Why Cured in Place Piping (Cipp) Helps You Save on Pipe Replacement

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There comes a time when pipes have to be replaced, there’s just no getting around it. In the past, a lot of digging and excavation had to be done with pipe repair or replacement.

Today, your expert Plumbers at Steve’s Plumbing & A/C Service use state-of-the-art technologies to replace the pipe without digging trenches all over your landscape.

This method is also great for leaking pipes under or within the foundation as the concrete does not have to be excavated first.

This awesome pipe replacement technique involves Cured In Place Piping. It is useful for sewer drain pipes or rainwater leaders that need to be replaced.

Instead of digging out and replacing the pipe, a new flexible pipe is inserted into the existing line, inflated, then cured in place.

  • No Landscape Destruction
  • No Breaking Up Lengths of Foundations
  • No Tearing Out Walls
  • Keeps Your Home In Tact
  • Minimal Access Points Needed
  • No Heavy Labor Charges

For more than 25 years, the CIPP method has been utilized safely and effectively to replace plumbing pipes. It is much less costly than the old methods for the homeowner as there are no extensive labor charges for digging ground or breaking through concrete.

Plus, there is limited need to restore the landscape back to its original condition. That means your beautiful lawn, walkways, or any other shrubbery won’t have to be destroyed just to replace the pipes.

Cured In Place Piping Methods

There are two basic methods to do Cured In Place Piping, depending on which is right for the job. The PIP method and the Inversion method will both fully solve your pipe replacement needs.
The inversion method is most commonly used for pipe replacement. The liner is inverted to an inside-out position during installation.
With water inversion, a column of pressurized water pushes the liner inside-out along the host pipe to where the liner coating becomes the new interior surface.
Air inversion results in the same with air used to push the liner instead of water.
PIP stands for, “Pulled In Place”. This gives you the right idea that the epoxy liner is placed into position by creating an access point where it can be fed into the host pipe and then pulled into place.

  • PIP Method may not work if there can be only one access point.
  • Only one access point is required with the Inversion Method.
  • Inversion Method is faster, with over 200 ft installed in seconds.
  • All cracks, holes, and thinning existing pipes will be sealed.

The Cured In Place Pipe Lining Process:

  • Video Inspection to diagnose the precise problems.
  • Root, calcite, scale cleaning to restore the original diameter of the pipe.
  • Lining Installation.
  • Any Tie-Ins or Branches are reinstated for proper flow.

If you would like more information about Cured-In-Place-Pipe Relining (CIPP) in Maui, please call Steve’s Plumbing & A/C Service at 808-563-4054 or complete our online request form.

What Our Clients Say

Matt was very professional and considerate as we are in a COVID world. May not necessarily be the cheapest but you are paying for the quality, peace of mind, and quick response time to my urgent matter. I will definitely call them again for my next plumbing issue.

-Elias S.

If you have any plumbing needs this is the company to use. They said they would be there at 9:30 and by gosh, they showed up at 9:28 that not a normal thing when it comes to plumbing. Both of them were not they answered all my questions without hesitation and got the job done within 45 minutes even though they said it would take an hour and a half.

-Bob J.

Brayden and Maka worked on a major repair at our home over a time period of four days. We have high praise for both of them, their professionalism, courtesy, friendliness, and reliability. Steve’s Plumbing is lucky to have these two fine employees.


Shon Bolo was very courteous. He was very informative about how Plumbing is just as important as the engine of a car. He was very respectful. Even though I wasn’t able to get everything done as expected. Shon was able to install my laundry tub to get my washer ready to drain and connected. Definitely would recommend shon bolo to friends and neighbors. Thank you very much for the wonderful job. Great service Shon!!

-Rowena H.

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