Insta-Pipe Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Why We Recommend Hydro-Jetting for Sewer Lines

Monday, 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

Monday, 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 Many homes in the area have old sewer lines made of outdated material that’s starting to decay.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

Monday, 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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The Best Way to Unclog a Stopped-Up Sewer Line

Monday, 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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Answering Some Common Questions About Trenchless Repair

Monday, 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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Regular Sonde Location Services Protect Your Sewer Line

Monday, July 16th, 2018

sewer-workersThe sewer line is an essential component of any building or facility. If the building has pipes, it must have at least one sewer line to remove the collected wastewater and transport it to a central sewer line that removes it to a waste treatment plant. This applies to homes, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, municipal buildings, and military facilities.

You probably have a sewer line that you need to protect. It might be the line for your family home, or it could be a critical part of facility you own and operate. Whatever type of sewer line you have, we strongly recommend regular sonde location services to protect it and catch repair issues early. You can call our experts for the sewer services in Tacoma, WA that you need, no matter the size or extent of the job. We use the best technology, including sonde locating.

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Putting the Pushcam to Use in Sewer Repair

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

industrial-sewer-lineA broken or clogged sewer line—that’s not a problem any homeowner wants to encounter. If you imagine that the repair work will involve huge digging machines to tear open your property to fix the problem that’s brought your home life to a standstill, we have good news for you: not all sewer and drain repair professionals use such outdated excavation techniques. Our technicians have the best pushcams to make repairing a sewer line faster, cleaner, and more effective—without digging!

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What Are CIPP Piping Services and How Can They Help?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

cipp-repairOver the years, wastewater systems have used wood pipes made from hollowed-out logs, tarpaper, plastic PVC piping, and other options – all with their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. Today, CIPP has become one of the most popular options for rehabilitating and repairing wastewater systems. Below, we will go over what exactly CIPP is, why it works so well, and why you may want to consider using it in your construction or repair work. If fixing water leaks with little to no excavation sound great to you, then read on!

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How to Recognize a Problem with Your Drain and Sewer System

Monday, May 21st, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessWe get it: Once the water goes down the drain, you don’t give it another thought. And most of the time, you don’t need to.

When problems do occur with drains and sewer lines, though, you’ll want to address them as soon as possible. Otherwise, repair costs and the chances of health-related hazards can significantly increase.

Based on our experience, these are the most common signs your drain and sewer system needs prompt, professional attention.  

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