Insurance

Can pipe lining reduce my insurance premium rates?

Generally speaking, any upgrades to a building, especially in commercial and condo buildings, will result in a decrease in insurance premiums. With the Pipelining Technologies, Inc. guarantee, insurance companies can rest assured that the infrastructure are safe and secure. Insurance companies recognize this proactive approach to protecting the building. As such, significant insurance breaks are often bestowed upon those condo or commercial building owners who take precautionary measures to prevent future damage to their pipes.

Will Insurance Cover Sewer Pipe Lining?

If there is property damage caused by water backing up from damaged underground pipes or pipes leaking through the walls due to cracked, damaged, or corroded pipes then insurance companies will often cover the cost of work pertaining to repairing the pipes to prevent further damage. We can help you in processing your claim if you have this standard home owner’s insurance coverage.

Our Company

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, we are licensed plumbing and general contractors (License # CFC1428578). We have proper Liability Insurance and ALL of our employees have worker’s comp. We gladly provide proof of insurance to all of our customers.

Where are you located?

We are headquartered in West Palm Beach Florida and have about a generous service area radius. This close proximity to most of South Florida allows us to be readily accessible in case any problems arise (although this is rare). We are serious about our 5-Year Warranty and do not install pipelining in locations that we cannot easily reach.

Pipe Problems

How Can I Tell If My Pipes Have A Problem?

Good indicators of a problem are:

  • Frequent stoppages
  • Slow drains
  • Rodents & insects
  • Green patches in grass
  • Sewer odor
  • Root intrusions
  • Pipes backing up
  • Visual leaks or water stains
  • Mold

Any of these symptoms should be addressed immediately by a licensed plumber.

Pipelining

Does Pipe Restoration Last Longer Than New Pipe?

YES! Metal pipes begin to deteriorate the moment they are put into service and water runs through them. PTI lined pipes won’t corrode and are resistant to deposits from water by-products, as these cannot adhere to the interior walls of epoxy lined pipes. Our lining material has a 50 year life expectancy with a 5 year parts and labor warranty on our installations.

How much does sewer pipe lining cost?

In most cases, our sewer pipe lining costs are considerably less expensive than conventional dig, demolition, and replace repair methods. In all cases, the pipelining process is less intrusive and faster than conventional repair methods. A physical inspection is required in order to ascertain, for example, the number of plumbing fixtures, the layout and design of the piping system, and the type of pipe material experiencing problems.

If My Pipes Are Old And Fragile, Can Pipelining Restore Them?

YES! Most pipe systems only require 20% of their integrity to begin the trenchless pipelining process. If drainage pipes have not completely collapsed, in most cases, we can rehabilitate the pipe back to a functional drainage line. If the pipes handle your current water pressure, epoxy pipe lining will be successful. A pipelining specialist will perform a full on-site inspection to first assess the condition of the piping system, the nature of the problem, and advise you as to the best method of restoration.

What Types Of Pipe Can Pipelining Restore?

Pipelining can restore virtually any type of sanitary drain pipe including but not limited to cast iron, clay, pvc, plastic, and concrete. Pipelining not only restores the pipes, but leaves them in better than new condition.

Why Should I Line My Pipes Instead Of Re-Piping Them?


Consider the additional costs associated with traditional re-piping: tearing into walls; living away from home for weeks or months; hiring the right contractors and plumbers; reconstruction with associated cost and mess; unforeseen price increases, and accidental property damage. In many re-pipe situations the property owner is required by law to bring the piping, walls and surrounding areas up to the current building and fire codes during the re-piping process. This is NOT NECESSARY with the PTI lining process because we are only working on the interior of the piping system and do not disturb surrounding areas.

Will I Save Money by Choosing Trenchless Pipe Repair?

YES! Owners will save thousands of dollars by lining the existing piping system from inside the walls instead of replacing the entire plumbing system. No digging into floors or destruction of walls means no reconstruction costs, and means tenants don’t have to stay in hotels at the owner’s expense, or be inconvenienced for weeks or months during a re-pipe. The average PTI process takes about 3 days. Also, in many re-pipe situations the property owner is required by law to bring the piping, walls and surrounding areas up to the current building and fire codes during the re-piping process. This is NOT NECESSARY with the PTI lining process because we are only working on the interior of the piping system and do not disturb surrounding areas.

Sewer Video Inspections

I already had a video inspection done, can you use it?

In most cases, we need to perform our own sewer video inspections prior to providing a pipe lining estimate due to the nature of the lining process. In order for us to create an accurate lining proposal and install the material correctly the video footage:

  • must be a clear
  • must be in color, not black & white
  • if necessary, a jetter must be used to remove loose debris and water out of the pipe
  • must show any diameter changes
  • must record the length of the pipe
  • most show the number of branch connections

Most video inspections from conventional plumbing companies do not meet the criteria listed above. However, if you believe that your video does meet these requirements we would be more than happy to review it.

The Process

After you line the pipe how do you reconnect branch lines?

After the pipe is lined we “robotically reinstate” or cut out the branch openings. The robotic reinstatement tool leaves no ledge or shoulder to catch debris.

How Long Does Trenchless Pipe Repair Take?

Typically it will take 2 to 3 days from start to finish in the average home. The average home is defined as 2.5 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, and 1 laundry room.