The idea of having a side sewer line repair in Seattle, WA, whether at your home or your place of business using costly excavation, can be overwhelming.
Don’t be afraid if your side sewer line needs repair. We are experts in all types of sewer, drain cleaning and plumbing repair. Our certified technicians and plumbers have all the tools and equipment necessary to handle any commercial or residential sewer line repair job. Jim Dandy possesses the largest fleet of heavy equipment to handle virtually any size excavation or side sewer line repair.
Our trenchless side sewer line repair jobs range from $1,500 to up to $1 million. We can repair side sewer lines in historic neighborhoods with old, aging pipes. And we can handle new construction, and commercial sewer line repair as well.
Sewer Line Repair Options
Repairing side sewer lines is done using a variety of methods. The goal of any sewer line repair project is to cause as little disruption to the landscaping, sidewalks, yards, and patios as possible. There are options that require no excavation, like CIPP, Pipe Bursting, and Point Repair.
This is great news to homeowners and businesses that have damaged side sewer lines and do not want to spend thousands of dollars on expensive excavation. Unfortunately, sometimes excavation cannot be avoided.
Using our video inspection and sewer locating technology, we determine the damage and assess whether we can use a trenchless repair method, like CIPP, Pipe Bursting or Point Repair. If we cannot use a trenchless method then traditional open trench excavation may be required. Sometimes the pipes are too damaged and damaged in too many locations. In this case, trenchless technology may not be an option.
Sewer Line Repair Experts
Because our technicians are trained and certified plumbers, you can be assured that the method we use will be the most cost-effective, efficient, and affordable. Our sewer and plumbing experts will assess your sewer line and make a recommendation to repair it using one of the following methods:
Open Trench Excavation
This is the most commonly used method of sewer repair and construction. Using a backhoe, we dig up the old pipes and replace them with new ones. Once the old pipe is replaced, the trench is backfilled. This process can be expensive and messy and we will try and avoid it at all costs especially if we can use more modern techniques like Trenchless Repair, Pipe Bursting or CIPP as an alternative.
Trenchless technology to repair a side sewer line allows us to repair your drain and sewer lines without excavating across your property. Additionally, trenchless repairs are more cost-effective than excavation. With trenchless repair our technicians locate a single access point to the sewer line, from there we clean the existing pipeline using a hydro jet.
There are a few types of trenchless repair methods:
- Cured in Place Pipelining (CIPP), also Called Sewer Pipe Lining If we can insert a lining into the existing pipe we pull it through and inflate it into the damaged pipe. The lining is held in place with an epoxy that cures in place.
- Pipe Bursting Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines (such as sewer, water, or natural gas pipes) without the need for a traditional construction trench. “Launching and receiving pits” replace the trench needed by conventional pipe-laying.
- Point Repair A flexible pipe is inserted into the existing damaged pipe. This inserted pipe is installed by just digging one hole and therefore does not require major excavation, or the need to dig a trench. This is why it is also sometimes called point repair because it typically requires the plumber to just create one hole or access point.
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To Dig or Not to Dig, that is the Question
A side sewer is a pipe system that carries wastewater and/or drainage water from your building to the public sewer system or outlet. Don’t despair if yours needs repair. Jim Dandy’s certified technicians and plumbers can handle virtually any size of excavation. Often, excavation is not required and Jim Dandy Sewer can do any of the newest methods for side sewer line repairs. Our technicians and plumbers are trained with the latest technology and our trucks are stocked with the most efficient equipment for excavation services.
Goal: Keep Damage To A Minimum
The goal of sewer line repair projects is to cause as little disruption to the landscaping, sidewalks, yards, and patios as possible. The good news is there are options that require no excavation. These options are:
- Pipe Bursting
- and Point Repair
That means you won’t have to dig up your yard, and sidewalks, and there is also a chance you’ll save money and save your rose garden. All while avoiding expensive excavation.
