When it comes to buying a home in Tacoma, there are any number of things you might be initially attracted to. Maybe it’s the view of the shipping docks, or the dome looming in the distance. Maybe it’s the historic nature of the neighborhoods, or the salty bay air.
While you’re admiring the surroundings of your new-found home, you are failing to realize what is happening under your feet. That sewer line running under your home can either be a blessing or the most expensive kind of curse.
Sewer repair can be extremely costly, so when it comes time to make that leap you want to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Here at Harts Plumbing we use only the most modern methods of trenchless sewer repair. Let’s examine a few reasons you might choose trenchless sewer repair over other more traditional methods.
A large majority of plumbing companies will bill you according to how many workers are on site, and how many hours they work. With more traditional methods of sewer repair, you are bound to have a large group of workers around your property.
The reason for this is because digging and trenching up a whole pipe takes quite a few man hours, which ultimately requires more people.
Trenchless sewer repair requires only two or three people on-site at all times, without the need to dig up the entire pipe.
More traditional methods of sewer repair are always the slower option. A lot of time and resources in this process will be used digging up the pipe and locating the problem in the first place. That means trenches will have to be dug just to locate the problem before any actual work can be done to fix it.
With trenchless pipe repair, very little digging is required. Usually, there is a small hole dug at each end of the line to provide access for the proper equipment. The time taken to dig these holes and complete the job is much faster compared to more traditional methods of sewer line repair.
In Tacoma, the majority of pipes into the ground are extremely historic. Some of them are even the original lines from when the city was first built. This means there are sewer lines made of concrete, clay, cast iron, or even the dreaded Orangeburg pipe. All of these materials are extremely unreliable and prone to cracking, breaking, or even full-on collapse.
Trenchless pipe repair uses high-quality pipes that are seamless and resistant to root intrusions. These pipes are also resistant to corrosion and rusting, which means your sewer will work better and last longer.
The type of historic piping that runs throughout the city of Tacoma is typically a smaller diameter than those used today. This is because when these sewer systems were installed, it increased population and city growth was not taken into account. This has ultimately compromised the flow rate and functionality of these sewer lines.
The larger diameter, and seamless nature of a new trenchlessly installed pipe will improve the functionality of your sewer system overall. An improved flow rate means sewage is directed away from your home at a faster pace, ultimately making your environment cleaner and safer.
Every home has a sewer, and most homeowners work hard to make sure their yards are well manicured and appealing to the public eye. If a sewer problem arises, and you do not want to destroy your yard or the area around it, you should opt for a trenchless repair.
Trenchless sewer repair is the only way to fix your pipes without destroying everything on top of them.
Ultimately you should research and look into why trenchless repair is right for you. If you have any questions, or are interested in getting your old outdated pipes replaced or repaired, click here to request an appointment, and we will send someone out to you right away!