Almost every home in the area has a main sewer line running under the ground, which connects the various drain lines in your home to the city’s main civic sewer system. Since it’s buried under your yard, it’s often protected from damage, but when problems do arise, it can be a huge hassle to get them fixed.
At least that used to be the case. With new trenchless technology, you can get your sewer line repaired in a fraction of the time and with much less cost to boot. If you suspect a problem with your sewer line, look for a piping technician who specializes in trenchless technology.
Why Are Sewer Line Problems So Difficult?
In and of themselves, there’s little separating a problem with the sewer line from a similar problem in any other household pipe. Leaks, clogs and other issues can still plague them from time to time, and the solutions technically shouldn’t differ that much.
The problem comes with reaching the pipe to perform those repairs or replace the damaged section. Because the sewer line is buried under the ground, it used to mean a full excavation: requiring expensive equipment rental and extra man hours to get done. That made it very expensive, as well as tearing up your yard and usually requiring some serious landscaping to make right again.
Trenchless Technology Makes It Easier
Trenchless technology works wonders when it comes to correcting problems with your sewer line. It starts with video camera technology, which has created cameras so small they can easily be run into your pipes. That gives the technician an unprecedentedly accurate look at the specific problem. With that knowledge in mind, the technician can then plan the proper response.
Getting the right tools down to the pipe and fitting into place is much easier too. A pair of small holes are dug on either side of the problem spot, and the technician can then run down the appropriate corrective measure. For instance, if the sewer line has a breach, then an inflatable seal can be run down and expanded to seal the breach. Or if the sewer line needs to be cleared of an obstruction, a cutting tool and be lowered and pulled through the spot to open it up.
The benefits of this technology are obvious. The operation can usually be completed in a fraction of the time it would take to excavate the pipe and re-bury it, and trenchless technology is reliable so you can be sure the job gets done right. The costs will usually be far less as well, since you’re not paying for digging equipment and the service doesn’t have to hire extra help to complete the operation. Best of all, with only two tiny holes to rebury, your yard will stay largely intact, sparing you the hassle and expense of contacting a landscaping service to re-plant your lawn and shrubbery.
If you need a professional to deal with a sewer line issue in the Tacoma, WA area, the friendly professionals at Insta-Pipe are standing by to help. Give our team a call today!