How Tree Roots Can Damage Your Pipes

August 20, 2019 in Pipe Inspection, Trenchless Pipe Repair

At Environmental Pipe Cleaning, we make it a priority to help you stay up-to-date when it comes to taking care of your plumbing system. One of the most common causes of pipe problems is tree root invasion. While trees add to your landscape, shade areas of your property, create a barrier around your property, and more, their roots can expand twice the size of their system. This allows tree roots to grow directly through and around your plumbing system causing problems that disrupt your daily activities.

Trees do not need to be completely removed to protect your plumbing system from tree root intrusion, but there are several reasons they are damaging to your sewer and drain pipes.

They Ruin the Structural Integrity of Your Pipes

Generally, tree roots will grow towards your pipes because they detect moisture coming from the pipe. This moisture could come from a small pinhole leak or a frozen pipe melting and producing moisture. When this happens, the tree root will break through your pipes and ruin the structural integrity of your pipeline.

They Impede Pipe Flow

Proper pipe flow allows clean water to flow into your home and waste to safely flow away from your property. When tree roots invade your pipes, they will impede the flow of your pipes and create a barrier that prevents this from occurring.

They Damage Your System Overtime

It is amazing how long and strong trees roots actually grow. If left unchecked tree roots can grow into the pipes, then can grow directly into the foundation of the home. Tree root invasion can be difficult to detect because your pipes are underground in addition to the time it takes for tree roots to grow and cause problems.

Prevent Tree Roots from Invading Your Plumbing System Today

At Environmental Pipe, we are here to help. The number one way to stay on top of tree root invasion is to schedule regular pipe inspection and drain cleaning services. Our inspections will allow you and our team to have a clear view of the interior of your pipes, safely removing tree roots or preventing tree roots from invading your pipes in the future. We have trained and specialized technicians who are able to review and resolve the problem through our modern Trenchless technology.

How Environmental Pipe Cleaning Can Solve Your Low Water Pressure

May 31, 2019 in Drain Cleaning

Properly working water pressure is something you tend to not think about. The moment your toilet stops draining, or your shower barely lets out a sprinkle however, your water pressure quickly becomes the only thing on your mind. If your water pressure is constantly low and you’ve already tried cleaning your shower head, replacing your aerator, and opening your water valves, it can be a sign that there is a more serious problem going on. It is important to immediately call a specialist before larger issues ensue.

Three Reasons to Call a Specialist For Low Water Pressure:

  • Clogged Water Pipes: A common cause of low water pressure are clogs, particularly in older galvanized pipes. Minerals from water begin to build up over time and cause blockages in the pipe. Grease, rust and dirt also put your pipes at risk. Attempting to clear blocks with chemical drain cleaners will only lead to more issues in the long run, so calling in a professional is necessary to clear out the blocks before it leads to a crack, leak or burst pipe.  
  • Corroding Pipes: For pipes in older homes, corroding is a common cause to many negative plumbing issues. Corrosion in pipes prevents water from flowing freeing, causing your low water pressure. Low water pressure is only the beginning however, as pipe corrosion can also contaminate the water, collapse a pipe and cause severe leakage.
  • Leaks: If your water bill is suddenly extremely high, you notice stains on your wall or pools of water near your cabinets, you may have a leak. A leak can result from a number of underlying causes, but if left unfixed can produce a multitude of future damage aside from your low water pressure.

Why Call Environmental Pipe Cleaning For Your Low Water Pressure:

  • Innovative Solutions:  At Environmental Pipe Cleaning, we offer today’s top trenchless technologies for solving your clogs, corrosion and leaks. From hydro jetting drain cleaning, which uses high-pressurized blasts of water to clear out clogs, to CIPP Lining, a method of pipe repair which creates a new pipe inside the existing pipe, our team of experts is experienced in providing solutions that eliminate the need to dig.
  • More Affordable: Without large crews digging up your yard to replace broken pipes, Environmental Pipe Cleaning solutions saves you time and money.

24/7 Emergency Service: Our team of experts knows that plumbing problems don’t just occur from 9 to 5. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency support to be there when you need us most.

3 Reasons Why Pipe Bursting Is the Best Way to Replace Your Industrial Sewer Pipes

April 29, 2019 in Trenchless Pipe Repair

New and improved trenchless methods are the most effective ways to replace industrial pipes. Environmental Pipe Cleaning relies on pipe bursting because it’s safe, environmentally-friendly, and requires little to no downtime following the pipe replacement. Trenchless methodologies cut out unnecessary digging and excavation. Instead, trenchless pipe bursting is a faster and safe approach for replacing pipes.

