Although you may not like to think about it, the plumbing and sewer industry in the United States is huge, and it is the reason why we don’t have to think about our waste or its disposal. There are approximately 104,852 plumbing and sewage companies in the U.S., and about 730,887 Americans who work in the industry.
With so many smart people involved and so many competing companies, it may be a wonder that sewage and plumbing are much the same as they have been for the last 50 years. Well, that’s where you are wrong. If you’re like 78% of Angie’s List poll respondents, you haven’t heard of “no dig” sewer technology.
Basically, it is what it sounds like. Instead of digging up your whole yard to get at your pipes, pipeless sewer technicians are able to inspect the problem through two access point on either side of the offending pipe.
Take a look at these several benefits of trenchless pipe repair:
Tree Root Removal
Did you know that most of a tree’s root system grows 12 to 36 inches below the soil surface, but can extend horizontally two to three times the diameter of the canopy? This can pose a serious threat to underground pipes and sewer systems. If encroaching roots have become a serious issue by penetrating your pipes, it’s time to blast them away with a pipeless pipebursting operation.
Not only is trenchless technology innovative, but it works in the long term. Experts report that pipe bursting and lining are equally durable, and many do come with warranties from 10 to 50 years.
Preserves Your Lawn
If you are like 73% of poll respondents, you’d pay a bigger price for sewer pipe replacement or repair if it would preserve your existing landscaping, patio, deck, or other outdoor features. Make the move to protect your other investments by opting for the trenchless pipe repair.
As a homeowner, it’s important to keep up on the latest home improvement technologies! They will help you save money, time and effort in keeping your home beautiful and safe.