Showing posts with label pipe repair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pipe repair. Show all posts

Monday, September 15, 2014

DIY Pipe Cleaning and Repairs from Mister Plumber

Taking on drain cleaning tasks on your own can be entirely hit-or-miss, depending on whether or not you have the right tools and know-how beforehand. While it’s possible, or even likely in some cases, that your plumbing issues are an easy-fix, you should never go about DIY pipe cleaning and repairs blind.
If you’re not fully sure what you’re doing, or how the tools you’re using will affect your plumbing and drain pipes, don’t continue. Poor DIY plumbing can actually cause much more harm than good. When you’re truly in over your head with home plumbing problems, do not hesitate to call a Toronto professional.

However, if you’re feeling up to it and have the situation under control, here are DIY drain cleaning tips to help better prepare you for dealing with plumbing problems in your Toronto home.

- The Right Tools for the Job

When it comes to any DIY repair, having the right tools on hand is a must; this is still true with DIY plumbing repair and drain cleaning. Beyond the obvious plumbing tools (a plunger, wrenches, etc.), there are a few specialized tools you can pick up at your local home improvement store that are absolutely essential to any kind of home plumbing repair.
These tools include:
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Basin wrenches
  • Tongue-and-groove pliers
  • Hacksaws
  • Metal files
  • Tubing cutters

- Properly Diagnosing Your Plumbing Problem

With the right DIY plumbing repair tools at your disposal, you’ll be able to much more accurately diagnose your plumbing problems, such as the causes of clogged drains. With these tools (and the know-how to use them correctly), you’ll be able to reliably tell where a clog in your drains is located, or provide rough estimates for how extensive your plumbing issues are.
The best way to ensure your drains run efficiently continuously, and do not clog to begin with, is with these same tools; routine self-inspections are a key part of ideal home plumbing.

- Home Remedies Can Be the Effective Solutions

As it turns out, traditional home remedies to pipe clogging and drain repair do carry some real merit when it comes to resolving these minor problems. For starters, the plunger you have in your home right now could be the most effective tool at your disposal for eliminating clogging; it all depends on how well you use it.
For the best results, fill your clogged sink, tub or other fixture halfway with water, and form a tight seal around the drain entrance with your plunger (petroleum jelly can come in handy here, helping form a tighter seal around the drain in question). Once sealed, simply compress and decompress the plunger fluidly for around half a minute. The buildup of pressure will, in many cases, be enough to dislodge any clogged material in your drain pipe.
Another home drain cleaning technique involves the use of a baking soda and vinegar mixture. When combined, these elements react to one another and create a powerful dissolving agent, capable of clearing out more stubborn drain clogs. This solution is much safer than commercial chemical cleaner products, and delivers comparable, if not improved results.

- At-Home Drain Snaking

Even the professional drain snaking tools (or augers) that professional plumbing specialists use in the field are available for DIY cleaning tasks, and are very often found at home improvement stores across the country.
These tools, once only owned and used by the professionals, are actually very easy to operate, and can remove most clogging debris instantly. Professional-grade drain augers rid drains of clogs in one of two ways: by either latching onto the clogged materials, allowing the user to pull them out of the pipe directly, or by breaking away at the debris, sending it through your sewer system and out of your home plumbing.

- Clog Prevention is Simple

One of the best DIY drain cleaning tips we can provide is to avoid drain problems altogether with routine inspection and proper drain treatment. For the best results, we highly recommend self-inspecting your home drain pipes at least once per month, and having a professional inspection annually. With a consistent plumbing inspection schedule in place, you stand a much better chance of detecting, and resolving, drain performance issues early on.
Further, a wide range of drain pipe performance issues are the bare result of poor care and negligent plumbing behaviors; there are some things that just shouldn’t go down your sink or garbage disposal! By treating your home plumbing right, you can avoid many of the frustrating clogs and buildups that often result from poor care.

