Is PipePatch for Me?
No Digging? No Problem With PipePatch!
Is PipePatch for Me?
If you have a crack, break, or separation in a drain pipe 2" or larger in diameter, then PipePatch is definitely right for you. If conventional repair would require you to tear down walls, break up floors, or perform any other kind of demolition in order to access the pipe, then PipePatch can save you a substantial amount of money over traditional repair, and you won't have to deal with the headaches of restoration.
So, if you smell sewer gas or experience sewer odor, have frequent sewer backups, or suspect a hidden leak, give us a call. The Pipe Doctor can determine whether PipePatch is right for you. We can perform a sewer or drain video inspection to inspect the damage from the inside of your pipes. And for the more difficult to find drain leaks, we can perform our Smoke Test.
Possible PipePatch Applications
- PipePatch should be used to repair broken drain pipes which run underground, inside the walls, or through the floor. It can be used to repair drain pipes that are 2" or larger in diameter, (we are currently in the process of accessing lines as small as 1 ½" in diameter) including:
- Cast iron pipes
- Clay pipes
- Copper pipes
- PVC pipes
- Pool Lines
- Drain Lines
- Sewer Lines
- Vent Lines
Using PipePatch can save the destruction of the following:
- Catch Basins
- Parking Lots
- And more…
Smoke Testing: A Safe and Accurate Method to Find Hidden Drain , Waste & Vent Piping Leaks
If you’ve been experiencing sewer gas, sewer odor, rats, or hidden leaks in your drainage system, it may be time for a smoke test from the Pipe Doctor. The drain pipes running through your walls and beneath your floors will sometimes separate or crack. This creates an opening for sewage, sewer gas, or even rats to enter your home, restaurant or business. Sometimes the cracked pipe can be seen with the naked eye. In other cases, it can be found using a sewer camera inspection. But for those hard-to-find leaks, there’s no better choice than a smoke test.
What Is A Smoke Test?
First, your entire drain, waste and venting system is isolated. Then a special smoke is introduced into your drain system. The smoke fills the pipes and begins to escape through problem areas, such as a separated branch line or a broken sewer. The escaping smoke allows for easy detection. Smoke testing is so accurate, that it has become the world-wide standard for finding leaks in plumbing and drainage systems.
Is Smoke Testing Safe?
The smoke used in our smoke testing process is perfectly safe for use in your home, restaurant, or business. It is odorless, non-staining, and non-toxic. In fact, it has even been approved for use in schools.
What If You Find a Broken Pipe?
If the smoke test reveals a problem area, such as a cracked or broken pipe in one of your drains, our technicians will provide you with several options for repair. We may be able to repair the cracked pipe without digging, breaking up floors, or cutting into walls, by using our special non-invasive pipe repair procedures PipePatch also heard as Trenchless Pipe Repair or C.I.P.P. This procedure will not only save your home, restaurant, or business it will save your money as well. For more information, or to schedule a smoke test, give us a call, or schedule online. Our friendly, professional staff can answer any questions you have, or schedule an appointment at your convenience.
Pipe Patch Process
CIPP Cured-In-Place Point Repair is a process where a liner is inserted into a pipe impregnated with a thermosetting resin, which is expanded and cured to form a tight-fitting liner within the host pipe, a pipe within a pipe. The CIPP process incorporates the existing pipeline into the finished product to produce improved performance of the original pipeline. Although cure times vary due to host pipe material and temperatures, PipePatch is typically cured in 1 to 3 hours.
PipePatch’s cost saving process of lining only the areas that require repair versus lining the entire length of pipeline. PipePatch’s point repair system not only saves material costs but also man-hours. Depending on the pipes diameter, PipePatch requires only 1 to 3 technicians to complete a repair.
PipePatch restores structural integrity to damaged pipes and exceeds Specification ASTM F1216 for Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP). This Specification requires our materials to be tested for a minimum service life of 50 years. Our fully cured resin serves as a barrier between the damaged pipe and the flow, or as a stand-alone pipe.
Increased Flow Capacity
PipePatch provides the least reduction of all point repair methods used to rehabilitate pipes. When cured, PipePatch is only 1/8 inch thick. The smooth interior of our product with tapered ends typically improves flow capacity. The smooth interior also provides excellent corrosion and abrasion resistance.
Sewer clean out installation and sewer cleaning before camera and PipePatch
Sewer root clearing
Sewer video camera inspection
Preparing the PipePatch
RESIDENTial Service Areas
We work in various cities/towns, if you are unsure if we can serve you, please contact us!
- Bowling Green
- Grand Rapids
- Bedford Township
- Ottawa Lake