How to Choose a Pipe Reliner

pipe relinerFor a large number of Aussie’s their home is their biggest investment and looking after it by maintaining the structure and aesthetics is extremely important. But how do you know what needs to be done and when, and who should do the work? It is sometimes daunting, its almost as if you need a PHD in all aspects of building and construction.

Things like knowing when to paint your property or replace your carpet, kitchen or bathroom are easy. It looks worn and tired therefore you replace it. But what about your drains? Most of us would consider our sewer system to be more important than a carpeted floor or a new kitchen. These things you can do without, but a house without a working sewer is no house at all. So with this in mind would you consider it important to know what’s going on down there, and who the best people are to investigate and subsequently fix the problem?

A drainage expert is someone who day in and day out works with just sewer and storm water lines. They are the best people to investigate, report and repair your systems. So who are they? There are your general plumbers. They are like GP’s at your local doctors surgery, they know a little about a lot when it comes to plumbing but don’t deal with drainage day in day out. They might be able to investigate, maybe even report on the problem, but won’t be able to give you a full range of fixes. Then there is your plumber/drain layer who specialises in ‘dig up’ replacement pipe fixes. They will be able to investigate, report and repair but won’t be able to give you all the options whether to dig and replace the pipework or reline it. A pipe reliner will be able to investigate, report and offer you a number of fixes including digging up and replacing, relining the whole line or even just installing a sectional pipe repair to the area that is most concerning.

How do you choose a Pipe Reliner?

There are a number of things you should look for in a good pipe reliner:

  • Do they provide a free quote?
  • Is the quote detailed and was it explained properly?
  • Do they complete the work themselves?
  • Have they been relining for some time?
  • Are they plumbers as well as reliners? Some reliners are not plumbers so they don’t look at all the options to fix the problem, or come up with the best, most cost effective way of doing things.
  • Are they fully trained to install the product?
  • Do they have purpose built vehicles to complete the work?
  • Do they have a guarantee that is sufficient in years covered?
  • Will they be around to honour that guarantee if something happens?
  • Do they use a number of techniques to get the job done correctly, not just relying on one method for all pipework?
  • Are they trusted by residential clients, small businesses and local bodies e.g. councils as their reliner?
  • What are their reviews like?
  • Are the reviews just testimonials on their website or reviews listed on Google etc?

If you find a reliner who is and does everything mentioned above then you are on to a good thing. Following this simple list can save you time, money and your sanity!