Trenchless Sewer Pipe Lining and Your Business
Water spewed out of two sinks due to a three inch clog in a pipe. The clog proceeded to flood more than 5000 square feet of brand new construction. Crews began working 12 and 16 hour shifts replacing drywall, flooring, and repairing any other damages they could find.
Health officials were called in to verify there was no bacterial contamination to the affected area. And the Ventura County Medical Center was forced to delay the opening date of a three year, $300 million replacement wing of the facility.
Could something like this happen to your business?
And if so, what could it mean for you? Would you be able to keep your business open during the repairs? How much merchandise would you lose? How would your customers perceive your business afterwards? Would you be able to recover?
Even if you were to implement a routine plumbing inspection schedule, have annual drain cleanings, and practice excellent preventative maintenance, accidents can, and will happen. Sometimes pipes freeze and burst, sometimes clogs happen in the blink of an eye, sometimes your pipes collapse due to age.
But if an accident does happen, there are steps you can take to keep your business operational with as little intrusion to both you and your customers as possible.
Trenchless Sewer Pipe Lining
We know you’ve got customers, and those customers need to be able to access your business. Nothing keeps customers away like a big gaping excavation trench right in the middle of your parking lot. A single bad review on Yelp about not being able to park in your parking lot could drive away even more customers. By opting to repair your pipes with trenchless pipe lining, you could keep those negative reviews away.
Instead of replacing the entire pipe, we use state-of-the-art lining materials to create a new PVC pipe — right inside the existing pipe. And instead of digging a trench the entire length of the affected pipe, we might not have to dig at all; instead accessing the pipe from the main drain inside the building. Sometimes, when the situation is more extreme, we may have to dig; but we don’t need a very large hole.
First and foremost, make sure your plumber is licensed and experienced with the pipe lining procedure. Some plumbers have not yet accepted the technology, or are new to the technology.
Examine your budget. While replacing pipes may provide a more durable solution, pipe lining can be much less expensive than replacing an entire plumbing system.
How much time do you have? Pipe lining can be completed in a matter of hours. Replacing a plumbing system can take days. Always consider how long you can afford to have a plumber on site.
It’s Your Business
Providing restroom services for your customers or making sure those dishes get washed after a long night of dinner service is important to you. If an accident were to happen, how much would it affect your business? Always remember you have options. Whether you have all the time in the world or a shoestring budget, a good plumber can make sure your business gets back on track.