5 Types of Trenchless Sewer Services in Florida
May 08, 2023
Trenchless sewer services are an innovative solution for repairing or replacing damaged sewer lines without the need for extensive excavation or disruption to your property. This technology has revolutionized the way that sewer line problems are addressed, offering a faster, more cost-effective, and less invasive alternative to traditional excavation methods.
Whether you’ve got invasive tree roots, corroded pipes from hard water, or other issues affecting your underground sewer line, trenchless sewer services can repair or replace them quickly and effectively. Plus, trenchless methods can be used to repair or replace a variety of sewer line materials, including PVC, cast iron, and clay.
So how exactly does trenchless work? Let’s look at the 5 most common types of trenchless services in Florida:
- Sectional liners
- Hydro jetting
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Lining installs a new pipe inside an old one, creating a new, watertight length of pipe that will perform well for decades. There's no excavation required, and your new pipe will have immunity to root intrusions, a common cause of underground pipe leaks. Pipelining often uses resin, concrete, or PVC to create a new, smooth pipe surface interior, improving water flow. And in some cases, increases resistance to corrosive materials that may degrade your pipes.
Not all pipe problems can use a pipelining solution, but when it is viable, it's more affordable than an open trench and less disruptive to your landscaping.
Much like pipe lining, coating uses resin or epoxy to fix pipes that have begun to fail. Copper and cast iron are common pipe materials for underground drain lines in Florida, and both start to develop problems in the long term. Copper can develop pinhole leaks, while cast iron can rust from the inside out. Pipe coating covers the outside of your pipes with epoxy, improving the structural durability of the length of the pipe.
With pipe coating, you can expect your current pipes to last longer and demonstrate improved flow rates, all without the need for any digging in your yard. Just like the pipe lining option, pipe coating is available from the surface and only requires access via the two endpoints on the pipe being repaired.
If you need pipelining, but only for a small section of pipe, you can get sectional liners to handle the issue. Also called “sectional point repair,” this process is very similar to lining, but it's limited to a targeted area. Using less material for the repair means cutting down on costs too. The patch will perform as well as a new section of pipe for many years, making it a more affordable option when something goes wrong underground.
Hydro jetting is a great way to fix some sewer line issues without any digging. It's not a direct repair, but instead, it clears up blockages and debris that may be impacting your flow rate. Hard water in Florida can leave mineral deposits on pipe walls, gradually restricting flow. Hydro jetting uses high-pressure jets of water to clear those deposits and restore the full diameter of your pipe. It's also often used to clear up tree roots and other dirt as a preparatory step for more comprehensive repairs. Hydro jetting helps ensure any resin or epoxy used in your pipes adheres evenly from end to end.
Limescale is something you might face in your bathroom, washing machine, or kitchen sink. High levels of minerals in Florida water can lead to buildup. If there's limescale in your pipes, it can be a more difficult challenge. While you can scour off the tiles in your bathroom, it's a lot harder to scrub out your pipes. Trenchless descaling offers a way to do just that, but you won't need to grab a sponge. Plumbers use a purpose-built machine that does the job.
Overall, trenchless sewer services are an effective and efficient solution for addressing sewer line issues while minimizing disruption to your property and daily life. If you’re experiencing sewer line problems, contact a plumbing professional to learn more about the benefits of trenchless sewer repair and replacement.
Need trustworthy trenchless services? Call Tampa’s best: Red Cap Plumbing, Air & Electric!
Give us a call at (813) 963-3056 (Tampa) or (727) 474-8287 (Pinellas) for fast and convenient scheduling. Our team of professional and qualified plumbers will provide you with the most cost-effective trenchless service options, including clear and upfront pricing!
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