Resolve Rooter Delivers Top Notch Trenchless Jobs

October 15th, 2014

Do you have a large scale sewer or water line job that you need done, but you don’t want your property and lawn torn up in the process? Here at Resolve Rooter we pride ourselves in doing trenchless jobs the right way without tearing up a lawn or having to dig large, unsightly trenches. With the new technology and a little of our expertise you can have the work you need done without the usual property damage that’s incurred during subterranean work. Resolve Rooter Trenchless Job

Do you have a large scale water line or sewer line job that requires coordination with local municipalities? We have experience doing that! Do you have to go under a state highway or city property? Resolve can help with any of these jobs and more, and we even offer great financing options. Main water line replacement and trenchless technology go hand in hand, why dig a trench when you can take advantage of this new technology. It will have your water flowing and your problem fixed without all the hassle.Resolve Rooter Highlands Job

Call us today and find out why we are the experts and why our Bucks County and Montgomery County customers trust us with even the biggest of jobs, if you want to get the job done with minimal damage to your property then call us today!

The Difference That Intelligent Water Heaters Can Make

October 14th, 2014

A water heater doesn’t just have to be a water heater: advances in technology have developed “intelligent water heaters” that have greatly extended lives and precautions to stop damage from accidental leaks. You will have less worry from your water heater suffering from early corrosion and needing a replacement before you get the most use out of it.

If you are interested in installation of an intelligent water heater in Scranton, PA, you cannot turn to just any company. Resolve Rooter has teamed up with Performance Metals to offer intelligent water heaters for customers looking for a system that is easier to maintain than a standard water heater, with an Intelligent Anode™ and additional protection against leaks. Call us today to learn more about these advanced options for receiving hot water in your home.

What makes an intelligent water heater different

In order to delay corrosion entering a water heater’s tank, each unit comes equipped with an anode rod that attracts corrosion to it instead of the tank. This rod eventually “sacrifices” itself by deteriorating from corrosion in place of the tank. But there is a problem with this method: once the rod is depleted (which takes about 5–6 years), corrosion will then have free reign to affect the tank. Regular maintenance will usually catch this and replace the anode in time—but not always, and corrosion can start to affect the tank even before the rod is depleted.

The Intelligent Anode™ inside an intelligent water heater takes away the uncertainty and flaws of the standard sacrificial anode rod. When the anode rod is approaching the end of its service life, it will let out an audible signal that it is time to call for professional replacement. This small difference—taking care of the anode rod early—can sometimes double the average lifespan of a water heater.

In addition to the Intelligent Anode™, intelligent water heaters have leak monitors so you won’t have to use clues and guesswork to discover that the system has started to leak. An automatic shut off valve will turn off the water heater when it detects leaking, so even if you aren’t home you will have protection thanks to the leak monitor.

Contact us for intelligent water heater services

You can have a new intelligent water heater in Scranton, PA installed for your home, or you can call Resolve Rooter to retro-fit your current water heater for this technology.

We take pride in the services we offer, and we will provide you with a free estimate for whatever work you need done. Make us your first call for all your water heater needs.

Is “No Dig” Technology the Same as Trenchless Technology?

October 13th, 2014

You might have heard about “no dig” technology for replacing residential water and sewer lines. Instead of relying on massive digging equipment to rip open yards and lawns to reach the buried pipes, “no dig” methods can access the old and damaged pipes and replacing them in a way that leaves the property around a home looking that same as before.

You may have also heard about trenchless technology, which also can perform sewer line and water line replacement work without tearing open deep trenches. Is this the same thing a “no dig” technology?

The simple answer: “yes.” However, “no dig” technology actually does involve a bit of digging—but nothing that will ruin your yard, gardens, or walkways. The work of trenchless technology is so speedy and unobtrusive that it might as well be a “no dig” job.

Not all companies offer no dig technology in Hatboro, PA and the surrounding areas, but Resolve Rooter does. Call us when you need water and sewer line replacement, and we will put the best in trenchless technology to work for you.

