Isn’t it funny how we never really think too much about the sewer lines buried under our property until they need to be repaired? In fact, we pay so little attention to them that we put a lot of effort into beautifying our homes and yards without even considering what would happen to all of that work if a sewer line broke and had to be torn out of the ground to be replaced. It’s a horrifying thought for most homeowners. However, it doesn’t have to be an ugly mess at all.
In Littleton, Colorado sewer repairs including sewer pipe lining services are the specialty of Snowbridge Inc. The ‘special’ part of this is that the professionals at Snowbridge actually specialize in something called trenchless sewer repair.
What this means is that when they have to repair an underground sewer line, the sewer pipes remain underground and landscaping stays in place. But how do they do it? Simple. They don’t dig up your yard.
The Science Behind Trenchless Sewer Repair
Underground sewer pipes should remain underground. But when they need to be repaired, having them underground can be an inconvenience. With trenchless sewer repair, underground sewer pipes are easy to service without digging a trench and ruining your yard or landscaping. This is done by digging one or two small holes over the pipe connection locations. Once the plumbers at Snowbridge Inc. can access the connection site, they insert a sewer video camera.
The sewer video camera basically gives them eyes inside the sewer pipe. The closed-circuit video system reveals a lot about the inside of your sewer pipes. It can help technicians to identify clogs, cracks, breaks, and cave-ins. Plus, if your sewer pipes are old, the sewer camera inspection can help assess the condition of the sewer pipes and give you an opportunity to act on any form of rehabilitation to prevent a serious problem from developing later on.
In the case of cracks and leaks, sewer pipe lining is a good alternative. This is an epoxy-coated sleeve-like lining that gets blown or washed into the interior of the existing sewer pipe. The lining is then cured in place with steam or hot water.
Once the lining has cured properly you end up with a thin lining inside the sewer pipe that was damaged. The lining will last for decades and the best part is…your yard didn’t have to be torn up in order to pull out the sewer pipe and replace it. Plus, because a dig to replace method was not used, the sewer pipe repair with a lining will cost far less than an excavation repair would have.
Start With Sewer Pipe Lining
You could say that trenchless sewer pipe repairs are better for the environment because they don’t destroy property. One more advantage to this method of repair is that most sewer pipe lining projects can be completed within a day and without having to shut your water service off. For more information on trenchless sewer repair and sewer pipe lining in Littleton Colorado, contact Snowbridge Inc. They can be reached toll free at 1-800-426-6827.