While plumbing maintenance repairs continue to be a substantial concern for homeowners, technological advancements that have changed how plumbing repairs are done have not only created more effective methods for repairing underground plumbing, but they have improved the safety associated with making these repairs. As homeowners look for more cost effective plumbing repair methods, pipe bursting has emerged as one of the most popular choices. Not only are homeowners finding the benefits of pipe bursting to be the best option, but plumbing companies are also impressed with what they are able to accomplish using this method.
The Reduction in Overall Costs
When it comes to plumbing repairs, one of the most important considerations homeowners will have to make is the evaluation of the associated costs. In comparison to the more conventional methods of underground plumbing repair, pipe bursting is considerably less expensive — in some cases being as much as 75 percent cheaper than traditional methods. Especially when it comes to repairing sewer lines, traditional methods may require that sidewalks, driveways and event he street in front of the home be excavated. In the case of digging up the street, the homeowner will also be responsible for the cost of redirecting traffic and the repair of the street.
Pipe bursting eliminates the need to dig up the pipe. With the exception of a small access hole, there is no major digging required. The reduced need for digging means that the cost associated with digging is also eliminated. This is simply a more cost effective plumbing method.
More Productive Results
Time efficiency and productivity is also another consideration for homeowners. No one wants to have their yards in disarray for days or weeks. The more conventional methods are unavoidably time consuming. The time it takes to excavate the affected area alone can be an all-day endeavor, or longer, if the team runs into any complications. The fact that an entire component (digging) is eliminated increases time efficiency, and the fact that the pull through method associated with the pipe-bursting method increases the success rate, means that the entire process is more productive.
Increase Safety and Environmental Responsibility
One thing that homeowners rarely consider when determining which route they will take as far as their plumbing repairs are concerned is considering how their decision will impact their health and safety, as well as the health and safety of the plumbing team. Traditional methods of plumbing expose certain health hazards, such as underground mold and asbestos, and the longer the ground remains excavated, the greater the exposure.
The fact that pipe bursting does not require that the ground be excavated means that the exposure to dangerous substances is not a factor. Additionally, the fact that the no heavy digging equipment will be needed also reduces the risk of bodily injury.
The Long-term Success
Not only is pipe bursting effective and cost efficient, but the results are exceptionally durable. On average, a homeowner can expect repairs using the pipe bursting method to last for at least 50 years.