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

With CME Pipe Lining & Sewer, we understand the nature of your industrial pipe systems backwards and forwards. Our technicians are experienced and enthusiastic in performing services and repairs, including our own line of trenchless pipe repair offerings. Trenchless pipe repair is a relatively new concept in the pipe industry, utilizing cutting-edge technology to minimize the stress, expense and longevity of your repair service.

Why Might My Business Require Trenchless Pipe Repairs?

Over time, the use of your pipes will cause undesirable materials such as heavy metals, sediment deposits and stagnant wastewater to accumulate in your pipe systems. Without routine, professional maintenance, these materials can corrode and even outright burst your pipe system’s component pipes, requiring prompt repairs. When it comes time for your industrial pipes to be serviced, contact a licensed plumber that can perform trenchless repairs, like CME.

Trenchless Repairs Resolve Many Common Pipe Problems

The need for trenchless repairs can be determined with a fairly simple diagnosis. If you industrial property contains landscaping or foliage that intersects a damaged pipe, you may notice a discolouration of an area around where a damaged pipe may sit. In the event that the damaged pipe is located on the interior of your property, damp areas that exude an odour of sewage are another clear sign of the need for trenchless pipe repairs. In some cases, the only sign that your sewer 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 licensed plumber like CME Pipe Lining to resolve the problem.

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

If you believe your industrial pipe systems require trenchless pipe repair, don’t wait to act. 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 your service. Our expert technicians are trained in the most effective trenchless pipe repair solutions, and would love to add you to our long list of 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 service provider for your industrial property, think of CME Pipe Lining. We are proud to provide all of our service areas with the most effective pipe and piping solutions available on the market, including our renowned trenchless pipe repair services. Trenchless pipe repair services are non-invasive pipe repair procedures that involve the use of a bursting head to remove segments of pipe, and an epoxy-coated inflatable bladder to deploy new pipe, all without digging up your beloved lawn and landscaping.

The CME Trenchless Repair Methodology

With CME Pipe Lining and Sewer Repair, we believe that providing the most effective and economical pipe solutions is the key to our continued success. Among these solutions is the process of trenchless pipe repair. Trenchless pipe repair mitigates the need for traditional excavation work by working within the confines of your sewer and pipe systems. Without the need for excavation, extra manpower and specialized equipment, your commercial endeavour can save time, money and stress.

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, up to and including improved water pressure, decreased water usage costs, and better performance from your water-based appliances. Perhaps most importantly, trenchless pipe repairs minimize the interruption to your business, allowing for a service that would have potentially taken weeks to be completed within the span of hours. Moreover, the time saved through the use of trenchless pipe repairs is time that you can utilize to improve the efficacy of your business.

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

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.
Choosing the right licensed plumber to service your home or business is not always easy. Determining which services your pipe systems 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.

    Top 4 Pipe Issues

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    Many are caught off guard by a broken or burst pipe, but these kinds of plumbing issues rarely happen overnight. There are a number of reasons behind pipe issues, and here are the top four affecting Ohio and Kentucky neighborhoods:

    Pinhole Leaks

    Pinhole leaks develop in pipes that are located under slabs, and homeowners may start to notice a humming or whistling sound as the air leaves the pipe. In piping, there are 2 reasons pinhole leaks occur- first, acidic water, and second, mixed metals in your plumbing.

    Most leaks start forming if there’s an improper backfill or if the installation of the pipes was improper to begin with. Cutting costs will usually yield the barest gauge, and this is the spot where most leakages come from. The pipe itself may be made of inferior material, so as water passes it corrodes the surface, accelerating the erosion process.


    Temperature changes and moisture fluctuation in the environment can contract or expand your pipes, which could result in a crack. Pipe materials such as clay will naturally rot and disintegrate over time. Older homes will need to have their pipes repaired or replaced as they break down due to normal wear and tear. Newer homes are also susceptible to pipe cracks due to over-pressurization, constant exposure to extreme temperatures, or improper installations.

    Tree Root Invasion

    Roots can extend a great distance from trees in search for nutrients. Shrubs and trees naturally seek out moisture and can be especially drawn to your pipe if there are holes, leaks, and poorly sealed joints. Over time, the roots grow and subsequently invade your pipe, choking it and preventing proper flow in the process. Call our experienced technicians if you notice sinkholes, wet patches in your yard, or unexpected drops in water pressure.


