Sewer Repair in Yakima, Washington
Having problems with your Yakima, Washington sewer system can be stressful. Fortunately, Vietzke has a professional team and new repair methods that can make the process simple, easy, and stress-free. These services can not only restore your sewer pipe, but can aid in extending its longevity. Over time, constant use can cause damage to your pipes and leaving this untreated could potentially cause more disastrous problems. Should raw sewage be allowed to come in contact with your home, surfaces, or even your yard, there could be a risk to your health. Not only this, but mold growth and water damage caused by the wastewater could result in expensive repairs to your Yakima home or business property.
Cured-In-Place-Pipe Repair Yakima
One method of repair is called Cured-In-Place-Pipe, and it is a new technology compared to the traditional method of digging up pipes. It first starts off with an inspection. A camera is inserted into the pipe that is experiencing problems and it plays back the footage to the technician. The available video feed gives the technician the ability to see the specific location and the problem. This effectively eliminates the need for guesswork and allows for a more precise repair.
Following the inspection, the pipe may need to have hydro jetting performed. This a cleaning service that utilizes pressurized water to blast through clogs and wipe away any mineral deposits. This may be required for the repair because the interior of the pipe is the base for the cured-in-place pipe. Any debris could cause an ineffective repair, and your pipe could still suffer from future clogs and decreased water flow.
The Relining Process
Once the inspection and hydro jetting have been performed, the repair can begin. In order to access the sewer pipe, the technician must carefully dig a hole at one end of the pipe or they may utilize an existing access point. Then a specialized tube can be cinched down on one end of the pipe. The lining of the tube is soaked with an epoxy resin. Using pressure, the tube is forced down the length of the damaged area and is pressed against the wall of the pipe as it moves. This creates a seamless, even, and an airtight bond between the pipe and the epoxy resin. It then needs a period of twenty-four hours to cure into a hard patch, or 60 minutes if heat is applied. After this, the tube can be removed and the pipe is ready for use.
Benefits of Trenchless Repairs
Because of the flexibility of the tube, it is able to adjust to 90-degree angles and nearly any diameter or length of pipe. And because of the unique composition of the epoxy resin, it is not only waterproof but can be strong enough to prevent tree roots from breaking into the pipe. Moreover it is versatile, covering and sealing leaks or cracks, and it can even strengthen weakened areas. The Cured-In-Place-Pipe method can be used for simple spot fixes or large lengths of pipe, saving you the cost of having to replace the sewer pipe altogether.
If you’d like to see if our repair method is a good match for any damage in your Yakima, WA business or home, please give us a call!
By running our cameras through your pipes, we can prevent all these delays and unnecessary excavations. Our solutions are precise, efficient and cost-effective. If you think you’ve got a faulty sewer system, don’t sit down and think what could the reason be – immediately contact us and leave it to our cameras and technicians to identify and repair!