Side Sewer Line Repair in Seattle, WA

Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing


Sewer Line Repair Options

Repairing residential and commercial side sewer lines in Seattle, WA is done using a variety of methods. The goal of any sewer line repair project is to cause as little disruption to the landscaping, sidewalks, yards, and patios as possible. There are options that require no excavation, like CIPP, Pipe Bursting, and Point Repair.

This is great news to homeowners and businesses that have damaged side sewer lines and do not want to spend thousands of dollars on expensive excavation. Unfortunately, sometimes excavation cannot be avoided.

Using our video inspection and sewer locating technology, we determine the damage and assess whether we can use a trenchless repair method, like CIPP, Pipe Bursting, or Point Repair. If we cannot use a trenchless method then traditional open trench excavation may be required. Sometimes the pipes are too damaged and damaged in too many locations. In this case, trenchless technology may not be an option.

Bad Smells

Bad Odors?

Don’t be afraid if your side sewer line needs repair. We are experts in all types of sewer, drain cleaning, and plumbing repair. Our certified technicians and plumbers have all the tools and equipment necessary to handle any commercial or residential sewer line repair job in Seattle, WA and surrounding areas. Jim Dandy possesses the largest fleet of heavy equipment to handle virtually any size excavation or side sewer line repair.

Our trenchless side sewer line repair jobs range from $1,500 to up to $1 million. We can repair side sewer lines in historic neighborhoods in Seattle, WA with old, aging pipes. And we can handle new constructions, and commercial sewer line repair as well.

Qualified Technicians

Sewer Line Repair Experts

Because our technicians are trained and certified plumbers, you can be assured that the method we use will be the most cost-effective, efficient, and affordable. Our sewer and plumbing experts in Seattle, WA will assess your sewer line and make a recommendation to repair it using one of the following methods:

Open Trench Excavation

This is the most commonly used method of sewer repair and construction in Seattle, WA. Using a backhoe, we dig up the old pipes and replace them with new ones. Once the old pipe is replaced, the trench is backfilled. This process can be expensive and messy and we will try to avoid it at all costs especially if we can use more modern techniques like Trenchless Repair, Pipe Bursting or CIPP as an alternative.

Trenchless Repairs

Trenchless technology to repair side sewer lines in Seattle, WA allows us to repair your drain and sewer lines without excavating across your property. Additionally, trenchless repairs are more cost-effective than excavation. With trenchless repair our plumbers locate a single access point to the sewer line, from there we clean the existing pipeline using a hydro jet.

There are a few types of trenchless repair methods:

  • Cured in Place Pipelining (CIPP), also Called Sewer Pipe Lining If we can insert a lining into the existing pipe we pull it through and inflate it into the damaged pipe. The lining is held in place with an epoxy that cures in place.
  • Pipe Bursting. Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines (such as sewer, water, or natural gas pipes) without the need for a traditional construction trench. “Launching and receiving pits” replace the trench needed by conventional pipe-laying.
  • Point Repair. A flexible pipe is inserted into the existing damaged pipe. This inserted pipe is installed by just digging one hole and therefore does not require major excavation, or the need to dig a trench. This is why it is also sometimes called point repair because it typically requires the plumber to just create one hole or access point.

Point Repair

To Dig or Not to Dig, that is the Question

A side sewer is a pipe system that carries wastewater and/or drainage water from your building to the public sewer system or outlet. Don’t despair if yours needs repair. Jim Dandy’s certified technicians and plumbers can handle virtually any size of excavation in Seattle, WA and surrounding areas. Often, excavation is not required and Jim Dandy Sewer can do any of the newest methods for side sewer line repairs. Our technicians and plumbers are trained with the latest technology and our trucks are stocked with the most efficient equipment for excavation services.

Goal: Keep Damage To A Minimum

The goal of sewer line repair projects is to cause as little disruption to the landscaping, sidewalks, yards, and patios as possible. The good news is there are options that require no excavation. These options are:

  • CIPP
  • Pipe Bursting
  • and Point Repair

That means you won’t have to dig up your yard, and sidewalks, and there is also a chance you’ll save money and save your rose garden. All while avoiding expensive excavation.

Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing – We are Your Local Experts

Jim Dandy specializes in trenchless side sewer line repair technology for repairing sewer lines and we are the oldest established plumber and sewer contractor in the Seattle area. Since 1908 we have served every city up and down the Puget Sound and we are ready to serve you too.