Green plumbing, also known as environmentally friendly plumbing solutions, refers to the ability to conduct sewer and pipeline repairs without digging trenches and creating massive property damage. At Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, we are proud to offer green plumbing solutions for all of our customers across Seattle.
Green plumbing is more of an understanding of our planet’s limited resources, and our ability to respect the natural balance between all things plumbing with our fragile ecosystem. It’s important to not only practice leaving a reduced impact on the environment but also to understand we are borrowing from our children what we’ve inherited today. Our team recognizes the implications of all of the work we do, and this translates into the way that we conduct our plumbing, sewer, and drain repairs by offering alternative approaches.
Water conservation is our top priority. Although we do get our fair share of rain in the Pacific Northwest, it's important how we mitigate harmful runoff and the potentially dangerous raw sewage scenario. These problems are exacerbated by commercial industries, as businesses and factories often use an increased amount of water and produce more waste.
Sewage run-off can have an adverse impact on our local communities, in addition to unclaimed run-off which heads to our oceans. Today, we use no-dig methods of sewer and pipe rehabilitation which not only does not disturb the soil and topical environment but allows for less infiltration into our cities sewer main lines.
We accomplish this by using various forms of CIPP, or cured-in-place-pipe lining. CIPP lining generally leaves behind a seamless and jointless piece of pipe which is impervious to future root penetration. Tree roots are, ironically, capable of creating environmental disaster by growing inside of pipes, creating cracks and allowing waste to seep out of the pipes and into the environment. Conversely, tree roots can allow for infiltration back into the pipes where it is then processed downstream in our city’s treatment centers.
The condition of our water and waste lines is often unnoticed due to the underground installation of these pipes, and for many businesses, these out of sight factors are also out of mind as well. Nationwide, cities and engineers are working together to help with the situation and reduce the risk of accidents while encouraging more eco-friendly methods of repairs, and here at Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, we do our part by investing in the latest no-dig technology. Although we still offer traditional, dig-and-replace methods of repairs through excavation, trenchless technology allows us to present our customers with a choice about the repairs they invest in, an option that wasn’t available in the past.
In addition to sewage leaks, another looming disaster are water leaks. Water leaks are said to make up nearly 14% of Seattle’s total water usage. The state of our underground infrastructure is an ecological calamity that no one thinks about. At Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, we are passionately focused on offering relevant solutions with real, long-term results.
One our main tools we use in our fight against water leaks and sewage leaks are pipeline cameras designed for inspection. With our array of cameras, we can inspect pipes as small as 2-inches all the way up to 24-inches. Moreover, our cameras have the ability to document and trace the current conditions. We can actually forecast the life of a water or sewer line based on the data we collect with pipe inspection.
Once we are armed with the data we need, we can plan and implement strategies that not only save cities time and money but also help to protect the environment for decades to come. We are committed to working with all of our partners to come up with solutions as we all fight against the battle of leaky and faulty pipes. Our country and our cities are riddled with them, but at Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, we are committed to doing our part to fix what ails the environment.