    Clogs usually can be identified early by noting an unusual gurgling sound whenever you use the toilet. Additionally, if you’re experiencing slow drainage, recurring clogs in and around the bathtub, drains, or the washing machine, then it’s very possible a clog is to blame. If left untreated, a simple clog can become serious and cause major issues. It’s best to call a professional to determine the state of your pipes as soon as you notice a potential clog symptom.

    Pinhole leaks can cause as much damage as larger ones, cracked pipes can burst, and backups due to clogged drains can lead to significant property damage. At CME, we use advanced leak detection technology to find the tiniest leaks with accuracy. We use the powerful hydro jetter to clear roots and stubborn blockages, and implement trenchless repairs for a permanent solution to your pipe problems.


    How Can Regular Pipe Inspections Help Avoid Accidents In Older Sewer Systems In Hyde Park Homes?

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    Hyde Park is well-known as a prestigious, historic part of Cincinnati, and its reputation is well-deserved: Many of the expansive homes in this exclusive neighborhood date to the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, lurking below these beautiful manors, aging sewer systems are quietly crumbling away, steadily deteriorating until an emergency sewer failure takes over your day.

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    Sewer Lining & Plumbing Issues At Your Mount Adams Home Or Business

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    Beautiful, historic Mount Adams has long been a jewel of the Cincinnati area, but as the aging sewer lines beneath neighborhood homes and businesses begin to show signs of wear, you may find yourself dealing with unpleasant damp areas that won’t go away, recurring sewer backups and frequent foul odors that permeate the air. If you’ve had your drain snaked more than once and the problems keep coming back, it may be time to turn to CME Sewer Repair for a more permanent solution.

    Common Problems With Pipes In Mount Adams

    Most of the sewer lines in the Mount Adams area pre-date the advent of modern sewer pipe materials, so they are made of cast-iron pipe, a carbon and iron alloy that is easy to mold but tends to be brittle and corrosion-sensitive. As the years go by, cast-iron pipes develop fissures and rust that will eventually cause the pipes to sag, narrowing the pipe diameter. This leaves less space for waste to pass, allowing smaller clumps to form clogs. Fractured areas and collapsed sections further restrict pipe flow.

    Another common problem in the Mount Adams area is tree root penetration. As the trees grow, the roots extend to search for water during dry spells and pipe joints are a favorite place to find it. They expand, separating the joints and sending more and more roots into the pipe until sewer backup become a nearly every day occurrence.

    Some contractors try to treat these problems with small-area solutions that don’t last or a complete pipe replacement, which costs thousands of dollars. CME Sewer Repair has a better way to stop recurring sewer problems and restore your pipes to peak efficiency: Trenchless sewer lining.

    How Sewer, Drain, & Water Pipe Lining Works

    Sewer lining is an advanced method of pipe restoration that rebuilds damaged pipes and ends frequent sewer issues. Rather than removing the pipe and replacing it, we can apply a strong, epoxy-resin lining that seals holes and cracks throughout the entire length of the pipe, ending leaks instantly. The lining material is rustproof and corrosion resistant, so it immediately halts the decay of the cast-iron pipe, stopping the appearance of new leaks. Its seamless construction also prevents tree root penetration, so you won’t have to deal with recurring obstructions as the roots you cleared away last year grow back again this year.

    To reline a pipe, CME Sewer Repair begins by carefully inspecting the pipe with our sewer camera inspection technology, followed by a complete cleaning using hydro jetting service. This enables us to identify all the problem areas and formulate an effective relining plan. With the pipe prepared, our skilled technicians insert a soft, flexible tube coated with epoxy into the pipe through an existing access point, such as a cleanout or the pipe end. The tube is inflated inside the pipe, which applies the epoxy to the interior walls of the pipe and creates new sections of pipe where the old one has crumbled. We allow the epoxy to cure until it hardens, fully restoring the damaged pipe.

    Call CME Sewer Repair To Restore Your Pipes Today!

    CME Sewer Repair has the most advanced technology to eliminate recurrent sewer problems and restore aging plumbing in Mount Adams. Call us today to learn how we can help you!