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Seattle sewer inspections

Full Bore uses the most technologically advanced sewer inspection equipment being manufactured today. Our Seattle sewer inspection video equipment is capable of identifying problem areas in real time, which not only hastens repairs but also saves you a considerable amount of money.

Our professional technicians will quickly locate and identify the condition of any sewer pipe from the city main all the way to your house. A video scope is inserted into an access point in the sewer pipe, which informs us what the issues are and where they’re located. We then use this information to develop a cost-effective sewer pipe repair or replacement solution.

The Full Bore team is capable of handling pipe repair using trenchless technology or complete pipe replacement in situations where repair is not possible. For detailed information on various repair options, see below.

If you would like to talk to one of our experts about our Seattle sewer inspections, call our office for more information. Don’t let a clogged or damaged sewer pipe ruin your day. Trust Full Bore to provide you with a fast an affordable sewer pipe inspection.

Sewer Pipe Inspections

  • We use state-of-the-art video technology to identify sewer pipe issues in real time
  • Our affordable Seattle sewer inspections allow us to develop a repair solution in advance
  • Video sewer inspections do not require any digging and complements trenchless pipe repairs
  • Our extensive experience means we understand common Seattle sewer pipe problems
  • Full Bore is family owned and operated, with more than 20 years of experience serving Seattle residents


Seattle’s unique climate leads to sewer pipe issues that are more common regionally than in other cities in the United States. With more than 20 years of experience in Western Washington, we understand the most likely causes of sewer pipe problems, which helps us save time when we conduct an inspection.

Some of the most common sewer pipe issues are related to root intrusion, which is facilitated by cracks and leaks in the pipe. Seattle’s wet climate can quickly turn a tiny sewer pipe hole into a major headache, but our inspection technology helps us identify these issues without expensive trench digging.

Other common issues we encounter when conducting Seattle sewer inspections include poor pipe installation, soil movement, and offset pipes.

Our sewer inspection experts are ready to provide you with an affordable repair estimate, so contact us today and get help from Seattle’s most trusted pipe repair and replacement company.

How our sewer inspection process works

To conduct a sewer pipe inspection, a digital camera on a flexible tube is inserted into a pipe access point and fed throughout the length of the pipe. A real-time screen shows a technician exactly what obstruction or damage is causing the problem. By providing the tech with a visual image of the issue, a solution can be implemented in real time, which saves you a fortune compared to digging trenches to locate a problem area.

What are the benefits of using a camera for Seattle sewer inspections?

There are a number of benefits to using modern technology to discover and resolve sewer pipe issues. These include:

  • Fast Inspection Time – In the old days, a sewer repair technician would have to guess where the problem area was located, and then dig a hole to conduct an inspection. If a pipe had multiple obstructions, it could require repeating this process over and over again until all of the separate issues were resolved. Using a camera to locate problem areas in the sewer pipe eliminates these issues, resulting in much faster inspection times.
  • More Affordable Inspections and Repairs – Our inspection cameras make it easy to identify the exact problem with the pipe. This allows our sewer pipe inspection experts to develop a repair solution in real time. This efficient response saves money during the inspection process, and the repair process. Once the sewer repair is completed, another video inspection ensures that the blockage was removed and the pipe is working nominally. If you’re a home or business owner, this means you won’t have to pay for repeat repair visits because multiple issues weren’t resolved.
  • Preventative Inspections Protect your Investments – If you’re purchasing an older Seattle home office commercial building, you should ensure the integrity of your sewer pipe by contacting us to conduct an inspection. One tiny crack in an aging pipe can cost you a fortune in repairs, which is something our preventative Seattle sewer inspections can help mitigate.

Cured in place lining is the perfect complement to our Seattle sewer inspections

Cured in pipe lining is a non-invasive trenchless repair option that can save you a fortune when compared with a traditional pipe replacement. Our inspection process is also non-invasive, which means we are capable of identifying and repairing most sewer pipe blockages by digging one small hole. This means that anything built over your sewer pipe remains intact, including driveways, foundations, sheetrock, flooring, and anything else that would cost big money to replace.

CIPP technology is also reliable, and will last just as long as a sewer pipe replacement, if not longer. In fact, these sewer pipe linings have a lifespan of more than 50 years, which is twice as long as some sewer pipe materials.

