Insta-Pipe Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

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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Sewer Repair Doesn’t Need to Involve Digging

Monday, January 15th, 2018

sewer-pipe-trenchlessThe sewer line is one of the most important components in your home: sending wastewater from your drains into the municipal sewer system. They’re usually buried under the ground, which affords them protection from the elements and can help prevent damage that might affect other pipes. But there’s a catch: when problems do occur, it can be very difficult to reach the pipe and correct it.

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Pipe Lining Makes Trenchless Sewer Repair Possible

Monday, January 1st, 2018

trenchless-ewer-repairWhen it comes to sewer repair services, trenchless technology has been a true game changer. The main sewer line that runs between your home and the civic system is usually buried underground. That can protect it from harm but makes it incredibly difficult to reach in the event of a leak or a breach. Sewer line breaches (or clogs or other problems) are essentially no different from problems with the indoor pipes in your home. But if there are several feet of dirt between it and the pipe technician, solving it is going to be a challenge.

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Hydro-Jetting Helps with Sewer Repair

Monday, December 18th, 2017


Sewer repair services can be difficult, not so much because of the problem itself, but because of the importance and placement of the sewer pipe itself. The pipe handles the wastewater from your entire home, collecting everything that runs down every drain in your home and transporting it to the Tacoma, WA municipal sewer system. Almost every sewer pipe is buried beneath the ground, which provides protection and ensures that wastewater is removed from your home conveniently. But that can provide problems when trouble occurs.

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How Does Sewer Pipe Lining Make Repairs Easier?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

trenchless-sewer-liningFew repairs in your home can be more chilling than those of outdoor pipes, such as your main sewer line and water line. Those pipes are usually buried underground, which protects them from harm but also makes reaching them very difficult. Time was, you used to have to uncover the entire length of pipe to fix leaks or clogs. Luckily, technology has advanced, making repair jobs from pipe technicians much easier to do. That including sewer pipe lining and similar techniques that render a lot of the expense and bother of outdoor pipe repair unnecessary Here’s a look at how it all works.

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Sewer Repair Services Move Faster than Ever

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

sewer-pipe-trenchlessThe main sewer line to your house is one of the most important pieces of piping on your property: carrying wastewater from the indoor pipes and outlets to the municipal sewer system. Most sewer lines are buried underground, which protects them from harm, but creates a huge dilemma when leaks and clogs do appear. It used to be that repairing such issues took a long time. Now, however, sewer repair services move faster than ever, and that can make a potentially complex operation much simpler.

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What is Cured in Place Pipe Lining?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

plumbing-pipe-trenchlessRepairing pipes, especially underground pipes like your water and sewer lines, used to be very tricky. In order to patch a leak, you needed to first reach the pipe itself, which required expensive excavation equipment and a great deal of time. A patch could then be applied or the affected pipe replaced, but by then, a simple leak has become very expensive indeed.

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Trenchless Technology Makes Sewer Repair Easier

Monday, September 25th, 2017

plumbing-pipe-trenchlessFew pipe problems are as daunting as an issue with your sewer line, which carries wastewater from your whole home into the local municipal sewer system. The water it carries is contaminated and could make family members ill if the pipe leaked or backed up. And yet leaks and clogs do take place in sewer lines, as they do in any line. But because it affects the whole household, sewer line problems are particularly troublesome. Even worse, sewer lines are buried under the ground of your yard, which makes getting to the problem almost as difficult as repairing it.

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Signs You May Need Sewer Repair Services

Monday, September 11th, 2017

sewer-line-repairSewer repairs aren’t any different, in theory, than any other pipe repairs. The pipe becomes damaged, usually either by developing a leak or a clog, and requires a professional service to make it right again. The problem with sewer lines is that they’re buried underground, which makes it hard to detect problems until they are well advanced. The good news is that modern trenchless technology can resolve problems with the sewer line in a fraction of the time it used to take. The bad news is that you still need to spot the signs of trouble before you can summon a repair technician.

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Tools for Trenchless Pipe Repair

Monday, August 28th, 2017

trenchless-pipe-repairOutdoor pipes are usually buried underground, which can be a double-edged sword in some ways. On the one hand, the earth protects the pipe from the elements, as well as helping to prevent accidental damage and keeping the pipe safe. On the other hand, when the pipe runs into trouble, it can be extremely difficult to get to it. In the past, repairing a leaky underground pipe used to be a costly and time-intensive process, requiring excavation equipment and additional manpower to first uncover the pipe, then cover it back up once repairs were made. The operation also tended to tear up your yard, which meant a costly grounds-keeping bill to restore your lawn and re-plant your shrubbery.

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