When it’s time to repair or replace your sewer line at your Seattle home or business, you have several key decisions to make. One factor you may not have considered, however, is the repair method your plumbing technician will use. You might assume all plumbing repairs follow the same basic process of digging up the pipes to access and fix the damaged section; however, an innovative technology called trenchless sewer repair has made dig-and-replace plumbing obsolete.
What Is Trenchless Repair?
Trenchless sewer repair, which is also called pipe lining or cured-in-place pipe, is a highly effective method for resolving common pipe problems such as leaks and cracks. As an alternative to traditional pipe system replacement, it not only causes less damage to lawns and landscaping, but also saves time and money.
Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter is proud to be Seattle’s only provider of Nu Flow pipe lining, a patented way to restore and renew pipes without having to remove them from the ground. In fact, our trenchless technicians can complete the entire repair process underground, which eliminates the need to dig an unsightly trench through well-manicured lawns or meticulously tended gardens.
The key to Nu Flow’s cured-in-place pipe lining is an epoxy resin that seals to the walls of the old pipeline, forming a brand-new pipe within the existing one. With the Nu Flow system, there’s no need for our plumbing specialists to disrupt your life by bringing loud, heavy equipment onto your property.
The Trenchless Pipe Repair Process
The first step in any trenchless pipe repair is to thoroughly inspect and clean the existing pipeline to prepare it for repairs. Once the Bob Oates team has completed that stage, we will then pull a special liner coated with the liquid epoxy resin into the pipe, then inflate it and allow it to dry. Because this process is so simple and straightforward, we can finish the repair quickly, allowing you to resume your normal daily activities sooner.
Trenchless pipe repair with Nu Flow is more than just a modern-day convenience. The process is also kinder to our environment, and your new pipe will be strong enough to resist future leaks, cracks and root intrusion for as long as 50 years. In other words, your Nu Flow pipe will very likely be the only pipeline repair you’ll ever need as long as you stay at your current property. The pipe lining solution is also versatile enough to fit many different piping materials and diameters. Contact our team today to learn more about trenchless repairs for your Seattle property.