Trenchless Pipe Replacement | WM Henderson

Trenchless Pipe Replacement Services

Replacing a damaged sewer or water line used to be a big project. A lot of excavation on your property would have to done, trees along the access point would have to be removed, and sections of sidewalk would even have to be torn up in order to get to the damaged pipe needing replacement. Trenchless, no dig technology has made the entire process much simpler though. By using specialized equipment our team at Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. is able to greatly reduce the amount of labor involved in this type of project, meaning less disruption to your schedule, less damage to your property and less expense to your bank account. To learn more about this great no dig sewer and water pipe replacement service call the trenchless plumbing experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. today.

How Does Trenchless Pipe Replacement Work?

When a sewer or drain pipe used to be replaced it was necessary to dig up the area around the pipe to remove that section for replacement. Trenchless no dig technology eliminates the need for this, along with much of the headache that came along with it. A hydraulic pump is placed at one end of the length of pipe being repaired or replaced. Access holes are dug at both ends of the pipe, rather than excavating the entire area. The hydraulic press is used to pull a pipe liner or pipe–bursting attachment through the damaged pipe.

In cases where the damage is minor the pipe may simply be relined, meaning that the hydraulic pump pulls a liner into the damaged pipe. This liner hardens within the pipe, sealing the damaged one by essentially creating a new pipe within the old one. If the pipe needs to be replaced entirely a splitter attachment will be pulled through. This conical attachment will either split the existing pipe or shatter it, depending on the material that the old pipe is made of. The new pipe is pulled into place behind the attachment by the hydraulic pump. Whichever option is most appropriate for your situation, the outcome is the same. There is much less damage done to your property, the job is done much faster than it would have been were an excavation necessary, and there is far less clean up and lawn repair to pay for. If you have any further questions about this equipment or the way in which it is used called the no dig pipe replacement experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. for more information.


How Do I Know if I Need a Trenchless Pipe Replacement?

Part of the difficulty in diagnosing problems with your plumbing systems is the fact that they are largely inaccessible. When you cannot see a problem you are less likely to call for repair or replacement service. There are several warning signs that will inform you of a problem with your drain or sewer lines, though. If your toilets, sinks or showers frequently back up or emit unpleasant odors, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. for professional service. Any decreases in water pressure or increases in water bills may be indicative of a leaking pipe, as is the pooling of water in your yard or in the vicinity of your water pipes. If you notice any of these conditions in your home it is important that you call for professional help right away. Our expert plumbers can diagnose the problem using technology such as video camera pipe inspection equipment to determine if a trenchless pipe replacement is necessary. Call today for trenchless pipe replacement in Delaware County and The Main Line.

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