Repairing a sewer line in your home or business can be one of the most important fixes you might have to do with your plumbing system. A sewer that is leaking can not only be a messy problem but also dangerous to your health. Sewage can create toxic gases such as methane, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide. It can also host harmful pathogens like the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria, which causes botulism.
But getting to those pipes is not easy. They are buried underneath your property, usually under your lawn, driveway or pavement, and digging them out will mean having to destroy your beautiful landscape. As the line is uncovered, you will end up with a long trench. And for most people, the first thing that comes to their mind when the word “trench” is mentioned are those old war photographs with soldiers using them as protection. Unfortunately, when you are in the middle of a sewer repair you can sometimes feel just like you were in a war zone. Big piles of dirt, holes, heavy machinery making noise, and people walking around patching tubes can be a total nightmare.
At Gladiator Rooter & Plumbing we know how inconvenient this can be, so instead we use what is called a trenchless approach.
With us, you can forget about having to dig. All we need is a small access hole to your sewer line where we can insert a video camera. Operated remotely by a skilled technician, it allows us to see what is happening inside the pipes. Clogs, cracks, and broken pipe pieces can be shown, and their exact location is noted. This takes out any guesswork and lets us give you an accurate diagnostic on the problems as well as plan the best way to solve them.
Obstructions can be removed with the help of special nozzles that blast them away with a high-pressure water stream. These nozzles also help us clean up the pipes from debris or root clogs before making any necessary repairs. Once the line is clean, we use an inflatable line which is soaked in epoxy. The line is pushed into the pipe and once it reaches the spot that needs to be fixed, it is inflated so the epoxy can cover the pipe’s inner surface.
After a few hours the epoxy will cure and harden. The liner is then removed, leaving behind a new pipe section. This pipe has a smooth surface, so the water flow is not affected. It is also extremely strong and durable, providing over 50 years of service. Any leaks will be stopped and it will cover up any missing pipe pieces, making your sewer line work as it should.
Not all plumbing companies can provide a trenchless sewer repair in Hayward, CA, so unless you want to deal with the hassle of excavating and doing things the old-fashioned way, you should give us a call. Trenchless sewer repairs can save you time and money and are a long-term solution to your plumbing problems. At Gladiator Rooter & Plumbing, our staff is ready to make your sewer line problems go away.