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How Long Does a Trenchless Repair Take?

December 3rd, 2018

question-mark-badgeAn important part of the services we provide for our customers is trenchless repairs. This is a faster process than older repair methods. But how much faster? Customers are often curious about what type of improvement they’ll see when they choose a contractor who offers trenchless repair work for buried pipes such as the sewer line and the water main.

We’ll shed some light on this below.

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The Best Way to Unclog a Stopped-Up Sewer Line

November 19th, 2018

sewer-workersOne of the biggest disasters that can afflict the plumbing for a home, business, or other building is a completely stopped-up sewer line. A clogged drain is bad enough, but when a sewer line is fully clogged, it can mean sewage backing up into the building. It’s unhygienic and leads to health code violations that can completely shutter a facility.

In other words, when your building has a stopped-up sewer line, you need help to get it cleared away—fast!

We’re the pipe experts in the area to call when it’s time to rescue a sewer line. We have the best equipment to take care of problems of all sizes. When it comes to clogged sewer lines, we’ll rely on hydro-jetting to solve the problem—it’s the best method available.

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Troubles Sewer Pipe Lining Can Solve

November 5th, 2018

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramThe sewer line is a pipe almost all buildings have connected to them. From a small house to a large government structure, sewer pipes are a necessary part of basic hygiene in buildings—and trouble in the sewer line can bring life to a complete halt until the problem is solved.

Those problems can be large leaks along the pipe, tree root infiltration, breakage, corrosion, and clogging. The best way to solve them isn’t what might first spring to mind: large digging equipment tearing open asphalt, a lawn, or concrete slabs to reach the damaged sewer line. Thanks to pipe lining, which is trenchless technology, we can fix many sewer pipe problems with little to no digging at all.

Let’s take a look at pipe lining in action as it deals with various problems.

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Answering Some Common Questions About Trenchless Repair

October 22nd, 2018

backhoe-of-construction-equipmentUnless you are involved in the construction and piping industry, or work in civic engineering, you probably aren’t familiar with trenchless technology and its many applications. Although trenchless technology dates back to the 1930s when it was first used in mining, it’s still unfamiliar to many people even as it becomes the preferred way to handle work such as sewer line repair and replacement.

We provide trenchless repair in Tacoma, WA for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, as well as a range of other trenchless and pipe inspection services. We’d like to address a few of the frequent questions people have about trenchless repair work.

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How Do Modern Piping Services Perform Sewer Repairs?

October 8th, 2018

industrial-pipesThe sewer line is a critical stretch of piping for a building, no matter the size or type of building. Homes, businesses, and industrial facilities need to have an undamaged and unobstructed sewer pipeline in order to function effectively and hygienically.

But no sewer line is invincible. Construction, shifts in the earth, corrosion from chemicals, and plain old aging can all lead to a sewer pipe that needs repairs. The job obviously requires professionals—no amateur can access a buried sewer line or even have the slightest idea how to repair it if they could. But some professional piping service contractors still use outdated methods of pipe repair involving massive amounts of digging equipment to excavate down to the sewer line. We’d like to explain the modern way we handle sewer repair work.

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Trust Piping Services to Repair Your Sewer Line

September 24th, 2018

push-camWho should you hire when you think the sewer line for your building must be fixed? You might think “plumbers,” but a plumbing contractor is usually concerned with the pipes inside a building. When you need the best sewer repair in Seattle, WA, turn to a piping services company like us. We have the technology and experience to handle all manner of sewer services for all types of buildings: homes, businesses, industrial facilities, military installations, and civic buildings.

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Is Trenchless Pipe Repair Always the Best Solution?

September 10th, 2018

sewer-line-repairAt Insta-Pipe, our specialty is offering the best in pipe replacement and repair using the finest available trenchless technology. We have the equipment to handle the work fast and accurately and with minimal disruption.

If you’re unfamiliar with trenchless pipe repair, you might wonder if going with a trenchless repair in Seattle, WA for a water or sewer line is always the ideal approach.

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You Can Fix That Older Pipe With Slip-Lining

August 27th, 2018

degraded-pipesHow do you repair a buried sewer line or water main line? Do you call up a standard plumber and ask if they can dig down to the pipe and patch it up, or maybe put in a new one? This is what many people do, whether they’re homeowners or business owners. But it’s not the best way to take care of repairs for older pipes. You don’t need a “plumber,” somebody who mostly works with indoor pipes, when it comes to working on a sewer or water main. You need a pipe repair and replacement technician with the skill, experience, and equipment necessary for trenchless slip-lining services.

We’re a contractor offering sewer pipe lining in Seattle, WA and throughout Western Washington and the Puget Sound Region. We use trenchless slip-lining for fast repairs to pipes.

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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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