Insta-Pipe Blog: Archive for July, 2019

Do You Need … The Ambient Cure?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

wall-clockIt’s a dramatic title, but ambient cure is an alternative form of cured in-place piping (CIPP) for underground sewer line repair and other types of buried pipe repairs. The usual way that cured in-place piping is done is with an epoxy that seals the pipeliner onto the damaged area of pipe and then exposes the epoxy to heat to rapidly harden it. We often use this method on jobs to handle repairs for large, long diameter pipes. It’s an effective way to approach many commercial, industrial, and municipal jobs.

But this method does use a large amount of water and it takes extra time. This is why there’s the alternative of using ambient cure CIPP—it doesn’t require any heat to set the epoxy, and it uses less equipment. The epoxy for ambient cure only takes about two to three hours to set, where standard CIPP methods require four to six hours for the cure to be complete.

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Know the Warning Signs You Need Sewer Repair

Monday, July 15th, 2019

trenchless-sewer-repairYou probably don’t need professionals to tell you that sewer repair in Seattle, WA is a job you’ll want to take care of as soon as possible. No matter if it’s the sewer line for your house or for a large industrial facility, if the line is damaged or blocked, it will bring everything to an unpleasant halt soon enough.

The trick is making sure you recognize the problem “soon enough” so you don’t end up with that unpleasant situation—an unlivable home, a shut-down business, a shuttered facility, etc. When you think you have a sewer repair issue, contact our team. We use the finest in trenchless repair and replacement technology to fix sewer lines quickly and with minimum disruption to property.

Below is a list of warning signs about sewer clogs, breaks, root infiltration, and other problems.

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What Is the Benefit of Using UV Lights for Pipe Services?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

UV-air-purifier-lightAt Insta-Pipe, we are dedicated to keeping current with the best available technology for piping services in Olympia, WA. We have a range of trenchless pipe replacement and pipe repair services, and we match each customer and job with the tools that will do the job best.

One type of technology we use for CIPP (cured in place piping) to line underground pipes is UV cure CIPP. You’re probably familiar with UV as an abbreviation for ultraviolet. UV cure uses ultraviolet light to cure the pipe liner applied to the inside of water lines, sewer lines, and other underground pipes. This is not yet a widespread technique for CIPP, and you won’t find many contractors in our area who can offer the benefits of it.

But what are those benefits? For anyone who doesn’t work in piping, it sounds odd to use UV lights as a way to handle pipe repair.

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