It can happen to any homeowner: a water pipe bursts or a sewer line starts to leak and fills the air with that nasty sewer smell. Time to call a plumber!
Not so long ago, these types of problems would require all your patience and a deep wallet to be solved. The traditional way of repairing and replacing pipes was to dig up some trenches until the pipes were reached, cut out the problematic section, and replace it with a new pipe.
This would be easy to do if the pipes were conveniently located, but following Murphy’s rules, it seems that leaks tend to occur on lines that are right below the driveway, garden, or garage. Large areas on the property would need to be destroyed before the pipes could be reached.
After the pipes were fixed you still had a long way to go before your life was back to normal. Once the plumbers were gone you needed to hire some contractors to patch up the broken concrete or fix your landscape. As you can see, even a simple fix could take weeks to be finished.
But why dig your pipes? Trenchless is the way to go! Thanks to modern technology, what required complete sections of pipes to be dug out can now be done with one or two small access holes. Depending on the type of fix needed, there are a couple of trenchless methods that can be used. Let’s take a look at them.
When the pipes are severely damaged, the best solution is to replace them. A bursting head is inserted into the access hole, and as it travels through the line it expands and breaks the pipes apart, while at the same time it pulls a new pipe into the cavity.
One advantage of this method is that it can be done even if the pipes have collapsed, unlike pipelining.
If the plumbing technician considers your pipes or sewer line sturdy enough to be patched, then a process also known as cured-in-place pipe can be done. Simply put, a flexible tube is soaked with a special epoxy and then blown or pulled into the damaged pipe. Once it reaches the exact spot it needs to repair, it is inflated so it covers all the pipe’s interior surface and left there for a while until it cures.
Once the epoxy hardens, the tube is deflated and removed and leaves behind a new pipe section, with smooth interior walls that are strong enough to last over 50 years.
Pipe lining and bursting are just some of the many services that Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers. Whenever you need a professional to help you out with your plumbing problems, you can count on their licensed, bonded and insured plumbers, who will explain to you exactly what needs to be done with your pipes or sewer line, how long it will take, and how much it will cost.
With nearly 50 years of experience, you can be assured that the staff at Mr. Rooter Plumbing will solve your problem in the most efficient way. Call them at (602) 748-4821 and request a job estimate; their plumbing services are available around the clock for your optimal convenience.