Trenchless Vs. Traditional Sewer Line Repair Services
It happens to even the most careful homeowner. You’re going along as normal, enjoying spring and summer, and suddenly a pipe bursts, or otherwise needs repair. You have a gas leak, sewage backup, or other potentially dangerous problem on your property. What’s the quickest and most efficient way to fix it? Many homeowners rely on traditional sewer line repair, but encounter more pitfalls than they bargained for.
If traditional sewer line repair has left your property a mess and your wallet much too thin, it’s time to consider other options. Trenchless repair has saved many homeowners time and money. If you’ve never heard of or considered trenchless repair, you’ll find its ease and benefits amazing.
How Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Works
Most trenchless repairs involve either relining or pipe bursting, depending on your sewer line problems. Trenchless relining may work better if your existing pipes have minimal damage, or if your sewer lines are not buried deep underground. For deeply buried lines or extensive pipe damage, consider pipe bursting for an easy yet permanent solution.
In trenchless relining, a flexible tube called a cured-in-place (CIPP) pipe is inserted into existing, damaged pipes. The CIPP pipe is coated with high-quality resin for ease of installation. Instead of digging a long trench, your plumber will dig one access hole. Once the new pipes are inserted, you simply wait an hour or so for the resin to dry. When the resin is cured, you can use your sewer system again.
In pipe bursting, your plumber uses a sewer camera to detect and diagnose problems along lines buried several feet underground. A pipe head is hydraulically inserted through your sewer line to break apart old or damaged pipes. Then, a new, more flexible pipe can be fed through the line via 1or 2 access holes.
Benefits of Trenchless Repair and Replacement
As noted, trenchless sewer line and other repairs will not destroy your property. You won’t have to pay dozens of fees to dig up any neighboring property your sewer line affects, or to have it repaired after your project is done. Overall, you can expect to save 30% to 40% over traditional sewer line repair.
Additionally, the flexibility of pipes used in trenchless repair keeps your home safer and more environmentally conscious. Trenchless pipes can be made of many materials, including environmentally friendly ones like clay or recycled PVC. They ensure water, sewage, and gas flow smoothly through your lines, reducing the possibility of waste and siphoning.
Finally, if your trenchless pipe projects eventually need repair or replacement, they are much easier to handle than traditional repairs. Simply call the Clearwater team for quick, efficient repairs involving minimum digging and maximum benefits.