Vitrified clay pipes (VCP) were commonly used in many Australian households up until the early 1980s. VCP has become the go-to material because it is known for being resistant to many environmental factors and being earth-friendly, it is a great option for sewage systems. Despite its long life and resistance to sewage, it is still vulnerable to other factors that can cause damage. Tree roots, for instance, can cause cracks or break through the ceramic pipe, as can general wear and tear over time.
Over thirty years ago, the only pipe repair option for homeowners was to replace the pipes. This involved excavating the damaged pipes meaning that even pipes under the house needed to be removed. The extent of the work also meant that the work was costly.
No matter what type of pipes have been used in your sewer system, they are susceptible to erosion and/or blockages. Traditionally, when sewer systems have failed to operate efficiently, deep excavation has been required to repair the pipes. This is a costly, lengthy and destructive process, one which fills many with fear upon discovering that they need their sewer line repaired.
For sewer lines made of metal pipes, the changes are usually in the form of rust in several parts. For those made of clay or earthenware, ageing usually manifests in the form of cracks. In both cases, both facilitate the entry of roots.
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Your Neighbourhood Plumber Sydney Plumbers were established in 2000, and today is one of Sydney’s fastest growing and most reputable plumbing maintenance companies. We specialise in rapid response emergency plumbing maintenance. Your Neighbourhood Plumber’s head office is located in Mona Vale, however we provide a plumbing service to all areas of Sydney.
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