Insta-Pipe Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

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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Can All Contractors Offer Sewer Pipe Lining?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

question-mark-badgeYour home, business, or facility almost certainly has a sewer line to connect it to the municipal sewer system. Keeping this line in good repair is essential—and if it should suffer from cracks and leaks, the best way to have it fixed is with sewer pipe lining from a professional contractor.

Sewer pipe lining is the best way to handle repairs for a sewer line, or improvements to an older line to prevent future repairs. The job doesn’t require digging to expose the sewer line. Instead, the contractors slide a liner, also called a carrier pipe into the sewer line and use hydraulics to draw and set it into place. The carrier pipe is then inflated to fill up the old pipe and create a new lining on the interior that repairs the sewer line. This work not only fixes problems from leaks, cracks, and tree roots, it improves flow for high efficiency. It also takes care of all leaks with a single repair, rather than trying to patch up multiple cracks.

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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 is Ambient Cure?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

rusty-pipe-burst-leakIf you have a sewer line which is leaking or structurally unstable, you may be steeling yourself for a big portion of your yard to be dug up to replace it. This doesn’t, however, have to be the case. With the development of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) techniques in the 1970s, it’s possible to rehabilitate pipes from the inside out. That means your underground pipes can now be fixed without requiring any excavation. There are several different CIPP processes, and we’ll discuss the benefits of the ambient cure method below.

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Call Professional Piping Services for Slip Lining Repairs

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessProblems with your outdoor pipes can be a tough proposition for a number of reasons. They’re buried underground in most cases, and getting to them to repair a leak can take a long time. Or at least it used to. In the past, you needed to rent construction equipment and hire extra workers to unearth the pipe, repair the leak and bury it again.  (It can be difficult in the best of times, and our frequently rainy weather doesn’t make the process any easier.)

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Trenchless Technology Saves Time and Money

Monday, April 9th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessRepairing an underground pipe on your property, such as a sewer line or the main water line, used to be expensive and time-consuming. The problems themselves rarely differed from those of indoor pipes: usually, some manner of leak or clog disrupting the flow of liquid. But because the lines were buried underground, it took an inordinate amount of time to reach them. It meant expensive digging equipment and long man hours. It usually meant hiring extra workers too. All to simply uncover the pipe, fix the problem, and cover it again.

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How Can UV Light Help With Sewer Line Repair?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

sewer-line-repairIn the past, you’ve heard us discuss CIPP, or cured in place pipe, as a sure-fire method of sewer leak repairs. It’s an effective means of covering underground pipe repair without having to dig up the pipe. UV light, or ultra-violet light, can actually aid in that process considerably.

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Signs of a Leaking Sewer Line

Monday, March 12th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessIn and of itself, the sewer line for your home is no different than any other pipe. It may be a little larger and sturdier, but the principles are still the same: it still needs to carry wastewater out of your home, the same way that pipe under the sink does. The difficulty with sewer lines and other outdoor pipelines is that they’re most often buried beneath the ground.

This can be a big benefit because it protects them from damage quite well, but it also creates big problems when trouble does arise. The good news is that trained pipe technicians can usually repair problems such as leaks and clogs without having to dig. Trenchless technology has revolutionized pipe repair and allows us to repair leaks at a fraction of the time and cost.

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Problems Addressed by Sewer Repair

Monday, February 12th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessIn many ways, a sewer line to your home is no different than any another length of pipe. In this case, it takes wastewater from the drain lines of your home into the local municipal sewer system. It’s usually larger than other pipes on your property and buried underground, but beyond that, it’s essentially another length of pipe. It still develops leaks, clogs, and corrosion, and it still required a trained technician to repair.

But fixing a problem with your sewer line presents a number of challenges that you wouldn’t find with other lengths of pipe in your home. That’s why you should always contact a service that specializes in sewer repair instead of one that deals with indoor pipes exclusively. Sewer repair services offer specialized options that can address a number of specific problems. A brief list of some of the more important ones follow.

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