Trenchless sewer pipe repair is an advanced method in pipe repairing that doesn’t require heavy equipment or digging larges trenches. This process makes things go smoother, faster, and will save you time and money. Experienced professionals will use whichever one of the trenchless techniques that fit your individualized situation, to repair the underground pipes with minimal damage to your property.
How will I know what is wrong with my pipe?
On the surface, you won’t be able to see the pipe due to it being underground. Hiring a professional will enable you to know exactly what is going on with your pipe and what can be done to fix it. The professional will use a camera that will be placed into the pipe. He/she will have a screen that will stay above ground and show what is going on beneath the ground. This technology will enable the pipe to thoroughly be viewed and it will give precise readings on where any issues may be. This helps them to know where the damage or blockage is at and allows them to go straight to the problem, when it is time to repair or replace the sewer and drain pipe.
How does the trenchless method work?
The trenchless method consists of several different procedures, depending on what exactly is going on with your pipe. Some of the more common procedures include: hydrojetting, CIPP(cured in place pipe), and pipe bursting. Hydrojetting requires the use of a powerful hose. The hose will blast water through the pipe and clean out anything that may be blocking it. This is great for pipes that are already blocked and it is great to do on pipes that may be become blocked in the near future. CIPP or cured in place pipe requires a tube to be inserted into the pipe. The tube will be covered with resin and as it enters the pipe, it will be inverted using water or air pressure. The tube will then seal to the pipe and create what is called a “pipe in a pipe”. The pipe will now work as it should and you won’t have to worry about it rusting or corroding. Pipe bursting is a process that repalces the old pipe. A new pipe is pulled into the hole that the old pipe is in and while this one is coming through, a device on the front of the new pipe bursts the old pipe. This is a great way to replace the pipe without having to tear up the ground and the procedure is done fast and efficiently.
Is the trenchless method for me?
If you don’t want to have a lot of damage done to your yard and you want to save yourself some money, trenchless is the way to go. It will keep your yard intact and all the work can be done in a timely manner.
Where can I find an experienced professional?
You can do searching online to find professionals in your area that will fix your underground pipes. You can use search engines like Google or Bing and they will direct you to local non destructive testing company professionals. Checking your local yellow pages and asking around are also ways to find a trained professional in Washington.