You might be tempted to choose CIPP in an emergency. While it’s never too late to try to get the best pipe solution available, it’s even better when you choose CIPP before a disaster. A broken pipe needs to be fixed; a breaking pipe can be replaced before real damage is done. Between convenience, cost effectiveness, and lack of invasive repairs, there are plenty of reasons to choose CIPP.
1. Pipes never break down on schedule
Unfortunately, pipes don’t usually break down when it’s convenient for you. If you wait until they absolutely must be repaired, then you might end up dealing with less than ideal circumstances. When dealing with less than ideal conditions, you wind up with a longer, more complicated CIPP process. For example, if your pipes break down in the winter, like everyone else's pipes, you might end up having to wait longer than you'd like. All the while, your pipes could leak, break, or back up. Avoid the whole situation by deciding to choose CIPP before a crisis begins.
2. Replacement has a firm budget
The total cost of your decision to choose CIPP depends when you choose it. If you decide to replace before a crisis comes, you can get a firm estimate of the cost. Your local CIPP contractors can come out, evaluate your system, and let you know what to expect if you want to replace it. This figure could be something you have on hand, or it could be your goal to accomplish by the end of next quarter. Either way, you know the price tag when you plan ahead. If you wait until an emergency, you’re going to have to deal with base costs plus damage, and you can’t know how much that will be until it happens.
3. A crisis could damage your pipes too badly
CIPP doesn’t need a perfect host pipe. However, it does need one that’s fairly well put together. An oblong pipe can be suitable for CIPP, but there are limits. A pipe that has had large pieces break or fall away will be difficult to thread a liner through. If the pipe has been crushed or collapsed, it may become impossible to choose CIPP as a solution. If you wait until an emergency has damaged your pipes, you have to live with that damage—whatever it turns out to be. Waiting could take CIPP repairs off the table for good.
4. Maintain your image
It’s natural to want to maintain your company’s image. The best way for you to do that is to ensure that repairs are minimally invasive. The more noise, disturbance, and attention you draw, the more your repairs will be noticed. Even if you’re upgrading your pipes to CIPP, most companies don’t feel this is the kind of publicity that they need. CIPP is a trenchless pipe repair technology. There’s no need to make a large production out of it. If you replace your pipes before a crisis occurs, you won’t even have to deal with public knowledge of a failure.
There are many reasons to choose CIPP before a crisis. Your pipes may be too badly damaged after a crisis to do anything. You can take advantage of minimally invasive repairs to save you time and money over emergency repairs. Best of all, you know you can rely on your new CIPP pipes no matter what gets thrown at you.