1. Pipe Bursting Is Safe

Pipe bursting doesn’t require strenuous excavation and digging. This makes it much safer than traditional methods. Trenchless pipe bursting accesses pipes through manholes or access areas in the pipeline. Technicians replace the old pipe with a durable one without putting themselves in harm’s way. There’s no need for heavy and dangerous excavation equipment, so it’s a very safe approach.

2. Pipe Bursting Is Environmentally-Friendly

Trenchless pipe bursting ruptures old pipes and slides in replacement ones. Its lack of excavation makes it an environmentally-friendly repair. Instead of ripping apart your lawn and disrupting the environment, technicians enter your pipeline through entry points. They use bursting heads to push away damaged pipes and fit in a new, more durable one. It doesn’t require toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Trenchless pipe bursting is safe for humans and safe for Mother Earth.

3. Pipe Bursting Requires Little Downtime

Traditional pipe replacement requires channels and a lengthy cleanup. None of this is needed during trenchless pipe bursting. The entire process is quick with minimal downtime. As soon as the technician gets your new High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe inserted, the project is done. All that’s left is cleaning up the few tools your technician used. There is no need to worry about a lengthy project when you choose trenchless pipe bursting to repair your industrial pipes.

Replace Your Industrial Pipes

If your industrial pipes aren’t working as well as they should, trenchless pipe bursting methods can help. Environmental Pipe Cleaning provides fast, safe, and effective pipe bursting for industrial pipe replacement. Trenchless piping makes plumbing repairs easier and quicker than ever before. Contact our team to learn more about how pipe bursting can fix your piping problems.

Why You Should Never Use DIY Methods of Drain Cleaning

April 8, 2019 in Drain Cleaning, General Information

With so many options for DIY drain cleaning available at the local big box store, it’s easy to believe that those are the best options. After all, they’re quick and cheap, right? Well, when it comes to the health of your plumbing, the quickest and cheapest solution may not be what’s best in the long run.

Harmful Chemicals – A popular DIY solution for drain clogs is often as simple as pouring a heavy dose of harsh chemicals down the sink, tub, and shower drains. And though these chemicals are often effective at breaking up organic matter that may be building up, an all-in-one solution is rarely the best solution. Such extreme methods are usually not necessary, when a more gentle solution is available. Harsh DIY chemicals present hazards to human users as well as the environment as a whole, and they may end up causing deterioration to the interior of pipes as well.  

Manual Cleaning – Manual DIY cleaning methods may include removing traps or using snaking tools. While these drain cleaning solutions can prove to be gentle and effective for trained professionals, many property owners end up actually inflicting more damage to their plumbing in the process. Improperly used tools can cause fractures in the pipe system that end up requiring costly repairs. It’s better to leave trap removal and snaking to a trained and licensed plumber.

Solutions – At Environmental Pipe Cleaning, we’re equipped to handle all types of drain cleaning jobs. Scheduling one of our crew members to come out for regular drain cleaning is a great way to improve the function and extend the life of your plumbing system. Residential properties benefit from yearly cleaning, while commercial customers may require monthly maintenance for grease traps. No matter what, regular professional drain cleaning is the most gentle, effective, and environmentally friendly way to go. We do the work quickly and save you the hassle of DIY solutions!  

Give us a call to set up a free estimate for drain cleaning. You’ll be glad you did!


Why You Should Line Your Industrial Pipes

February 27, 2019 in News

Due to the high demand and stress place on industrial pipes every day, it is very important to maintain them and repair them when they are experiencing issues. Taking the time to restore your industrial pipes can save you time and money. If your industrial property is experiencing sewer and drain problems, business operations can come to a screeching halt. At Environmental Pipe Cleaning, we service industrial facilities including manufacturing, distribution or refrigeration buildings, storage facilities, and data hosting or telecommunication centers. No matter what type of industrial property you have, we will always take care of your plumbing needs, so you never experience downtime due to pesky plumbing issues.

The Lining Process

One the most affordable, environmentally-friendly, and long-lasting solutions to pipe repair is trenchless pipe lining also known as cured-in-place pipe. Trenchless pipe lining is a method of fixing and restoring your pipes that pushes a felt liner saturated with epozy resin through your damaged pipe to seal all imperfections. The liner is left in place to harden for 60 minutes to a couple hours if heat is used. Once the pipe has cured we will take a robotic cutter and insert it into your freshly lined pipe to reinstate lateral connections.  There are many benefits to trenchless pipe lining including, but not limited to the following:

It reduces downtime.

Since you the trenchless pipe lining process can be completed through a single access point, it reduces the downtime that is normally associated with sewer and drain repair. Our team at Environmental Pipe Cleaning uses special waterproof cameras and other state-of-the-art equipment to take a real-time glimpse of the state of your plumbing and sewer lines and to make sure your pipes are properly rehabilitated and ready to use when our job is complete.

