Insta-Pipe Blog: Archive for the ‘Piping’ Category

Can Hydro-Jetting End Up Damaging My Pipes?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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An Alternate to Standard CIPP Materials: Ambient Cure

Monday, 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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What Is Trenchless Rehabilitation?

Monday, 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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How Long Does a Trenchless Repair Take?

Monday, 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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How Do Modern Piping Services Perform Sewer Repairs?

Monday, 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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Trust Piping Services to Repair Your Sewer Line

Monday, September 24th, 2018

push-camWho should you hire when you think the sewer line for your building must be fixed? You might think “plumbers,” but a plumbing contractor is usually concerned with the pipes inside a building. When you need the best sewer repair in Seattle, WA, turn to a piping services company like us. We have the technology and experience to handle all manner of sewer services for all types of buildings: homes, businesses, industrial facilities, military installations, and civic buildings.

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Is Trenchless Pipe Repair Always the Best Solution?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

sewer-line-repairAt Insta-Pipe, our specialty is offering the best in pipe replacement and repair using the finest available trenchless technology. We have the equipment to handle the work fast and accurately and with minimal disruption.

If you’re unfamiliar with trenchless pipe repair, you might wonder if going with a trenchless repair in Seattle, WA for a water or sewer line is always the ideal approach.

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You Can Fix That Older Pipe With Slip-Lining

Monday, August 27th, 2018

degraded-pipesHow do you repair a buried sewer line or water main line? Do you call up a standard plumber and ask if they can dig down to the pipe and patch it up, or maybe put in a new one? This is what many people do, whether they’re homeowners or business owners. But it’s not the best way to take care of repairs for older pipes. You don’t need a “plumber,” somebody who mostly works with indoor pipes, when it comes to working on a sewer or water main. You need a pipe repair and replacement technician with the skill, experience, and equipment necessary for trenchless slip-lining services.

We’re a contractor offering sewer pipe lining in Seattle, WA and throughout Western Washington and the Puget Sound Region. We use trenchless slip-lining for fast repairs to pipes.

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What to Do for Sewer Pipes When They’re Too Far Gone

Monday, August 13th, 2018

pipe-decaySewer lines are designed to last for as long as possible, but no sewer line can last for an eternity. Older pipes made from cast iron or galvanized steel will decay from corrosion eventually, and even modern plastic pipes and copper are susceptible to damage.

Sewer lines can be repaired through point repair procedures when the damage is limited to a small area. We handle this job by sending a carrier unit into the pipe that then seals with epoxy mixtures of resin and fiberglass to the interior of the damaged sewer line to fix it. This is an example of our trenchless technology at work: there’s no need to do any digging to expose the sewer line to make repairs. This speeds up the job and leaves behind little disruption to the property.

But if a sewer line is decayed too much, it will either need an extensive patching along its length or a complete replacement. You can also trust us with these jobs, since trenchless technology is ideally suited to such large-scale projects.

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