Here’s how a “no dig” project works:

The technicians come to a home and detach the line requiring replacement from where it enters the house. Then they locate the spot where the pipeline passes across the property line and out to municipal system (where it is no longer the concern of the homeowners, but of the utility company). The trenchless experts make a small excavation at this point—the only digging done during “no dig”—to reach the end of the pipe. They disconnect it and hook up a hydraulic device to open pipe. The hydraulics then draws a pipe liner through from the other end, setting it in place. A “pipe burster” is dragged via chain through the pipe liner, expanding it so that it shatters the older pipe, and the liner replaces it as the new pipe. The technicians attach the new pipe in the house and outside, and all they have to do to cover all traces that they were ever there is to fill in and re-landscape the small hole.

In all, the process requires a few hours, and the property looks the same as it did before, as if no digging were done at all. Compare that to the multiple days it takes to perform standard pipe replacement, and the huge trenches that shred up the property, and you can see why people are turning to “no dig” technology instead to get the job done.

Resolve Rooter is ready to take on your sewer line or water line replacement job with our no dig technology in Hatboro, PA. Contact us today!

Is Trenchless Technology Right for Every Water Line Repair?

October 8th, 2014

What is trenchless technology? It’s an advance in plumbing that originally started in the hard rock mining industry as a way to laterally bore through rock, and which eventually moved into the world of residential plumbing. Thanks to trenchless technology, plumbers no longer need to rip open the yard of a home in order to reach a damaged water line for repairs or replacements. Instead, they only need to dig one or two small holes to access the end of the pipeline, then slip a new pipeline inside it using a hydraulic device. Afterwards, a “pipe bursters” travels through the new line, expanding it so it breaks apart the old pipe and replacing it. The plumber only needs to fill in the small excavated sections to restore a home to the way it was before—and the job usually only requires one day of work.

At Resolve Rooter, we support trenchless technology as one of the most effective ways to have water line repairs done. But does this mean that every problem with a water line requires calling for trenchless work? Not necessarily. When you contact us, we will find the most effective and speediest way to do the repair work. Whether you need trenchless water line repair in Allentown, PA or some other type of repair work, you can trust in our trained technicians.

Options for water line repairs

Trenchless technology is most effective for larger repair problems with a water main, such as a significant break in the pipe resulting in water rising up onto your yard of through the sidewalk. It is also the best way to handle a full water line replacement, which is often necessary if you live in an older home with a water line made from outdated material (steel, iron) the will start to corrode and lead to leaks and a contaminated water supply.

However, plumbers can investigate smaller water line troubles and find that there are even simpler solutions to the problem than using trenchless technology. For example, infiltration of roots into a water line—a common problem—can be eliminated with some basic, non-intrusive procedures if it is caught in time. This is why you should always call professionals for assistance the moment you notice anything amiss with the water coming from the municipal supply (low water pressure, discoloration, etc.).

In most cases, trenchless water line repair in Allentown, PA is the best option: with experts handling the work, it will go fast and provide almost no disruption to your property or your daily routines.

For the best in trenchless technology from a team with years of experience, call the professionals at Resolve Rooter.

How High Pressure Water Jetting Protects Your Plumbing

October 6th, 2014

One of the ways to maintain a healthy plumbing system in your business is to keep the pipes as clean as possible. Unfortunately, the wastewater pipes in a business are under a constant assault from the debris that goes down them, particularly from soap scum, hair, and organic material like grease, fat and oil. Build-up over time will threaten plumbing with issues such as slow drains, clogs, and spikes in water pressure, all of which can lead to disastrous flooding and backup in the fixtures.

Drain cleaning will take care of these issues, and the best method available for this is using high pressure water, also known as hydro-jetting. No other drain cleaning technique is so effective and yet so safe for your plumbing.

