Drainage systems are complicated, delicate, and essential. Therefore, their care, upkeep and repair should be handled by only the best to prevent costly, dangerous, and damaging issues. If you live in one of Sydney’s stunning old homes, you may be due for a major underground pipe repair.
While a pipe leak or blockage may seem small and inconspicuous, there is a high chance that the issue is more extensive than you realise. If a leak is left unchecked, it can cause foundation issues and mould, potentially threatening the integrity of the rest of the pipe and your Sydney home.
Why Sydney home owners choose pipe relining
The beauty of pipe relining is that you don’t need to dig trenches or rip up your beautiful Sydney home to replace underground pipes.
If you’re a Sydney homeowner, you don’t need to spend your entire plumbing budget on digging trenches AND pipe repair. Plus, you won’t have to spend extra money repairing ripped up structural foundations or re-landscaping your yard.
However, if you use a poorly trained plumber or don’t take time to choose the right relining company, you may face even more expensive issues for your Sydney property.
Pipe relining allows for your pipe repair to take place in a matter of hours yet yield results that will last decades.
Many plumbing companies and pipe repair service providers are starting to introduce pipe relining as part of their services. But this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a qualified expert.
Read on for some information on what to look for and what to avoid to ensure you get the best result from your pipe relining.
5 things to look for in your Sydney relining expert…
1) The right credentials
Unfortunately, many plumbers these days are offering relining services as part of their company offerings without having the right training or credentials.
Look out for relevant certificates, recommendations, accreditations, and up to date licensing before you make the call or ask to see these credentials before booking.
Your pipe relining should only be completed by someone with the right level of training, as it can be a complicated and intricate process.
Hiring someone simply because they mention they can do pipe relining can end up as one of the most expensive and frustrating plumbing decisions you’ve ever made, worsening your drainage situation overall.
Pipe relining experts in Sydney go through strict and thorough training so they can complete the job to a standard that will stand the test of time.
2) Their level of professionalism
You’re going to be investing a lot of trust into the company that fixes the pipes beneath your lawn, so they must offer a level of professionalism that you’re comfortable with.
They should be willing to answer questions and able to answer them confidently, they should be insightful about the tasks at hand, and you shouldn’t be left with any ambiguity around what the job entails.
You likely haven’t had to think about your sewer pipes before, much less pipe relining, and your expert should be able to walk you through the process so you feel confident moving forward.
If you’re still unsure what to look for, check out their online reviews or read our “10 Questions to choose the right Relining Company”.
3) If the price is right
We don’t blame you for searching for low cost pipe-relining solutions, but we have repaired too many botched jobs to recommend this as best practice. On the other hand, unless you’re an expert in pipe relining yourself, it can be easy to get tricked into paying for what you don’t need.
A healthy level of scrutiny around the price can go a long way to ensure that you are getting the best value for the cost of pipe relining.
When looking at your quote, don’t be afraid to ask questions such as:
- What lengths of pipe will be repaired?
- What will you be using during the relining, cleaning, and inspection?
- What is the cause of the damage, will you need to remove tree roots or debris?
- Are there any pieces of pipe that need removal before the relining?
- What guarantees and follow up care methods do you use?
- Do you offer a free quote?
Your pipe relining team should be able to answer these questions and more with specifics to give you peace of mind that the price is right.
4) Their level of experience
Experience is always the greatest sales point, and if your potential sewer pipe specialist isn’t displaying theirs, it is likely because they don’t have much to speak of.
With a simple check of their website or a peruse of the results of a google search, you should be able to see case studies of their pipe relining work, the number of years of experience they have and testimonials from previous clients.
While pipe relining is relatively new in the wider plumbing space, it has been around for decades, and most true experts will have at least 10 years of dedicated relining experience.
5) Warranties & Guarantees
A company that offers warranties and guarantees on its work is a company with confidence in what they offer.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking a couple of years is enough time to know your plumbing works were completed to a good standard.
Often, drain issues won’t pop up until a good 12 months after your repair, and if your company offers a short-term guarantee, they are likely taking advantage of this.
Pipe relining done well can last up to 50 years, therefore you deserve at least a couple of decades guarantee instead of a couple of years.
Looking for Pipe Relining Experts? Look No Further…
When it comes to pipe relining, there is no one greater qualified or experienced to deal with even the trickiest pipe issues in the wider Sydney region than The Relining Company.
With over 20 years of experience in pipe relining and drain repair, we have a team of dedicated technicians that are focused on doing the best job and providing the best experience possible.
From residential homes to prestigious universities, The Relining Company has experience working on a range of blocked sewer drains.
Watch below to see how quickly and efficiently we can get the job done for any client…
With The Relining Company, you’ll get…
- Value for money
- A free consultation
- A 35-year guarantee on all completed work
- Follow up support including an annual camera inspection at no extra cost
- No hidden costs
- Professionalism and cleanliness
- A highly qualified, certified, and well-presented crew
Ready to chat with the experts? Don’t put off your blocked drain concerns any longer and get in touch today…Back to Top