Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is hydro jetting and why is it a more effective way to clear a sewer line clog?

    Hydro jetting uses 1500 to 5000 PSI and from 5 to 18 gallons per minute using water pressure to clean and clear a sewer line cutting through roots and debris. Traditional cabling is not as efficient because it will travel the path of least resistance and poke a whole in the issue rather than clear, descale and clean the line thoroughly. Hydro jetting the line also allows us more accurately video inspect the line because the pipe is cleared and exposed.

  • What is waterline excavation, and when is it necessary?

    Waterline excavation involves digging trenches to access and repair or replace water supply lines. When conditions are right, waterlines may also be pulled under driveways, landscaping, etc. to keep from damaging the above ground area. Waterline repair and replacement is necessary when there are leaks or pipe damage in the existing water service from the meter to the home, or when new water lines need to be installed.

  • What is trenchless pipe lining, and how does it work?

    Trenchless pipe lining is a less invasive and is used to repair or rehabilitate existing pipes without the need for extensive excavation. It involves inserting a flexible liner coated with epoxy resin into the damaged pipe, which hardens to create a new, durable pipe within the existing one.

  • When is trenchless pipe lining a suitable option for repairing pipes?

    Trenchless pipe lining is a suitable option when the pipe has cracks, leaks, or corrosion, but its overall structural integrity is intact. It is particularly beneficial when excavation is difficult, costly, or used to save above ground structures and areas that could be damaged due to traditional excavation.

  • What are the advantages of trenchless pipe lining compared to traditional excavation methods?

    Trenchless pipe lining offers several advantages, including minimal disruption to landscapes and structures, reduced time and labor, cost savings, preserved landscaping, and allows for inside repairs without exposing the pipe through concrete floor break up or disturbance of existing structures.

  • How long does the trenchless pipe lining process typically take?

    The duration of trenchless pipe lining depends on various factors, such as access and the length and condition of the pipe. However, it is generally a faster process compared to traditional excavation, and most projects can be completed within a day.

  • Is trenchless pipe lining suitable for all types of pipes and pipe materials?

    Trenchless pipe lining is compatible with various types of pipes, including cast iron, clay, PVC, and even certain sizes of sewer and drain lines. However, it is essential to consult with a professional plumber who specializes in trenchless pipe lining to determine its suitability for your specific situation.

  • Will trenchless pipe lining provide a long-term solution for my pipe problems?

    Yes, trenchless pipe lining provides a long-lasting solution. The epoxy resin liner used in the process creates a new pipe within the existing one, sealing cracks and preventing further damage. Properly installed and maintained, the lined pipe can last for decades.

  • Are there any risks or limitations associated with trenchless pipe lining?

    While trenchless pipe lining is generally a safe and effective method, it may not be suitable for severely collapsed or extensively damaged pipes. In such cases, traditional excavation methods may be necessary. An experienced plumber who specializes in trenchless pipe lining can assess the specific situation and recommend the most appropriate solution.

  • Are there any warranties or guarantees associated with trenchless pipe lining?

    Many reputable plumbing companies offer warranties or guarantees on their trenchless pipe lining work. It’s important to discuss this with your plumber beforehand to understand the specific terms and coverage provided.