In the event of a plumbing emergency that results in the need to repair or replace a sewer pipe, the priority for most homeowners is simply to get their service restored and their lives and homes back to normal as soon as possible.
Oakland-area homeowners facing a situation such as a clogged, leaky or broken sewage pipe may be dreading a long, complicated and costly procedure that will not only create a disruptive nuisance in their lives, but will also leave behind a huge mess in their yard. However, the specialists at Gladiator Rooter and Plumbing offer a far superior option for sewer repairs that is not only highly effective, but saves homeowners time and money – without the need to excavate pipes. This technological advancement is called trenchless sewer pipe lining, or cured-in-place pipe.
Dig-free sewer repair might seem almost unbelievable. After all, pipes are buried underground, so how could a plumber possibly access them without having to dig a large trench? Like many ingenious ideas, the concept behind trenchless plumbing is really quite basic. It involves creating a new pipe inside the damaged pipe.
The key to the trenchless plumbing process is a liquid epoxy resin. Gladiator Rooter and Plumbing’s trenchless plumbing technician simply threads an inflatable line filled with the epoxy into the damaged sewer pipe, then inflates it, allowing the resin to fully coat the inside of the pipe.
When completely cured, the resin forms a new, joint-free pipe that is just as durable as PVC, with improved water flow. The new pipe will resist corrosion, leaks and tree root intrusion, and is also longer-lasting, which means it will need fewer repairs in the future. The trenchless repair process is safe for use on a variety of piping materials, including clay, concrete, metal, PVC and fiberglass.
Trenchless plumbing repair eliminates all the headaches and inconveniences that can result from traditional plumbing techniques. A no-dig repair project can typically be completed with a one-day turnaround time, restoring full pipe functionality and plumbing service in a matter of hours, instead of a process that lasts days or even weeks.
The good news for lawns and landscaping is that trenchless work usually requires digging only an entry and exit hole, which uses less equipment, is more environmentally friendly and results in far less damage to homeowners’ property.
Though the technology that makes trenchless sewer repair possible has been around for nearly 20 years, many homeowners are not aware that it’s often the best option for solving many common sewer line problems, including leaks, clogs, blockages and even collapsed pipes. Call Gladiator Rooter and Plumbing for the best in trenchless sewer line repairs and 24/7 emergency service. With more than 30 years of experience serving residential and commercial customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, the licensed, bonded and insured experts at Gladiator Plumbers are proud to have built a reputation for quality and reliability.