There are many potential reasons behind sewer problems in your home or business; clogs can form from kitchen grease, hair, or other foreign debris; tree roots can infiltrate small cracks in a pipe, eventually blocking and possibly breaking it; the age of the pipe can be a major factor in pipe breakdown – depending on the pipe’s material and how it was maintained, your sewer system, including its fixtures and seals, could simply be reaching the end of its lifespan.
Regardless of the reason, if you’ve been noticing issues in your home’s sewer lines – especially recurring ones – Vietzke is here to help. Slow drains, rust appearing in your water, and noxious sewage odors are all indications of problems needing attention. We provide a range of minimally invasive procedures to identify and solve your pipe problems.
Prior to a cleaning or repair, Vietzke technicians utilize an HD camera to inspect your pipe and assess any damage. If it is not an easily removable clog, but instead a more serious problem, such as a break, our state-of-the-art trenchless pipe repair can be employed.
Pressurized water is first used to clean the pipe, and clear any lingering debris, allowing the pipe liner to adhere more effectively. A reinforced bladder or balloon is then inserted deflated into the pipe and moved towards the problem area by a Vietzke team member. After arriving at the break, the balloon – coated in a tough epoxy resin – is inflated, coating the pipe with resin. Once coated, the bladder is removed and the resin is cured by heat or cold water, depending on the material of the pipe and its use. Following its installation, the pipe lining has a lifespan of fifty years, ensuring that future repairs and replacements won’t be necessary.
Throughout this process, only a small access point is required to work on your sewer system, in contrast to traditional methods of pipe repair which necessitate the digging of a sizeable trench in your yard or putting holes in the wall of your home to reach pipes. Due to this repair over replacement method, trenchless pipe lining is also more environmentally friendly than traditional methods, which send older pipes to the landfill and replace them with new pipe sections more frequently.
In terms of cost, trenchless pipe lining often initially seems to be more expensive than traditional pipe replacement, though additional, unrelated expenses can add up. Filling in a trench dug by the sewer replacement team is usually not factored into an estimate, and subsequent landscaping costs or clean-up by you is also not taken into account. Finally, trenchless pipe lining can take a day or less, while our competitors using other methods may need days or even weeks to complete the same job – leaving you and your family little choice but to settle into a hotel or elsewhere while the water in your home is shut off.
With a location in Spokane as well as branches across Washington and Idaho, our team of trained plumbing system engineers are ready to serve your needs today. Established in 1948, our company is tested and reliable, and our most important goal is your satisfaction as a customer. Don’t wonder about what makes us great – call us today and find out!