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Why Do You Need Sewer Repair? Let’s Take A Look.

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It seems we’re asking a lot of our sewer drains these days.

Across the country, wastewater and sewer districts are mounting public awareness campaigns designed to educate the public about what not to flush. The impetus, apparently, is a surge in blocked pipes.

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Pipe Inspection

What is Clogging Our Pipes?

In 2011, Maine’s Portland Water District analyzed what was clogging its pipes.

There is not guarantee the results of the study are equally applicable here, but it’s probably at least a similar story.

The study found that:

  • 42 percent of clogs were caused by paper products that should not be flushed, like paper towel.
  • 24 percent of blockages could be attributed to baby wipes.
  • 17 percent of pipes were stopped up by feminine hygiene products.
  • 8 percent of pipes were clogged by “flushable” moistened wipes.

As you can see, the results of this study suggest that people are flushing more than the obvious things you think would be flushed, and that’s a strain on your pipes.

Public Awareness for Sewer Safety

In Virginia, the Washington DC Sanitation District has tried to tackle this problem with a public-awareness campaign telling people only the three Ps (paper, and you can probably guess the other two) should be flushed down the toilet.

So far, it isn’t clear that any of these public awareness campaigns has resulted in a marked decreased in clogged and blocked pipes.

That doesn’t mean they are not worthwhile, but it does mean the issue of people flushing clog-inducing items might be here to stay, at least for awhile.

If you need sewer repair, you’re welcome to contact us. We specialize in addressing business’ sewer problems promptly and thoroughly.

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Stop Root Infiltration in Orangeburg Pipe with Trenchless CIPP

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Old Orangeburg Pipe Ad
Do you have problems with your sewer pipes backing up from root infestation, missing pipe floors or broken sewer pipes?

Maybe you should consider relining old pipes with a CIPP trenchless sewer drain pipe lining.

Orangeburg Sewer Pipe Lining Repair

Orangeburg was initially bought and sold in Orangeburg, NY. At the time it was touted as being completely resistant to root infiltration.

The main selling point was it’s lightweight and easy to move characteristics. Since it is a pipe made from compressed fibers the pipes were able to be transported quickly and cheaply.

This old advertisement says, Why men who know building… use and recommend Orangeburg root-proof pipe”.

Then it goes on to show the engineer, the builder, the plumber and the architect evaluating the pipes. It says it has root-proof joints and revolutionary non-metallic material.

Fast-forward 30-50 years and this equates to modern day furniture being made out of particle board.

The pipes are now becoming a burden to new homeowners, property managers and maintenance departments. The fiber pipe material is becoming either dry rot to the point of cracking or rotting from shifting soil and water infiltrating the Orangeburg pipe itself.

The natural qualities of Orangeburg mean that water will naturally saturate the pipe material. Any contractor knows what tree roots aim for. Tree roots are one of the most powerful forces that damage underground infrastructure below and above the surface.

Advantages of Fixing Orangeburg Pipes with Trenchless CIPP

Tree root infiltrationModern pipe lining installs are replacing the old pipes with a brand new pipe inside the old pipe. The actual lining process itself takes under three hours to complete and has a 50 year warranty.

This new repiping is just as strong as replacing an entire pipe with a brand new pipe. In many cases it is better since there are no joints and any bends are slightly straightened creating even more flow to improve within the pipe.

Tough Pipe Lining Materials

The materials used to repair this Orangeburg pipe, or any other type of sewer, conduit or other drain pipe, are engineered to last for over 100 years. They are completely approved by the National Association of Trenchless Technology, the NSF, IAPMO approved and ASTM certified to last.

They are required to be tested to verify that standards are maintained just as any other type of pipe would be. As a company that has performed many trenchless restorations on Orangeburg pipes we can assure you that these techniques will completely rehabilitate any residential, commercial, government or industrial application of Orange-burg that has gone bad.

No Excavation Necessary

Orangeburg pipe deteriorating (fiber pipe)We have used CIPP cured in place pipe to repair vertical drain stacks in hospitals, leaking sewage pipes in high-rise apartment buildings and drain lines in the subway systems of New York. This process saved the pipe replacement contractors tons of time and money.

Not only was normal business and traffic not affected during the repair process but the pipes were completely rehabilitated from any root infiltration, pinhole leaks, slab leaks and separated pipe sections. Water infiltration and exfiltration or I and I was completely stopped without excavating any floors, walls, driveways, foundations, basements, or concrete slabs.

Sewer Repair and General Pipe Repair CIPP advantages

  1. Speed is important because it takes less than a day to repair hundreds of feet of pipe at a time
  2. Cheaper than excavation in most cases since Orangeburg was installed i
    n many industrial and federally owned properties that have very fragile infrastructure
  3. Safer than excavation means that there is less mess and less man power associated with CIPP installations meaning it is perfect for delicate areas such as schools, hospitals, apartments and anywhere else that may be affected by large excavation projects
  4. Zero downtime costs gives you the ability to continue business as usual while our trenchless CIPP equipment is brought onto the job site in the background and out of the way of customers, clients and pedestrians
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Traditional VS Trenchless Pipe Repair

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Trenchless Pipe Repair

 

Traditional VS Trenchless

Traditional pipe repair generally means digging down to a pipe that have been damaged, cutting out sections, and replacing it with brand new piping. With advances in technology, contractors are now able to replace or simply repair pipe without having to dig a massive trench that disturbs the landscape.

This is known as trenchless pipe repair or no dig pipe repair. Almost every contractor out there today can benefit from this more versatile way of repairing pipe.

Benefits

The first main benefit that you can expect from trenchless pipe repair is that you don’t actually have to do any serious digging. This means that you won’t have to worry about damaging precious land that would otherwise be expensive to fix. There is virtually no mess involved and clean up is often a breeze.

Tight Spaces

Another great benefit of trenchless pipe repair is that a pipe can be fixed or replaced in areas that would otherwise be impossible to get to.

As an example, say a sewer needs to be repaired but it is stuck underneath a building. The only two options would be to dig around the entire building and run a fresh new sewer line or to simply replace the broken pipe with a pipe-bursting machine.

Pipe bursting is a form of trenchless pipe replacement. Trenchless pipe repair is a very green technology. You really don’t need to throw dirt and silt everywhere in order to do the job. The beauty is that natural habitats won’t need to be disturbed. We think trenchless pipe repair just makes sense.

 

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Reason To Choose Trenchless Sewer Repair

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While trenchless sewer repair is a fairly new technology, it has been used within the United States and Virginia for around 20 years. While traditional methods work, trenchless sewer repair has a few differences that put it in a field of its own.

Below are a few reasons why you should opt for trenchless sewer repair.

Cost Effective

This is often one of the biggest reasons why you should consider using trenchless sewer repair. Compared to traditional methods of fixing your sewers, the trenchless system is far more cost effective. There is no point spending a huge amount of money when fixing your sewers when you can do it for a fraction of the price.

Quick And Easy

If your sewer line is out of service, you are going to be very inconvenienced indeed. It can be even more of a problem if you own a commercial property. Whether its commercial or residential, trenchless sewer repair can get your system up in a flash. Your business will be able to run smoothly in no time and you won’t have to worry about your customers being interrupted for too long.

Zero Landscape Destruction

When you think of traditional forms of sewer repair, your mind thinks of dug up landscape and large holes. This is often why traditional methods are so costly, it is the cost of replacing the landscape that hurts your wallet. You won’t have to worry about this with trenchless technology. As the name implies, there is no need for a trench when making repairs. The only damage done is two small holes at either side of the sewer that must be fixed at the end.


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