To Dig or Not to Dig that is the question Question: The side sewer line from my house is broken.
Will I have to dig up my rose garden for repairs?
Side sewer line repairs got you down? The idea of having your side sewer line repaired at your home or your place of business using costly excavation can be overwhelming. (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 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.
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 than 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 excavate and clean up your yard and get your plumbing system back up and running in no time!
Side Sewer Line Repairs
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.
There are a few types of trenchless sewer line repair methods which we explain in full detail below.
Call the Experts
Maybe this all seems overwhelming? If so just call the experts at Jim Dandy Sewer and Plumbing, 206-433-1141 or or contact us online, our dispatchers will contact you as soon as possible. For faster service call now!
Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty
Still want to know more about the various types of side sewer repair? Read on! We are the experts since 1908. Our crews can quickly and efficiently perform any of the below types f sewer line repairs:
- Cured in Place Pipelining or CIPP also Called Sewer Pipe Lining
Insert a lining into the existing pipe and pull it through and inflate it into the damaged pipe. An epoxy cures the lining in place.
- Pipe Bursting (Pipebursting)
Pipe bursting is a trenchless side sewer repair 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
We insert a flexible pipe 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. Point repair means the plumber creates just one point of access to complete the repair.
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 you sewer line from any clean-out access point.
See the Inside of a Sewer Pipe
We insert the camera is 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 yard where the repair needs to take place.
After the Inspection – Let the Experts Take Over
We decide which of the above methods is best for your particular sewer line repair:
- Cured in Place Pipelining (CIPP or Sewer Pipelining)
- Pipe Bursting
- Point Repair
- Excavation and Complete Side Sewer Line Replacement
A video inspection locates the exact point of the sewer line damage. We give you a copy of the video and it is yours to share with the city, or your neighbors. The responsible party should repair your sewer line.
Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing – We are Your Local Expert
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
Jim Dandy a licensed plumber 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.