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Topics: Pipe Bursting, Home Plumbing, Kitchen Sink, DIY

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Do-it-yourself (DIY) plumbing projects are often much simpler than homeowners acknowledge, and having the correct tools, and knowing the right preventative techniques, can save hundreds of dollars in later renovations. Here, we have compiled a short list of DIY plumbing tool essentials, as well as outlined a few select kitchen repairs you can complete without professional plumbing services.  Read More

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Pipe bursting, which itself has burst in popularity since its introduction in the 1980s, is one of today’s preferred techniques of damaged or broken pipe replacement. The lack of property and lawn damage the method provides, as well as its cost effectiveness and efficient installation, have made bursting stand out as an attractive alternative to digging, or ‘trenching,’ pipe replacement. Read More

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Orangeburg pipe lines, the main pipe system in almost all homes built from 1945 to 1972, is known for its structural issues over time, despite its widespread installation. Homeowners who do not inspect and measure deterioration of their Orangeburg systems may be faced with large-scale replacements and severe damage in time. Read More

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

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Having a busted water pipe can be a stressful thing. We here at Sewer Express want to assist in any way we can to help you get it replaced. Once it has been determined that your pipe will be replaced rather than repaired for whatever reason, you must take action in deciding which method of replacement you will choose for your home. Trenching formerly was the way to replace pipes. Technicians would dig around the entire surface of the pipe. This included its entire length and around the cylinder fully. Not only is this method time consuming due to its demanding physical labor, it is also quite costly. Since it requires so much digging, almost your entire lawn is ruined. Adding landscaping to your bill is not something many homeowners want to do. Additionally it takes one to two days for the job to be completed. Due to all the cons associated with trenching, trenchless technology was born! Choosing to repair your water pipe by way of trenchless technology is a brilliant choice. Even within this segment you have options though. Let us here at Sewer Express help determine which method is best for your Sacramento home. Read More

Topics: Pipe Bursting, Trenchless Technology, Pipe Leaks and Repair

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Orangeburg pipe systems, primarily developed in Orangeburg, New York until the 1970s, were the most common sewer pipe lines until their replacement by PVC and ABS pipe lines in recent decades. These pipes, made of wood pulp and pitch, easily absorbed moisture and deteriorated over time, losing their structural integrity and growing brittle. Read More

Topics: Pipe Bursting, Trenchless Technology

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Purposefully burst a pipe? Why in the world would you do that? Well, for those not familiar with different plumbing procedures, it's easy to see why you might take this view. As strange as it sounds, though, bursting pipes is actually a very effective method for repairing them. Basically, pipe bursting is a procedure of pipe repair, that doesn't involve digging trenches. Just as its name suggests, the repairer of the pipe intentionally breaks the existing pipe using mechanically applied force. The resulting pipe fragments are forced into the ground, and a new pipe is then pulled in to replace the original one. Read More

Topics: Pipe Bursting, Home Plumbing, Sewers, DIY, New Homeowners

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Sewer pipes, like everything, need maintenance and repairs when necessary. But what happens when your sewer pipe breaks? Aren’t pipes supposed to be stable? Well, a pipe can break for a number of reasons. It is best to know what can cause a pipe to break as well as the signs to look for. How can a broken sewer pipe be repaired with relining? As a homeowner, what is the first step? Read More

Topics: Pipe Bursting, Sectional Point Repair, Trenchless Technology, Pipe Lining

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Long gone are the days when it was necessary to dig large holes to address problems withunderground pipes. Today, various trenchless technology methods are used to solve piping issues, without putting a shovel in the dirt. There really are an abundance of reasons to choose trenchless technology over conventional procedures - the work stands the test of time, it's safe, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly, to boot.  Read More

Topics: Pipe Bursting, Sectional Point Repair, Plumbing in Sacramento, Trenchless Technology, Pipe Lining

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One of the great advantages of opting for trenchless sewer line replacement is its versatility. There are so many applications, different circumstances that we use trenchless technologies for we hardly have time for them all in one post. However, we can go over a few of the products we use most often to give you a better idea of just how versatile trenchless tech really is. Having worked in the plumbing industry for years, we at Express have seen a lot of trends come and go, but that’s not the case with trenchless. It just keeps growing because it is the most forward-thinking, advanced technology around for a multitude of plumbing issues. From home laterals to entire municipal infrastructures, there exists a trenchless product that’s perfectly suited to any given pipe repair situation. Interested? Well, we get pretty excited about this stuff. And you should too! After all, it’s the most affordable and most durable plumbing and pipe repair option around. Read More