One of the reasons homeowners cringe when they need sewer or water line work is the mess that has traditionally accompanied these kinds of plumbing jobs. Major plumbing pipes, like your sewer or water line, run underground, and reaching them from the surface requires digging long, deep trenches that can rip up an entire yard. But when you hire a professional who can perform trenchless technology, you won’t have to see the equivalent of an archeological dig at your home. Trenchless technology allows your plumbing experts to repair, re-line or even replace faulty, underground plumbing without digging down to reach the piping. How does this work? Let’s take a look.
How It Works
The first step your plumbing expert will take is to use visual aid equipment to see what’s happening inside the pipe. Even if you need replacement, the video will allow the plumber to pinpoint the exact areas that are failing inside the pipe. Once the problem or problems are ascertained, work can begin. There are a number of ways trenchless technology is used, including:
- Pipe bursting
- Cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP)
- Mechanical spot repair
Using these methods, your underground plumbing can be repaired, re-lined or even replaced. One of the most common ways trenchless technology is used is to replace piping without digging, also known as pipe bursting. The way it works is that the new pipe is pushed through the existing pipe, which forces the existing pipe to fracture from the inside; the fragments from the old pipe are pushed outward and away from the new pipe.
The main benefit of using trenchless technology on your underground pipes is the avoidance of having trenches dug deep into your yard. But there are a few more worth noting:
- Saves time – using trenchless technology allows your plumber to complete the work more quickly, which can save you money
- Creates less mess – with trenchless technology, far less mess and waste is created
- Vast majority of the work is done outside your property
It takes specialized training, tools and experience to be able to correctly use trenchless technology, and this is something you can count on from the plumbing experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc.
If your home in Wayne, PA could benefit from trenchless technology, call us today!