Sewer Pipe Repair and Your Home


For most people, your home is your biggest investment and your strongest asset. We put most of our time, money, and energy into maintaining a safe and comfortable habitat for our families while counting on our home to gain equity and protect our financial safety.

Home ownership provides a sense of freedom and pride that most Americans aspire to. In Spokane, 55% of households are owned by the occupants as opposed to rented, and most Americans plan to own their own home someday.

While homeownership is usually viewed as a savvy financial choice, costly home repairs can easily cripple your finances and turn your lovely home into an unsafe environment. Out of sight, and often out of mind, sewers pipes are an integral part of your home’s structure.

Damaged pipes can quickly lead to illness and discomfort. Bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases are spread through open sewage leaking from backed up and broken pipes. You may be dealing with these diseases while addressing extensive property damage and inescapable smells.

Good Sewage Flow Begins at Home

In order to protect your home you may be searching out opportunities to repair any damages and prevent as much future damage as possible. In desperation we often look for quick and cheap solutions, but home ownership comes with a commitment to maintaining quality and cutting long term costs. After all, most of us are relying on our home’s equity to allow us to achieve financial stability, not lose it.

Many homeowners looking for long-term durable solutions to sewer pipe damage find that there are long-lasting repairs available through minimally invasive trenchless options.

Trenchless repair methods take advantage of technological innovation in order to provide alternatives to traditionally invasive sewer repair. Many pipe systems can be repaired using an epoxy resin that fills in existing pipes and seals off any holes or damaged areas. This is known as a Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP). CIPP allows your sewage system to have the protection of the intact original pipes and an added layer of resin that cannot be permeated by tree roots. A variety of leaks, cracks and holes are quickly and smoothly covered by the flexible lining, protecting your pipes from myriad small and large damages. As Vietzke Trenchless explains “Once in place, the lining is left to cure, resulting in a hard, impermeable and seamless pipe.”

For pipes that are not longer intact, homeowners can also consider pipe bursting. Via this method, the original pipes are shattered and a new pipe is pulled through the cleared area. These pipes are “single solid piece[s] with no coupling joints,”  and this method requires only two holes to be dug on your property. CIPP requires only one.

With new technologies available homeowners have options for repair that require less time commitment and less intrusion while providing thorough repairs. Homeowners wishing to invest in the future safety and stability of their home can even consider these repairs as a preventative measure. You don’t have to wait for an emergency, you can prevent one.

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