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How Does Trenchless Technology Work?

broken-sewer-lineExtremely well, is the short answer! Of course, we love giving visitors to our blog a lot more information than this, so we are going to expand on this answer considerably in the following post.

First, let us remind you that even the best technologies are not really worth all that much if they are not in the hands of skilled, trained professionals. You won’t have to worry about that when you work with our plumbers, of course.

Not only do we have the equipment necessary to complete your trenchless sewer line services in Scottsdale, AZ, but we also have the training and know-how to ensure that the job is done right from the start. The entire concept behind trenchless sewer line services is that you are able to have your sewer line repaired or replaced with minimal hassle. Don’t take chances with the quality of your services and wind up compromising this convenience.

How Does Trenchless Technology Work?

Trenchless technology eliminates the need for a trench to be excavated when repairing or replacing a sewer line. The process is relatively simple in theory, but executing it successfully is something that a lot of companies have neither the skill nor the equipment for. It all starts with digging out two small pits, one at each end of the affected pipe.

Once these pits are in place, a machine is placed at the end of the pipe and is used to essentially drag a new pipe into place in the case of a replacement. A pipe bursting head may lead the way, breaking or splitting the pipe as the new one is drawn into place. In some instances, the new pipe may simply force the old one out of place.

For pipe repairs, a pipe liner is pulled into the damaged pipe. Once it is in place, this pipe liner is inflated. A mastic on the pipe’s exterior hardens as it dries, securing it in place. This essentially leaves you with a new pipe within the old one.

Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Services

There are quite a few of them. First and foremost, it is by far the least intrusive way to access your sewer line for service. This pipe is obviously buried on your property, and there was a time when accessing it meant digging a trench over the entire length of the pipe. This is no longer the case.

Not only does reaching the pipe in this manner mean that there is far less disruption to your property, eliminating concerns about landscaping, but it also means that the job can typically be done quicker and at less cost to you than it otherwise would be. Now, make no mistake, this is still a big job and it is still going to come with a price tag. Compared to the amount of labor that would have to be done otherwise, however, before the pipe was even exposed, it is a massive improvement.

Schedule your sewer line services with The Sunny Plumber. Bright and Shiny and won’t show our Hiney!

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