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Roto Rooter of Southwest Michigan
Pipe Relining Replacement and Spot Repair


Trenchless Repair o Pipe Bursting o Pipe Relining o Spot Repair

Roto-Rooter does more than just clear your drains. We can also repair or replace water and sewer lines to correct a number of problems. Some of the problems we resolve include:

  • Broken, cracked, offset or collapsed pipe - damaged pipes due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.

  • Blockage - grease buildup or a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.

  • Corrosion - the pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing collapses in the line and restricting flow.

  • Bellied pipe - a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste.

  • Leaking joints - the seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.

  • Root infiltration - tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line, preventing normal cleaning and/or have damaged the line.

  • Off-grade pipe - existing pipes are constructed of substandard material that may have deteriorated or corroded.

Crushed Pipe

Broken Pipe

Root Infiltration

No Digging!


Roto-Rooter technicians and plumbers are fully trained in the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to solve all of your plumbing and drain problems, including the issues indicated above. We have developed advanced technologies which often allows us to diagnose and repair these problems with minimal damage to the surrounding areas. Some of these special techniques include:

Trenchless Repair


Traditional Pipe Repair Method

Pipe Bursting

With the traditional repair method, sewer line repairs are typically performed using the "open cut" or "trench" method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe. A backhoe may be used to open and refill the work area.

Thanks to Roto-Rooter's Trenchless Repair methods, sewer line replacement doesn't mean destroyed yards, ruined driveways or devastated parking lots.

Roto-Rooter's Trenchless Repair causes less damage than traditional repair methods. Trenchless Repair is our next step in quality sewer maintenance with less environmental impact. Our Roto-Rooter Trenchless Repair methods include:

Pipe Bursting

Pipe Bursting means making small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends. Using your broken sewer line as a guide, our hydraulic machine pulls full-sized replacement pipe through the old path and breaks up the damaged pipe at the same time. The new pipe is highly resistant to leaks and root intrusion, with a long life expectancy.

Pipe Relining


Pipe with Root Damage


Relined Pipe

Relining is the process of repairing damaged sewer pipes by creating a "pipe within a pipe" to restore function and flow. Epoxy relining materials mold to the inside of the existing pipe to create a smooth new inner wall, similar to the lining found in food cans.

 

 

 

Many times, pipe relining can be performed through a building's clean-out access and often requires little digging. Pipe relining may be used to repair root-damaged pipes, seal cracks and holes, fill in missing pipe and seal joint connections underground, in roof drain pipes, in storm lines and under concrete. The relined pipe is seamless and durable, and all materials used in the relining process are non-hazardous.


Get more information on Trenchless Pipe Repair (pdf)

What is Spot Repair?

Roto-Rooter uses Perma-Liner’s durable pipe liner to reline damaged areas of pipe—all without digging! Unlike other lining systems that require relining an entire pipe, Perma-Liner can target and reline specific parts of a pipe.

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After
Roto-Rooter Uses Perma-Liner’s Advanced Pipe Relining System which uses the highest quality materials and a state of the art process.

Cost Effective
Spot repair saves time and money by eliminating digging and fixing only the sections of a line that need to be fixed.

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After

Benefits of Spot Repair

  • No Digging
  • Minimal property damage
  • No risk of damage to nearby existing pipes
  • Reduced downtime during repairs
  • 50-year life expectancy
  • Non-hazardous materials preserve the environment
  • Relined pipe cannot be penetrated by roots
  • Five-year guarantee* on materials and workmanship
  • Bridge missing pipe sections
  • Increased flow efficiency


    Get more information on Spot Repair (PDF)

Not Only Is Your Satisfaction Guaranteed*
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service of Southwest Michigan is ready to help you with prompt 24-Hour Emergency Service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In Your Home Or Your Business
Master Plumber
License 81-09893
Certified Backflow Tester
License 97-166

We are locally owned and operated, and have been serving Southwest Michigan since 1935
Roto-Rooter of Southwest Michigan is a Division of Dale W. Hubbard, Inc. Service Group
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