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Home Repiping Madrona, WA

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Repiping costs and options can be stressful, and knowing who to trust with such an important job is essential. At Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter we understand the difficulties associated with handling such a worrying situation. Not only does a homeowner have to think about their budget, but also what may be the best option for them and their household. Our team is understanding and caring, and can help you work through the process from start to finish.

Either by wear and tear, time, tree roots or other obstructions pipes can break apart, leak and cause distress. The health of the household and lawn may be affected if left alone for too long, so fixing such problems should be done as soon as possible. In Madrona, problems stemming from tree roots and corrosion of old pipes are very common. Our team is aware of these problems and are highly trained to diagnose and repair such issues in as little time as possible. This is done usually by trenchless methods.

Trenchless technology is fast replacing historically traditional methods of digging up yards and floorboards to reach pipes. It was much more time consuming as trenches had to be manually dug to the perceived problem pipe. This also cost much more as lawn and flooring rehabilitation costs had to be factored into overall plumbing budgets. Luckily, trenchless technology completely bypasses these problems. With minimally invasive methods that get the job done without the need to uproot your home or lawn, trenchless technology is usually the best option in plumbing crises.

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Trenchless options almost always start with camera inspections. Specially equipped cameras that are designed to be driven in pipes and drains can inspect every inch to diagnose the problem and feedback dimensions if repiping methods are needed. By using these cameras, technicians can ensure their diagnoses is correct and plan the best course of action needed for the specific problem.


Repiping can be done through CIPP (cured in place pipes), or pipe bursting and relining. The process of CIPP starts with technicians cleaning (usually by hydro jetting) of the original pipe. This is to ensure the dimensions of the new pipe fit perfectly and to clear out any tree roots or other issues. After it is measured, the epoxy lining will then be fit into the diameter of the old pipe it is replacing. It is then left to cure, or harden, into a perfect useable pipe.

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However, there are times when old pipes have cracks too large, or other problems that indicate that CIPP would not be ideal. Instead, technicians will decide to burst the pipe to be able to make way for a new pipe to be inserted in place of the old. The pipe burster is dragged along the floor of the original pipe, breaking it apart. Then a perfectly measured and cut liner is carefully placed into the space left behind. This liner, once left to cure and harden, will turn into a fully functional pipe. Both processes usually only take a few hours.

If you are experiencing the headache of repiping in Madrona, call Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter today. Our caring team will help you from the beginning and give you peace of mind. Our technicians are fully trained and friendly, helping you with any question you might have in the process.


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