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What's Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Jun 13, 2020
What's Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Water and sewer lines are unfortunately not indestructible. In fact, they are susceptible to all sorts of damage from the elements, usage, and even invasive tree roots. The sewer line may crack, corrode, or otherwise break. You may need to even replace them before they have become damaged if, for example, you install new appliances and need bigger pipes to handle the increased flow of water and sewage. Getting a sewer line repaired can be nerve-wracking because homeowners envision their beautiful lawn and sidewalks being torn up. Though you end up having a brand new and operational sewer line, you are left to deal with the huge messy aftermath. Luckily, local plumbers like Neighborhood Plumbing invest in modern technology like trenchless sewer repair that minimizes damage to your property. So, what is trenchless sewer repair?

Trenchless Sewer Repair and Replacement Defined

You would be forgiven for not knowing about trenchless sewer repair. It is a fairly new technique that utilizes no-dig technology to access and fix or replace sewer lines. With conventional sewer repair, returning your yard into its original condition can cost you an extra few hundred or even thousand dollars. The primary benefit of trenchless sewer repairs is in the name: it saves you from the hassle and costs of repairing and restoring your landscape after the work is complete. Neighborhood Plumbing offers two types of trenchless sewer repair: pipe bursting and pipe relining.

Pipe Lining

Also called cured-in-place-pipe lining, this process involves first inspecting the interior of the pipes to detect the location of the damage. Only one access hole is dug to access the sewer line. A pipe liner is a flexible tube covered in resin. The pipe liner is inserted into the old pipe and inflated. Within a few hours, the resin cures, leaving a new pipe within the damaged pipe. It is like coating the inside of the old pipe with a durable material. This process will reduce the diameter of your pipe and might not be a viable option if the sewer line has joints or is severely damaged. Those pipes will require pipe bursting, the second type of trenchless sewer repair.

Pipe Bursting

The alternative to pipe lining is pipe bursting. Pipe bursting is for more severe damage or for pipes that do not have a capacity to get smaller. While pipe lining shrinks the diameter of the sewer line, pipe bursting replaces the older pipe with a new, potentially larger pipe. The process involves digging two access holes and pulling the new pipe through the old sewer line. The end result is a fractured old pipe replaced by a new, durable pipe. If you are interested in learning more about or experiencing pipe bursting technology, call the professionals at Neighborhood Plumbing.

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Neighborhood Plumbing is proud to offer around-the-clock service for our community. No matter the time of day, you can call Neighborhood Plumbing knowing a live staff member will take your call. Our friendly representatives are on standby to take your call and set up a flexible appointment that best suits your schedule. We look forward to taking your call.

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