Why You Should Never Clean Your Pipes with Home Remedies

Most property owners assume that clogs are small plumbing issues that can be addressed with a drain cleaning product, a snake or some hot water and vinegar. Even with the best intent, opting for a DIY pipe cleaning solution can cause more problems than solve them.

Here are some reasons why it’s best to leave the clogs to the experts:

Improper Use of Tools Can Damage A Good Pipe

Whenever you use a makeshift hanger to try and loosen the hard clog in your kitchen sink, your toilet or bathroom drain, there’s a chance that you poke a new hole in the weakened sections and cause a leak or a break. The debris that’s causing your sewer to back up can be located deep underground, buried under your home foundation, slabs or flooring and will be impossible to reach with household items.

Drain Solutions Can Cause Advanced Corrosion

Drain liquids may work to a degree, but some of the more stubborn debris and years of calcified matter will get left behind. Sooner or later, the clog from the same spot comes back and you’ll have another plumbing issue in your hands.

Chemicals Can Be Harmful for Your Health

Pouring down drain cleaning products on a kitchen sink that has a garbage disposal is dangerous. The operating mechanism of the disposal can spray the corrosive liquid back and cause burns to your skin, hair or eyes. We wouldn’t recommend using vinegar or bleach as the ingredients and fumes can be toxic and harmful for your pipes and your health.

Higher Risk of Clogs and Emergencies

Pouring down bleach can cause a reaction with other substances and compounds in the drain pipes, further plugging up your plumbing. Home remedies add more items to come in contact with your pipe materials and calcified deposits, which increases the chance of sewer line failures and plumbing emergencies. Eventually, you’ll have to call in a professional to have your pipes properly cleaned or repaired.

Instead of reaching for do-it-yourself pipe cleaner, call your local team at The Pipe Shark. Our latest equipment and skill can eliminate the source of the clog problem quickly and with minimal disruption. Hydro jetting and HD camera ensures a proper flow and you get the best solution in the long term.

How Does Trenchless Pipe Repair Work?

Traditional pipe repair methods were unorganized operations that weren’t guaranteed to provide the best solution. The pipe repair professionals often had to rely on educated guesses to find the problem, resulting in uncertain diagnostics that could be inaccurate. The repair process itself was long and complicated, requiring trenches to be dug or walls to be torn down, destroying property and increasing the cost of repair.
Fortunately, advancements in technology make it possible for us to develop new solutions and repair processes that can accurately pinpoint the issue without the invasive, expensive process of digging. Our new methods are faster to install, more affordable, and minimize risks.

Trenchless Pipe Repair

Trenchless pipe repair is a revolutionary new method in plumbing. It allows us to perform inspections, cleaning, repair, or replacement with no drilling or digging. We use your existing sewer openings or  dig up small access holes depending on your system to inspect your pipes and repair them accordingly.
Our inspections utilize an advanced camera that is navigated through your pipes and allows our experts to locate the exact problem plaguing your pipelines. Whether it’s a clog or leak, we will be able to properly identify it. We will discuss the best course of action and solution for the issue.

If the pipe is burst, we will first clean up the entire pipe using high pressure water cleaner. Once this is finished, we use a trenchless pipe repair method called cured-in-place (CIPP) pipe lining method to restore your pipe. A specially mixed epoxy resin is inserted into the pipe with a plastic inflatable sleeve. The sleeve is inflated and lines the inside of the pipe, coating the inner walls with the epoxy resin. The resin is cured after a few hours, and the sleeve is deflated and removed. This new pipe restores water flow and guarantees that the pipe will last for several decades.  

What Is So Advanced About the New Pipe Bursting Technology?

Have you ever had to replace your sewer pipes? What was the most dreadful thing about it? Was it the digging up of your yard and having to put it back together? Waiting for days or even weeks to finish the project? Or maybe it was simply how inconvenient it is to have people and huge machinery at your house? Was it the safety and concern for the health of your family as technicians dig up the earth and expose possible health contaminants?

