Have you ever spent your time thinking about your bathroom sink drain pipe? This is one of those things that is meant to serve its purpose and requires very little attention, especially since it is hidden away. Then one day, you realize that your sink drain leaks or is probably broken. Perhaps water doesn’t flow from the sink properly and you become aware of the fact that it is clogged. Drain pipe repairs are best to be done by people with expertise in the field, as it requires extensive knowledge and special tools in most cases.
By trying some simple techniques, however, you can identify some of the problems yourself, such as small leaks. Resolving this seemingly small problem can save you a lot of money on your hydro bill.
To determine the leakage points, it’s advised to point a flashlight at the sink plumbing, then turn on the tap and let water flow through as you watch the pipes beneath the sink. Using fresh paper towel, grab each connection or pipe junction in turn, holding for a few seconds in order to determine the drain leakage point.
In order to determine whether a given fitting is loose hence the cause of the drip, carefully inspect the leaking area. Loose couplings should be tightened in order to reduce the moisture. If in any case the leak goes on but the coupling seems snug, it is advised to unscrew it and detach the joint. Use a clean cloth to wipe and clean the ends of the pipe threads and before you reassemble the gaskets, replace the old ones with new ones.
There are traditional repair methods where in order to access the area that surrounds the damage point of the pipe, “trench” or “open cut” methods are applied to repair the sewer lines. The work area should be opened and refilled by using a backhoe. These repair methods that require trenching are usually a little bit more time consuming and more expensive as they often require the destruction of driveways, landscaping and hardscaping on the property.
Another option is a trenchless repair method. This method is definitely less intrusive and damaging to your property but is not suitable for every situation. One method of trenchless repair is pipe relining.
In this process, the damaged sewer pipes are fixed by the process of creating a pipe within a pipe in order to create a normal flow.
Root-damaged pipes may also be repaired by using pipe lining through sealing the existing cracks and holes and also filling the missing pipes and sealing the connections of the joints underground, it’s also applied in storm lines and under concrete and in roof drain pipes. In the relining process, all of the materials used are non-hazardous. In addition, the relined pipes are smooth and long-lasting.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both traditional drain repair methods and trenchless ones. One of the professionals at NewDrain in Toronto can help you determine with method is best for you and complete the work for you in a high quality way.
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