Homeowners and commercial property owners experience issues with their plumbing every now and then. At North Georgia Inliners, we provide professional assistance across the region for all your sewer, drain and plumbing needs. This FAQ should serve as a guide to the most common plumbing concerns and why trenchless technology is the best solution.
What is Trenchless Technology?
The invention of trenchless technology completely changed the way plumbers clean, repair and replace sewer and water pipes. Using cutting-edge equipment and the most efficient process, trenchless solution phases out the need to dig long trenches and cause disruption. Total pipe replacements can be done within a day. The minimally invasive procedure preserves the environment and the health of your family, customers and employees. Moreover, there’s no restoration to speak of and you can use your plumbing immediately.
Which trenchless method is best for my GA property?
Each trenchless service is made to address a number of sewer and water line concerns. Our expert technicians will make the correct diagnosis and course of action after a comprehensive camera inspection. North Georgia Inliners uses the latest leak detection and cleaning equipment to carry out the appropriate trenchless service for your particular plumbing issue. In order to save our customers time and money, our expert technicians start with a diagnosis using a specialized camera to pinpoint the problem at its exact location.
What can you see during a video inspection?
At North Georgia Inliners, we use a special, waterproof camera designed to get anywhere inside your sewer system regardless of depth, size and how many bends and angles it has. This contraption sends a visual feed in real-time, allowing our technicians to inspect your sewer lines and see its condition in crystal clear HD. The images are available for customer viewing while we perform the inspection and recorded for future reference.
This type of camera inspection in North Georgia can identify issues such as aged, failing pipes, pipe decay, breaks, cracks and holes caused by tree roots, frozen, burst and conditions that are environmental or weather related. If you have a corroded, off-grade, punctured or misaligned pipe, our trained technicians will be able to pinpoint the location and determine the extent of the damage.
How do I know if my underground drains need to be cleaned?
Normally, drain problems happen during a certain period of time and gives out plenty of warning signs. Some of the signs include:
- Recurring backups
- When drains are running slow.
- Unusual bubbling and gurgling noises whenever you use the toilet, drain or sink.
- Low water pressure.
- There’s a raw sewage smell coming from your drains.
- Issues with multiple drains happening simultaneously.
Why is my water pressure low?
Low water pressure can be caused by several factors. Some of the more common ones include mineral accumulation, a leak within your sewer lines, partially closed water valves or a clogged faucet aerator.
How come multiple drains in my house are working very slowly?
Determining the exact cause of a slow-working drain can be confusing as there’s a lot of things to consider. Sometimes, it could be a kitchen clog and a shower drain pairing, or it could be a gurgling noise in the toilet and the basement drain.
If you start noticing problems with the toilet, bathtub and the shower, then it’s most likely a serious clog within the main line that must be dealt with immediately, as it’s the only pipe that carries all the wastewater from your toilet, shower and sink to the municipal treatment plant. When this happens, it’s best to leave it to the professionals for a complete resolution.
My efforts to unclog my drain are not working. What can I do?
At the surface, drain issues in North Georgia seem like simple problems but there might be something more serious going on underground. Drains run their length beneath the foundation, and cracks, breaks and clogs can occur at any point in the sewer line. While DIY methods of drain cleaning can seem like a viable solution to your drain problems, they do not allow for your pipe problems to be properly solved. Drain cleaners may work but there’s a potential for harm, misuse and premature damage or corrosion. Using snakes can clear the clog but it does not completely solve the problem. Sooner or later, the clog will come back on the same spot and cause disruption.
There may be roots invading your pipes and choking it until the flow completely stops and starts backing up. It’s best to call a professional to perform an inspection and eliminate the guesswork. At North Georgia Inliners Inc, we can have your drain pipes inspected, cleaned, repaired or replaced with a stronger pipe material that lasts for 50 years or more.
How do roots get into pipes and how do you deal with it?
Certain pipe materials are more susceptible to tree root intrusion than most. Roots can enter through the cracks or the openings in the pipe joints. Eventually, the root grows and impedes the flow and cause problems in your plumbing. In this case, it’s better to take action now rather than waiting for your sewer system to fail and turn into an emergency.
Call a professional to get the best solution for your tree root problems in North Georgia. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment that can destroy the roots and send them out to the nearest municipal system, restoring your pipes to its original flow.
What can I do to keep my pipes from clogging?
Residential and commercial property owners can prevent an untimely clog by NOT flushing down the following items:
- Feminine products
- Cotton balls
- Paper towels
- Solid foods
- Cooking oil and grease
- Flushable wipes
You can install a strainer for your bathtub and shower in order to catch pieces of soap and hair from going down the pipes. Less hair, soap scum and debris will minimize the chances of blockage and the need for drain cleaning services. In the kitchen, dispose of the meat fat, grease and cooking oil in the wet waste instead of flushing it down the drain. For washing machines, it’s wise to put a strainer at the end of the hose to catch small items like coins, lint, etc.
What are the causes of sewer backups and how can I prevent it from happening?
Like drain problems, sewer backups are caused by several factors. For one, it could be tree roots have caused a clog and prevented normal sewer flow and function. Two, constant use and aging may have cracked or damaged your pipes. For this, we recommend installing a backflow relief device to prevent indoor flooding and backups from happening in the future.
