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Trenchless sewer repair is a non-invasive way to repair damaged sewer pipes. It’s an attractive option for homeowners because it can save you time and won’t cause major disruptions to your property.
Understanding Trenchless Sewer Repair
Sewer pipes require maintenance and replacement, just like anything else. A damaged line needs repair to prevent disruptions and further damage.
Traditional repairs require major construction. Trenches are dug to expose the pipe, and often, plumbers must remove parts of your walls or flooring to expose your internal piping. It’s a major project that can take days or weeks to complete and will disrupt your home and property.
However, trenchless sewer repair is now a popular option. Professionals use trenchless access to install or repair a sewer system without causing a major disruption to the property.
Because professionals don’t have to dig big trenches or do other major construction, trenchless sewer repair is much faster than traditional repair, usually only taking a few hours to complete.
Methods of Trenchless Sewer Repair
Plumbers use two primary methods for trenchless sewer repair; trenchless pipe bursting and trenchless pipe lining.
Let’s explore each of these methods to learn more:
Trenchless Pipe Bursting
Trenchless pipe bursting involves special tools your plumber uses to burst the existing sewer line so they can install a new one. Pipe bursting doesn’t require any chemicals to complete, so it’s environmentally friendly.
Trenchless Pipe Lining
Trenchless pipe lining is another way a plumber may go about your sewer repair. In this method, the existing pipe isn’t broken completely to make room for a new one. Instead, repairs are made directly to the existing pipe. Trenchless lining is only an option if the current sewer line still maintains its structural integrity.
Professionals repair the sewer line by inserting a flexible tube containing epoxy resin into the existing pipe. This tube lines the pipe with resin, which then dries to provide security and repair damage. Pipe lining can help your current sewer line last many more years without issue.
The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair
Traditional sewer repair requires lots of heavy machinery, and the repairs will disrupt your property. It’s necessary sometimes, but trenchless repair is an attractive alternative for many reasons.
Typically, trenchless sewer repair can work if a substantial portion of the existing sewer line is intact. There are many reasons trenchless sewer repair is preferable to traditional repair. Some of the major benefits include:
Traditional sewer repair involves massive excavation and can require plumbers to work throughout your property and home for many days. One of the biggest benefits of trenchless sewer repair is that it’s non-invasive. Trenchless repair means professionals don’t need to dig deep trenches, so the disruption to your property decreases significantly.
It’s Environmentally Friendly
Trenchless repair is also environmentally friendly. It doesn’t require any chemicals to complete, so you can rest assured it won’t contaminate your property. It also keeps your existing sewer pipe out of the landfill.
It Saves Time
Trenchless repair takes much less time to complete than traditional repairs. It typically only takes a few hours rather than several days or weeks. This rapid process means you can get back to enjoying your property quickly and with no major disruptions to your routine.
Contact Prodigy Plumbing for a Free Estimate
If you need trenchless pipe repair, reach out to the experts at Prodigy Plumbing today for a free estimate.