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Florissant, Missouri Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair
Trenchless sewer repair is a relatively new invention that has changed the world of plumbing for the better. Before we explain exactly what this innovative approach is and how it will save you money, time, and stress it is important that you are fully aware of the old way of doing things. That way you will be able to compare and contrast it for yourself. Plumbing contractors have been taking part in the traditional excavation sewer repair process since long before hydraulic construction equipment was invented. In fact, they used to dig the trenches by hand with shovels.
To this day it is done the exact same way. A trench is excavated along the entire length of the sewer pipeline in order to expose the pipes for repair or replacement. Once the plumbing contractor completes the process the trench is filled back in with dirt. Since sewer pipelines can run for hundreds of feet and are buried deep underground these trenches tend to be quite large.
If the sewer pipeline runs under your favorite tree, or flowerbed, it will be destroyed by this process. If the sewer pipeline runs under your driveway, patio, or parking lot, it too will be destroyed in the process. Many residential, commercial, and industrial property owners are unaware that the plumbing contractor is not responsible for fixing the landscaping and or hardscaping that they ruined. Once the trench is filled in with dirt their job is done, however, yours is not. You must either hire contractors to replace the landscaping and hardscaping or do the work yourself.
A No Dig Solution
The traditional excavation process can take multiple weeks to complete by the time the plumbing contractor digs the trench, fixes the problem, and fills the trench back in. Both the sewer system and the water system are taken offline during this timeframe. In essence, anyone residing in or working at the property will not be able to use the toilets, any of the water faucets, showers, tubs, or appliances that run on water for the duration of the repair. On the other hand, trenchless sewer repair relies on technology as opposed to trenches.
This holds especially true with Nu Flow Technologies pipe lining procedure. It only requires a small access point at one end of the sewer pipeline. A high-tech machine installs a tube into the sewer pipes through the access point. The tube contains an air bladder, and a felt lining that is saturated in a wet epoxy resin. Once the tube is fully inserted the bladder is inflated allowing the wet epoxy resin to coat the surfaces areas of the sewer pipeline. The tube is then deflated and removed from the pipes.
Once the epoxy resin cures in place, which occurs within a few hours, it builds pipe within a pipe. This new liner seals any broken areas within the sewer pipeline and will last for well over fifty plus years. The entire process takes as little as one day from start to finish. That means that the sewer and water systems will be back up and running at your property within a twenty-four hour period. Our Nu Drain trenchless pipe lining procedure is approximately fifty-percent more cost-effective than the traditional excavation method.
Please contact Nu Flow Technologies to schedule a trenchless sewer repair estimate in Florissant, Missouri. We are also here to answer your questions regarding our technologically advanced process.