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!