Invest in a Low-Cost Sewer Line Camera Inspection
Jim Dandy Plumbing and Sewer is a local Seattle and Mountlake City plumber and sewer expert. We specialize in the use of video inspection and sewer locating technology and this technology helps us to determine the damage to your side sewer line. We assess whether a trenchless side sewer line repair method is possible.
If you think you need side sewer line repairs, then see our coupons page for offers that can save you money on this and any of your other plumbing and sewer needs. For a sewer line video inspection coupon visit our Special Offers section for information on scheduling a sewer line video inspection at your home or place of business.
Is Excavation Unavoidable? Sometimes
Sometimes, the sewer pipes are not accessible. In other cases, the sewer pipes show damage in multiple locations. If this is the case trenchless side sewer repairs are not an option. Open Trench Excavation is the answer. But do not fear this option either. Our plumbing and sewer expert crews can excavate and clean up your yard and get your plumbing system back up and running in no time! Come to us if you need a sewer line repair.
For excavation repairs, a backhoe is commonly used. The backhoe digs up the old pipes. Our crew removes them and replaces them with new ones. Once the old pipe is replaced, the trench is backfilled. This approach destroys landscaping and it is expensive and messy. These are two big reasons trenchless side sewer repair is a popular alternative, but sometimes excavation is necessary. This is why having a sewer line camera video inspection is such a great idea.
Or Not to Dig
Trenchless side sewer line repairs fix your drain and sewer lines without excavating across your property. Additionally, trenchless sewer line repairs are more cost-effective than excavation.
The key is the video sewer inspection to diagnose the problem. The inspection confirms if a trenchless sewer line repair approach is appropriate. We review the results of the camera inspection with you and provide you with a copy of the video too.
Call the Experts
Maybe this all seems overwhelming. If so, just call the experts at Jim Dandy Sewer and Plumbing, 206-433-1141 or contact us online, our dispatchers will get in touch with you as soon as possible. For faster service, call now! Let us take care of your sewer repair in Seattle, WA.
Did We Mention the Importance of Camera Line Inspection?
The best way to find out if your sewer line repair requires excavation is to have a camera line inspection. Jim Dandy offers all trenchless side sewer line repair options like point repair, pipe-bursting or cured in place pipe lining. A simple, inexpensive sewer line camera inspection of your sewer line is the first step to solving your sewer back-up. This simple inspection allows our certified plumbers and technicians to insert a flexible camera into your sewer line from any clean-out access point.
See the Inside of a Sewer Pipe
We insert the camera into your sewer line and we inspect every inch of the pipe from top to bottom, all the way to where the lateral sewer line meets with the public or city sewer line. This technology pinpoints exactly where the damage is and the exact cause of the damage. We see if the sewer pipe is repairable in place or if we need to excavate to repair the sewer line. In any case, you see exactly what we see and we provide you with a copy of the video too, on a thumb drive. This is useful for insurance and real estate sale purposes.
The camera inspection demonstrates if the cause of the damage is cracking or decaying sewer pipes, or if the cause is a blockage from plumbing and waste. Tree root invasion causes cracks, clogs, and breakage to sewer lines. Whatever the problem once we have the footage from the video inspection we pinpoint the exact place in your yard where the repair needs to take place.
Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing – We are Your Local Experts
Jim Dandy specializes in trenchless side sewer line repair technology for repairing sewer lines and we are the oldest established plumber and sewer contractor in the Seattle area. Since 1908 we serve every city up and down the Puget Sound and we are ready to serve you too.
Our fleet of trucks is available to serve all of these cities and communities in the Puget Sound Area:
- Mountlake Terrace
- Federal Way
- Federal Way
- As well as Seattle
Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing is a licensed plumber in Seattle, WA available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our certified plumbers and technicians offer:
- Fast emergency drain cleaning
- Quick sewer line repair services
- And all types of plumbing repair and installation services
We know how to diagnose sewer line repair problems, and we know how to correct them quickly and efficiently. Call Jim Dandy Sewer and Plumbing at (206) 433-1141.