Pipe Upgrades, Replacement & Relining

How Graham-Simon Plumbing Inspects Your Pipes With Video Drain Inspection Technology

With advancements in video inspection technology, our professional plumbers are able to investigate and locate the source of most sewer pipe problems and drainage issues before they get worse.

  • First, we insert a small, fiber optic video line into your drains; this gives us a complete view of the inside of your sewer and water lines.
  • Then we carefully examine the entire system to check for potential issues or to locate a known issue. This technology allows us to find hidden problems that can only be detected with a camera.
  • Finally, once our technicians pinpoint the cause of the problem, we will provide our professional advice to help you choose the most cost-effective repair or replacement.

Video scans are also one of the most effective ways to locate roots that have damaged your sewer pipes and drainage system without digging up your yard. Once we’ve tried other methods, such as snaking, to unclog drains, we will thoroughly inspect the lines to make sure there are no other issues. This also helps us determine the overall condition of your plumbing system so that we can make recommendations for a system replacement if necessary.

Graham-Simon Plumbing has comprehensive video camera inspections that are one of the most effective ways to maintain your sewer lines and drains.

Pipe Relining

Pipe relining is a form of pipe repair and a more cost-effective alternative to replacing your pipes, sewer lines, and water lines. When you need a new liner for your pipes, you will want to hire a professional plumbing contractor you can trust. Plumbers who aren’t qualified to work with the epoxy and other lining materials may not install the new pipe lining correctly, which can compromise the integrity and durability of the new lining. This will cost you more money in the end because your new liner will not last as long as it should.

Installing a new lining inside your existing pipes requires very little digging or intrusion.

  • >First, our expert plumbers will clean the pipes that are to be relined.
  • >We use a video scan to make sure all debris or clogs are removed before we begin the installation.
  • >Once the pipes are clean, we insert a fabric tube that has been treated with the lining materials into the pipe to cover the entire length of the damaged pipe.
  • >We then inflate the tube while the lining materials dry and harden.

The end result is a smooth and durable lining that can withstand structural and external stress. The smooth inner walls will also increase the efficiency of your plumbing system and prevent clogs and backups. While you might think that the reduced diameter of the new pipe liner will restrict water flow, the size reduction is insignificant and will not affect the pipe’s performance. Pipe liners are often referred to as a “pipe within a pipe,” because of their durability and seamless inner coating.

No-Dig & Trenchless Technology

Many pipes and sewer lines are made of cast iron, especially in older homes, and these can corrode over time causing constant leaks and repair needs. Tree root intrusion is an underground menace, and a common cause of sewer or water line damage. If this is the case, you may need to relocate the line; otherwise, you can choose to reline or replace the pipe without digging a trench, which has been the traditional method used to repair or replace sewage and main water lines.

Graham-Simon Plumbing is a licensed and insured plumbing company that offers not only sewer line replacement and sewer repair, but also a wide variety of other plumbing and electrical services. Contact us today for a quote!

No-Dig & Trenchless Technology

No-Dig & Trenchless Technology

The (CIPP) cured in-place pipe restoration process is an economical and efficient alternative to traditional pipe system replacement. Our CIPP lining technology allows us to restore and Re-Nu aged, corroded piping systems to a “better than new” condition without removing them. The epoxy liner installed to the pipes’ interior will seal and protect the system from further deterioration, dramatically extending the life of the piping systems. The CIPP lining process can be used on a variety of piping materials, which include clay, concrete, metal, iron steel, PVC and fiberglass.

NuFlow’s Pull-in-Place structural liner process is a patented, non-destructive technology that allows anyone occupying the building(s) to continue with their daily activities — preventing displacement, business closure and minimizing pipe system down time.

This innovative, cured-in-place pipe pipe (CIPP lining) system creates a long-term, structural pipe inside the existing host pipe system without digging or destruction to buildings or landscape. The pipe is rehabilitated to a better-than- new condition, with an increased flow rate, eliminated weakened joints, sealed cracks and eradicating the chance of groundwater pollution. The NuFlow structural CIPP lining technology is best suited for 3/4“ to 12” in diameter. Specialty applications are available for larger pipe systems.