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Trenchless Technology Makes Sewer Repairs Easy

Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 11:00 am

A sewer line repair used to be among the most complex and expensive plumbing projects your home could experience. The damage itself isn’t all that different from any other pipe in your plumbing system. But the sewer line is buried under your yard, which makes getting to it a supreme hassle. In the past, it meant renting expensive construction equipment to unearth the pipe – an operation taking days and necessitating the hiring of extra help – then fixing the problem and recovering it. Even when it was all done, it left your yard in shambles (requiring more money spent on landscaping to fix it), and if the rains start to fall here in DuPont, WA, it could delay the process even further.

That was in the past, however. Today trenchless technology can complete sewer repairs in a fraction of the time and potentially with a much reduced overall cost to boot. How does it work? Here’s a quick breakdown.

  • The technician uses miniature video cameras run into the sewer line, seismic detectors of other equipment to pinpoint the exact source of the problem.
  • A pair of holes are dug down to the pipe on either side of the problem area.
  • The proper corrective measure is lowered down one hole and pulled through to the other. Miniature video cameras or similar equipment are used to put the corrective measures in place. For instance, an inflatable balloon may be used to seal a leak, or a drill will be sent down to break up a corroded pipe, following a replacement pipe to be fitted into place.
  • The corrective measure will be double checked to ensure that it is working as expected, and the holes will be sealed.

As a result, the problem is fixed, no further digging needs to be done and your yard has just two small holes to correct instead of a wholescale landscaping job.

Call Brooks plumbing today to deal with your sewer line repair job.

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