Namely, do not run the following through your drains or disposal system, as they are leading causes of common drain clogs:

  • Overly fibrous or starchy food products, such as celery, corn husks, potato and banana peels
  • Pasta or rice, which expand with water
  • Animal cartilage or bone
  • Paper or plastic products
  • Chemicals, grease or animal fat
source: expresssewer
If you are still looking for trusted plumber, Mister Plumber in Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York specializing sewer repair, upgrade waterline, water service upgrade, drain cleaning, backwater valve installation, lead pipe replacement, re-piping and emergency plumbing, Mister Plumber uses the latest technology to effectively troubleshoot and quickly repair any plumbing problem and offers a fast response and free estimates.
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General Pipe Lining or Pipe Bursting or Sectional Point Repair

Inside pipe toronto plumbingWhen it comes to damaged water lines, pipe connections and sewer lines on your property, finding the best possible solution can be a little tricky… especially when today’s most advanced solutions come in various specialized forms, each ideal for certain types of pipeline damage.
Such is the case for trenchless technologies, which use cured-in-place epoxy Perma-liners to coat and seal cracking, fissures and corrosion to home water systems. How can you determine what solution (directional boring, pipe bursting, sectional point repair…) is right for your exact needs?
To find this information, you can do one of two things: either contact your local Toronto trenchless technology expert and have them inspect your home pipe line damage, or continue reading this article.

General Pipe Lining

For general pipe damage, such as those caused by soil shifting, cracking, penetration or other environmental causes, cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is quickly becoming the go-to solution for Toronto homeowner nationwide. By using epoxy resins and plastic Perma-liners, trenchless specialists can fully repair your damaged pipe lines in a mere matter of hours with these techniques.
In pipe lining applications, a small entry hole is drilled to the existing pipe, through which the epoxy resin and a compression air bladder are fed. This resin is coated along the pipe in question, and cured-in-place as the air bladder expands. After a short hours’ time, the damaged pipe is completely repaired, without excessive digging or excavation to your lawn. This has huge savings implications on corrective landscaping and property renovation.
Pipe relining is the ideal solution for situations where corrosion, cracking or damages affect a moderate to large portion of pipe, but not severely enough to require full pipe replacement.

Sectional Point Repair

For pipe damages localized around a smaller area of pipe, such as a joint or isolated crack, trenchless sectional point repair can almost always fully restore that pipe section with the same epoxy solutions as full relining.
In these applications, trenchless experts will use two small, controlled entry points to insert lining resin and the curing air bladder. Once in place, specialists will cure the resin to the localized pipe damage section, completely resolving minor damages without having to reline your entire pipe. Trenchless technology is all about efficiency; sectional point repair takes an already efficient process and improves upon it, granting the same benefits as standard pipe lining in circumstances where full lining would be impractical.
No matter the extent of your home’s pipe damage, there are innovative trenchless repair solutions that can return your pipes to peak performance in minimal time, and with minimal effects to your property; best of all, these solutions are affordable under any budget.

Pipe Bursting

However, sometimes a pipe will be damaged so thoroughly, or situations so dire, that pipe lining solutions will be ineffective in repairs. In these circumstances, homeowners are forced with fully replacing their existing pipe.
Traditionally, this would require costly, property-damaged excavations, and long hours of manual digging and labor; pipe replacement under conventional means is an absolute nightmare for homeowners in almost all cases. Fortunately, these replacement methods aren’t necessary for salvaging your plumbing, as today’s advanced trenchless repair technologies can fully replace your pipe without ever having to actually dig the damaged line out.
By using a sturdy, conical bursting head, specialists completing pipe bursting in your home will literally burst through your old, damaged pipe, and seamlessly install a replacement line at minimal risk to your lawn. The replacement pipes, in these cases, are physically attached to the burst head, and slides into place as the bursting head cracks, fragments and pushes away the damaged pipe.
Pipe bursting delivers all the performance benefits of digging replacements, and avoids the costly lawn damage, labor hours and risks associated with it. Don’t worry if your home’s pipes are too far damaged for relining to be effective; there are trenchless solutions available in Toronto area that can fully replace your pipe with the same speed and ease as lining.
Today, the best way to handle home pipe damage is by contacting your local Toronto trenchless technology expert. The solutions they provide can perform effectively for decades to come, while costing your far less than any other pipe renovation method. With large-scale, digging pipe repairs, you’re only robbing yourself of the easy benefits that trenchless technologies bring.
If you are still looking for trusted plumber, Mister Plumber in Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York specializing sewer repair, upgrade waterline, water service upgrade, drain cleaning, backwater valve installation, lead pipe replacement, re-piping and emergency plumbing, Mister Plumber uses the latest technology to effectively troubleshoot and quickly repair any plumbing problem and offers a fast response and free estimates.
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Call a fully-licensed, bonded and insured Toronto plumber at 416 939 1530

