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Trenchless Sewer Lines in Seattle – Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Your sewer line is an integral part of your plumbing system and when it isn’t working well, can have a disastrous effect on all of your plumbing. While it doesn’t happen very often, there are several different ways that your sewer line could become broken, cracked or begin to leak and when this happens, it needs to be repaired right away. If you suspect or know your sewer line is leaking or has stopped working, Mr. Rooter in Seattle is who to call. Mr. Rooter has been repairing and installing sewer lines longer than most plumbers and can get yours fixed, too. The most common cause for a broken sewer line is when roots from nearby trees or bushes infiltrate the sewer line and cause it to crack. When trees are planted or your sewer line was installed, it is sometimes difficult to know where the roots are going to grow. Another reason your sewer line may become damaged is from the shifting of the soil or settling of the dirt over it. This happens over the years and can cause damage to the sewer line, especially if it is older and not made from very hardy materials.

When you do need your sewer line repaired, there are two ways that can be done. The traditional method is done using a backhoe to dig up the dirt over the sewer line, then the damaged part is repaired and the dirt is replaced over the line. Obviously, this causes great damage to your landscaping which is an additional cost to you as the home owner. Mr. Rooter in Seattle is one of the few plumbers who are well trained and able to repair sewer lines using the new trenchless technology. With the trenchless method of sewer line repair, far less damage is done to your yard which saves you money, time and stress.

The two methods of trenchless sewer line repair are pipe relining and pipe replacement. Both methods are done using specialized tools and equipment such as video inspection cameras that allow the Mr. Rooter plumber to see exactly where and what the problem is. This way, we can better target the precise area that needs repaired and decide which method will be the best route to take. Pipe relining is more common with smaller breaks or cracks in the sewer line and pipe replacement is better for larger breaks or when a more significant section of the sewer line is damaged. When pipe relining is used, a moldable material is inserted into the pipe, covering the entire area that is cracked or broken. Next, an inflatable tube is inserted and inflated, holding the liquid material in place until it dries. Once it is dried, the tube is deflated and removed and the pipe is left relined, smooth and free of any breaks. When Mr. Rooter determines that you need pipe replacement, a new pipe is inserted where your existing sewer line is already placed. The existing, broken pipe is actually used as a guide to place the new pipe. As it is inserted, it breaks up the old pipe and what is left behind is a new, complete pipe that is stronger and more durable than the previous one. All that is left to do then is connect the pipe where the old one already was and your new sewer line is ready to be used.

Both methods of trenchless sewer line repair are the latest in sewer line repair technology and are only used by plumbers that have been properly trained and are equipped with the correct tools, like Mr. Rooter of Seattle. When properly done, there will be very limited damage done to your property which is why more people are choosing trenchless sewer line repair over the traditional method. This is also the best solution in areas where using a backhoe would be dangerous or impossible.

In addition to sewer line repair, the Mr. Rooter plumbers of Seattle are also experts of installing your new sewer line for new construction and maintenance inspections of your sewer line. When your sewer line is damaged, it creates problems for every piece of plumbing that is connected to it, so having it inspected is the best way to ensure everything is working at the level it needs to and not at risk for needing emergent repairs. When you need your sewer line repaired, installed or maintained, trust in the plumbers who use the latest technology available to save you time and money. “There’s a reason they call us Mr!”

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