August 25, 2010
You should know the benefits of Tacoma trench-less sewer repair if you need sewer repair done at your home. This is the strategy many plumbers are using to repair plumbing. Knowing the benefits will help you see why this is the best solution to your plumbing repair needs.
Here are the most important benefits that you need to know to help you decide if the trenchless repair is your best choice for fixing your plumbing issues.
1. Tacoma Plumbers these days can easily check your home to find out what sewer repairs are needed using the technology they have these days. This saves a lot of time and money pinpointing what part of the sewer pipes need repaired.
For anyone living in Tacoma it is easy to have a plumber fix your problems right away. If you live in another area of the U.S. and have cold weather then you may have to wait for warmer weather if at all possible.
No matter where you live with the trenchless repair your plumbing problems can be taken care of immediately if the ground is not frozen because it doesn’t require a lot of digging in your yard or tearing up the driveway.
When your sewers are repaired the old fashioned way then you will definitely have to wait for better weather if you don’t live in San Francisco or somewhere that is warm all year long. Having to wait could cost you more money later.
2. Most of the time any repairs that need to be done using trenchless technology means that they can easily fix the problem from two small access points which would be one on either end of the pipe line. They won’t have to uncover the whole sewer system to fix it which will save time and money.
3. Time can be saved with trenchless repair because there are two methods that can be used. The first method is known as pipe relining and this is where they place a fiberglass liner inside of the damaged pipes. Then the pipes are sealed and will last for a long time in the future.
The other method is known as pipe bursting and this is when they burst your old pipe apart as the new pipe is pulled through. The old pipe is the guide for where to lay the new trenchless pipe.
Both of these methods for repairing damaged pipes will definitely save a lot of time because there won’t be much digging required. Because you won’t have to pay for them to put your yard and driveway back together it will save you money.
Now that you know the benefits of trenchless sewer repair you can make a more informed decision about whether to use it for your home. Contact a Tacoma plumber with any questions you have and make your decision carefully.
August 10, 2010
Sooner or later, every Tacoma homeowner will have to deal with a plumbing problem. Sometimes problems in a septic or water pipe system can be tricky to determine because the source of the problem is difficult to locate. Fortunately, plumbers now have access to technologically advanced devices that will allow them to view deep inside a plumbing system. One such device plumbers now use is a pipe inspection camera. When it is difficult to locate the cause of a plumbing problem, a Tacoma plumber may use a pipe inspection camera.
Plumbers can use a micro-inspection camera to peer inside walls or behind appliances or objects that are obstructing the view. As well, they can use a sewer inspection camera to examine the septic system. These cameras are beneficial because they can fit in small, tight, and hard to reach places. A sewer pipe camera operates much like a snake because it is a camera that is attached to a long flexible cable. The cable is joined to a small LCD screen which will show the image that is captured by the camera.
This gives the plumber a clear real time view of the plumbing system. The small camera is sent into the pipe using the cable. As it is fed into the pipe, the plumber is able to view the video that is being transmitted. This is very beneficial for the plumber because the interior of the pipe can be seen which helps in locating the source of the problem and its exact location. This shows where to exactly to make the repair and what is needed to make the repair. For instance, a camera can easily find out if roots are clogging up the pipes and the appropriate measures can be taken to break up the roots so they can be flushed through the system.
Tacoma video inspection makes it convenient and inexpensive to locate the problem. For instance, for a problem in a pipe located behind a wall, previously, the wall would have to be torn up. By using an inspection camera, the problem can be located and fixed without destroying parts of a wall. Uses for inspection cameras include: finding clogs in the pipes, inspecting the drain pipes, diagnosing and repairing problems in the HVAC systems, locating electrical wiring problems, and seeing behind walls or other difficult to reach spaces.
Plumbers are trained and experienced on how to properly use plumbing inspection cameras. They can pinpoint the problem and know what tools and devices are needed to make a proper repair. They can then look at the completed repair job to make sure it was properly fixed. They are perfect devices to use when trying to locate expensive jewellery that was lost down the drain. As well, these cameras are effective at tracking changes in the pipe over time such as the accumulation of sediment. It also is safer for one’s health to examine backed up sewer pipes and it does not damage the plumbing system. The next time a plumber suggests a Tacoma plumbing camera inspection, it is wise to consider the benefits of using such a device.