Trenchless technology seeks to eliminate all those troubles in traditional sewer line repair and replacements. Pipe Shark can resolve your plumbing issues without causing massive inconvenience. Here’s what’s so good about today’s latest pipe bursting technology:

Get In Deep Without Digging

In most buildings, pipes will be underground due to hygiene and aesthetics. However, to fix anything, you’ll have to dig them up, right? Not always! Our expert technicians avoid the digging part by doing a camera inspection to see the condition and location of the problem pipe.

Greener and Causes Less Disturbance

In pipe bursting, a larger-diameter bullet shaped head breaks up the old pipe as a new pipe is laid at the same time. The fragments of the old pipe are scattered harmlessly to the surrounding ground soil. The new line is installed in exactly the same position as the old pipe. This seamlessly fits into the existing sewer or water line system.

Unlike the old excavation methods, trenchless technology allows for a lesser carbon footprint. All the work can be completed just by digging two small holes, sparing your landscape and all its features. Disturbance is non-existent. There’s no disruption, noise pollution, or ruin of earth. If you own a commercial space, then it’s business as usual only after a few hours of downtime.

Versatile Replacement Solution

There are many different ways to carry out trenchless replacements:

  • Pneumatic
  • Lateral
  • Hydraulic
  • Static

Whether you have a collapsed pipe, a cracked pipe, pinhole leaks, root intrusion, corroded pipes or bellied pipes, trenchless pipe bursting comes out on top. We can service water mains, sewer and storm lines, and underground utilities.

Systems Up and Running In No Time

Homeowners and business owners will be glad to know that trenchless pipe repairs and replacements can be completed in just a few hours! Every aspect of pipe replacement is simplified and made more efficient. Moreover, you get improved flow via the greater diameter pipes now taking the place of the old one.

Full Water or Sewer Pipe Replacement

You can save on almost all pipe replacement tasks when you opt for trenchless technology. There willbe lower labor costs, less machinery on your lawn, and no re-landscaping costs. You save more money in the long run. The quality of trenchless technology ensures you’ll have working pipes that are good for 50 years or greater.

Get Pipe Bursting for Your Plumbing System Now

Call PipeShark now to get the best trenchless replacement services in the area. We guarantee special attention to detail and unparalleled dedication to our work!

 

How Does Trenchless Pipe Repair Work?

Traditional pipe repair methods were unorganized operations that weren’t guaranteed to provide the best solution. The pipe repair professionals often had to rely on educated guesses to find the problem, resulting in uncertain diagnostics that could be inaccurate. The repair process itself was long and complicated, requiring trenches to be dug or walls to be torn down, destroying property and increasing the cost of repair.
Fortunately, advancements in technology make it possible for us to develop new solutions and repair processes that can accurately pinpoint the issue without the invasive, expensive process of digging. Our new methods are faster to install, more affordable, and minimize risks.

Trenchless Pipe Repair

Trenchless pipe repair is a revolutionary new method in plumbing. It allows us to perform inspections, cleaning, repair, or replacement with no drilling or digging. We use your existing sewer openings or dig up small access holes depending on your system to inspect your pipes and repair them accordingly.
Our inspections utilize an advanced camera that is navigated through your pipes and allows our experts to locate the exact problem plaguing your pipelines. Whether it’s a clog or leak, we will be able to properly identify it. We will discuss the best course of action and solution for the issue.

If the pipe is burst, we will first clean up the entire pipe using high-pressure water cleaner. Once this is finished, we use a trenchless pipe repair method called cured-in-place (CIPP) pipe lining method to restore your pipe. A specially mixed epoxy resin is inserted into the pipe with a plastic inflatable sleeve. The sleeve is inflated and lines the inside of the pipe, coating the inner walls with the epoxy resin. The resin is cured after a few hours, and the sleeve is deflated and removed. This new pipe restores water flow and guarantees that the pipe will last for several decades.