At Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, we have been in the sewer and plumbing industry since 1908. Serving the Seattle region with excellent sewer repair and drain cleaning services, we are proud to offer our customers the best solutions, complemented with advanced equipment and extensive knowledge of the optimal working conditions of sewer systems in the area. We are trained to handle any problem with professionalism and efficiency.
What Makes Trenchless Technology Superior To Open Excavation
Until recent years, open excavation was a necessity for repairing sewer systems. This involved plumbers digging trenches with large backhoes, and the process of digging the trench could sometimes take weeks to finish. On top of that, this caused major property damage that would need to be backfilled and budgeted for by the homeowners, increasing the costs of an already expensive repair process. At Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, we are proud to offer our customers trenchless-based solutions to help avoid these inconvenient processes and provide more eco-friendly solutions.
Unlike open excavation processes that were destructive and incredibly time-consuming, our trenchless repairs allow us to avoid these invasive steps in favor of better alternatives. Relying on a small access point that we either manually dig or establish through a cleanout, we are able to conduct the needed repairs from within the pipe. This significantly speeds up the process, allowing us to finish our work within a single day instead of the weeks that were required in the past. By needing only a single day to complete the job, our customers experience little to no downtime, and more than likely won’t need to relocate to a nearby hotel or other location to stay during the job. As a minimally invasive solution, homes are preserved and landscaping is kept intact, keeping the costs of the repairs low. For all of these reasons, trenchless technology has allowed our work to be extremely effective.
How We Conduct Repairs & Replacements At Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing
Trenchless technology has allowed all of our work to become more eco-friendly and green for our customers across Seattle. Our sewer repair options are varied and customizable for various situations, with factors dependant on damage within the pipes as well as how much of the pipeline needs to be rehabilitated. We are proud to provide our customers with these trenchless-based solutions, including:
- Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining
- Pipe bursting
- Point repairs
The flexibility of our solutions and ability to recommend each one for any situation is reliant on our sewer camera inspections. This technology allows us to assess the severity of the damage within the pipe and search for areas of concern, including obvious problems such as clogs and waste buildup but also leaks, cracks, and corrosion. With all of this information readily available to us by conducting an inspection of the inside of the pipe, we can recommend the best solution for the problem.
In addition to our diagnosis being accurate, we further enhance the quality of our work by carefully cleaning the pipes in a process called hydro jetting. This equipment simply requires a water tank, hose, and a specially designed spout attached to the end. With this combination of tools available, we can blast high-pressure into the pipeline. Not only is the force of the water extremely strong, but the direction of the spray is redirected in a spherical motion that allows the water to reach the entire diameter of the pipeline, completely scrubbing away debris and waste even in sharp bends and curves. This cleaning process prepares the pipe for our lining process and improves the efficiency of our pipe lining work.
Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is one of our most innovative, trenchless-based solutions that we provide to our customers in Seattle. A green process, CIPP lining involves rehabilitating the pipe directly from the inside by inserting a liner coated with epoxy resin into the damaged pipe. The epoxy resin is in a liquid state and is a mixture of various components that, upon hardening, make it a durable pipeline material.
The liner, after placed in position, is inflated and forced against the inside of the pipe. This allows the resin to be pressed against the inside of the pipe, covering cracks, leaks, and corrosion. The liner is deflated and removed, and our technicians leave the resin to cure and harden smoothly over the course of several hours. The hardened epoxy resin liner becomes the new pipe installed within the old pipe, and with an expected lifespan of 50 years or more, this process encourages the liner to function smoothly for many years. Its durable qualities allow it to resist environmental factors and weather fluctuations and prevent the likelihood of clogs and cracks forming inside of it.
Pipe bursting is recommended when a sewer line is found to have collapsed on itself. Another trenchless process, a drilling head is inserted into the pipe and forces it to break apart into the surrounding soil. Simultaneously, as the drill head moves through the pipe breaking it apart, it also pulls along an HDPE pipe attached from behind, creating additional space for the new pipe to be installed while fragmenting the old pipe.
A simplified version of CIPP lining, point repairs can be deployed to fix select sections within a pipeline with limited demolition. Through a single hole or access point, repairs can quickly be conducted.
Call Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing For More Information
With our innovative, green solutions readily available in Seattle, our customers can trust in the quality of our services to get the job done right the first time. With several decades of experience and growth in the industry, we are proud to be the leading company in eco-friendly methods of repairs, cleanings, and pipeline replacements. Call Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing at 206-633-1141 to learn more about our commitment to green solutions and how we can help you today.