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No one likes a damaged or failed sewer pipe. Not only are they a messy frustration, but traditional repairs can be just as much of an inconvenience. Luckily, traditional methods can be left in the past! With today’s trenchless technologies, you may not need to spend thousands on pipe repairs. 

Find out more about how trenchless pipe repair can transform your sewer repair and how to find the best trenchless pipe contractor!

What is Trenchless Pipe Repair?

Trenchless pipe replacement is an alternative option to traditional pipe repair methods. Unlike conventional repairs, which can pose a major inconvenience by ripping up your yard, driveway, parking areas (and temporarily, your life!), trenchless pipe repair is far less invasive. 

There are two methods of trenchless pipe repair:

Trenchless pipe lining, also known as CIPP repair, is for when there is damage, such as a crack, but the pipe can be reinstated. By using Perma-Liner solutions, the broken pipe can be lined and reinforced from the inside, whether underground or within walls. Pipe lining can reinforce whole pipe systems within even needing to tear into walls!

On the other hand, pipe bursting is used to replace pipes that are beyond repair. This technique fragments the existing pipeline and seamlessly lays a new one in its place with no digging. 

While trenchless pipe repairs may have an initial higher cost than a traditional replacement, the overall cost may be lower in case of extensive digging. You’ll have to take into account that conventional repairs mean you may have to dig up and replace pavement, flower beds, grass, and walkways.

Trenchless Pipe Repair Benefits

There are numerous trenchless pipe repair benefits that set it apart from traditional repair methods. 

Minimal Labor

Unlike traditional methods of pipe repair, trenchless pipe repair means less manual labor because there is no digging involved; your trenchless plumber will just need access to the entry points of your pipes to fix the damage. 

Minimal Resources Used

When you evaluate the initial cost of trenchless technology repair, it may seem either equivalent or more expensive than traditional repair costs; however, when you factor in the time, labor, and post-repair costs of the two repair methods, trenchless technologies are far less expensive.

Plus, it’s the greener repairing method! Trenchless technologies use your broken or damaged piping as a skeleton for the new piping, so you’re not wasting resources by tossing out your old pipes.

Longer Life Span

This modern repair and replace method doesn’t use metal or plastic, instead, it uses Perma-liner and epoxy resin which has a higher performance and lasts for fifty plus years.

Eliminates Landscaping Fees

Traditional methods may entail having to dig up sidewalks, driveways, gardens, trees, and flower beds. Since there is no digging required with trenchless repair solutions, there is no re-landscaping fee (and construction eye-sores!). 

Far More Convenient 

Lastly, another advantage of trenchless pipe repair is that it’s convenient because you don’t have to relocate and disrupt your lifestyle! 

What to Look For When Hiring a Trenchless Pipe Repair Contractor?

If trenchless sewer line repair seems like the option you want to choose with for your solution, you then have to hire a trenchless technology contractor. Who you hire is important; since you’re entrusting them to fix the problem as efficiently as possible, you want to make sure you’re choosing an experienced contractor with the most advanced equipment, tools, and methods. While many plumbing companies may offer trenchless technology solutions, you’ll want to find a contractor that is experienced with the latest techniques. You may want to do some sleuthing on their website to see how dedicated they are to trenchless solutions. 

Additionally, you’ll want a contractor with plenty of experience with trenchless pipe repair. It will be helpful to look at customer reviews and feedback to hear from other people’s first-hand experiences. And, of course, you should only stick to licensed plumbers to ensure you’re receiving the most responsible and very best service.   

Why is Express Sewer Sacramento’s foremost CIPP contracting company?

At Express Sewer & Drain, we have years of experience in trenchless pipe replacement in the area and can help you find the ideal solution for your home, commercial, or municipal plumbing problems.

We’ve been certified from rating organizations ranging from Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Gold Shovel Standard (GSS), and Angie’s List. Express is fully-licensed, so you never have to worry about additional expenses. That’s why we offer free estimates, flat rate pricing and we never, ever charge by the hour.

So, if you’re ready for a quality CIPP contracting company, then come find out why we’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as an authority on trenchless pipe replacement in the Sacramento area. Contact us today!

Residential Trenchless Technology Guide

Topics: Plumbing in Sacramento, Trenchless Technology, Pipe Leaks and Repair