Monday, June 9, 2014

Toronto Trenchless Sewer Repair: Advantages and Disadvantages

Many Toronto homeowners cringe at the thought of having to replace their water lines or pipes, and for good reason; this process is both arduous and unsightly. Traditional sewer repair involves the digging of trenches, which can mean a ruined driveway or lawn, in addition to an ugly trench in your front yard.
Thankfully, today there is an alternative to the messy sewer repair process, which is to go trenchless. This type of line and pipe repair replaces traditional digging and underground work with pipe rehabilitation. Pipes can be rehabilitated by injecting an epoxy liner into damaged lines, which seals all cracks and holes once it cures. Rehabilitation can also occur via pipe bursting, where new pipe is pulled into a small hole in the ground as a tool breaks up or bursts the old pipe ahead of it.

Trenchless Sewer Repair: Advantages

Rehabilitating pipes means that new drain lines don't need to be created. This means that your water doesn't have to be re-routed or turned off.
Another benefit is that when a plumber is called to conduct trenchless sewer repair, it can make it much easier to correct future issues with your lines, because any video inspections can be more easily done with updated pipes and lines. Also, access to make any future repairs will only be required from the small access points located at the ends of the pipeline, with no further digging being necessary.
A plumbing system that has gone through the rehabilitation process will last for much longer than its traditional counterpart. As well, water flow is greatly improved with rehabilitated lines.

Trenchless Sewer Repair: Disadvantages

As with anything, there is a downside to choosing the pipe rehabilitation alternative. One is the cost; the equipment used in trenchless sewer repair is more expensive than that used for traditional pipe and line work.
Some additional digging may be required with the rehabilitation option if no damage to nearby gas, electrical or other lines has to be confirmed by workers prior to beginning the process. However, this can usually occur with hand-digging.
If your yard contains shrubs, trees or other landscaping elements, these may need to be removed prior to beginning the rehabilitation process.
Some types of pipe and line rehabilitation may not be possible. Some states have prohibited pipe bursting. In other cases, pipes that are jointed are not able to be rehabilitated via the pipe bursting process.
In addition, your pipes may be too old to be rehabilitated, which could end up in double costs in calling out a Toronto plumber to do trenchless replacement, and then requiring more equipment for full pipe or line replacement.
The best advice is to seek out a Toronto professional in any case, because both the traditional and trenchless line replacement or rehabilitation options require specific knowledge. Neglecting to do so can result in dual costs, as the second plumbing company will have to clean up the mess made by the first company before replacement or rehabilitation can begin.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

All About Sewer Repair

When dealing with damage to Toronto home and municipal sewer systems, many questions may come to mind about your repair options, and the preventative measures you can take to prevent future damage. With some professional help, going over your repair options and taking action against sewer damages can be much simpler.
As any pipe repair specialist will tell you, there are solutions available that provide durable, long-lasting repairs without damaging your property or affecting municipal traffic. In this blog, we’ve taken the first of these repair steps for you by outlining some little-known facts about modern sewer repair.

Sewer Repairs Can Be Done Without Digging

Recent technical innovations and technologies about have made modern sewer repair a seamless process, the most significant new development being trenchless technology. These new methods virtually eliminate the need for large-scale digging, or “trenching,” in water system, pipeline and sewer repairs. This trait, among others, makes trenchless technology far superior to traditional sewer repair methods.
Toronto homeowners and municipal sewer officials preserve both private lawns and normal traffic activity when they use trenchless technologies for sewer repairs.
Homeowners repairing their home sewer lines with trenchless technologies can avoid costly, time-consuming lawn renovations, and return to their daily lives sooner; most trenchless repairs can be completed in a span of hours. Much is the same for municipal sewer repairs. Trenchless technologies eliminate the need to stop traffic and reroute commerce, and cause the least disruption of any sewer repair method.

