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Why You Should Get Video Pipe Inspection Before Final Paving

video pipe inspection before final paving

If you’ve had work done on your pipes and are going to be repaving the ground above, having a CCTV video pipe inspection is always a good idea. There are a number of benefits to doing this. Most importantly, video pipe inspections are a cheap and easy way to pinpoint any problems with older underground pipes and make sure new pipes have been properly installed and won’t cause any future problems that might result in your pavement needing to be…

Dealing With a Frozen Sewer Line

Frozen Sewer Line

Can a Main Sewer Line Freeze? The simple answer to this question is yes. While it is less likely for your main sewer line to freeze than any of the individual pipes in your home, it can happen under certain freezing conditions. A frozen main sewer line can be catastrophic for every drain and plumbing fixture in your home, and if the pipe happens to burst, things can get even worse. All the sewage in the line can end up…

Why You Should Consider a Preventative Sewer Maintenance Program

Many people don’t put much thought into the health of their sewer lines until a problem appears. However, many common sewer line backup problems can be prevented with regular preventative maintenance. While some sewer clogs are unpredictable, certain things like root damage are easy to predict. Roots are alive and grow slowly over time. During maintenance, if it becomes clear that root damage could be a problem in the future, we have the tools and equipment necessary to avoid this…

5 Reasons to Avoid DIY Sewer Line Repair

Sewer Line Repair

When it comes to being a homeowner, there are some problems you’ll face where a DIY approach is a smart choice. It can usually save you money and you gain a handy new skill if the problem comes up again in the future. However, some DIY projects are not so simple and are best left to the professionals. Sewer line repair and other sewer related services can be complex and a person with no experience in plumbing or working with…

Understanding Different Types of Sewer Pipes

Understanding Different Types of Sewer Pipes

Since the dawn of sewer systems, the materials we use have become more varied. While it began with clay pipes, which are still used today, other materials have come to see wider use and are generally more reliable and easy to use. Certain pipes may work better in certain climates and locations. So, before you do work on your sewer systems, it can’t hurt to learn the common types of sewer pipes so you can make informed decisions. Common Types…

Dealing With Standing Water in Pipelines and in Your Yard

standing water

Stagnant or standing water may seem like a mild annoyance at first, but it can be a dangerous problem if left unchecked for long periods of time. Too much standing water can be a breeding ground for fungi, bacteria, mosquito larvae, and plenty of other nasty organisms. Standing water in your yard can damage plant life and standing water near your home can even affect the foundation in negative ways. If you notice standing water in your yard, especially if…

What is the Best Time for a Sewer Service Job?

Sewer pipes are an important part of our lives that we probably don’t think much about. “Out of sight out of mind” is a common phrase that certainly applies to sewer systems. So when is the best time to reach out to a sewer service company? Having work done on your sewer system before a serious issue arises is the best answer to that question, but we know that problems can arise out of nowhere. If you want to have…

Trenchless Technology vs. Traditional Excavation

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There was a time when excavating the area surrounding a pipe was necessary to do any legitimate repairs or replacement of the sewer system. While excavation is still a common method that is used today, advancements in technology have also provided trenchless repair and replacement options that can be cheaper, quicker, and most importantly, less intrusive. In order to fully assess whether excavation is necessary, a sewer line inspection is always a good idea. We’ll break down the situations where…

Signs of a Main Sewer Line Blockage

There are all sorts of pipes and utilities connected to your home, but the main sewer line is one of the most crucial parts of your plumbing. If it becomes damaged or blocked, it could lead to other property issues and in serious cases can be very expensive to rectify. The sooner you are able to detect that there is a problem, the greater the chance is of fixing it before it can become a huge hassle or expense. Ignoring…

Should You Replace Your Clay Sewer Pipes?

Clay Sewer Pipes

In the earliest days of plumbing systems, clay sewer pipes were the go-to material. It remained a popular choice for city plumbing and drainage systems all the way through the early 1900s. Given the rise of sturdier and more cost effective pipe materials in the modern age, is there any reason to stick with clay sewer pipes? We’ll break down the pros and cons. Are Clay Sewer Pipes Still Used Today? While the type of clay and the way it…

Factors That Affect Sewer Line Replacement Costs

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When you reach out to a sewer service company about doing work on your sewer lines, you are probably going to ask about what the whole thing will cost. However, they likely will not be able to provide you with a specific number because there are a variety of factors that affect the difficulty and speed of the work. In order to get a proper quote, a member of the North American Pipeline Services team can come to your home…

