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What to Do for Sewer Pipes When They’re Too Far Gone

August 13th, 2018

pipe-decaySewer lines are designed to last for as long as possible, but no sewer line can last for an eternity. Older pipes made from cast iron or galvanized steel will decay from corrosion eventually, and even modern plastic pipes and copper are susceptible to damage.

Sewer lines can be repaired through point repair procedures when the damage is limited to a small area. We handle this job by sending a carrier unit into the pipe that then seals with epoxy mixtures of resin and fiberglass to the interior of the damaged sewer line to fix it. This is an example of our trenchless technology at work: there’s no need to do any digging to expose the sewer line to make repairs. This speeds up the job and leaves behind little disruption to the property.

But if a sewer line is decayed too much, it will either need an extensive patching along its length or a complete replacement. You can also trust us with these jobs, since trenchless technology is ideally suited to such large-scale projects.

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Can All Contractors Offer Sewer Pipe Lining?

July 30th, 2018

question-mark-badgeYour home, business, or facility almost certainly has a sewer line to connect it to the municipal sewer system. Keeping this line in good repair is essential—and if it should suffer from cracks and leaks, the best way to have it fixed is with sewer pipe lining from a professional contractor.

Sewer pipe lining is the best way to handle repairs for a sewer line, or improvements to an older line to prevent future repairs. The job doesn’t require digging to expose the sewer line. Instead, the contractors slide a liner, also called a carrier pipe into the sewer line and use hydraulics to draw and set it into place. The carrier pipe is then inflated to fill up the old pipe and create a new lining on the interior that repairs the sewer line. This work not only fixes problems from leaks, cracks, and tree roots, it improves flow for high efficiency. It also takes care of all leaks with a single repair, rather than trying to patch up multiple cracks.

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Regular Sonde Location Services Protect Your Sewer Line

July 16th, 2018

sewer-workersThe sewer line is an essential component of any building or facility. If the building has pipes, it must have at least one sewer line to remove the collected wastewater and transport it to a central sewer line that removes it to a waste treatment plant. This applies to homes, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, municipal buildings, and military facilities.

You probably have a sewer line that you need to protect. It might be the line for your family home, or it could be a critical part of facility you own and operate. Whatever type of sewer line you have, we strongly recommend regular sonde location services to protect it and catch repair issues early. You can call our experts for the sewer services in Tacoma, WA that you need, no matter the size or extent of the job. We use the best technology, including sonde locating.

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Putting the Pushcam to Use in Sewer Repair

July 2nd, 2018

industrial-sewer-lineA broken or clogged sewer line—that’s not a problem any homeowner wants to encounter. If you imagine that the repair work will involve huge digging machines to tear open your property to fix the problem that’s brought your home life to a standstill, we have good news for you: not all sewer and drain repair professionals use such outdated excavation techniques. Our technicians have the best pushcams to make repairing a sewer line faster, cleaner, and more effective—without digging!

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What is Ambient Cure?

June 18th, 2018

rusty-pipe-burst-leakIf you have a sewer line which is leaking or structurally unstable, you may be steeling yourself for a big portion of your yard to be dug up to replace it. This doesn’t, however, have to be the case. With the development of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) techniques in the 1970s, it’s possible to rehabilitate pipes from the inside out. That means your underground pipes can now be fixed without requiring any excavation. There are several different CIPP processes, and we’ll discuss the benefits of the ambient cure method below.

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What Are CIPP Piping Services and How Can They Help?

June 4th, 2018

cipp-repairOver the years, wastewater systems have used wood pipes made from hollowed-out logs, tarpaper, plastic PVC piping, and other options – all with their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. Today, CIPP has become one of the most popular options for rehabilitating and repairing wastewater systems. Below, we will go over what exactly CIPP is, why it works so well, and why you may want to consider using it in your construction or repair work. If fixing water leaks with little to no excavation sound great to you, then read on!

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How to Recognize a Problem with Your Drain and Sewer System

May 21st, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessWe get it: Once the water goes down the drain, you don’t give it another thought. And most of the time, you don’t need to.

When problems do occur with drains and sewer lines, though, you’ll want to address them as soon as possible. Otherwise, repair costs and the chances of health-related hazards can significantly increase.

Based on our experience, these are the most common signs your drain and sewer system needs prompt, professional attention.  

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Piping Services Can Repair Sewer Leaks

May 7th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessFew plumbing problems are more serious than a leak in your sewer line, which can create huge issues for your home. In and of themselves, there’s nothing about them that’s different from an indoor piping leak. Sewer lines, however, are located underground, which makes reaching them a terrible chore. And because they remove wastewater from your entire home, a problem with them is going to affect almost every aspect of your life.

The good news is that piping services can repair sewer leaks with a lot less time and effort than it used to take. Not only does that mean completing the task in a fraction of the time and cost that it once did, but it can fix the problem just as well, if not better than ever. Here’s a little look at how modern technology has revolutionized piping services.

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Call Professional Piping Services for Slip Lining Repairs

April 23rd, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessProblems with your outdoor pipes can be a tough proposition for a number of reasons. They’re buried underground in most cases, and getting to them to repair a leak can take a long time. Or at least it used to. In the past, you needed to rent construction equipment and hire extra workers to unearth the pipe, repair the leak and bury it again.  (It can be difficult in the best of times, and our frequently rainy weather doesn’t make the process any easier.)

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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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