Sewer Lining in Seattle, Washington
Sewer lining is a trenchless sewer pipe repair method, and at Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter, our team of experts is trained to employ this solution with precision. In the past, sewer pipe repairs were often a dreaded process for many homeowners, requiring heavy machinery and large labor crews to dig up landscaping and driveways in order to expose the pipes. The damage was quite extensive and could even extend to the home, sidewalks, and driveways, making it a time-consuming process that became more expensive with remediation costs factored in as well. We are proud to have moved away from this invasive process in favor of a new and improved repair process that will keep your home and property intact for the entirety of our visit.
Sewer lining, also known as cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining, relies on renewing the pipe from the inside, serving as a no-dig solution because the pipes are kept entirely underground. The amount of digging is limited, often requiring a small hole to establish a connection to the pipe if there isn’t a cleanout for our technicians to use. The process is minimally invasive and eco-friendly, and without upheaving your landscaping, we can restore your faulty sewer pipe within a single day, saving you time and money.
At Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter, the process of sewer lining begins with the use of our sewer camera inspection. The sewer camera inspection is a very cost-effective and speedy way to determine the exact problem within the current pipe. The waterproof robotic camera and its optic cable are inserted into the pipeline from an existing entry point such as a drain or an outside access cap. The camera records the inside circumference of the entire pipe, from the building to the curbside municipal sewer connection. The technician gets a real-time look at the entire inside of the pipe and is able to determine where any cracks exist and if the pipe interior requires a cleaning before the liner is applied.
If sewer lining is recommended as the ideal solution, the pipe will need to be cleaned in order for the lining to be successful, and to achieve this, we clean the pipes through hydro jetting. This procedure employs a high-pressure water hose and a specialized water jetting head, which scours the pipe and effectively removes corrosion and waste accumulation. The end result is a smooth pipe interior upon which the epoxy resin lining will adhere and cure.
The CIPP lining consists of a felt tube coated with the epoxy resin and an inflation bladder. Once it is determined that the lining is situated in the correct spot, the bladder is inflated. The inflation of the tube presses the resin against the inside of the original pipe. The tube is left inflated for a few hours, allowing the resin to cure and harden. Once the hardening is completed, the tube and the inflation bladder are removed. What is left behind is a smooth new pipe that is resistant to corrosion and tree root penetration, installed without any extensive digging required to provide access to it.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of a cracked sewer pipe such as foul sewer smells emanating from your bathroom or a soggy and smelly patch in your landscaping give us a call. Let our staff at Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer, & Rooter help you solve your sewer pipe problem in a speedy, professional, cost-effective manner.