ABS Pipe Lining
The biggest advantage of ABS pipes over those made of PVC is their ease of installation. ABS pipe lining is a cost-effective process that repairs damaged pipes when damage does occur. Both ABS and PVC pipes are made of plastic and are resistant to acids, alkalis, and salts. ABS differ in its lack of resistance to aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons. The material is also likely to become deformed when exposed to UV light from the sun. In most cases, ABS is used for sewage, drainage, and ventilation systems. PVC is the plastic pipe used more often to deliver irrigation water.
ABS pipes are less flexible than PVC, making it more difficult to install in some settings. It does have a higher impact strength, better durability, and is more cost-effective. One of the biggest reasons that damage occurs to ABS pipes is an improper installation. If the joints aren’t properly joined and fitted, leaks can develop.
ABS Vs PVC: What's in Your House?
Most modern homes have one of the two types of plastic pipes for the sewage line. If your pipes are visible, you can tell what material they are by the color. If your pipes are visible, ABS pipes are black, while those made of PVC are white. Some local codes mandate the use of PVC or ABS pipes while others leave the choice up to the builder. The choice between ABS and PVC occurs during the building phase. When damage occurs, pipe lining is often the choice for cost-effective pipe repairs.
Reasons to Consider ABS Pipe Lining
Damaged and leaking pipes can lose gallons of water each day. One of the first signs of a problem is leakage, then roots and moisture in an area for no apparent reason. Water and sewage leaks are a waste of your money and they can lead to extensive damage to your property.
Homeowners who take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to water or sewage leaks must face the inevitable eventually. It isn’t a problem that gets better on its own. In addition, any breach in a sewer or water pipe may allow toxins to get in. Pipe lining allows you to repair the ABS existing pipes with minimal disruption to your home, landscaping, or your schedule!
If you suspect you have a leak, call San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining today. ABS pipe lining takes only a few hours and leaves you with a new pipe that doesn’t leak. It’s the only way to replace your existing pipes without digging a trench!