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3 Reasons Your Seattle Home Could be Experiencing Low Water Pressure

By FULL BORE STAFF | August 9, 2019

Low water pressure often proves to be more than just a common inconvenience. There are a number of reasons that your Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, or Bellevue, WA  home might suffer from low water pressure. If you start to notice these kinds of issues propping up in your home, be sure to contact a plumbing professional like Full Bore Trenchless as soon as possible. The speed with which you contact maintenance professionals is critical to the health of your water heater and the overall health of your home.  Low Water Pressure Can Result From Leaks and Fractures In some cases, low water pressure can result from leaks and fractures in your plumbing systems. Cracks in your feedlines can cause water and sewage to flow into areas of your property where they ought not be. The increased cost of water usage, the outright expense of the property damage, and numerous other problems…

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How Excavation Properly Restores Your Sewer and Drain Pipes

By FULL BORE STAFF | May 2, 2019

Excavating for sewer and drain repairs often comes with a negative connotation. Property owners want to avoid digging to preserve their landscaping and get the job done quickly. Unfortunately, not every sewer and drain repair works that way. While the Full Bore Trenchless team explores all possible solutions before recommending excavation, it is a necessary solution in some instances. Reasons For Excavation When our skilled technicians decide excavation is needed, it is likely because of one of the following reasons: Project includes installation of new water or sewer pipes Repair needed of severely damaged sewer and drain pipes Complete water line replacement Lateral line replacement Before the excavation work begins, our technicians will perform a sewer camera inspection to properly diagnose your pipe and carefully determine what type of excavation services you need. Excavation Services From Full Bore Trenchless For Seattle excavation services, Full Bore Trenchless is the most reliable…

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Why Inspect Your Seattle Drains in the Spring

By FULL BORE STAFF | May 2, 2019

Seattle pipe inspection shouldn’t be reserved for when your plumbing system begins to malfunction. Scheduling a professional drain inspection for your home plumbing will allow you to detect small issues before they evolve into major catastrophes. After a long, cold winter, your pipes may have shifted or become misaligned. Either challenge can easily lead to a pipe leak or complete break. A drain inspection during the spring months lets you see any changes that occurred during the winter and ensure you make any necessary changes before the summer months. Reasons to Inspect Your Drain Pipes The Full Bore Trenchless technicians will perform a camera inspection with a high-resolution camera that reveals common problems, like why your drains release slowly, why the water pressure is low, and what makes the garbage disposal constantly smell like sewage. Having your drains and pipes professionally inspected should be a part of your annual plumbing…

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Why Excavation is an Important Pipe Repair Service

By FULL BORE STAFF | April 5, 2019

There are times where we can inspect and repair the pipes on your Seattle property through trenchless means. This means that we can access your pipes from one small area of your property and fix the problem. However, this is not always possible. There are times where we will need to excavate the pipe to figure out the problem. Thankfully, the experienced team here at Full Bore, Inc. knows how to excavate with precision to get your pipes repaired in no time. Times Where Excavation is Necessary Most of the time, we can come in and cause minimal disruption to your property when we need to check what is going on with your pipes. However, there are times where your pipe problems just do not show up on our high-def sewer cameras. In those cases, we need to create a trench and look at the pipe in question. Once we…

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5 Benefits of Trenchless Repairs

By FULL BORE STAFF | February 1, 2019

While trenchless repairs have been around for several decades, this method of pipe repair has only continued to revolutionize the industry and grown to become a more practical method of repair. These repairs not only take less time than traditional techniques that require excavation, but they also are more efficient and accurate. Here are the top 5 benefits of trenchless repairs: They are a more time efficient manner of repair. If you had a broken pipeline, traditional repair methods often required excavation on your property to access the damaged area. This usually required permits, more labor, and extensive time planning. With trenchless technology, we are able to perform accurate inspections and repairs all by accessing the inside of your pipes through an existing access point. They are extremely precise and accurate. Trenchless camera technology allows us to get a detailed perspective of your pipelines so that we can eliminate any guesswork and…

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Difference Between Pressurized Pipes and Non Pressurized Pipes

