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Cincinnati Sewer Pipe Repair and Pipe Replacement

Avoiding property damage when you have a major sewer problem is a significant concern for most Cincinnati homeowners. It used to be property damage was just part of the job as trenching dug up a large portion of the yard. If you wanted to fix leaks in your sewer pipes or replace degrading pipe materials, you had to deal with a loss of your landscaping, busted-up concrete, and other damage.

It used to be that trenching was the only option to install a new pipe underground. However, advancements have been made in plumbing technology which allow Cincinnati homeowners to enjoy minimally invasive replacement of damaged existing pipes in home sewer line runs.

Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers non-invasive trenchless pipe bursting technology for major plumbing repairs to sewer lines buried underground. Trenchless technology is a cleaner, easier, more economical, and safer way to install replacement pipes. We can repair or replace underground pipes with minimal disturbance to the surface and without creating additional costs to restore your property.

What Is Trenchless Pipe Bursting?

Trenchless pipe bursting is a process used to make pipe repairs or perform pipe replacement underground. Because it causes such little disruption on the surface, this service is very popular amongst homeowners as well as plumbers. Compared to traditional pipe replacement, the trenchless method is performed quicker, with less damage, providing a more cost-effective means for replacing sewer pipes. Pipe bursting is ideal for the replacement of vitrified clay pipe, asbestos cement pipe, concrete pipe, and PVC pipe; it is not used to replace cast iron sewer pipes, as this material is too brittle.

The process of bursting a pipe is fairly simple. A new pipe is attached to a bursting head. Pipe bursting equipment maneuvers the head through a tiny access hole in the ground via a pull rod or hydraulics. Then, new pipes follow the same path as the existing pipe as the bursting head is threaded through. Because its base is larger than the underground pipe, the bursting head breaks up the existing pipe as the component moves through the line. With the new pipe pulled into place along the same path, a new sewer line is installed extremely fast. There is no need to remove pieces of old pipe, as they are safe to remain underground in the yard.

The process of pipe bursting is much faster than traditional trenching replacement. A skilled pipe burster can complete a job in just a matter of hours. This is a great difference from the days it used to take to dig up and remove old pipes before burying a new one. Not to mention all the time required after the job is complete to restore the condition of your property!

Trenchless pipe bursting doesn’t create any of that mess – just a tiny access hole is required for the placement of new piping. With no trench, there’s no damage to your yard. The replacement pipe installed through the pipe bursting process can last up to 50 years.

The pipe bursting process is so easy and effective, that it has become a preferred method for sewer pipe replacement across the country. Awareness of trenchless technology has grown thanks to this popular plumbing service. Homeowners benefit by having new lines put in place quickly, providing a quick solution to drainage problems and other symptoms caused by damaged, old pipes.

Inspecting Sewer Pipes and Determining Trenchless Solutions

Clogs in the sewer line come about due to many different causes. When you call a Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing pro for assistance, your plumber performs a camera inspection to locate the clog. What we see during this inspection allows us to provide a permanent fix for the problems our homeowners face, instead of just a band-aid solution. Plus, these pictures show homeowners what materials make up a clog in the line, which can encourage them to be proactive about keeping such items out of the drain.

Unfortunately, clogs aren’t the only cause of poor drainage inside a home. When the underground pipe is damaged, drainage is also disrupted. With camera inspection, we can identify this damage along with any clogs. If detected, we make recommendations for pipe repair or pipe replacement to solve the issue.

Once we’ve determined together if pipe repair or pipe replacement is to be performed, it’s time to review the methods available to complete this task. We know our customers don’t want to tear up their yards if it’s not necessary. We offer trenchless options for both repair and replacement. Using trenchless methods, there is little displacement of soil and damage to your property.

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Trenchless Pipe Lining for Repairs

If you’re lucky, repairs will be enough to correct the problems found in your underground pipes. Instead of replacing the entire sewer pipe, a smaller section can be repaired. We are also able to use trenchless methods to perform this job through a process called pipelining.

This trenchless repair method uses a resin liner to repair the damaged pipe section underground. The trenchless machine inserts the liner within the old line to the appropriate location. When it is properly placed, air pressure inflates the liner to form a seal against the interior walls of the damaged pipe.

The pipe liner is so thin that it does not cause a notable difference to the pipe's interior diameter. You’ll experience no difference in drainage through the sewer line with a trenchless repair. Trenchless technology has improved the repair process for sewer pipes, eliminating guesswork and digging up pipes aimlessly to find a leak. When faced with a damaged pipe that can be repaired, consider trenchless pipe lining.

Should I Choose Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement?

For many Cincinnati homeowners, trenchless pipe bursting is the preferred choice when it’s time to replace underground sewer lines. It is fast, it keeps your yard in pristine condition, and it preserves pavement on your property. There is also no need to go digging up portions of the road outside your property to perform the installation of replacement pipe – which is common with trench replacement and results in a lot more costs for the homeowners.

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