Trenchless Sewer Repair & Sewer Pipe Relining
At Bob Oates, we provide residential and commercial property owners in the greater Seattle area the most innovative and efficient plumbing repair services on the market. For years, we have offered trenchless sewer repair in Seattle, WA, as well as pipe relining to our clients, making us leaders and experts in this innovative plumbing solution. When it’s time to repair your sewer line, if you’re going trenchless, choosing Bob Oates to perform the work is a smart move. All sewer repairs should be performed by a reputable company and skilled technicians, and Bob Oates excels at both and provides all of our customers across Washington the services they need to restore their sewer systems.
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How Does the Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair Process Work?
Trenchless pipe repair as well as our other solutions have been on the market for decades, but only recently began gaining traction as the preferred method for sewer repair at residential and commercial properties. Unlike traditional repairs, trenchless methods are non-invasive in that they do not disrupt surrounding infrastructure and landscaping and can be completed entirely underground. In the past, repairing your sewer line resulted in damage to your property and additional remediation costs.
Today, Bob Oates is the leading plumbing company in Seattle, WA, and the surrounding areas that helps clients avoid the headache and struggle that accompanied traditional sewer pipe repair methods through the use of trenchless pipe lining. Trenchless sewer repair eliminates the need for digging and instead employs the use of pipe bursting or pipe lining. Bob Oates technicians have the skills and equipment to complete both types of trenchless repair.
What is Pipe Lining?
Cured-in-place-pipe lining is a method of trenchless pipe replacement that involves using an epoxy resin to replace or renew existing water or drain pipe. An epoxy resin hardens into a new pipe within the old pipeline, making this method ideal for clients who would rather forego heavy equipment on their property.
Before pipe lining can be completed, the pipeline must be thoroughly cleaned. Our technician will locate an existing access point to the plumbing on the property and perform an inspection. Once the inspection is complete, we use hydro-jetting to clean out the pipeline to ready it for repair. Meanwhile, the epoxy resin is soaked into a felt liner. Once the pipeline is clean, the liner is inserted into the pipeline via the access point. It is pulled through and inflated until it hardens into a new pipe.
The benefits of pipe lining extend beyond their convenience. The epoxy pipe is environmentally-friendly and lasts approximately fifty years. Even better, it’s anti-corrosive and root-resistant. When you choose pipe lining, you choose an option that likely will last you the rest of your life. Imagine only ever needing to repair your sewer line once. This drain and sewer pipe lining service are versatile and capable of fixing a variety of different problems inside of pipes ranging from 2-to-12 inches, as well as pipes made from Orangeburg, cast iron, and PVC, making it a preferred choice for many customers across Washington.
What is the Sewer Pipe Bursting Process?
Pipe bursting is a sewer repair method that involves replacing the existing pipeline with new pipes of your choice. As a trenchless method, it occurs entirely underground and can install new pipes composed of clay, plastic, or other material. Like pipe lining, pipe bursting results in little to no damage to the surrounding landscape, making it a great option for anyone seeking a quick, clean, solution.
During pipe bursting, the existing pipes are made to explode underground. Hydraulic Equipment, including a pulling machine and pulling rods, are used to pull new pipes into a place where the old pipes once rested. The new, stronger piping is designed to last for decades. Unlike traditional repairs, there is no need to dig trenches. The technicians use two access points to insert and pull the pipes through, keeping most of the process underground. When pipe lining is not the first choice, pipe bursting is highly recommended. It is also the method of choice for anyone seeking more traditional piping materials.
How are Trenchless Drain Line Repairs Performed?
Before we perform repairs to your sewer pipes, Bob Oates technicians perform a professional sewer camera inspection, which allows us to diagnose the conditions of the pipeline. Our technician will be able to recommend the best solution for you. Most pipes can be repaired using trenchless methods and an epoxy resin liner.
Should you choose trenchless repair, you have the option of pipe bursting or cured-in-place pipe lining services. Pipe bursting involves blasting through existing pipelines underground and using machinery to pull new pipes into place. Cured-in-place pipe lining is also performed underground and is essentially creating a “pipe within a pipe.” Our technician will clean the inside of the pipeline and then insert a wool sleeve soaked in epoxy resin into the pipeline. The sleeve hardens into a new pipe, filling cracks and breaks and providing a new, smooth interior.
The Benefits of Trenchless Drain Line Repairs
At Bob Oates, we love what we do, but we understand that not everyone is as passionate about sewer repair as we are. Clients looking for repairs to be completed as quickly as possible benefit from choosing trenchless, because both pipe bursting and pipe relining take far less time to complete than traditional repair methods.
Home and business owners alike appreciate the fast turnaround. If you own a business, trenchless repair methods allow you to continue your operations mostly unaffected, so you won’t need to close shop. As a homeowner, you’ll enjoy more privacy and less interruption. Trenchless methods allow our work to be fast and non-invasive so we won’t leave behind debris or cause property damage after our work is finished. Our commitment to quality, convenient work saves our customers time and money on remediation costs to their landscaping. As a result of the absence of additional costs related to remediating property, trenchless pipe repair is often the cheaper solution and is a worthy long-term investment.
The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Fixes in Washington
Trenchless repairs save clients time because they can be performed much quicker than traditional repairs. Clients do not have to deal with the hassle and cost that come with property repair after traditional repairs are performed. The epoxy resin used by our team to conduct cured-in-place pipe lining is non-hazardous and environmentally-friendly. It lasts for approximately fifty years and is anti-corrosive and resistant to tree roots. Clients can choose from a variety of piping materials when they choose pipe bursting or traditional repair.
Our Core Values
Sewer repairs are an unfortunate reality here in the Pacific Northwest. Because of this, we have employed the latest technologies for trenchless repairs to make it as simple and cost-effective as possible. We offer Nu-flow pipe lining, pipe bursting, and full trenchless sewer replacement of your sewer. By having and using all of these technologies we are able to do all of the repairs in the house with no sub-contractors to keep costs down.
Call Bob Oates For Trenchless Sewer Line Work in Washington
At Bob Oates, our commitment to stellar service at the best price makes us a favorite among our neighbors, which is our goal as a family-owned and operated small business. At Bob Oates, we treat every call with priority and can have a technician to your property within the hour during normal business hours. We offer free quotes and complimentary camera inspections with every sewer cleaning and repair.
When it’s time for pipe repair or replacement, making our company your choice ensures that you receive the utmost professionalism and workmanship at your property. Best of all, we guarantee all service and parts, ensuring that we are liable for our work and that the new sewer lines we install will be accurate and comprehensive. Call today for a free quote and experience the quality difference in our trenchless sewer line service and repair solutions.
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