Having problems with your Florida sewer line can be a real headache. A broken pipe can leak smelly water and cause a lot of inconvenience to you and your neighbors. Unfortunately for everyone living in Miami, this is something that can happen at any moment.
The issue here is that most of Miami’s sewer lines are several decades old. As they age, they become prone to cracks. Age, along with the temperature and humidity, create an environment that contributes to pipe erosion, which results in a failing plumbing system.
Sewer Problems in Miami, Florida
A quick internet search can find many examples of burst sewer pipes. For example, as one sewer line broke, it sent waste into the Biscayne Canal, and a “no contact with water” advisory had to be set. This has been a problem for many years. CBS conducted an investigation about this and concluded that there was an average of two breaks in sewer or water lines each week in South Florida.
As a homeowner, this can happen to you. The pipes that carry away the wastewater from your drains can also break and repairs need to be made. Not long ago this was a big task. Even a small fix would mean having to dig out the pipes, repair them, and then cover them up. Meanwhile, you would have to stop using any water at home and your neighbors would have to suffer the noise and dust created by these jobs.
Repairing Failing Sewer Pipes
Fortunately, at STP we can help you with any sewer repair in Miami and we use the latest technology to minimize any inconveniences. For this we use what is known as a trenchless approach, which means no more digging up trenches to access the pipes. Even if your whole line needs to be replaced, all we need are a couple of access holes at each end.
First of all, we will inspect your pipes with a video camera, which will let us verify their condition and decide on the best fix. If the pipes can be repaired, we use a CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) lining process.
After cleaning up the pipes with a high-pressure nozzle, a liner is covered in epoxy and inserted into the pipe. When it reaches the exact spot to be patched, it is inflated until it covers the inside surface of the tube. Once the epoxy hardens the liner is removed, leaving behind a new piece of pipe which patches up any cracks and broken pieces.
If our video inspection shows your line is too damaged to salvage, we will then insert a splitting head which bursts the pipes as it travels through them while it pulls a new line behind it.
Once it reaches the other end, you have a brand new sewer line ready to provide many decades of service. Its smooth interior will allow a high water flow and its strong construction, made from High-Density Polyethylene, will prevent any root intrusion or corrosion since it is virtually chemically inert.
Get Your Sewer Pipes in Great Shape
For your next sewer repair in the Miami area, solve your pipe problems and give us a call. We are here to help with any plumbing need you might have in your home or business.