Trenchless Sewer Repair Cost in St. Louis, MO, and Nearby Areas
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At NuFlow St. Louis, we understand that sewer and drain repair can be an invasive and costly task that property owners do not want to deal with. Our team wants you to know that sewer and drain repair does not have to be a stressful process, and we are here to assist you every step of the way. In the past, harmful open trench methods of sewer repair caused damage to a property’s landscape and roadways leaving customers with a bigger mess than they originally started with. Traditional methods of sewer and drain repair are a thing of the past, and the industry has moved toward noninvasive and environmentally friendly trenchless technologies that put the customer first.
Our team at NuFlow St. Louis services the towns of O’Fallon, Kirkwood, Florissant, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Ladue, Town and Country, St. Charles, St. Peters, and Webster Groves. We also service the town of Belleville, Illinois. We pride ourselves on providing these Missouri towns with professionalism and speed. The trenchless services we offer at NuFlow St. Louis are always affordable; we do not believe in leaving our customers with surprise costs at the end of our visit. Our team is comprised of industry experts who are always friendly and eager to take care of your problem with careful attention to your property’s needs. We service a variety of residential, commercial, and municipal properties and customers rely on us to be efficient in all of the trenchless work we do.
Sewer Camera Inspections in St. Louis, Missouri
The St. Louis area is home to a variety of attractions that residents and visitors should always be able to enjoy. Sewer and drain systems are fundamental parts of our cities because they make it possible for us to go about our normal day with ease. Trenchless technologies cater to making life run smoothly with no hassle and are often taken for granted. Our trenchless services are always precise due to sewer camera inspections that begin every trenchless cleaning, repair, or replacement service we offer at NuFlow St. Louis.
When you are experiencing sewer and drain issues, it can be easy to run out to your local home improvement store and purchase a bottle of do-it-yourself drain cleaner. While this may seem like a productive solution, it is not long-lasting and extremely harmful to your pipelines. Plus, how can you try to solve a problem when you don’t know exactly where it is coming from? Sewer camera inspection is a state-of-the-art service that leads the plumbing industry in providing customers with top-of-the-line solutions. The sewer camera inspection process begins with a specialized technician locating the cleanout hole on your property that will provide them with access to your troublesome pipe. A cleanout hole is a special pipe fitting that can be opened or closed to access the drainage system on your property. If there is no cleanout hole, they will dig a small strategically placed hole where one should be to create a solid access point into your pipe system. After the access point is established, a high-definition waterproof camera is inserted into your pipeline via a flexible rod that can weave its way through the most difficult pipes. As the camera moves through your pipes, it provides a real-time view of your pipe’s interior that exposes all clogs, cracks, blockages, and leaks. These vital details will allow our team to choose the best course of action for your trenchless sewer or drain service.
NuFlow Drain Cleaning Services
At NuFlow St. Louis, our team always provides Missouri residents and business owners with sewer and drain cleaning services they can rely on throughout the year. The most effective drain cleaning service we offer is hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is a drain cleaning service that utilizes clean water to clear out the toughest clogs and blockages within your pipeline. The process begins with our team inserting a hose with a special multi-directional nozzle into your drain. Once it is securely in place, water will be released through the hose and into the drain at an extremely high-pressure. The water pressure is powerful enough to clear calcified clogs and tree roots, but it is not strong enough to damage your pipes in any capacity. When the process is complete your pipes will be pristine and ready for trenchless repair. Hydro jetting is a great option for regular pipe cleaning because it is environmentally friendly and extends the life of your pipes.
Affordable Trenchless Pipe Lining in Missouri
We are proud to offer trenchless sewer and drain repair services that benefit customers in a variety of ways. Our team at NuFlow St. Louis is a leader in trenchless sewer repair that will leave you with satisfying results. Conducting trenchless repair services does not mean your whole system will need to be repaired, but instead, it allows us to repair any number of pipes within your system. Trenchless pipe lining can also be referred to as cured-in-place pipe (CIPP). Pipe lining is an extremely versatile service that can be conducted on a variety of pipes from PVC to concrete. The trenchless pipe lining process begins with our technician “wetting it out” which means that they saturate a felt liner with resin. The liner is then interested in the pipelines via the cleanout hole or access point. As the felt liner pushes through the pipe, it coats the pipe’s interior with the resin sealing all cracks and leaks. When the liner has moved all the way through the pipe, it is left to harden for two or three hours. If heat is used, it will take about 60 minutes. When the hardening process is complete, the felt liner is removed, there is a brand-new pipe formed within your old pipe, and you never even knew we were there. Pipe lining quickly and properly restores your pipelines to their former glory.
