Why We Love Trenchless Technology
Published on April 15, 2014
In order to explain why we love trenchless technology, we must typically discuss some things that most people would rather ignore. These much shunned topics of discussion revolve around anything that goes down any of the drains in a household, or is flushed down the toilet. Many individuals don’t think about hiring a residential or commercial plumbing service like Plumber Castle Hill to inspect their drains and toilets until a problem arises.
Signs of a Problem
There are signs that homeowners can look for that will tell them there is a problem with what has been going down into their plumbing and septic system. Small indicators may include sinks or bathtubs that are not draining properly or are completely stopped up. Larger, more obvious signs of a problem may include toilets that refuse to flush, a toilet that backs up into the tub or shower after being flushed, or in some extreme cases, a basement that is slowly filling with material that smells as if it is obviously coming from a septic tank. These are the types of problems that fill many homeowners with a sense of dread and send them running to do an internet search.
The Reality of Pipes
While searching for a company that specializes in fixing backed up septic or plumbing problems, homeowners often discover that the problem may reside in the pipes that are typically buried somewhere between the house and the septic tank. Those brave enough to look at typical repair photos may begin to mourn in advance, the damage that will be done to their yard as a work crew must dig into beautiful grass, uproot full grown shrubs, and in some instances remove newly laid walkways in order to gain access to the leak or plug in the pipe. According to homeadvisor.com, the average amount a homeowner has spent on landscaping is between $3,200 and $4,600. The reality of buried plumbing pipes means that landscaping must be disturbed or damaged in order to gain access to said pipes. So, before proceeding with your repair work, you may see more at choosegreenergrass.com and contact professionals to find alternatives.
Now that we have managed to discuss what goes down the pipes and toilets, and the possibility of ruining hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in landscaping work, we can get to the point. We can tell you exactly why we love trenchless technology. Trenchless technology means that we are able to use advances in technology to find and fix problems with little to no digging at all. For the first step in the process, we look at what is in your pipes. Thankfully, technology has not given us the ability to shrink ourselves so that we can fit inside the pipes. Instead, we put a small camera in to your pipes and video record what we find. By looking at the footage that is taken by the camera, we should be able to find any debris, roots, or other problems with your underground system.
Cleaning and Repair
After we find the problem inside of your system of pipes, we will use a high pressure jetting system to make sure the pipes are completely clean. After the jetting, we send the camera through the system a second time to make sure nothing is missed.
If the problem in your pipe system is a hole, crack or something else that must be repaired, homeowners do not need to panic. Technology has also made it possible for most repairs to be done with almost no digging. This fascinating process includes a tube of felt that is measured to fit the problematic pipe system exactly. A special epoxy resin is then added to the tube. We use specialized equipment to ensure that 100% of the tube is saturated with the epoxy mixture and you can get redirected here to know more about it. The saturated tube is then inserted into the plumbing system as air pressure sends it as far into the piping as it needs to go to effectively correct the problem. The same air pressure is fed into the tube so that it will hold tight and flat against the walls of the pipe while the epoxy hardens. The end product is similar to inserting a smaller straw into a larger straw. The broken pipe is completely covered on the inside by the new tightly fitting epoxy and felt pipe.
Length of Time
There are not many individuals today who would choose to go without plumbing for the few days a digging repair might take. In fact, some homeowners opt to stay with relatives or rent a hotel room when they are told how long the fix will take. This is just one more reason we love Trenchless Sewer Lateral Line Repair and stormwater system maintenance. On average, this type of repair takes only four hours, leaving happy homeowners who are impressed with what can be done with a little camera and some epoxy resin.