Summers in Pittsburgh often come with their fair share of rain and storms. Leaky pipes and flooded floors fare the last thing you want to deal with after a long workday or when you come back from a much-needed trip. While you could try to follow a YouTube video to DIY a quick repair, call an after-hours service provider, and clean up the water damage, we’re guessing that’s not exactly the to-do list you want to tackle. In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of trenchless sewer lining. This time, we want to cover the benefits of a similar tool, the trenchless waterline.
Trenchless Waterline Repair and Replacement
Trenchless repair methods are great because they go beyond just repairing and replacing bad pipes. They can also be utilized to prevent future pipe damages. Repairing damaged pipes using traditional methods can get pricey and use an extensive amount of resources. Going trenchless is not just affordable – it’s also preventative.
The Benefits of Trenchless Waterlines
- Replacing main water lines can get costly
- Traditional methods of the repair require digging and new landscaping – which will incur damage to the property
- Water lines replaced traditionally also have a limited life span – meaning you’ll need to replace again sometime in the future
- Trenchless water line repair is both cost-effective and reliable
- It requires two small holes rather than digging up your property (one hole is dug where the water line will begin, the other is dug at the end of the waterline)
- These holes are created with a cable pulling system where the new line is pulled through and connected to the plumbing
- Prevents the recurrence of damage and other breakages
- Trenchless waterlines also require less labor (adding to the lower cost and affordability)
- These waterlines are ideal for pipes that have either frozen or thawed over winter or leak due to improper installation
- It’s also a great solution for burst, cracked, or blocked pipes (an entire water line can be replaced with pipe bursting – a spear-shaped tool burst thru existing pipe while laying down a new pipe at the same time)
Trenchless Seem Like a Good Option for You?
As a trenchless technology, the lining does not require excavation in order to fix an old or broken pipeline. This is just one persistent problem that can occur every year with certain aging facilities or residential homes.
With this in mind, anyone considering trenchless waterline replacement should verify that the contractor has significant experience doing it and has been trained by both the trenchless equipment manufacturer and the pipe material manufacturer. You can always call on Proudfoot Plumbing, Heating, and Air for more information. We’ll come out and we’ll have the repair done quickly and with as little intrusion into your daily life as humanly possible! That’s why we think you should choose us. Call us at 1-412-461-2198 or contact us here! We hope to see you soon; that is, only if you need help with a trenchless waterline!
* Please note: In some situations, central access to the sewer must be gained by digging one spot