Has your sewer line failed? A trenchless sewer line is a perfect option. A trenchless sewer line is also commonly referred to as a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP). If you’re a homeowner, we all assume our pipes and sewer lines will last forever. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. How long our sewer main will hold up will depend on when it was installed, proper installation, the type of sewer line installed, the surrounding landscape, and underground conditions. Many factors cause a sewer line to fail, such as tree roots, pipe settlement, and shifting soil. In the past, the only solution was to dig a large trench through your yard, not so any longer. We have the best trenchless technologies to repair a line with very little collateral damage.
What Is A Trenchless Or CIPP Sewer Line, And What Is The Process?
A broken sewer line will first get a complete camera inspection to precisely locate the broken pipe. The pipe must first qualify for a trenchless sewer line. In rare instances, the pipe is so badly damaged that the CIPP pipe will not work. The line is hydro jetted using a truck-mounted hydro jetter (high-pressure water blasting) to clear everything in its path, leaving the existing line crystal clean. In the case of tree roots, we use the hydro jetter to clear tree roots; it can disperse up to 3,500 psi of water pressure clearing everything in its path. Once tree roots have invaded your sewer line, they will continue to return to live off the sewage in your line. The recommendation is to have a new CIPP sewer line installed.
The Process To Install A Trenchless Sewer Line
Your plumbing expert will inject a saturated epoxy felt pipeliner liner wrapped into a bladder and inserted down your existing broken pipe. The tube is flexible, then pulled down past the compromised area of the pipe then inflated. The bladder allows for continual flow through the sewer line. It’s then inflated to form a new epoxy liner inside the old pipe. When the process is complete, the pipe will usually take 2-3 hours to cure, then the bladder is collapsed, removed, and the process is complete. This is all completed without causing evasive damage to the landscaping. Your plumbing contractor will carefully monitor the curing process. They will also test and inspect the line when completed.
The Trenchless Sewer Line Technology Is Still Growing
Trenchless sewer line technology has been around for some time. Developed in 1971 by Eric Wood in London, England, and patented in the U.S. in 1977. The product became commercialized by Insituform Technologies and became public domain in 1994. But in instances, it was introduced as new technology, but nothing could be further from the truth. However, most homeowners are still not familiar with the process. With that said, the use of the technology is still growing as homeowners get a deeper understanding of the product.
Used In Both Commercial and Residential
All too often, the last thing on a business owner’s mind is their plumbing system. Drain maintenance is essential for most businesses especially, in the food industry. Nothing is worse than a backed-up sewer line during business hours; if your conducting business out of an older building with slow-moving drains, have a camera inspection completed on your drain. Drains that back up repeatedly have issues beyond a clogged drain. In some instances, your drain may be cracked or exposed to roots. Consider a trenchless sewer line and put the clogged drains behind you for good.
If the building you reside in was constructed before the 1980s, you’re probably dealing with clay pipes. Most experts say clay sewer lines will last 50-60 years, while others say they could last as much as 100. Cast iron sewer mains have a life expectancy of 75-100 years and PVC 100 years as well.
Cost Will Vary Because Every Job Is Different
Cost is difficult to project because every sewer line is different but rest assured that costs are substantially lower than digging up your old sewer line and replacing it. You won’t have to replace your landscaping either. At Big B’s Plumbing, we have highly trained, experienced trenchless sewer line technicians. We only use the latest equipment when installing your new sewer line. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and we’re an accredited member. You can check out hundreds of top-notch reviews on Facebook, Yelp, and Google My Business. Call today and get the service and value you always dreamed of. License #986152