Pipe Repair and Replacement
How will I know when to repair or replace any pipes?
- You are experiencing higher water bills
- You are noticing the presence of mold, mildew, and moisture/dampness
- Damage is taking place in the walls and tiling of your bathroom
- Water stains are appearing on your ceiling
As for outgoing wastewater, these are some common indicators of piping problems:
- You hear the sound of water constantly running
- The floors in your home are damp and moist
- Unpleasant odors are permeating your home (e.g., the smell of sewage)
- Plants and flora near your sewer or water line are overgrown
- Rats are infiltrating your home due to the smelliness of your plumbing
What are the different types of piping?
There are an array of piping materials available for commercial and residential use. The more common types of piping that you will find in the average American home or business include cast iron, lead, copper, galvanized steel, PEX, and PVC. Cast iron piping was the go-to choice about 50 years ago, but in the past couple of decades, there has been a major shift toward PEX supplies. That’s because it’s easy to install and incredibly long-lasting.
What techniques are involved in repairing sewer lines?
There are two primary ways to repair your sewer. The more traditional approach requires you to dig up entire sections of your yard to reach your sewer line. The more modern and safer way to repair your sewer line is through trenchless technology, which requires very minimal digging. Trenchless repair solutions will save you a ton of money on labor especially when it comes to any major sewer work. The more conventional method of excavating your property poses a major environmental risk and you can potentially cause damage to nearby structures.
How will I know that replacing my sewer line is the only viable solution?
As you may or may not already know, replacing your sewer line is a lot more costly than repairing it. However, situations will arise where a replacement is 100% necessary. This includes if you have dilapidated lead pipes, significant pipe corrosion, or major structural problems with your sewer line which is typically caused by tree root intrusion and other geographical factors. Also, if your sewer line is experiencing a lot of small leaks, then it is also time to replace it. Constantly repairing it will not permanently fix the problem. Also, many piping materials become brittle and unreliable over long periods of time.
What are some important reasons to consider a repair or replacement service?
Several factors play a role in your decision to repair or replace your piping. What you want to do is assess the current damage and determine how bad it will likely get in the future. You also want to take into account the cost to repair versus replacing it (you should ensure that you are making a budget-friendly purchase). Also, if you do end up having to replace your sewer line, then you might also have to excavate your property. If this is the case, then you may also need to cover the potential costs of re-landscaping and street repairs.
How do you install a cured-in-place pipeline?
Cured-in-place repairs will require you to inspect your pipeline with a digital camera so that you can determine the length and size of the liner. You will then cut the liner, saturate it with epoxy, and then place it into an inverter which enables you to unroll into the pipe. You also want to apply pressure to the liner so that it strengthens the bonding agent. Once the epoxy hardens, the liner is all set to go.
How can I access clean water for drinking and cleaning while you replace the piping?
Even though our replacement services are fairly quick and expedient, you likely won’t have access to your home water supply for a few days. We understand that this can be very frustrating, but we can assure you that we’ll try to keep your old piping operable while work on your plumbing. If this isn’t feasible, then we recommend that you stay with a relative or in a hotel. Before we shut down your water supply, we will also determine if we can complete any repairs or replacements in less than a day.
How does trenchless technology save money on pipe repairs?
The most straightforward answer to this question is that there is a lot less work involved. Also, trenchless methods make the repair process go by a lot quicker, and it’s also easier to obtain a permit. Trenchless repair solutions will cause less of a disturbance to nearby businesses and residents as well as limit the damage that is done to your landscaping and nearby concrete roads (subsequent road repair can be outrageously expensive). Trenchless technology is the best solution because it eliminates a lot of the hassle and challenges involved with underground pipe repairs.
Will piping repairs save me money?
Yes, but this depends on the condition of your current piping. A band-aid solution will not go a long way in saving you money because you will inevitably need to repair your piping again. However, if you don’t need to replace any pipes in your plumbing, then we recommend that you have us repair it instead. Our repair services are much more affordable and they will do just as much good as if you were to replace anything. Also, with a simple repair service, you will likely avoid having to demolish any walls in your home just so you can reach the pipe that needs replacing.
How long will it take to repair my piping?
Typically any kind of repair service only takes us a day to complete. However, the time it takes to repair or replace anything will depend on the extent of the damage as well as the length and diameter of the pipe. Also, if there is a lot of debris stuck in your plumbing, then it can also take us a considerable amount of time just to remove it all. We also want to mention that because of trenchless technology, any damaged plumbing located underground should never take too long to fix.