At North Georgia Inliners, our technicians can carry out regular scheduled diagnostics to find out if there’s a problem with your sewer lines. A sewer camera inspection that uses the latest technology will find even pinhole leaks that are deep underground. What’s more, hydro jetting can get rid of the stubborn tree roots and any debris blockage that can be causing your lines to back up. Your pipes will be restored to its original diameter, and any future clogs are prevented.
How often should I have my pipe cleaned?
Drain cleaning schedules are different for residential and commercial properties.
For Homes: Our expert and knowledgeable technicians recommend a thorough drain cleaning in North Georgia semi-annually for both indoor and outdoor lines. To prevent emergencies and possible property damage, flooding and the like, we recommend having your pipes cleaned once every 18 to 22 months. Our trenchless hydro jetting services wash away years of accumulation and buildup and restore normal function.
For Commercial Properties: Having your sewer lines cleaned once a month is the best way of knowing that your business operation won’t be disrupted by a blocked pipe or a slow-working drain. Inspections are also a good way to ensure that there won’t be any surprises when you’re looking to lease a commercial property.
What is Hydro Jetting?
We use only the best and the most innovative technologies to provide exceptional service.
Hydro jetting is a relatively new process that clears out clogged drains and restores older pipes to a new-like state. Pressurized water comes out a special nozzle, which is inserted into a blocked drain, washing the debris from the inside and sending it out the main line and to the municipal sewer system. Everything, from calcified material to roots and even bacteria will be washed out the line, improving overall flow and efficiency.
Our hydro jetting services for North Georgia homes and businesses is unlike traditional cleaning methods in that it’s green and won’t harm the environment. Moreover, it’s faster and doesn’t require destructive processes such as pouring in harmful, toxic chemicals or poking holes into the pipe material.
How do I know if I need to have my sewer pipe repaired?
Here are some common signs that indicate a repair is needed:
- The presence of mold and mildew
- An unnaturally soggy lawn
- Wet spots inside and outside the house
- Gurgling sounds and foul smells
- Constantly backed up or blocked drains
- Slow working drains
If there are symptoms of leakage inside your pipes, then it’s also possible that there’s a break somewhere. Our technicians can find the source of the problem using a no-dig solution to prevent further damage to your property and precious belongings.
We also offer pipe relining services in North Georgia for aged systems that need a newer, stronger material. With it, our expert technicians introduce a new pipe within the old pipe that can last for 50 years or more.
What are the common causes of water leaks?
Water leaks can come from many sources and in any point in your sewer line. Some of the more common ones include corrosion, poor pipe installation, increased water pressure, ground movement and general deterioration due to age and constant use.
How can I detect a possible water leak by myself?
If you see signs of serious leakage, i.e., when there are wet spots and mold presence in flooring, walls and ceiling, or when you see a spike in your water bill, here’s what you can do. Turn your attention to the water meter; shut off all appliances that draw water and check the meter. If it’s showing that there’s still water flowing when all the devices are turned off, then you have a leak.
Call a professional to have your lines inspected and to determine the exact location of the problem.
How do you detect pipe leaks?
Our team of leak specialists use a variety of leak-testing procedures to bring about a speedy resolution to your plumbing concerns. Traditional methods often employ a trial-and-error method, which wastes a lot of time, money and resources. Trenchless allows us to find a faulty irrigation system, a pinhole leak, a broken seal in the supply line or a slow-running drain and get it fixed within the day.
For suspected leaks underground, our expert technicians use moisture measurements and electronic meters. For instance, we can use electronic equipment that has different sensitivity levels to find the smallest water or gas leaks. We can find leaks anywhere- inside walls, under slabs, asphalt and foundations. For gas, we use ultrasonic sensors to find the sound of gas escaping at any point and any material.
What is Trenchless Pipe Lining?
We offer trenchless pipelining as a solution for repairing and restoring pipes. If you have a pipe that leaks, is rusted, cracked or invaded by tree roots, then pipe lining is the most cost-effective solution. It can restore any pipe material that hasn’t collapsed, including concrete, plastic, iron and clay.
Trenchless technology can be completed without ever digging a single hole. If your property has pre-existing points such as cleanouts, stacks or a nearby manhole, our technicians can move forward with the repair and get the job done quickly and efficiently. The process involves placing a new pipe within the old structure, sealing the leak, crack or hole and restoring the system to a new-like state.
How long does Trenchless Sewer Repair take?
The length of trenchless repair in North Georgia can depend on the size, extent and location of your plumbing issue. Generally, everything should be completed within a day, and homeowners or business owners will be able to use their plumbing as soon as the procedure is done.
Is Trenchless Sewer Repair durable?
Trenchless repair and replacement is quicker than traditional methods and yet they last far longer than most pipe materials. The seamless, jointless pipe won’t fracture, corrode, form leaks and holes, and it won’t hold calcified matter and cause blockage. It keeps away roots from nearby trees and shrubs and it’s expected to last 50 years or more.
How soon can you service my Seattle property?
You can call us 24⁄7 and anytime you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency. We offer one of the fastest response rates in the area. Moreover, we do a thorough assessment and provide free quotes before starting work. Learn more about our wide range of services.
At North Georgia Inliners, we empower our customers to make informed decisions based on options and recommendations. We can come over and repair important pipe structures with top workmanship and attention to detail. Call us and we can answer any question you have about your plumbing.