Insta-Pipe Blog

Pipe Bursting Can Rescue Sewer Lines

February 11th, 2019

trenchless-sewer-repairThe term “burst pipe” is an intimidating one. Homeowners, building managers, and anyone else in charge of a facility will immediately think of a water pipe splitting open from pressure (often due to a frozen pipe) and creating a serious catastrophe.

But there’s a positive type of pipe bursting—it’s the type we use for sewer repair in Lacey, WA. It’s one of the major trenchless repair techniques we use to help take care of the most serious pipeline damage and for replacement of older sewer lines.

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What Is Trenchless Rehabilitation?

January 28th, 2019

question-mark-badgeThe word rehabilitation has a specific meaning for most people—and it doesn’t have any connection to plumbing pipes, sewer lines, or water mains. But in the world of piping, whether residential, civic, industrial, or military, rehabilitation is one of the big words describing what professionals do.

When it comes to rehabilitating a pipe, it means the repair, renewal, or replacement of underground piping, such as water mains and sewer lines. If a pipe is damaged, suffering from corrosion due to age, has root infiltration, or needs any type of upgrade, the pipe must have professional rehabilitation services.

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Why We Recommend Hydro-Jetting for Sewer Lines

January 14th, 2019

hydro-jetting-sewerOne of the then many jobs we handle at Insta-Pipe is hydro-jetting to clean sewer lines. No homeowner, business owner, or facility manager wants to think much about the sewer line (it’s hard to blame them), but they know that if anything goes wrong with the sewer line, the consequences are huge. A home becomes unlivable, a business has to be shuttered due to code violations, etc. The most common sewer trouble is clogging, which proper sewer cleaning can both fix and prevent.

Hydro-jetting is one of several methods to fix clogs and clean sewer lines. The most prominent of the other methods is using drain augers, a.k.a. drain snakes or rooters, that send rotating wires and drill heads down into the pipes. We recommend hydro-jetting for sewer line unclogging and cleaning; we’ve used this method for years and stay up to date with the latest advances, and we’ve seen for ourselves why they’re so beneficial. Below are some of the reasons we recommend hydro-jetting.

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Sewer Line Repairs for Your Home: How to Detect Them Early

December 31st, 2018

trenchless-ewer-repairWe handle piping services of all sizes, including jobs for military installations and large industrial buildings. But we’re also great at handling work for homeowners. You may not think you need major piping work, but problems with your sewer line are unfortunately a possibility. Many homes in the area have old sewer lines made of outdated material that’s starting to decay.

As soon as you think you have a sewer line issue, such as a leak or blockage, contact us for sewer line repair in Seattle, WA, and we’ll bring the best technology to have the job done fast, accurately, and with minimal disruption to your daily life or your property.

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The Different Types of Sewer Repair Choice—And the Best One

December 17th, 2018

pipe-repairNo question about it, no need to debate—the sewer line is an essential part of the plumbing for any building, no matter if it’s a single-family home or an immense industrial facility. The sewer line is what connects the wastewater system of the building to the municipal sewer line. If the sewer line is damaged or clogged, it will rapidly lead to serious trouble. In the case of commercial and industrial buildings, it can lead to shuttering operations due to health code violations.

When you need sewer line repairs, there are a number of different options for how the contractor approaches the work. Below are the different types of sewer repairs.

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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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