term repair and rehabilitation of the pipe/s through pipe lining. Pipe lining allows for the fast and efficient repair of existing sewer and process pipes without digging and replacing. Once the pipes are cleared of all debris, CME will insert an epoxy-resin-saturated liner under pressure that will mold to the existing pipe, providing a homogeneous and seamless pipe within your old pipe, restoring flow and functionality long into the future.

  • Trenchless Services Save You Money

    Replacing your sewer and pipe infrastructure through traditional methods requires expensive excavation, repair, and labor, not to mention shutting down production and likely displacing heavy and sensitive equipment. The minimal digging needed for trenchless repair services helps eliminate property damage and all its related direct and indirect costs.

    Trenchless Services Save You Time

    Traditional dig-and-replace methods require open cuts and excavation that will likely stop overall production, disfigure your industrial facility, and potentially cause damage to production equipment as well. With no need to dig extensive trenches through your industrial property, trenchless services can be completed faster and with little disruption to your business operations.

    Trenchless Services are a Long-Term Solution

    Innovative trenchless technologies can accurately find and fix what’s causing your pipes to malfunction. They provide a detailed perspective of your pipes, which allows our expert technicians to personalize your repair and provide long-lasting, better-than-new solutions that prevent similar issues from occurring in the same pipe/s down the road.
    There may be no need to sacrifice the productivity of your industrial complex. Contact our professional experts at CME to learn how our trenchless services may keep your production up and running in spite of any industrial sewer or process pipe repair needs.

    Chuck’s Podcast with Gary Sullivan

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    On December 1, 2018, our owner, Chuck Menkhaus, was invited to speak on Gary Sullivan’s podcast, “At Home with Gary Sullivan.” The podcast is focused on providing home improvement and maintenance tips to its listeners. Gary also regularly discusses the latest and greatest technologies that could be beneficial to any property owner.

    For more than twenty years, CME has been the Cincinnati tri-state area’s trusted sewer and pipe repair professionals. On February 1, 2011 CME lined its first sewer pipe, and even though pipe lining was first introduced to the sewer industry in the 1970’s, we understand that the process can be confusing. That is why we love having the opportunity to educate our community and customers whenever possible.

    At CME, our goal is to provide a comprehensive and thorough service that fully addresses the rehabilitation of your underground sewer and/or plumbing system. When we were invited to appear on “At Home with Gary Sullivan,” we were excited to be able to share our down-to-earth industry knowledge and lining experience with the community that has trusted us over the last two decades.

    In the podcast, we go over a number of subjects related to the history of pipe lining technology, its materials, and the common problems associated with aging underground sewer and wastewater systems. Many residential, commercial and even industrial buildings now have aging pipes, and our goal is to rehabilitate their entire underground piping system without any unnecessary excavation and subsequent reconstruction costs. With our years of experience, we understand how the surrounding infrastructure of a property, such as landscaping, is an intrinsic value of the property, and nobody likes to see their property destroyed due to an unseen, underground issue.

    Fortunately, trenchless technologies allow us to repair most underground pipes with the least possible disturbance so that your home and/or business experience minimal disruption and inconvenience. During the podcast, we fully detail our pipe-lining process and how it is ultimately much more affordable than the traditional dig-and-replace method.

    Our final subject in this podcast details when you should look to call the pipe-lining experts at CME. Although you may try your best to perform regular maintenance on your aging and deteriorating underground sewer and/or plumbing system, unexpected repairs are still going to be unavoidable. If you notice any air releasing from your pipes (gurgling) and/or water pooling in your drains or yard, then contact our team of professionals as soon as possible to come take a look. We always perform initial camera inspections to identify and accurately diagnose the problem, before proposing any type of repair. These camera inspections are recorded and shared with you so that you may see the issues for yourself. We hope you enjoy listening and let us know if you have any questions.

    Why you want to hire a company that doesn’t use subcontractors

    Sewer and drain cleaning, repair, and replacement can be an intimidating process to home and business owners. When making the decision to seek out professional assistance with your sewer and drain pipes, it is important to understand how the company is going to carry out the services you need done. Are they a full-service company that is going to put in the work in to ensure your satisfaction? Or are they a company that hires someone else to do the work that you’re paying them for?

    While this may seem like extra work for you, it is essential in protecting your Ohio property from damaging results that your hard-earned money is going into. Here are three quick reminders about why you don’t want to work with a company that uses subcontractors:

    Credibility of Ohio Sewer Repair Companies

    Seeking out a credible company that does not hire someone else to do the work for them shows that they are willing to meet your specific needs and care about you as their customer. When searching for a company to assist you with your sewer and drain needs, check to see if they have up-to-date reviews on sites like Yelp that allow you to become familiar with the work that they do. If you cannot find any reviews of the company itself, you know that they are probably not going to have your best interest at heart.

    Responsibility of Sewer and Drain Companies

    When a company is hiring subcontractors to do the work for them, they are not taking responsibility for the work you are paying them for. If subcontractors are working on your residential, commercial, or municipal property and something goes wrong, it is more than likely that they are not going to feel obligated to inform you about every detail of their work. This also takes the pressure of off the company because the damage being done was not a direct result of their work. You want to work with a company that is honest with you during every step of the process.

    Reliability of Sewer and Drain Services

    When you’re experiencing sewer or drain problems, you only want to make sure that the services you need done are completed in a timely and effective manner. It is an inconvenience for you to have to additional stress about whether or not the services will work, and more importantly, whether or not the company you hire will be there when they need to. Working with a company that you can directly rely on is vital to the function of your property and the satisfaction of your family, customers, and residents.

    Call Your Team At CME Sewer Repair Today!

    Ohio homes and business owners should not have to worry about a company placing their sewer or drain issues in someone else’s hands. At CME Sewer Repair, we never use subcontractors and take pride in providing customers with careful, reliable, and affordable services that best meet their needs.