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Plumbing Doctor invests in new sewer replacement technology

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March 18, 2011 |

Plumbing Doctor, a local plumbing service provider, announced that it has invested in state-of-the-art technology called CIPP, or “cured in place pipe lining,” that will make it less expensive to replace certain sewers in Davis.

According to the company’s president, Michael Farias of Davis, this new technology will save some homeowners thousands of dollars when they replace their sewer.

The CIPP system, by manufacturer Perma Liner, allows companies to shoot an epoxy liner through an existing, damaged or root impregnated sewer pipe. Once installed, this liner is seamless and comes with a 50-year warranty. There are other forms of trenchless sewer replacements, which are sewer replacements that do not require the entire sewer line to be dug up, but other applications require two excavation pits to be dug. CIPP is the only trenchless technology on the market that requires only one excavation pit to be dug, a news release said.

“The biggest advantage of CIPP over other trenchless sewer replacements is that you only have to dig one pit,” Farias said in the release. “For many of the rear yard sewers in town, the second excavation pit is much deeper than the first, so avoiding that dig will save a lot of time and money.”

Farias explains that the Plumbing Doctors have dug pits as deep as 14 feet, which are dangerous and very costly to excavate.

“If you have to dig past 5 feet,” he said, “OSHA requires additional safety measures, so the deeper you go, the more expensive and harder the dig is.”

Many plumbing companies in the area will not dig past 5 feet, which means that the sewer has only been partially replaced.

“Over the years, we have seen many homeowners experience sewer problems after they have paid thousands of dollars for a replacement only to discover that the plumber didn’t go all the way down and now they have failure at the deep end and must pay to complete the job properly,” Farias said.

With CIPP technology, the pipe is lined all the way down to the city tap without the expense of excavating and shoring.

Over the past few years, consumers have put off spending money on larger-ticket items because of the economy. The CIPP technology brings the price of a sewer replacement down significantly, so consumers who have a bad sewer line may consider revisiting a sewer replacement, the news release said.

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