Insta-Pipe Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Trenchless Technology’

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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Troubles Sewer Pipe Lining Can Solve

Monday, November 5th, 2018

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramThe sewer line is a pipe almost all buildings have connected to them. From a small house to a large government structure, sewer pipes are a necessary part of basic hygiene in buildings—and trouble in the sewer line can bring life to a complete halt until the problem is solved.

Those problems can be large leaks along the pipe, tree root infiltration, breakage, corrosion, and clogging. The best way to solve them isn’t what might first spring to mind: large digging equipment tearing open asphalt, a lawn, or concrete slabs to reach the damaged sewer line. Thanks to pipe lining, which is trenchless technology, we can fix many sewer pipe problems with little to no digging at all.

Let’s take a look at pipe lining in action as it deals with various problems.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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