Cameras, X-Rays, and Scopes: How Technology Helps With Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenchless sewer repairPlumbing professional inserting sewer scope and camera into manhole is an effective method of repairing damaged, cracked, or corroded underground sewer pipes. It also plays a role in keeping landscaping and outdoor living areas intact. Trenchless sewer repair requires extensive knowledge and advanced equipment to ensure plumbing systems work safely and at their best capacity.

At Arrow Sewer & Drain, our experts use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to perform all the drain repair and cleaning services we offer throughout north and central New Jersey. Here, we discuss the technology we use when doing trenchless sewer repair and how it can work to deliver superior service to you.

What Is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Underground sewer repair solutions are often disruptive and can leave properties looking disheveled when the work is done. Trenchless sewer repair is a minimally invasive solution that eliminates heavy excavating work, meaning there is much less disruption. Repairs provide property owners with lasting effects and help to extend the lives of their plumbing systems without needing to be replaced.

Trenchless sewer repair can address concerns with existing sewer pipes or pipes beyond repair. The different trenchless sewer repair methods include:

Cured-in-Place Pipe

Ideal for old, failing pipes that are at least 80 percent intact, cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) services preserve existing lines. This method involves a textile liner tube and liquid resin to restore damaged pipes. The resin with the liner hardens in only a few hours, providing property owners with a fast and effective solution.

Pipe Bursting

Reserved for pipes that are beyond repair, pipe bursting involves breaking the existing pipe apart while simultaneously running a new one in its place. The new pipe is made of high-density polyethylene plastic. It ensures properties correctly adhere to local health and environmental regulations.

The Use of Technology

Both methods of trenchless sewer repair rely heavily on technology. After digging small access points, plumbing professionals use the following technological tools to perform trenchless sewer repair services:

Sewer Scope and Camera

Inspection is a crucial component of both CIPP and pipe bursting. Before repair services begin, plumbing professionals must understand the pipe’s condition. Sewer line cameras and scopes provide technicians with a bird’s-eye view of the inside of your pipe while remaining above ground. High-quality monitors deliver clear images.

Hydro Jet Cleaning

In many cases, professionals must clean pipes before trenchless sewer repair services can take place. Hydro jet drain cleaning helps blast away any debris that can cause sewer pipe failure. Pressurized water breaks up existing debris and washes it away.

Robotic Arms

While technicians remain above ground and your lawn in good shape, robotic arms do all the dirty work during trenchless sewer repair. Pipe bursting involves using a robot to break apart the old, damaged pipe and pull a new one into the same position. A robotic arm pulls the prepared liner into the pipe during CIPP.

Find Advanced Trenchless Sewer Repair at Arrow Sewer & Drain

At Arrow Sewer & Drain, we provide our clients in north and central New Jersey with outstanding residential and commercial plumbing services. We use advanced equipment and technology for every job, including trenchless sewer repair services, to ensure we meet each client’s needs and exceed their expectations. The technology allows us to access hard-to-reach places without tearing up your property in the process.

To learn more about our trenchless sewer repair services and the steps we take to ensure your sewer lines are in proper working order, contact us today.

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