Insta-Pipe Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

More About Tree Roots and Sewer Lines

Monday, 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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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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Methods of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Monday, December 4th, 2017

sewer-line-repairSewer repair used to be a complex and expensive proposition. Sewer lines are usually buried beneath the ground, which can afford them more protection than other types of piping in your home, but involves a number of serious drawbacks as well. There isn’t anything inherently different about problems with a sewer line – usually involving a leak or a clog just like any other pipe – but reaching it could be a serious problem.

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