CIPP installation is not a dangerous proposition. Careful inspection nips disaster in the bud. The risk during digging is minimal, and best of all CIPP liners are totally safe. You don’t have to worry about chemicals or danger: the EPA says so.
1. CIPP installation comes after careful inspection
Before CIPP technicians dive into the installation, inspecting your pipes comes first. If there is any cause for alarm, it will be found during this inspection. Cross boring is a common cause of pipe damage. The danger of CIPP installation through a damaged pipe are not excessive. The worst case scenario is that it simply won’t work properly. The pipe could be deformed or not even. In that event, however, you would be forced to dig the pipe up to replace it. CIPP inspection protects your property from that danger.
2. No risk during digging
One of the biggest risks that people are afraid of when it comes to CIPP installation is the risk of it disturbing other pipes. Since CIPP installation is trenchless, this risk is drastically cut down. Trench digging is the time during traditional pipe replacement that things can easily go wrong. Powerful machines can dig up trenches quickly. If the operator makes one error or the map of the pipe system was inaccurate, you could be looking at a lot of property damage.
Trenchless pipe repair only requires small access points along the pipe. These can be carefully dug with precision. There’s no need to involve heavy machinery or large scale digging projects. This aspect of CIPP installation saves time and money, and also reduces the risk of damage to your pipe system. This makes CIPP installation the safe choice for your drains and sewers.
3. CIPP liner is safe
Finally, people have concerns that the CIPP liner itself is not safe. The mixture of resin and epoxy that forms the solid pipe inside your host pipe is actually very safe. Once it’s dry, there are no chemicals leaking into the water or air that flows through it. The pipe should be entirely dry before use of the pipe is restored. In the event that the pipe curing process is incomplete when service is restored, the EPA has shown no toxic effects from the chemicals sloughed off when water flows over the soft liner. The EPA evaluated the warning species in several locations where CIPP drains were installed. These species are considered very sensitive to environmental changes, so they serve as a warning that the local environment is shifting. None of the warning species showed a difficulty with CIPP. CIPP installation is safe.
CIPP liners don’t leave chemicals in the water or sewage that flows through them. Even if they did, even the warning species are safe. You don’t have to worry that your CIPP installation is going to hit a cross bore because your technicians will inspect the full pipe before installation begins. Without the need for a large trench, you don’t have to worry about damage to any of your other pipes during this installation