When your sewage system is backed up, it can be frustrating and expensive to keep up with all the repairs. Plus, leaky pipes waste water – which will become an increasingly serious problem as drought conditions become more frequent due to the effects of climate change.
Metal and PVC pipes are vulnerable to both natural and man-made damage, and once damaged they can require extensive repairs – and a hit to the household budget. What if there was a more cost-effective, time-efficient and environmentally friendly way to fix your pipes and restore your home’s plumbing? As homeowners across the nation are discovering, trenchless sewer replacement is that solution.
What Is Trenchless Plumbing?
Trenchless sewer replacement, also know as cured-in-place pipe, is a long-lasting sewer repair process that has many benefits when compared to traditional pipe replacement which requires excavation. The key to this technology is an innovative pipe liner – in other words, a flexible tube coated with a liquid epoxy resin that your plumber will inflate to fill your blocked or damaged pipe. After it cures, the hardened resin forms a durable new pipe within your existing line.
Your pipe expert can recommend trenchless repair as a reliable remedy for a wide variety of clogs, blockages and other common issues, all with minimal disruption to your property.
Trenchless Plumbing Is Better for Our Environment
From electric cars to solar panels, many homeowners are looking for ways to protect our shared environment. Trenchless plumbing has a much smaller carbon footprint than traditional plumbing techniques. Let’s look at some reasons why.
- Minimally invasive: One of the biggest benefits of trenchless technologies is that the process requires little to no digging. Sometimes, a deep dig can unearth buried toxins, which may then become re-deposited in soil or water sources located downhill from the original dig site. Going trenchless mitigates the risk of exposing these deposits and having them infiltrate the water supply.
- Less heavy machinery: Going trenchless also requires much less time and equipment to complete repairs than a traditional pipe excavation, therefore creating less pollution.
- Little property damage: The average yard is home to hundreds of different plant and animal species. A massive, labor-intensive dig would cause a massive disruption to their habitat, and maybe even kill some of them. A trenchless plumbing repair only requires two small access points, rather than a full-scale dig that causes long-term property damage.
- Smart use of resources: In a traditional plumbing repair, old metal or PVC sewage pipes end up in a landfill. Trenchless technologies are a greener solution because the existing pipes are re-used to attach and cure the resin liner. As another benefit, the new pipe will be highly durable and last at least 50 years, which lessens the chances of needing additional repairs in the future.
Is Trenchless Plumbing Right for You?
It just makes good sense to get damaged pipes repaired in a safer, more efficient, and much more environmentally friendly way. Vietzke Trenchless is the most qualified trenchless sewer and water line specialist serving the Yakima, Washington area. Contact us today for a free estimate and to ask how trenchless technology can help end your sewer headaches.