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  • "The price was right and the work was performed on time. Communication was good and we were happy with the results."

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  • "These guys always do great work. Fast, efficient and know what they're doing. They are the only plumbing company that I will call."

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  • "Just had a shower drain cleared by Shane of Bob Oates Plumbing. He was friendly, completed his work quickly and was very understanding about protecting our floors."

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  • "Professional and responsive. They called me earlier than expected because of a cancellation and was able to quickly replace my pressure reducing valve."

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Water Mains

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If you suspect a leak or have a confirmed leak, it’s important to all a skilled, licensed plumber as soon as possible to avoid property damage. Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter answers phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be on site to help first thing during business hours or even scheduled after hours to perform professional leak detection.

Although routine maintenance of the pipelines at your property can help you avoid leaks, sometimes a water main breaks or the unexpected occurs. Broken water mains can cause leaks that go undetected and result in high water bills, mold, mildew, and rot, which is why routine plumbing maintenance is recommended for all of our clients on a yearly basis.

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Signs Of Faulty Water Main Lines

Some leaks are easily detectable due to the water damage they cause, but others can fly under the radar. There are several ways to confirm a leaking water main, including:

  • Unexplained changes in the water bill or water meter readings
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Mold or mildew growth
  • Water spots on the ceiling or walls

All of these indicators of leaks from cracked or broken pipes need to be fixed as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs and prevent unnecessary charges. At Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter, we have years of experience working with fixing water mains and offering fast solutions.

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Trenchless, Non-Invasive Water Pipe Inspections

Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter is proud to offer non-invasive, trenchless leak detection services and water main repair. As a leader in innovative plumbing repairs, we are able to locate and diagnose the source of leaks with camera inspection. Whether it’s a pinhole leak or a crack, we can detect it without destroying your property by inserting a high-definition camera into the pipeline to diagnose pipe flow and function. After the inspection, the technician will discuss your repair options with you. One of the most cost-efficient and effective methods of repair is trenchless pipe lining.

How Is Trenchless Pipe Lining In Water Main Lines Done?

Before beginning trenchless repairs to your water line, one of our technicians will clean the inside of the pipeline to ready it for the lining. A wool and PVC felt liner is then soaked in epoxy resin and inserted into the pipe through an existing access point, eliminating the need for digging through the landscape or infrastructure. Once inside the pipe, the sleeve is inflated using hot, pressurized air. The inflated resin sleeve molds to the inside rim of the existing pipe and hardens into a new pipe, filling it cracks and breaks and providing a new, smooth interior.

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How Trenchless Water Pipe Repairs Benefits Washington Residences & Businesses

The epoxy resin used by Bob Oates is safe for use in water lines. It hardens into non-hazardous and environmentally-friendly pipes that last for approximately fifty years. The pipes are also anti-corrosive and resistant to tree roots, making them ideal for anyone looking to avoid future repairs. Most importantly, trenchless repairs save clients time and money. They take just a few days to complete, as opposed to traditional repairs, which can take weeks, and don’t result in expensive damage to your property.

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Call Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter To Learn More About Water Main Inspections & Repairs Today

At Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter, we pride ourselves on our stellar service, fair prices, and the fact that all work and parts are guaranteed. Call us today to schedule an appointment or receive a free quote on your water main lines.

Service areas include Seattle, Ballard, Queen Ann, Magnolia, Greenwood, Fremont, Wallingford, Crown Hill, Edmonds, West Seattle, Greenlake, Capitol Hill, Lake Forrest Park, Richmond Beach, Shoreline, Seward Park, Columbia City, Madrona, Alki, Broadmoor, Montlake, Blue Ridge, View Ridge, Ravenna, University District, Meridian, Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, Northgate, Lake City, Woodway, Madison Park, Mt. Baker, Lakewood, Windermere, Laurelhurst, North Park.

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