When you call Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter about sewer repair in Tacoma, WA, rest assured we'll get the work done with minimal fuss and optimal results. To give you a better idea of what to expect if your sewer lines need professional attention, we cover the basics of what typically goes on and what’s the process that we follow when we repair sewer pipes.
Inspecting Your Sewer Lines
The first step that we take when we carry out our sewer repair services is performing an initial inspection. This is usually done with a lighted camera that's eased into the sewer line to produce clear, real-time images of the pipe’s interior. The results allow our technicians to identify the problem, its scope, and determine its location. From there, we are able to best determine which approach to repair to use.
Using the Most Appropriate Method
With a sewer pipe that's still stable, our plumber might suggest a trenchless approach to repair. It's done by inserting a tube filled with resin into the existing pipe. Once the resin material solidifies, the inside of the pipe is restored to a like-new condition.
If the pipe is not structurally sound and is too damaged to be repaired using trenchless methods, sewer line replacement may be what's best. The replacement service can be done through traditional methods, or it can be done using a minimally disruptive technique known as pipe bursting. Pipe bursting is done by breaking up the damaged pipe as a new sewer line is inserted.
Double-Checking the Results
The final step with sewer pipe line repair if the existing pipe is re-lined rather than replaced is to inspect it again. What this entails is to double-check the work that we did and to confirm that all the new pipes are ready to function as intended.
Get a Personalized Opinion Today
Whether we end up needing to replace sewer line pipes or make repairs, count on the team from
Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter to give you an honest, pressure-free opinion. Once you approve of our recommendations and estimate, we'll get to work. Contact our team today for affordable, client-focused sewer repair services.