The benefits of high pressure water jetting

Hydro-jetting works by scouring the inside of a pipe with a stream of water placed at extremely high pressure (usually in excess of 7000 psi). The hydro-jetting equipment uses a motor to put water at high pressure, and it then blasts out through a long hose that a plumber sends down into drains. The water passes through a special nozzle that directs the high pressure spray in different directions to affect as much of the interior of the drain or sewer line as possible.

This powerful action will eliminate almost any kind of contamination that can develop inside a pipe: grease, soap scum, even mineral deposits from hard water. It will also pose no threat to the pipes themselves, which gives it an advantage over rooters, which if used improperly can break through pipes. In addition to eliminating issues from build-up inside pipes, high pressure water jetting provides such a complete cleaning that it will help prevent the debris from returning. The piping will be in “like-new” condition after professionals finish with hydro-jetting.

And we have to emphasize professionals. You cannot purchase water jetting equipment and use it on your own. Although high pressure water jetting is safe for your pipes, it isn’t safe for you or your employees. Water at pressures above 7000 psi can be very harmful, and professionals are not only specially trained to use the equipment so it poses little danger, but they also wear special gear and protective eyewear to keep themselves safe while doing the work.

If your business’ plumbing is suffering from an accumulation of gunk, sewage, and other troublesome issues, the answer may be to schedule high pressure water jetting in New Jersey from Resolve Rooter. We will handle all the drain and sewer jetting necessary to give you the healthy plumbing your commercial property depends on.

For fast and effective high pressure water jetting in New Jersey for your commercial property, call on the technologically experienced team at Resolve Rooter today.

How to Tell that Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement Is the Right Service for Your Home

October 1st, 2014

If you have ever seen a residential property undergoing sewer line repair or replacement work, you’ll have an idea of what an enormous task it is and how much labor and time it requires. Because sewer lines and buried beneath the property around a house, heavy digging equipment must tear open a trench to allow the plumbers to access the old line. This trenches must run from the side of the house all the way to the edge of property line where the sewer pipe enters the municipal system. The digging does extensive damage to lawns, yards, gardens, walkways, and may take a few days to complete… and many months before the property is restored to its original state.

There is another option, however, and not all plumbing companies have the equipment or knowledge to perform it: trenchless technology. If you want trenchless sewer line replacement in Media, PA instead of a huge excavation project, call the technicians at Resolve Rooter. We specialize in trenchless technology.

You may think, “But is trenchless replacement possible for my home?” After all, most homes still use standard digging for pipe replacement, and the idea of replacing any underground pipe without opening up a large trench to read it sounds strange.

However, trenchless is the right service if you need to have an old sewer line replaced. The technique is actually a simple one: the plumbers place a pipe liner through the old sewer line pipe from an access point inside the house. They then dig a small hole at the edge of the property line that permits them to reach the other end of the pipeline. A hydraulic device pulls the pipe liner all the way through the old pipe and sets it in place. Then a “pipe burster” is forced through the line on a chain, expanding the liner to burst apart the old pipe. The liner takes the shattered pipe’s place and becomes the new sewer line. The whole process can be done in only a few hours.

So why doesn’t every home have this service done if it’s always the optimal choice to digging? It’s because not all plumbing companies can handle the work. It requires special equipment and training, and only contractors dedicated to the service offer it.

At Resolve Rooter, we take pride in our extensive work using trenchless technology.

You will have a hard time finding a company in Media, PA for trenchless line replacement with more skill and experience than us. When you need to put in a new sewer line (or water line), call us right away.

How to Minimize the Impact of Repiping on Your Home

September 29th, 2014

Repiping a home (also called “replumbing”) is often necessary to replace the worn and outdated plumbing common for houses built pre-1970. Galvanized steel, once the most common material for plumbing, tends to corrode over time, and now copper and various plastic pipes such as CPVC and PEX are preferred for their durability and flexibility. Lead pipes and cast iron pipes are common in pre-World War II homes, and these should also be replaced. Repiping is sometimes required to replace plumbing systems that were poorly installed in the first place and which suffer from constant leaking, or for plumbing that has sustained irreparable damage from hard water.

