At Pipeshark, we offer a range of technologically advanced sewer repair services to cover many different types of sewer and drain problems in Philadelphia, PA area. When the problem is a single issue in an otherwise perfect drain pipe, we often correct it with a point repair.
We proudly serve the following areas:
- Philadelphia, PA suburbs
- Bryn Mawr, PA
- West Chester, PA
- Paoli, PA
- Ardmore, PA
- Berwyn, PA
- Devon, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Hershey, PA
- Lancaster, PA
- Lower Merion Township, PA
- Pottstown, PA
- Reading, PA
- Villanova, PA
- Wayne, PA
The Process of Installing a Point Repair
Sometimes repeated blockages or leaks in a sewer or drain line are caused by the same single issue and the rest of the piping is in very good condition. If it is some type of obstruction, it can be removed by cleaning equipment. If it is something like a hole or an offset joint, it can often be repaired by a point repair. So it is important to begin every call with a video inspection of the drain line to be clear exactly what the problem is.
Most contractors offering plumbing services in Philadelphia, PA, and the suburbs now have sewer camera inspection. A video inspection not only removes the guessing from what the problem is but just as importantly, it allows the owners to see for themselves what the problem is. It removes the risk of being pushed into unnecessary work. If the homeowner can’t actually see the problem, then a repair doesn’t need to be done. Once the problem is identified, then the best solution can be discussed.
A typical example of a good point repair application is where a new line was installed but a joint has separated. A pipe lining company in Philadelphia, PA could line a whole section of piping to fix the problem. However, since the piping is all new, there isn’t much to be gained by pipe lining, or pipe coating, or pipe bursting. A point repair can be installed over the separation and the problem solved. Thus the customer still has a trenchless solution but one that is more economical than the others.
Once the defect is located and cleaned, a 2-4′ section of pipe lining (CIPP) is wrapped around a deflated bladder. Next, the bladder is slid into the pipe to center over the issue. Then the bladder is inflated so the pipe patch is pressed tightly against the sewer line while the epoxy cures. Once the epoxy is hard, the bladder is deflated and removed and the drain line is ready to be put back into service.
HOW POINT REPAIRS BENEFITS HOME & BUSINESS OWNERS IN SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
Due to the strategic applications of point repair services, our team at Pipeshark can help many customers across Southeast Pennsylvania while offering a variety of benefits to the residences and businesses in the area. This includes:
Sectional pipe repairs require no digging up of sidewalks, parking lots, or landscaping. This form of repair can be performed with very minimal impact on business flow or homeowner’s daily routines. There is no repairing of surface hardscapes or treasured gardens after the repair has been completed. All of our repair work is conducted completely underground.
- Point repairs can be customized for each project
Every sewer line is different and point repairs can be customized for most situations. Special bladders can be made for issues that are on bends in the piping to ensure that the patch liner is fully expanded over its full length.
- Can repair different types of pipes
Sectional repairs are effective on all types of piping typically found in sewer and drain lines. The most common are cast iron and terra cotta (clay) pipe. However, point repairs also work on concrete pipe, Orangeburg pipe, Copper Pipe, transite pipe, and others.
CALL PIPESHARK FOR SEWER & PIPELINE POINT REPAIR SOLUTIONS TODAY
Give us a call at 610-993-9300 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. You’ll be glad you did.
Pipeshark serves the eastern Pennsylvania area but we have traveled to Washington, D. C., and Montana to complete projects. Our dedicated and experienced staff is looking forward to helping you with your trenchless sewer repair requirements. Contact us to learn more about sectional point repairs and how they may work for your next repair project.
Our Pipeshark team is extremely experienced with sectional pipeline point repairs in homes, commercial buildings, factories, schools, and universities across Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. Our experience also extends to working on projects with engineers, municipalities, and governmental agencies while maintaining the standard code and regulations. Call our staff of experts to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you. Pipeshark serves the Harrisburg, Hershey, Lower Merion, Lancaster, Devon, Paoli, West Chester, Berwyn, and Wayne, Pennsylvania areas. We have also traveled as far as Washington, DC, Ohio, Indiana, and Montana to support specialty project teams.
Looking for a topnotch plumber in Philadelphia, PA suburbs? Contact us today!