Commercial point repair is a process used by Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing to repair the damaged sewer pipe from one or two points of access rather than having to dig up and replace the entire sewer line. These repairs are accomplished through trenchless technology, a relatively new method of sewer repair that virtually eliminates the need for large-scale excavation or demolition. This allows for more efficient and affordable repairs; meaning less down time for your business and less strain on your operations budget.
TRENCHLESS SEWER AND PIPE REPAIR
Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing prefers trenchless methods for a number of reasons. With recent advancements in technology, we are able to save you time, money, and mess.
Trenchless sewer pipe repairs are often completed in a matter of hours rather than days or even weeks. Your repairs will be completed on the same day they begin and you can get back to business much sooner than with traditional repairs.
Because there is no need for large trenches or holes, there is no need for a large excavating crew on your property, often for days at a time. The mere presence of such a crew can be enough to turn away potential customers who may think you are closed due to repairs. And if the company you’ve chosen uses traditional dig and replace sewer repair methods, there’s a good chance you will have to close your business while the repairs are completed, missing out on potential business and profit, not to mention the capital lost to paying the excavation crew. It is not unusual for plumbers to subcontract the excavation work to another company, an expense you will have to cover in the long run.
Because digging large trenches is no longer needed, there won’t be any large piles of dirt on your property. Your customers and staff can continue to use your parking lot or other vital areas. And there will be no mess left over for you to handle once the repairs are completed. As mentioned with the initial excavation, many traditional sewer repair companies will either subcontract the clean up work or simply leave the mess for you to clear out.
HOW IT WORKS
First, the exact location of the damage is located with a sewer camera inspection. This inspection will also reveal the extent of the damage to the pipe. The technicians at Jim Dandy Sewer and Plumbing will then determine the best course of action to repair your pipe; usually either a pipe lining or pipe bursting technique, depending on the severity of the damage to your pipe. If it is determined that pipe lining is the best course of action, a thorough drain cleaning will then be performed to ensure that the liner will adhere to the old pipe.
CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE LINING
Cured-in-place pipe lining, or CIPP is preferred when the damage to your pipe is fairly minimal and localized. CIPP is a process where a flexible tube is coated in resin and inserted into the damaged pipe through an access point. The resin tube is then placed over the damaged area using the information gathered during the initial sewer camera inspection. Once the resin tube is in place, it is inflated and the resin coats the inside of the existing pipe, covering the damaged area. The tube is then deflated and removed and the resin is left to harden, or cure, over several hours. Once the curing process is complete, any branch lines that were covered over with the liner will be robotically reopened or reinstated using our state of the art reinstatement equipment. Once that is complete, the repair is finished and your pipes are as good as, or even better than new. A final sewer camera inspection will confirm that the repair was completed properly and that there is no other damage to your pipes.
Pipe bursting is a more involved process that is used when the damage to the pipe is irreparable and the pipe must be replaced. As with CIPP, we will start with a sewer camera inspection and little to no digging is required. At most, Jim Dandy technicians will need to dig two small access holes called “launching” and “receiving” pits around the damaged pipe. A bursting head at the launching pit is attached to a winch at the receiving pit and then pulled from the launching pit through the damaged pipe, bursting and breaking it along the way. A new, flexible pipe is pulled along behind the bursting head and left in place of the old, damaged pipe. The debris from the damaged pipe is left in place to rot or disintegrate away, meaning less waste ends up in the local landfill. The new pipe is then connected, the small pits are filled, and your repair is complete. Once again, a sewer camera inspection is performed to confirm completion of the work.
WHY JIM DANDY?
Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing has served Seattle since 1908. With services ranging from routine maintenance to around the clock emergency services to complete sewer replacements, you can rest assured that there is no problem our team can’t solve. We are also an environmentally conscious company and we will work closely with you to ensure that your business is doing everything it can to operate in the most environmentally sustainable ways possible.
Jim Dandy Sewer and Pipe Repair makes it easy to get in touch with us and get your repairs started quickly. Call us today at 206-633-1141, email us at email@example.com, or use our simple contact form. We are available for emergency and after hours service 24/7 and our technicians will never attempt to upsell you to a service you don’t need. Don’t be fooled by offers of free estimates, many plumbers use this ploy as a way to get into your business and sell you a service you simply do not need. Instead, we offer ballpark estimates over the phone. Once we have assessed your situation, we provide fair, honest, and affordable pricing.