It reduces the risk of future problems.

Lining industrial pipes can reduce repair time and minimize the risk of having an array of plumbing problems. Industrial CIPP liners are rated to last several decades which means that it prevents future pipe problems from occurring. The liner or “new pipe” formed inside of your existing one is extremely strong and lengthens the lifespan of your pipes. At Environmental Pipe Cleaning, we use the liners to support the existing structure of the pipe and allows for the undamaged part of the pipe to still be used.

It reduces maintenance costs.

Because CIPP liners can handle high temperature flows and are resistant to almost any chemical used in process sewers and require little to no excavation, this allow for quick and inexpensive repairs. Their strength also reduces problems from happening in the first place. Choosing these liners reduce plumbing problems and keeps your industrial facility functioning at its best potential throughout the year.

Choose Lining Services Today

Lining industrial pipes is a wise investment. It helps to reduce plumbing problems and shorten the time needed for repairs.  Because they are part of a trenchless process, the investment time and cost are less than traditional methods. Supporting and reusing parts of the original pipes helps to keep industrial property in tact while utilizing your systems full potential. Contact our team at Environmental Pipe Cleaning today for more information about how we can best restore your industrial sewer and drain pipes. 

How Does Environmental Pipe Clean Your Drains?

February 1, 2019 in News

Routine pipe cleaning is a key part in maintaining your property. Environmental Pipe Cleaning uses advanced technology and expertise to clean your drains efficiently, and in a way that is safe for your pipes and the environment. Here are some of the reasons why our drain cleaning method stands out:

Hydro Jetting

Our trenchless service of hydro jetting is the ultimate way to restore your pipes and clear your drains of any debris. A hydro jet is essentially a pressurized water hose that we insert into your lines to blast away any obstructions and restore your pipes to their original working condition. This hose sprays in all directions, allowing us to clean out even the most hard to reach spaces.

Drain Snaking

If your clog is minor or at surface level, we can clear it out and clean your drains using our snaking technique. This process uses a drain snake which is a hand-held equipment with an auger on one end that we use to dislodge your clog.

Camera Inspection

Once your drains are cleaned, we are able to use advanced camera technology to inspect your system. This step is an important part of maintaining your pipes as it allows us to catch any problem before it becomes an emergency. We use a small, water-proof camera to perform a detailed inspection of your lines. This camera is attached to a tractor that is navigated throughout your system by one of our trained technicians so that we can analyze the footage and give you an accurate diagnosis.

With so many chemical solutions claiming to clean your drains, is a professional really necessary? This is a good question, and the reality is that a professional cleaning will last longer and be better for your pipes in the long-run. Other DIY solutions can also lead to additional damage to your pipes. Our equipment is industry-leading and allows us to thoroughly clean your pipes while also inspecting for damage as well.

If you are in need of a professional drain cleaning, or simply want to find out more about Environmental Pipe’s services, call us today.

Three Benefits Of Having Your Pipes Cleaned Before The New Year

January 3, 2019 in News

The coming of the New Year brings resolutions, to-do lists and challenges. Don’t forget your residential, commercial, municipal, or industrial pipes, as they are one of the most important parts of a house. Here are three reasons why you should have a professional drain cleaning service done before we usher in a new year:


1. No Clogs and Faster Drains


Slow drains are usually signs that something far more serious is happening beneath your home’s foundations. More often than not, flow is impeded due to accumulation of wastes and debris. If all your drains are affected then it could be the whole sewer line that’s clogged. A thorough clean means improved flow and a more efficient sewer line. What’s more, you can prevent the buildup becoming more serious, such as constant backups, breakage and burst sewer pipes.


2. Big Savings on Water Bills


Relying on store-bought drain cleaning solutions not only advance corrosion but lead to environmental harm in the long run. Eventually, the material breaks and you’ll need to call in the services of a technician. A single leak or a crack in the line equals a higher water bill and can be more expensive to mend as compared to a cleaning service.

Homeowners will want to save wherever possible, and this is what drain cleaning can do for your property. Regular cleaning is much better and more environmental-friendly than cleaning products. You’ll start saving on your water bill the moment you call in a technician for maintenance.


3. A Clean and Fresh Place


Drains can hold standing water, spreading bacteria and causing noxious odors around the house. Worse, backed up drains are filled with germs and cause mold growth, which can be harmful for you or your family’s health. At Environmental Pipe, we utilize powerful drain cleaning equipment to wash out all the accumulated debris, calcified matter, and bacteria from inside the pipes to the municipal treatment system.

Have your pipes cleaned before the end of the year or if you don’t remember the last time you called in a professional.  A good drain cleaning procedure will have your plumbing system’s life extended for a fraction of the cost it takes to repair or rehabilitate.

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