Insta-Pipe Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

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 Many homes in the area have old sewer lines made of outdated material that’s starting to decay.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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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 But some professional piping service contractors still use outdated methods of pipe repair involving massive amounts of digging equipment to excavate down to the sewer line.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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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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Piping Services Can Repair Sewer Leaks

Monday, May 7th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessFew plumbing problems are more serious than a leak in your sewer line, which can create huge issues for your home. In and of themselves, there’s nothing about them that’s different from an indoor piping leak. Sewer lines, however, are located underground, which makes reaching them a terrible chore. And because they remove wastewater from your entire home, a problem with them is going to affect almost every aspect of your life.

The good news is that piping services can repair sewer leaks with a lot less time and effort than it used to take. Not only does that mean completing the task in a fraction of the time and cost that it once did, but it can fix the problem just as well, if not better than ever. Here’s a little look at how modern technology has revolutionized piping services.

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Sewer Repair Services Can Solve Sewer Line Clogs

Monday, February 26th, 2018

sewer-line-blockageSewer line leaks tend to be more common than sewer line clogs, owing to the larger size of the sewer line, which makes it easier for waste to travel smoothly down the pipe. But clogs still occur, just as they would in any other pipe, and when they do, you can’t just get rid of it by applying a plunger. The good news is that you have options. Sewer repair services have tools and techniques to solve sewer line clog problems, all without having to dig or open up the pipe. Here’s a closer look at the problem and the solutions that professional pipe technicians bring to bear.

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How Does Pipe Lining Repair Sewer Breaches?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessA breach of your sewer line is, in essence, no different than a pipe breach inside your home. The walls of the pipe become thin or are punctured by damage, and the water comes leaking out. Any professional technician worth their salt knows how to plug a leak in a pipe, and if the situation took place inside your home, it would be easy enough to pinpoint the spot and either patch the leak or install a new length of pipe.

With sewer lines, however, that becomes much more problematic. Your sewer line is buried beneath your property, which means that you can’t simply patch up the leak. In the past, repairing a sewer breach required expensive tools such as construction equipment, as well as extra hands to perform the work. Operations would likely take a long time and end with your yard in a terrible mess: requiring additional costs as you hire groundskeepers to repair the damage.

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