Problems in the sewer line can be a nightmare for any homeowner. Not only will cracked or broken sewer lines will fill the air with an awful smell, similar to rotten eggs, but sewage is also very dangerous to your health. E. Coli, Salmonella, and Leptospirosis are just some examples of bacteria that thrive in sewage and can spread illness to your family and pets. If you have sewer pipes that are leaking, you need to get them repaired as soon as possible.
But this is easier said than done. The sewer line in your home is buried underground and can travel beneath your lawn, deck, or driveway until it reaches the city’s sewer main. So, doing any work on the pipes meant having to dig them out. Of course, this would destroy the landscape, and any concrete or asphalt above the pipes would need to be torn apart.
And that’s just for starters. Once the sewer line was repaired, you still had to factor in all the remediation costs, which added additional expenses and took extra time to get things back to normal. For all these reasons, trenchless sewer lining was invented, and digging was no longer required.
What is the newest sewer lining technology?
In essence, sewer lining consists of working with the pipes from the inside, covering cracks and broken pieces with a liner. But before we do this we need to make sure that the sewer line is in good condition; sometimes the pipes are so damaged that the only solution is to replace them. To give an accurate diagnostic, we use a small video camera that is inserted into the pipes. It sends a live video feed where the technician can check the pipe’s walls to verify that a repair can be done. The camera also shows the operator the depth and location of cracks and broken pieces, eliminating any guesswork and pinpointing the problematic areas.
The next step is cleaning the pipes. Using nozzles that deliver a high-pressure water stream, all the sludge and debris is flushed away, restoring the pipe’s original diameter.
Once the pipes are clean we send in a felt liner saturated with epoxy and pull it through the pipe until it reaches the exact area that needs to be repaired. A rubber bladder inside the liner is inflated so the epoxy covers all the pipe’s inner surface, and then left to cure.
After a few hours it will harden; and the bladder is then deflated and removed, leaving behind a solid liner that eliminates any leaks, covering cracks, broken pieces, and corrosion, and preventing tree roots from entering the sewer line.
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