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.