Our pipeline systems are critical parts of our homes. Pipes bring us fresh water to cook with, shower in, drink, and clean with. Our sewer and drainage systems rid our homes and businesses of waste and used water, serving as a critical part of our day-to-day lives. It’s amazing how easily we forget how essential these elements are until we find ourselves without them. When a sewer or pipe issue occurs, it causes major disruptions in our lives, so getting the lines fixed in a timely manner is essential.
Traditional vs Trenchless
If you’re located in the Alexandria, VA area and you find yourself facing unforeseen plumbing issues, Freedom Plumbers can employ state-of-the-art no-dig methods to fix the problem and eliminate the need for after-work cleanup. With our advanced trenchless technologies, we are able to complete repairs without the disruptive work of the past, which involved total excavations that tore up properties and landscapes. The replanting of grass or shrubbery and the repaving of sidewalks or roads were all expected expenses after traditional sewer pipe repairs or replacements.
With trenchless sewer repairs, however, our team of professionals is able to eliminate digging and instead use pre-existing access points to get into your pipeline system and perform all inspections and repairs needed from above ground.
Basics Steps of Trenchless Repair in Alexandria
First, we start with a sewer camera inspection, which allows us to thoroughly examine your pipes and get a good idea of their general condition as well as identify any areas that need repair. Once we have found any existing issues, we proceed to clear your pipes of any debris, buildup, or blockages using a high-tech method called hydro jetting. This involves feeding a hose outfitted with a multidirectional nozzle into the pipe and blasting water through it at as much as 4000 PSI.
Lastly, we begin the repair and relining process. To reline a damaged pipe, a felt tube coated with epoxy is pushed through the line and pressed against the inside of your existing pipe. This binds the epoxy to the pipe’s interior, sealing any cracks or holes and creating a brand new pipe within your pipe. Heat is then used to cure the epoxy, leaving your new pipes ready to use in under an hour.
Benefits of Going Trenchless in Virginia
So what are the primary benefits of this process for Alexandria homeowners and business owners? For one, you are making your existing system better than new in one fell swoop. Once our specialized epoxy resin is in place, you can expect your pipes to last for upwards of 50 years without experiencing additional cracking or tree root invasion. Our comprehensive repairs save you money, time, and the inconveniences that recurring plumbing issues cause.
Moreover, you are skipping the headaches of the traditional excavation process. Instead of bringing in backhoes and digging equipment, we access your pipes from above ground so that when our work is done, so is yours. Your above-ground property is left in the same condition as it was when we arrived while your sewer system works better than ever beneath the surface.
Freedom Plumbers offers trenchless sewer repair options to satisfied clients across Virginia, both in Alexandria and beyond. Give us a call today to learn how we can get your pipes into better-than-new condition.
Freedom Plumbers specializes in expert trenchless sewer repair, both residential and commercial, including inspections, sewer lining, leak detection, snaking and plumbing. We serve the entire Washington DC, Baltimore Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas.