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Trenchless Technology Saves Time and Money

April 9th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessRepairing an underground pipe on your property, such as a sewer line or the main water line, used to be expensive and time-consuming. The problems themselves rarely differed from those of indoor pipes: usually, some manner of leak or clog disrupting the flow of liquid. But because the lines were buried underground, it took an inordinate amount of time to reach them. It meant expensive digging equipment and long man hours. It usually meant hiring extra workers too. All to simply uncover the pipe, fix the problem, and cover it again.

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How Can UV Light Help With Sewer Line Repair?

March 26th, 2018

sewer-line-repairIn the past, you’ve heard us discuss CIPP, or cured in place pipe, as a sure-fire method of sewer leak repairs. It’s an effective means of covering underground pipe repair without having to dig up the pipe. UV light, or ultra-violet light, can actually aid in that process considerably.

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Signs of a Leaking Sewer Line

March 12th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessIn and of itself, the sewer line for your home is no different than any other pipe. It may be a little larger and sturdier, but the principles are still the same: it still needs to carry wastewater out of your home, the same way that pipe under the sink does. The difficulty with sewer lines and other outdoor pipelines is that they’re most often buried beneath the ground.

This can be a big benefit because it protects them from damage quite well, but it also creates big problems when trouble does arise. The good news is that trained pipe technicians can usually repair problems such as leaks and clogs without having to dig. Trenchless technology has revolutionized pipe repair and allows us to repair leaks at a fraction of the time and cost.

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Sewer Repair Services Can Solve Sewer Line Clogs

February 26th, 2018

sewer-line-blockageSewer line leaks tend to be more common than sewer line clogs, owing to the larger size of the sewer line, which makes it easier for waste to travel smoothly down the pipe. But clogs still occur, just as they would in any other pipe, and when they do, you can’t just get rid of it by applying a plunger. The good news is that you have options. Sewer repair services have tools and techniques to solve sewer line clog problems, all without having to dig or open up the pipe. Here’s a closer look at the problem and the solutions that professional pipe technicians bring to bear.

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Problems Addressed by Sewer Repair

February 12th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessIn many ways, a sewer line to your home is no different than any another length of pipe. In this case, it takes wastewater from the drain lines of your home into the local municipal sewer system. It’s usually larger than other pipes on your property and buried underground, but beyond that, it’s essentially another length of pipe. It still develops leaks, clogs, and corrosion, and it still required a trained technician to repair.

But fixing a problem with your sewer line presents a number of challenges that you wouldn’t find with other lengths of pipe in your home. That’s why you should always contact a service that specializes in sewer repair instead of one that deals with indoor pipes exclusively. Sewer repair services offer specialized options that can address a number of specific problems. A brief list of some of the more important ones follow.

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How Does Pipe Lining Repair Sewer Breaches?

January 29th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessA breach of your sewer line is, in essence, no different than a pipe breach inside your home. The walls of the pipe become thin or are punctured by damage, and the water comes leaking out. Any professional technician worth their salt knows how to plug a leak in a pipe, and if the situation took place inside your home, it would be easy enough to pinpoint the spot and either patch the leak or install a new length of pipe.

With sewer lines, however, that becomes much more problematic. Your sewer line is buried beneath your property, which means that you can’t simply patch up the leak. In the past, repairing a sewer breach required expensive tools such as construction equipment, as well as extra hands to perform the work. Operations would likely take a long time and end with your yard in a terrible mess: requiring additional costs as you hire groundskeepers to repair the damage.

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Sewer Repair Doesn’t Need to Involve Digging

January 15th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessThe sewer line is one of the most important components in your home: sending wastewater from your drains into the municipal sewer system. They’re usually buried under the ground, which affords them protection from the elements and can help prevent damage that might affect other pipes. But there’s a catch: when problems do occur, it can be very difficult to reach the pipe and correct it.

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Pipe Lining Makes Trenchless Sewer Repair Possible

January 1st, 2018

trenchless-ewer-repairWhen it comes to sewer repair services, trenchless technology has been a true game changer. The main sewer line that runs between your home and the civic system is usually buried underground. That can protect it from harm but makes it incredibly difficult to reach in the event of a leak or a breach. Sewer line breaches (or clogs or other problems) are essentially no different from problems with the indoor pipes in your home. But if there are several feet of dirt between it and the pipe technician, solving it is going to be a challenge.

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Hydro-Jetting Helps with Sewer Repair

December 18th, 2017

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Sewer repair services can be difficult, not so much because of the problem itself, but because of the importance and placement of the sewer pipe itself. The pipe handles the wastewater from your entire home, collecting everything that runs down every drain in your home and transporting it to the Tacoma, WA municipal sewer system. Almost every sewer pipe is buried beneath the ground, which provides protection and ensures that wastewater is removed from your home conveniently. But that can provide problems when trouble occurs.

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Methods of Trenchless Sewer Repair

December 4th, 2017

sewer-line-repairSewer repair used to be a complex and expensive proposition. Sewer lines are usually buried beneath the ground, which can afford them more protection than other types of piping in your home, but involves a number of serious drawbacks as well. There isn’t anything inherently different about problems with a sewer line – usually involving a leak or a clog just like any other pipe – but reaching it could be a serious problem.

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