How is this even possible?

Modern trenchless repair methods use a technology known as cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) to reline old pipes and seal cracks, fissures and deterioration. CIPP techniques essentially use a plastic mold material, not unlike PVC, to fill in damaged areas and patches of sewer lines. These liquid Perma-Liner solutions are fed into existing sewer pipes and coat pipe walls through pressurized force. The solutions are then cured within sewer pipes, creating a form-fitting, solid and durable result.
These trenchless repairs save you from the hassles of property damage and extensive landscaping, and keep municipal traffic running smoothly despite ongoing renovations.

Trenchless Sewer Repairs Are Affordable on Any Budget

Not only are trenchless repair techniques innovative and highly effective: they’re also affordable, and can fit with almost any personal or city sewer budget. With trenchless sewer repair’s great renovation speed and efficiency, labor costs and overheads are significantly cut back, creating huge service savings for homeowners and municipal professionals alike.
Cured-in-place sewer pipe lines return on their initial investments in short time, and can last over fifty years, easily. The incredible strength of trenchless repairs limits the need for future renovations, providing peace of mind for decades to come. The savings potential for trenchless technology is clear when compared to traditional repairs, where excavations and digging can span over days of difficult, and even dangerous, labor. Conventional sewer repairs can expose underground mold and asbestos concentrations, harmful to both you and repair specialists.
Save your precious time and money, and see the impressive benefits of trenchless repair technologies by contacting Mister Plumber today!

Trenchless Technologies Have Broader Applications Than You May Think

Modern trenchless repair methods also serve a much wider range of applications than you may at first consider.

While trenchless professionals most commonly use their technology in sewer and pipe relining, cured-in-place pipe and trenchless techniques can also:

  • Provide durable lateral lining
  • Perform underground pipe reinstatement
  • Fully replace broken pipes beyond repair, with pipe bursting
  • Sectional pipe renovation, repairing segmented damage areas
  • Full water line replacement
  • Directional boring, which effectively installs underground pipe systems
This impressive range of trenchless applications has contributed to trenchless technology’s widespread growth in recent decades, and only encourages future innovation. The scope of damages trenchless repairs can resolve is also impressive, ranging from root and animal penetration to soil shifting and improper installation.

Cured-In-Place Pipe Can Repair Orangeburg Systems

Trenchless, cured-in-place pipe lining can also repair deteriorating and damaged Orangeburg pipe; pipe and sewer lines found commonly in homes built from 1945 to 1972. These systems were made primarily of lightweight fibers and tar paper, and because of such begin to deteriorate significantly after 30 or so years. Often, this occurs when bubbles accumulate within pipe layers, which block, deform and warp brittle Orangeburg pipes.
Fortunately, damaged Orangeburg pipes can also be repaired using trenchless technology. Much like standard sewer relining, trenchless specialists line the insides of Orangeburg pipe using advanced and dependable Perma-Liner epoxy solutions, which then cure to form new pipe structures. This solution cures any significant cracking or blockages within your Orangeburg pipes, and sets up your plumbing system for decades to come.
If you notice any home leaks, water flow blocks or even yard indentations, you may want to hire a specialist to evaluate the condition of your Orangeburg pipes. Contact the experts at Mister Plumber today for your Toronto pipe repair needs!

Why Does This Matter?

In the end, what do all of these things about trenchless technology mean for you, the customer?
Well, it means that there’s an incredible alternative to the traditional, property damaging sewer repair techniques of old. Employing a trenchless professional to evaluate damage to your home or municipal sewer pipes and conduct appropriate renovations can save you thousands in the long run. With trenchless solutions, you’ll be given the peace of mind that your new pipes will last for decades and decades to come.
If you are looking for trusted plumber, Mister Plumber in Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York specializing sewer repair, upgrade waterline, water service upgrade, drain cleaning, backwater valve installation, lead pipe replacement, re-piping and emergency plumbing, Mister Plumber uses the latest technology to effectively troubleshoot and quickly repair any plumbing problem and offers a fast response and free estimates.
More Info: 
Reliable and Trustworthy Plumbing services.
Call a fully-licensed, bonded and insured Toronto plumber at 416 939 1530