Maintenance Is King: How To Keep Your Pipe Rehab Gear at Peak Performance

Posted by Jordan Fues on Feb 11, 2022 12:08:36 PM

The power of routine maintenance cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to sewer rehab and repair equipment. These tools experience serious wear and tear, and sewer lines are often dirty and unpredictable. While this technology is built to withstand rough environments, it isn’t infallible; just a few minutes of cleaning and care per day can help protect your equipment down the road. Looking after your gear helps to extend its service life, avoids downtime from unexpected damage, and can lower overall cost of ownership. 

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Topics: Sewer Rehabilitation, Trenchless Rehab, Preventative Maintenance

Quick-Lock Point Repair Sleeves Q&A

Posted by Jordan Fues on Dec 23, 2021 6:33:43 PM

Quick-Lock point repair sleeves are an effective, easy-to-install trenchless pipe repair solution. Nick Sebastian, PRT’s East Coast territory sales manager, gives rehab pros the low-down on Quick-Lock’s features, applications, benefits and more. 

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Topics: Quick-Lock

Curing During Active Infiltration: Which Cure Works Best?

Posted by Jordan Fues on Nov 3, 2021 3:47:41 PM

Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) installation is made more difficult by active infiltration, which occurs when groundwater seeps through cracks, joints or manholes into sewer pipes. New CIPPs should be tight-fitting and jointless to seal off any possible points of entry for infiltration. Unfortunately, CIPP does not eliminate infiltration from entering the existing host pipe. Infiltration is dangerous to the installation process because too much flow can wash the resin off of the new liner and/or prevent the liner from installing correctly. However, the type of cure used for installation can make a difference in the effects of infiltration.

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Topics: Sewer Rehabilitation, Trenchless Rehab, SpeedyLight+ Light Cure for CIPP

Plumber Magazine Highlights PRT's Micro S Light+

Posted by Jordan Fues on Oct 15, 2021 1:43:27 PM

Plumber magazine recently featured the Micro S Light+ in a story following Norman Hostetler, a trenchless specialist at TCI Plumbing in Goodfield, Illinois. Hostetler explains how the Micro S Light+ has vastly improved his process for opening up branch lines after lateral relining. He notes that the system lets him cut reinstatement time in half.

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Topics: Sewer Cutters

How the Micro S Light Cutter Can Help Your Team Do More, at Lower Cost

Posted by Jordan Fues on Sep 30, 2021 5:07:44 PM

PRT’s Micro S Light+ is a small-diameter cutter suited for prep and reinstatement work in drains and laterals alike. The system is designed for 3-9” pipe rehab, but don’t let its smaller circumference fool you—the cutter has an air-powered motor delivering maximum torque.

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Topics: Sewer Rehabilitation, Sewer Cutters

What CIPP Testers Do

Posted by Allison Symonds on Aug 20, 2021 5:55:08 PM

When a pipe rehab crew installs a CIPP liner, they typically do the job in just a few hours, and then move on to the next project. But that’s not the end of the story. CIPP is designed to last for decades, and the wastewater systems that use it need to be confident in its efficacy. In most cases, installers are required to submit a sample of every liner installed for third-party testing. Only once testing is complete and the results are approved and reported is the job really “done.”

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Topics: CIPP Lining

Did You Observe Trench Safety Month?

Posted by Allison Symonds on Jun 28, 2021 3:15:42 PM

It’s easy to get complacent in a job. When you do the same tasks day after day—same crew, same truck, same equipment—it’s common to “check out” mentally from time to time.

Don’t check out of trenching safety. 

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What's your Light-based Curing Sewer IQ? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

Posted by Olivia Singer on May 24, 2021 1:35:57 PM


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Topics: Sewer IQ Quiz

Continuous Innovation in the World of CIPP

Posted by Olivia Singer on Apr 29, 2021 2:15:41 PM

Cured-in-place pipe for trenchless rehabilitation has made major strides since its inception 50 years ago. New advancements in technology have helped the installation process become safer and more efficient, and made CIPP a stronger, more durable solution for repairing failing pipes. 

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Topics: SpeedyLight+ Light Cure for CIPP

East Coast Contractor Cures With Confidence Using SpeedyLight+

Posted by Olivia Singer on Mar 29, 2021 1:55:23 PM

Family-owned and -operated wastewater contractor, Royal Flush, blends both traditional and modern practices into its business. While the company embraces a rich history in the industry and a close-knit team, it’s also quick to invest in new technology that will help it stay ahead of the competition.

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Pipeline Renewal Technologies delivers innovation to processes ranging from pipe point repair to relining and lateral reinstatement. Cutting edge technology, combined with dependability and support, have made us the industry's partner of choice.

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