Insta-Pipe Blog

How Pipe Bursting Works

June 3rd, 2019

industrial-pipesOnce upon a time, handling sewer repairs was a messy and time-consuming task. It didn’t matter what size the job was: whether it was to fix the broken sewer line for a home or handling severe damage to an industrial plant’s sewer line, the job required extensive digging to reach the pipe sections in order to remove and replace them.

That’s not how it works today—or not if you call on the right professionals for your sewer repair in Kent, WA. Thanks to pipe bursting, the job can be done fast with little disruption—and that’s true for homes, commercial and industrial facilities, even military installations.

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Can Hydro-Jetting End Up Damaging My Pipes?

May 20th, 2019

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One of the best methods available today for cleaning sewer lines and drainpipes is the hydro-jetter. The process of hydro-jetting is now the preferred way to eliminate clogging in pipes and prevent future clogging issues. Hydro-jetting is available for any type of piping system: there are small hydro-jetters that are effective on the pipes for residential homes, and there are powerful hydro-jetters that can handle the entire length of a sewer line for a massive industrial facility. Our technicians who handle sewer repair in Vancouver, WA and the surrounding areas have the best hydro-jetting equipment to handle any service our customers in the area might need.

Our customers, however, want to make sure they’re getting work that not only does the job of cleaning and unclogging their pipeline but which also won’t harm the pipes. Many customers can tell horror stories about an improper service done on their pipes which inflicted serious damage—does hydro jetting pose a similar threat?

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How Long Will Pipe Lining Repairs Last?

May 6th, 2019

sewer-line-repairRepairing underground pipes for a house or commercial/industrial facility is a large job—and it’s not one you want to schedule every few years because the repairs don’t hold up. You shouldn’t have to worry about repeated repairs for your pipes when you work with our professionals. We have the equipment and skills to fix pipes so they stay fixed.

However, there’s no such thing as a permanent repair that will never fail. When we perform pipe lining in Seattle, WA to fix your pipes, how long can you expect the repaired pipe to remain in good shape?

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What Are Force Main Inspections?

April 22nd, 2019

push-camA properly working sewer system is essential for a building. Any failure in the sewer pipes at carrying away wastewater not only risks sewage odors and even sewage itself backing up into the building, but it creates a major health hazard. For commercial and industrial building, sewer line problems can mean code violations and shuttered operations.

Many commercial and industrial buildings use a special type of sewer line system called a force main. Regular inspections of force mains are an important part of our business, and we want you to know how vital they can be if your facility uses them.

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Using Point Repair to Fix Damaged Sewer Lines

April 8th, 2019

sewer-manhole-coverOne of the most important jobs we do for our many customers is sewer repair in Seattle, WA. We work with sewer lines of all sizes and serve many different types of buildings and facilities: single family homes, industrial and commercial buildings, and military and municipal facilities.

Repairing a damaged sewer line isn’t something we do by using one method. When we take on a job, we first have to discover the exact issue with the sewer line and determine the best way to resolve it—fast and effectively. We don’t want our customers to end up with poor work that will fail in only a few months. We offer permanent solutions.

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More About Tree Roots and Sewer Lines

March 25th, 2019

tree-root-and-saplingIn our last post, we talked about how our experts can use cured in place piping (CPP) to repair sewer lines when tree roots have damaged them. We want to take an opportunity to talk in more depth about the trouble with tree roots vs. sewer lines because this is one of the most common dangers for buried pipes. It doesn’t matter if the sewer line serves a small home or a massive facility covering a few acres of land—if there are trees in proximity to where the sewer line is buried, a potential danger exists. Tree root infiltration can cause minor troubles with slow drains, and if left alone can eventually shatter the integrity of the sewer line and require a complete replacement.

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Tree Root Infiltration and CIPP

March 11th, 2019

sewer-line-blockageWe are experienced with working with piping in all sectors, from residential homes to large industrial facilities. But all sewer line pipes are vulnerable to similar problems, no matter the size of the facility. Corrosion, blockages, and breakage are all frequent. One of the most common troubles we’re called to deal with is tree root infiltration. In fact, almost 50% of all sewer blockages and backups are because of tree roots growing into the line.

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An Alternate to Standard CIPP Materials: Ambient Cure

February 25th, 2019

sewer-line-repairAny trained professional with the right experience in a field knows there is never only one way to do a task. No one-size-fits-all solution. The best professionals have multiple tools and techniques available, and they know when to apply one or the other.

This is why you only want to hire an experienced piping contractor in Tacoma, WA, to handle your water line, pipeline, and other exterior pipe repairs and replacements. We are not only experienced and have a full range of tools, but we handle service for buildings of all sizes. Whether you own a single-family home or operate a large industrial facility, we have the equipment and technicians who can do the job right.

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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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