Trenchless pipe replacement is rapidly becoming the go-to answer for anyone experiencing sewer line problems. It’s fast, reliable, and doesn’t tear your yard up the way previous forms of pipe repair did. Best of all, because it goes so comparatively quickly, it doesn’t cost nearly as much as other types of pipe repair. So how long does trenchless pipe replacement take? Frank speaking, the answers vary, but often it takes a day or less.
The secret lies in the title of the process. Before trenchless repair came along, you needed to dig up the entire pipe to get to the source of the problem. That usually involved industrial digging equipment and several days with of work. On top of that, it turned your yard into a construction site.
Contrast that with trenchless pipe repair. The process starts by running a tiny video camera down the pipe on a line to determine the exact source of the problem. That removes the guesswork from the equation. The technician then needs to dig two small holes, and a hydraulic pump is used to pull a pipe liner or pipe–bursting tool and a new pipe through the damaged pipe. When he’s done either repairing or replacing the pipe, he simply refills the holes and turns the water back on. Your yard is left intact and your pipeline is repaired.
Again, the specific times depend on the job, as wells as the weather. (Even digging small holes is tough in the wintertime.) But generally speaking, most trenchless pipe replacement can be done in well under a weekend. (If it doesn’t, your technician should tell you how long it will take before you agree to any terms.) How long the pipe replacement takes is less important, however, than doing a good job the first time. Sewer line replacement isn’t something you want to “redo,” which is why you should contact Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. to perform the operation for you. Call us today for trenchless pipe replacement in Wayne, PA!