Repair your pipes with non-intrusive permalining
Permalining is one of the most non-intrusive pipe repair methods, making it an appealing option for homeowners dealing with a broken pipe.
If you’re considering Permalining, one of the first things you want to know is how much it will cost you.
The cost of Permalining depends on the following factors:
We’ll look at each of these factors in more detail below. But first, let’s take a quick look at how Permalining works and how it differs from traditional pipe repair methods.
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Traditional pipe repairs involve excavating a home’s landscape
Many years ago, the only way to repair a leaky pipe was to dig up flooring or excavate a home’s landscape to access the broken pipe and replace it. Not only was this method highly destructive, but it was also costly because of lawn/floor/carport restoration costs.
In the 1970s, plumbers developed the “cured-in-place pipe” (CIPP) repair method, which involves dragging an epoxy resin through the broken pipe. Once the resin cures, it essentially creates a new pipe within the broken pipe. This method is a lot more cost-effective because it eliminates the need for a plumber to excavate to repair a faulty pipe.
Today, Perma-Liner™ is the leading manufacturer of CIPP repair products used by plumbers across the U.S. While some pipe repairs may still require excavation, plumbers can fix a large percentage of pipe repairs through Permalining. The plumber you hire can tell you whether traditional excavation or Permalining will be the most effective method for your particular repair.
Learn more about Permalining by visiting our blog, “What is Permalining? A Florida Plumber Explains.”
Earlier, we mentioned three main factors that will determine the cost of Permalining. Let’s look at each of these factors in more detail below.
The longer the length of the broken pipe, the more you can expect to pay for Permalining because of increased material and labor costs.
If the pipe only has leaks in a small area, the plumber can do a “spot” repair, where Permaliner is injected only into the affected area. Spot repairs will be less expensive compared to Permalining long runs of pipe with widespread leaks.
Permalining requires an access point to run the epoxy resin through the broken pipe. Typically, the most convenient access point is the sewer cleanout.
However, if the sewer cleanout is challenging to reach or the broken pipe is in a remote part of your property, the plumber may need to drill a small hole to access the broken pipe. This additional labor will add to the overall cost of the project.
Plumbing contractors with more experience generally charge more for their pipe repair services.
That said, hiring an experienced and qualified plumber will ensure a complete and thorough job, preventing additional repairs down the road.
Before hiring a contractor for your Permalining project, we recommend that you verify the following:
If the contractor meets the criteria above, you will likely have a good experience working with them, and the plumber will repair your faulty pipe correctly.
We can give you an upfront quote on the cost to fix your damaged pipe using Perma-Liner™. When you hire Red Cap Plumbing for your pipe repair, you can count on transparent pricing and reliable service.
For more information, visit our Permalining service page.