A repiping job is one of the large plumbing installations you might need for a home, and the potential for the work to disrupt your living space is large.

How to make repiping in your home easier

The essential step to lower that effect of a repiping job is to entrust the work to the best professionals you can find. Do not go with amateurs. You must not only hire licensed plumbers, but licensed plumbers with extensive experience performing plumbing installation jobs and knowledgeable about the high-end equipment to make the work possible without damaging your home. For example, trenchless pipe replacement makes the job of replacing water and sewer lines—both of which are buried down beneath your property—possible without extensive digging.

Professionals will begin a job with a thorough inspection of the plumbing in a home to locate all the pipes and find the easiest way to access them without large-scale disruption to the building material. The plumbers will need to cut open sections of drywall and flooring to reach the older pipes, but the thorough job planning and use of technology will kept this intrusive work down to a minimum. You can expect the work to take 2 to 3 days, during which the plumbers will make every effort to keep your water running.

Contact us for repiping and other plumbing installation services

You can trust to Resolve Rooter for your repiping in Princeton, whether for a small area or for your entire home. We will perform a free plumbing inspection to help you decide if you need repiping, and we offer flat rate pricing so you always know what you will pay before the work starts. We have 35 years of experience handling plumbing jobs large and small.

When you need repiping in Princeton, NJ, come to an experienced team familiar with the job and with technology to do it fast while protecting your home: Resolve Rooter.

How Trenchless Technology Helps You with Electrical Conduit Installation

September 24th, 2014

If you know about trenchless technology, you probably think of it primarily in connection with plumbing. Trenchless “no-dig” technology allows skilled plumbers with the right equipment to replace worn and damaged sewer and water lines without using enormous trench-digging equipment that tears open yards and lawns for almost a week. Using a pipe liner and a hydraulic system to pull the liner through the older damaged pipe, followed by a “pipe-burster” drawn through the the new pipe liner to expand it and burst apart the old pipe, trenchless technology only requires technicians to make a few holes in a homeowner’s property to get the job done.

But trenchless technology has more applications than for plumbing; in fact, it was originally invented as a way to facilitate mining. One of the most useful applications that Resolve Rooter offers in Pennsylvania is electrical conduit installation. Contact us today to learn more about how we handle this beneficial service.

Electrical Conduits and Trenchless Technology

The outbuildings around a home, such as supply sheds and barns, may not receive electrical power from your house. Although you can set up generators to provide them with electricity, a more convenient long-term solution is to run power lines from your home out to these structures. You can mount the wires overhead, but this is unattractive-looking and creates the danger of the lines falling during a storm. A better option is to rely on trenchless lateral burrowing to lay the conduits underground. The task takes only a short time to perform and will leave your property with electrical lines that are protected from the elements and removed from where they can cause harm if something goes wrong.

When you contact trenchless technology professionals for installing electrical conduits, the technicians will first help you pick the right conduits for the job (flexible, rigid, etc.) and then handle the work so it is done correctly and safely. You should have little worries once the job is finished. However, should you ever require repair work performed or underground conduits replaced, make sure that you contact the same professionals to take care of the task. Not only are the technicians necessary to access the conduits with trenchless technology, but you should never attempt electrical repairs of any sort on your own.

Trenchless technology is one of our specialties at Resolve Rooter.

Resolve Rooter handles sewer and water line installation and replacement, and we will assist you with electrical conduit installation in Pennsylvania whenever you need it.

Common Problems Found in the Sewer Line During Video Pipe Inspection

September 22nd, 2014

One of the most useful devices in a professional plumber’s toolkit is the video pipe inspection camera. This consists of a miniaturized camera and powerful LED light mounted on a long length of flexible fiber-optic cable. The camera can snake down the full length of a sewer line all the way to the municipal sewer pipe, and it sends back images to a monitor where the plumber can visually inspect the pipe interior. Problems that were once nearly impossible to pinpoint and identify are now simple to detect thanks to this technology.

