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Is Trenchless Sewer Pipe Resin Bad for the Environment?

With a heightened public awareness of pollution and chemicals in our environment, it makes sense that customers might be a little weary over this kind of work. Many of our customers and blog readers have seen pictures of what sewer pipe lining resin looks like, and it’s easy to draw your own conclusions on how good or bad this might be for the environment.

But trust us, not only is the material used in the relining of sewer pipes perfectly safe for the environment, it’s arguably more environmentally friendly than old-fashioned digging and pipe replacement.

Don’t just take our word for it! Keep reading to learn more about trenchless sewer pipe lining in Oshkosh and why you might be making the most eco-friendly and affordable choice for your home when you go with this service. And just to make things simple, we’ll include a link at the end of this blog post so you can get started as quickly as possible.

The Epoxy Resin and Its Impact

First of all, we need to talk about the epoxy resin itself. You know, the material that’s actually going to comprise your pipe lining.

Contrary to how some people might feel, epoxy resin used for trenchless repiping is 100% safe for human use. This means that as long as it’s been manufactured to the specifications of local guidelines and legalities, it should be only composed of materials that we handle on a regular basis and that are safe for use.

Even with this information, people sometimes only use repiping materials like this for sewer systems since that wastewater is likely headed to a septic tank or a sewage treatment plant anyway. Sure, trenchless pipe lining is completely safe for potable water systems and water lines, but some people are very particular about the taste of their drinkable water, so that can be decided on a case-by-case basis.

But for your sewer pipe relining, there are no downsides to going with an epoxy resin–and it’s perfectly safe for the environment.

Conventional Trench Digging Methods

For customers who are still unconvinced at the eco-friendly nature of trenchless sewer pipe lining, let’s talk about the elephant in the room–conventional trench digging methods.

Without a trenchless pipe relining system that uses resin, you’re left with conventional methods of digging up massive amounts of land and installing a new pipe. This usually requires digging equipment and heavy-duty construction machines that use a lot of gasoline and emit far more carbon into the atmosphere than people realize.

In fact, just the sheer amount of digging alone constitutes more harm to the environment than going with a trenchless solution.

For Those Who Are Still Hesitant

To top things all off for anyone who is still hesitant about this kind of work, it’s more affordable! Trenchless work is a lot easier and faster to complete than alternative methods of pipe replacement. This means that you’re spending less money on labor hours and fuel to get the work done.

To schedule your own pipe relining appointment, contact Seal Pipe Lining today!

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