Insta-Pipe Blog

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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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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