NuFlow Pipe Bursting
Our trenchless pipe lining services at NuFlow are extremely durable for repair, however, in the event that the sewer camera inspection reveals a collapsed pipe, pipe bursting will be recommended. Pipe bursting is not a fully trenchless process because it requires two access points. The pipe bursting process begins with our team creating a second access point or endpoint to perform the process efficiently. Pipe bursting involves a special bursting head with a new pipe attached to it. The size of the bursting head will depend on the diameter of the pipe we are working with. The bursting head enters through the first access point and as it moved through the severely damaged pipe it breaks it up and pushes it into the surrounding soil. Pipe bursting is powerful, so areas with sand or soft soil may feel some shifts in the process. When the bursting head has moved all the way through the old pipe, the new pipe will be in place of it. At the second access point, the bursting head will be removed and fittings will be heated to seal the new pipe to the existing system. For the pipe bursting process, the new pipe will be made from high-density polythene pipe or HDPE which is a hard-rubberized pipe with some flex while still being one long seamless piece of pipe. HDPE is used because of its versatility; any type of pipe can be replaced by HDPE leaving customers with a trusted solution to their sewer and drain problems.
Factors Impacting Trenchless Cost
Providing customers with reasonable prices for trenchless sewer and drain repair is our top priority. When calculating costs for trenchless repair and replacement services, it is essential to understand that there are a variety of factors that are going to impact the total price of your service. Sewer camera inspections are the biggest factor in determining your pipes situation, and from there, our team will think about all of the aspects of trenchless that could raise or bring down the cost of your repair or replacement.
Type of Property
Residential, commercial, and municipal properties all have different needs when it comes to their sewer and drain system. The first factor that needs to be considered when looking at prices for trenchless services is your own property! Residential properties are smaller-scale sites that have systems that can be quickly fixed and serviced. The size of a residential system also means that the system will take less material. Commercial properties are medium scale sites that are usually located somewhere that sewer and drain systems are shared with other structures in the area. Whether it is a restaurant or hotel, commercial structures have a variety of different pipe systems depending on the type of structure it is. Municipal properties are different because they deal with larger city systems that need to be functioning all day, every day. Municipal sewer and drain repair do not only affect structures, but roads and highways as well because many pipe systems are placed under them and it will be more expensive to dig up the pavement to reach them.
Type of Material
Pipe material is a very important factor when thinking about the cost of trenchless. Depending on the area of your structure that needs repair or replacement it is good to know what kind of materials you already have in place and, if replacing, what kind of pipe you want to replace with.
Copper pipes are widely used in homes or businesses as indoor pipes. They are smaller in diameter and are not prone to leaks which allows them to remain durable over their lifespan. They work well with hot water, but they are on the pricier side of materials.
Polyvinyl chloride pipes (PVC) and iron are both used to connect the indoor lines to the outdoor mainlines. PVC does not rust or corrode over time because they are made out of plastic. They are great for residential sewer systems and vent stacks because they are affordable and lightweight. Iron pipes are heavier, and they were used more in older homes. Iron handles hot water much better than PVC which has the power to be warped when it experiences high temperatures.
Concrete pipes are used for larger main lines and one of the world’s common building materials. Concrete pipes are highly durable and they can come in various shapes to fit within your system.
HDPE is a newer pipe material that was first used by gas and oil companies, but it has become a top choice for sewer and drain systems. This type of material is very sturdy allowing for zero water loss because of the careful way its joints are fused with heat.
In addition to pipe material, here are some other questions that can factor into the cost of your trenchless service:
- What amount of pipe needs to be prepared?
- How accessible is the pipe?
- What is the pipe’s diameter?
- What are the conditions of the pipe?
Cost of Trenchless Missouri
Trenchless services are very diverse and versatile that is it difficult to give customers a universal price for their repairs or replacements because what works for one customer is not going to always work for another. There are some general costs that could factor into the overall total. The price of pipe lining can range from about $85 to $150, but it will go up depending on the type of property you have. If you need larger sewer lines lined for commercial or municipal properties like city halls, hospitals, or indoor shopping malls it can be $4,000 to $20,000. These are rough estimates, but it is important to explore and think about the pricing options in terms of the breakdown above. Our team at NuFlow St. Louis will take all factors into consideration when providing you with an estimate for your trenchless services. We want to work with you in facilitating a stress-free process from camera inspections to full pipe replacement.
Call NuFlow St. Louis for Satisfying Trenchless Services
At NuFlow St. Louis, we specialize in environmentally friendly trenchless technologies that make customers feel happy and safe. We want our customers in O’Fallon, Kirkwood, Florissant, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Ladue, Town and Country, St. Charles, St. Peters, Webster Groves, and Bellville to know that they are our number one priority. Our associates are standing by ready to set you up with an industry expert and a solution that will assist your trenchless services. Whether you have an older home or a newer commercial building that is experiencing sewer and drain issues, our team has the tools to solve your problem with dedication and speed. Call us today to discuss an estimate for your trenchless repair or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.