Important details to consider include the type of pipe, its purpose, its diameter and length, surrounding pipes, and whether it is for residential or other use.
When large projects are undertaken for residential or commercial purposes, it is often up to project planners and the pipe restoration technician to discuss the particular details of the job. There is no simple way to prepare for every possible contingency; however, there are some principles that remain constant in every job. When companies need pipe repairs for a major office complex, warehouse, or other industrial setting, the following things need to be understood and discussed with contractors responsible for repairs:
What is the purpose, diameter, and type of pipe?
Coming prepared with knowledge of whether a pipe is concrete, cast iron, or PVC can make the time needed to prepare much shorter, and can eliminate possible future disasters.
What are the pipes, utilities, and materials surrounding the pipe?
With the help of property blueprints, municipal records, and pipe-locating technology, contractors generally prepare a layout of the property and pipes in question that is as accurate as possible. Because of poorly kept records, lost records, or inaccuracies in blueprints, it is possible to damage other pipes and lines surrounding the one meant for repairs. However, keep in mind that accidents such as these are much less common with pipe bursting, as the entire pipeline does not need to be excavated.
As long as the technician has an accurate knowledge of everything under the ground, every step of the pipe bursting process will go smoothly and quickly.
Municipal, Industrial, or Residential
There is no easy list of requirements needed for pipe repairs. In the U.S., every State has different codes and guidelines for pipe repairs; even county lines can change the requirements for the types of pipes, how their repair is governed, and how they must be dealt with. Both the Pipe Repair technician and the property owner in question should have a thorough understanding of these codes and guidelines.
There is danger in trusting a Pipe Repair technician who is not certified with his local guidelines and codes. If you are a property owner of any kind, you should understand the important certifications for technicians before you entrust anyone to affect and repair your property. In a future article, we will explore some of the more common certifications that will ensure your technicians are trustworthy. Make sure to look on your technician’s website and look up the The relevant certifications and accredidations, so that you can be sure that repairs are up to code.