By FULL BORE STAFF | August 28, 2018

Full Bore specializes in two plumbing pipes that are a staple in any house – sewer drain pipes and water supply pipes. Water Supply Pipes Fresh water is supplied to your home via a water line connected to a well or the water company’s service pipeline. Water pipes are constantly under pressure, which is lost for every 1/2 lb per square inch for each foot that extends further from the supply. When the water arrives at the destination, it gets diverted to either the hot or cold water pipe which runs parallel to each other. Sewer Drain Pipes Drain, waste, and vent pipes and the waste drainage system makes use of gravity to ferry out household waste material to the municipal treatment line. A vertical set of pipes called the soil stack carries out waste to the main drain, normally located underground towards a septic tank or further away to…

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Different Best Types of Sewer Pipe Line Materials for Seattle Washington

By FULL BORE STAFF | June 29, 2018

There are an overwhelming amount of sewer lines, of all things. Clothes, bell peppers, and types of bread, sure. But sewer lines? That’s why Full Bore Trenchless is here to help you choose. We are here to help you figure out which type of sewer line is best for you. The most frequently seen types of pipes are: Cast iron Asbestos and cement PVC Galvanized steel Concrete HDPE Each different pipe comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Cast iron: Cast iron pipes are most typically used because they’re very, very strong. They can withstand the weight of stones and dirt without breaking, which makes them great for commercial, industrial, residential, or municipal properties. They rust and corrode quickly, however, and that can cause the pipe to wearout and decrease in diameter over the years. That causes the pipes to clog. These pipes are most recommended for indoor use, not recommended for…

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Are You at Risk from Lead Pipes in Your Vintage Seattle Home?

By FULL BORE STAFF | July 24, 2017

The latest Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) water quality report shows, on average, that lead is below the level that requires action in Seattle homes but, bear in mind, that’s an average. Some homes may have discernable lead levels above the threshold the EPA considers actionable. You can have your household water tested for lead for less than $50. Does your home have lead in the pipes? If your home is in the city of Seattle and built between 1965 and 1980, there may be lead solder in your pipes. Homes built before the 1940s might have lead connectors as well. In 1980, the city of Seattle banned lead-based plumbing materials and King County banned in 1985. It wasn’t until 1987 that the rest of Washington state instituted the same ban. The Seattle Times reported recently that high levels of lead were found in several older Tacoma homes recently. It’s not…

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Sewer Pipe Leaks and Storm Water Causes Natural Issues

By FULL BORE STAFF | June 30, 2017

Roughly one-third of Seattle has old pipes called “combined” pipes that serve for both storm water and sewage waste. Aged pipes and infrastructure are a risk to Seattle’s water and wildlife when the sewers are taxed beyond their capacity. When sewage flow exceeds the capacity of the pipes, it overflows and can run out into bodies of water which threatens wildlife. The sewage overflow is not usually severe enough to kill animals but can alter the ecosystem and impact long-term survivability. This pollution isn’t a constant but is sporadic and based on the volume of storm water. But when overflow occurs, it can create a hotspot of pollution in our waters. That’s not good for wildlife – and it’s not good for people either. Any time you see oil on the water, cigarette butts floating, or other litter, that’s pollution that puts birds, fish, and other animals at risk. Some…

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Sewer Risks for Older Seattle Buildings

By FULL BORE STAFF | February 7, 2017

Seattle Public Utilities says no to “flushable” wipes Seattle Public Utilities General Manager Mami Hara advises on Seattle.gov that all types of wipes including “baby, surface, disinfecting, cleaning, flushable” should go in the garbage and not down your toilet. Hara writes, “They can clog sewer pipes.” The Seattle Public Utility also says not to put these wipes in with recycling, yard waste or food waste. Across the country in Pittsburgh, one borough has replaced two of its giant water station pumps because they’ve been burned out by “flushable” wipes that did tens of thousand dollars’ worth of damage. That’s money down the drain, quite literally, but it’s even worse when that cash is coming out of your wallet because your sewer pipes are the ones clogged. No wipe is “flushable” Don’t believe the ads you see on TV or what’s written on the package of any wipe that advertises itself…

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