When you need sewer line repair in New Jersey, call professional and experienced plumbers who use video pipe inspection equipment to make the job go faster and ensure that the right repairs are done. The team at Resolve Rooter is here to help you any time of the day or night for the drain and sewer work you need.

What the video pipe inspection equipment might find

With a skilled plumber holding the monitor, a video pipe inspection camera can identify almost any trouble inside a sewer line:

  • Root infiltration: One of the more useful functions of video pipe inspection is discovering that the blockage inside a sewer line comes from the growth of tree roots into the pipe. This is unfortunately a common occurrence, but if identified early enough it sometimes can be resolved without requiring intrusive repair work.
  • Corrosion: Galvanized steel pipes are common for older homes; if you live in a house built pre-World War II you almost certainly have a steel pipe for your sewer line (unless it was already replaced). Although steel is a tough material, it is also susceptible to corrosion over time. Identifying corrosion that is affecting the sewer line using camera equipment will inform you that the best course of action is to have the old pipe replaced entirely with a new copper line.
  • Leaking: If the pipes sustain damage (which can happen due to roots and corrosion, but also from construction mistakes or land shifting from slides and heavy rain) it will leak to leaks allowing sewage into the ground and eventual sewage back-ups. Once a video camera locates the leaks, the plumbers will know where to apply repairs and the best way to execute them.

Call us for quality, high-technology plumbing services

Sewer line repair in New Jersey isn’t something you can delay, since it will threaten to shut down your home’s waste drainage entirely and send sewage into the basement or foundations.

When you suspect you have a damaged or blocked sewer line, call Resolve Rooter and we will use the best technology available to get the job done fast and right.

How Long Will It Take to Replace My Water Line Using Trenchless Technology?

September 17th, 2014

For many years, the basic method that plumbers used to replace water lines for homes and businesses was to use power digging equipment to tear open deep trenches to access the buried line. Although extensive digging does effectively handle the job of repairing or replacing a water pipe, it also takes a few days to complete and requires turning the property around a home into an unattractive zone that resembles an archaeological dig. Even after the work is completed, it can take months to restore lawns and gardens to their original state.

Enter trenchless technology: originally developed in the 1930s for mining work, it eventually moved into residential plumbing when the techniques became fine-tuned enough that they could be used for the water and sewer lines for homes. Not all plumbing companies offer trenchless water line replacement, and you should only rely on technicians highly experienced with this technology, since improper use could cause serious damage to the existing plumbing.

Trust to Resolve Rooter for trenchless technology in Trenton, PA: we have 35 years of experience replacing water and sewer lines.

How long can I expect this to take?

As with any large plumbing project, there is no definitive answer to how long a trenchless water line job will take. We can say this for certain: it will take up far less time than standard excavating.

To give you a sense of the work involved and how much time it can consume, here is a brief rundown on how the process works:

Plumbers locate the spot on the property where the water line crosses under the property line and into the street (where it becomes the responsibility of the utility company). They then dig a small hole to reach the end of the water line, remove it from the main line, and attach a hydraulic device onto it. Inside the home, the plumbers detach the water line where it enters the interior plumbing. They insert a new pipe liner inside the old pipe. The hydraulic device then pulls the liner all the way through the old pipe and sets it in place. A torpedo-shaped metal bursting head attached to a cable is then pulled through the new line, expanding it and causing the old line to burst apart. The new line has now replaced the old one, and the plumbers attach it to the existing plumbing and fill in the single hole and re-landscape it.

The average amount of time this takes: one day.

If you encounter water line trouble and require replacement work, would you rather risk three or four days of large-scale digging and weeks of recovery time for your yard, or a one day job that leaves your property almost untouched? We think we know what you’ll choose, and for excellent trenchless technology in Trenton, PA, call Resolve Rooter.