Understanding the pipe repair process – from first inspection to final inspection

From first sewer inspection to final inspection, typical pipe blockages are handled in much the same way. Trenchless pipe repair is a process whereby an epoxy resin lining is injected into an old damaged pipe where it is then inflated and cures into its final shape. For this process to be effective, we pay close attention to every detail starting from the time we arrive at your location. This process is as follows

Step 1 – Seattle sewer inspections – Using technology to make the inspection and repair process faster and more affordable makes good sense. By using the power of real-time video technology, our Seattle sewer inspections save you money and identify issues in a non-invasive way. Pipe blockages are often caused by roots that have entered the pipe through a tiny hole. When the root finds the nutrient-rich, wet environment in the pipe, it quickly grows in length and diameter. This makes the hole larger, allowing more roots to enter sewer pipe until it’s entirely blocked. The video inspection locates this blockage, so that we can move on to the next step.

Step 2 – Clearing the Pipe – Now that we’ve located the blockage and identified it as root intrusion, it’s time to clear the obstruction from the sewer pipe. Our techs use high pressure water or a pneumatic tool to clear out the blockage and remove any calcification on the interior pipe walls. Clearing the sewer pipe from obstructions is also non-invasive and requires no trench digging. To accomplish this, we work from a single point of entry in the sewer pipe. Once entirely cleared, the sewer pipe is restored to its original diameter, but the original hole or crack that caused the problem still needs to be mitigated. For that, we move on to the next step.

Step 3 – Pipe Lining Installation – Now that the sewer pipe is cleared, it’s ready for the epoxy lining that will soon become the new pipe. We insert the sewer pipe lining and then inflate a bladder that pressed it firm to the interior pipe wall. The resin pipe cures after a period of time, and the bladder is deflated and removed. The new resin pipe is new, durable, smooth, and guaranteed to withstand the test of time. To finalize your sewer pipe repair, there is one more step to undertake.

Step 4 – Final Sewer Inspection – The final step is just like the first. We use our camera to conduct another sewer inspection to ensure the integrity of the new pipe. This is the final step in the process, and it ensures that your new sewer pipe will provide you with problem-free use for decades.

Understanding root intrusion – Seattle sewer inspections

One of the most common problems we encounter when conducting sewer pipe inspections are blockages created by roots. As mentioned above, roots are capable of entering a pipe through the smallest of cracks or holes. Once they gain entry into the pipe, they are welcomed by the perfect environment for rapid growth.

It doesn’t matter whether the pipe is made from clay, iron, or concrete, any hole is a doorway to pipe blockage. Even before the sewer pipe is compromised, condensation on the outer surface attracts roots from plants and trees, even from far away. This living matter accumulates around the pipe, so when a hole or crack appears it doesn’t take long for the blockage to manifest.

Seattle sewer inspections

Inside the pipe, roots find nutrients they need to grow and thrive. As the root grows larger, the hole or crack in the sewer pipe expands. More roots then find their way into the pipe until it becomes a conflagration of twisted organic matter.

Meanwhile, back in your home, you first notice that your sink, bathtub, and toilet are draining a little slow. Then one day, water won’t drain at all. You go through all of the typical steps to deal with a clogged drain like plunging, drain cleaner, and maybe even a pipe snake. When none of these options solve the sewer drain problem, you end up online reading this page.

Keep in mind that you can’t merely kill the invasive roots because your sewer pipe has been compromised. Your best option is to contact our office to schedule a sewer inspection, so that we can quickly resolve your issue.

Trust Full Bore for your sewer pipe inspection needs

At Full Bore, we provide inspections and repairs to residential and commercial clients all over Western Washington and the Seattle area. As a family owned and operated business, we understand that unexpected expenses due to sewer pipe issues are unwelcome, so we do everything we can to minimize your expense and maximize your value.

By getting the most out of modern trenchless technology, we not only reduce the cost of the repair but also prevent destroying property to get the sewer pipe. As the top rated underground contractor in the region, you can trust in our reliable service and first-class inspections.

We have more than 20 years of experience handling pipe inspections and repairs, and all of our work is done by in-house technicians. This means that you can have confidence that the technicians we send to your home or business will look and act like the professionals they are.

Don’t spend more money than you need to one a sewer pipe inspection. Contact our office today for a sewer inspection that will quickly identify your problem so that we can resolve the issue quickly and affordably.



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