Historically, Madrona, WA homeowners had to deal with sewer repairs that consisted of pulling up lawns and floorboards to reach problem pipes. By manually digging trenches, sewer technicians were able to provide physical assistance with changing out pipes, fixing cracks and leaks, or taming root infestations. This procedure was very costly in both time and money, as digging the trenches required long hours. Not only did homeowners have to worry about the cost of the sewer line repair, but they also had to budget for corrective services to rehabilitate their lawns and floorboards after repairs were finished.
Trenchless technology was invented in order to bypass such problems. This enabled service technicians to become much more helpful in their communities as they could take on more jobs on a daily basis. This also saved homeowners the headache of repairing their home after sewer technicians had repaired their piping.
Trenchless sewer repair mainly consists of CIPP (cured in place piping) or pipe bursting and relining. Both methods are used depending on the structural integrity of the pipes in question. If pipes have large cracks or gaps in their walls or have corroded into becoming very delicate and easy to crack, pipe bursting and relining is the best course of action. Pipe bursting is when a burster head is placed within the pipe cavity. As it is dragged along the length of the pipe, it breaks apart the pipe in order for there to be a new room for a new pipe to be placed. A liner is then selected, carefully cut, and inserted into space where the old pipe resided. It is pulled in with machinery handled by technicians and is the exact dimensions of the old pipe to ensure a precision fit. The liner is then allowed time to cure to harden into a perfectly working pipe.
CIPP is used when the structural integrity of a pipe is sound. While there may be holes or cracks within the pipe, the pipe itself is still able to perform normal functions and tasks. In order to fill those cracks, a new liner is precision cut and carefully placed within the pipes using machinery that drags it into place through the old walls of the pipe. Hot air is then blown into the pipe to expand the liner until it fits snuggly against the old pipe wall. This ensures all cracks and holes are properly covered. Once the liner has had a chance to harden, it then performs and acts just like a regular pipe.
If your home in Madrona, WA is experiencing plumbing problems, give Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter a call. Our caring team will be able to schedule you with one of our highly trained technicians. With many years in the business and expertise in trenchless technologies, we will have your home up and running back to normal in a matter of hours. Give us a call today.