NAP Services Becomes Licensed Installer of The Quadex Lining System

North American Pipeline Services Becomes Licensed Installer of The Quadex Lining System (Houston, TX – September 20, 1028) The Vortex Companies recently announced the signing of North American Pipeline Services, LLC (NAP) as a new licensed installer of its Quadex Lining System (QLS) featuring GeoKrete® geopolymer. The QLS System is designed for the structural rehabilitation of large diameter pipe, culvert and other non-round infrastructure. “The increased acceptance of geopolymer lining as a preferred method of trenchless rehabilitation is driving interest…

Dealing With Tree Roots in Sewer Lines

tree roots

While most people wouldn’t think of it as a common problem, tree root growth is a major cause of blocked, damaged, and broken sewer pipes. North American Pipeline Services has provided sewer repair for tree root incursion and other damage and blockages for decades. We’ll break down what to do if your sewer line has been damaged by roots and what to do to prevent any blockages or damage from occurring in the future. Professional Sewer Line Tree Root Removal…

How Long Does a Sewer Pipe Repair Take?

Sewer Rehabilitation

Broken sewer pipes can be nasty business that you are going to want to have fixed as soon as possible. There are cases where sewer line damage can cause sewage to seep onto your property and make a real mess. On top of creating terrible odors, it can also lead to contamination which could lead to illness. If you need to have your sewer pipes repaired, you probably want to know how long it will take to fix. There isn’t…

What You Should Know About Underground Utility Repair

Underground Utility Repair

What are Underground Utilities? A utility is something that is provided by a public utility company which includes things like electrical, water, sewage, gas, etc. Underground utilities are the pipes and cables that transport these things to and from buildings and houses within a community. Performing an underground utility repair can be a complex process that can require excavation or digging to reach the damage. Without the proper equipment or properly locating all underground utilities in the area, attempts to…

What is Pipeline Integrity?

Pipeline Integrity

Pipeline integrity is about making sure a pipeline and all the components related to it are functioning properly and not at risk of failing. Essentially, pipeline integrity is about ensuring that pipelines are secure for many years to come. North American Pipeline has an expert team and state of the art equipment designed to properly test pipeline integrity and keep your water and sewer pipelines safe and secure for life. There are a number of services we provide to quickly…

Pipe Replacement in New Jersey

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If you own an older home in New Jersey or you are frequently dealing with plumbing issues in your home, it may be time for a pipe replacement. Many pipes from before the 70s and 80s are made with material that is outdated and has already reached the end of its lifespan. There are a few basic ways you can decide for yourself whether you need to reach out for pipe replacement services. Pipe Replacement Based on Age The pipes…

5 Signs You May Have a Broken Sewer Line

It can be difficult to realize when you have a sewer line issue before things get really dire. Your pipes are buried underground or hidden behind walls, so it isn’t a matter of just seeing a blockage or a break. Waiting for the worst to happen is not a great strategy, so we’ll break down some of the signs you should look for that may hint at a broken sewer line or blockage. You may need to have your sewer…

Catch Basin Cleaning

A catch basin, sometimes called a storm drain inlet or curb inlet, is a control measure in a storm drainage system that includes a grate or curb inlet where stormwater enters. The catch basin captures debris and sediment to keep your pipes and drains clean. Without proper catch basin cleaning and routine maintenance, your storm drain system will start to fill with debris and can cause problematic blockages or damage to the pipes. Do I Need Catch Basin Cleaning? If…

Who is Responsible for Sewer Line Repair in New Jersey?

When there is a blockage or break in a pipe in your home, it goes without saying that the responsibility will fall on you, the homeowner, to have it repaired or replaced. However, as the pipes move away from your home, it becomes a little less clear whose responsibility it is to make repairs. We don’t expect everyone to have this knowledge, so we’ll help you understand when sewer line repair becomes your problem, and when it is the responsibility…

NAP Acquires Allstate Power Vac, Inc.

December 18, 2017 Allstate Power Vac, Inc. (“Allstate”) has entered into an agreement pursuant to which North American Pipeline Services, LLC (“NAP”) acquired the lining division of Allstate Power Vac, Inc. in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States (the “Acquisition”). Since 2012, NAP’s goal to offer our clients a full spectrum of pipework services performed solely by NAP, including jet vac cleaning, CCTV inspections, no dig trenchless technology pipe rehabilitation, hydro-excavation, open excavation site work, pipe…

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