What Does Plumbing Excavation Entail?

Wow, there’s a lot of information out there on the world wide web. You’ve probably been searching all night for what encompasses plumbing excavation, but you’re at a loss. With the rise of the internet comes the difficulty of choosing the right team for the job, especially if you’re unsure as to what the job entails!

Relax and take a deep breath. You don’t need to know all about this kind of work to choose the right team.

So, what would our plumbing excavation look like, and why would you choose us? Those are excellent questions that we seek to answer if you just keep reading!

The Process

Plumbing systems are mostly located underground. This isn’t by accident, it’s so that your pipes don’t have to endure the harsh weather conditions that the rest of our property does. Underground, things are relatively consistent, dry, and there are fewer animals and people that can do harm to it. So, we have to dig in order to set up your home’s plumbing system, and that requires some serious excavation.

This takes a lot of time, machinery, and expertise to the point where you never want to have your property excavated twice. It’s imperative that your plumbing excavation services are performed by pros so the job is done perfectly the first time. Otherwise, you’ll see a lot more of your lawn dug up than you’d like.


It doesn’t stop there! Where we dig is a critical aspect of plumbing excavation. For instance, if you’ve got a lot of forestation and trees on your property, then we’re going to have to curb our services around that. Tree roots can become an insidious problem for your plumbing system since they often infiltrate pipes and cause water pressure to drop or sewage to leak. This type of problem can usually be avoided during excavation as long as it’s performed by a trained professional.

So how does our team deal with these complicated excavation problems differently from our competitors?

For starters, we use some of the most high-tech equipment around in order to understand the chemical makeup of the soil on your property, where trees and rocks are located, and the easiest path your plumbing can take. By using high-tech equipment, our plumbing excavation services tend to require less time than our competitors, and they usually go off without a hitch, which is a huge boon!

We’re also extremely communicative about our work. We’ve got experience in this field, which means we know what we’re doing and how to properly excavate your soil and set up a plumbing system. We’re going to ask you all of the relevant questions necessary to gather the right information for this work. We’re sorry if this seems intimidating, but wouldn’t you rather have a team on the job that’s as thorough as we are?

The Different Ways Pipeline Inspection can be Conducted

One of the biggest frustrations with keeping plumbing pipes in good condition is the difficulty inherent in diagnosing them. When a problem develops in one of your pipes, you’re probably not going to be able to tell just by looking at it. That is, unless you have a lot of exposed piping on your property, or you like to dig them up on a regular basis. Most homeowners don’t realize that their pipes are even having issues until the damage is already done, and has begun to spread to the surrounding areas. For that reason, it’s a good idea to schedule pipeline inspection at least once a year. There are a number of different pipeline inspection techniques that can be used to isolate problems with the plumbing.



The simplest method of conducting video pipe inspections. A pushcam is a camera on the end of a long cord, which is pushed into the pipe manually by the operator. The camera records a live feed of the pipe, and transmits it back to the plumber conducting the inspection. When the inspection is complete, the pushcam is manually retrieved. Pushcam inspections are a quick and easy way to scope out a mainline like your water or sewer line. However, it has almost no maneuverability. That can be a problem in certain parts of the system.

Lateral Launch Cam

If the plumber needs to inspect an area besides a main line, a lateral launch camera may be used. This is a robot with a secondary camera on it. The robot moves down the mainline until it reaches the branch line that needs to be inspected. At that point, the unit launches a secondary camera to inspect the offshoot. Lateral launch cameras are a great way to get a much more comprehensive look at the pipes that serve your home, and to make sure that no problems go unnoticed.

Solo Cam

While pushcams and lateral launch cams are attached to long cords, solo cams are completely independent. These remote-controlled units are free to move back and forth through the pipe system. While they are not as far-reaching as lateral launch cameras, they are much more nimble than pushcams. These are growing increasingly popular, as plumbers are beginning to realize the benefits of a more autonomous camera system.

Sonde Location

A sonde locator is a little battery-powered pod, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, attached to a cord. The sonde is inserted into the pipe system, and gives off an electromagnetic field while it’s operating. That field is measured by a separate device aboveground, which is used to trace the path of the pipe. This is useful for determining the exact location of problems like clogs and leaks, so that they can be fixed.

Trust a local company to handle your commercial plumbing and drain needs

You’re certainly not going to try to make major repairs to a commercial plumbing system on your own, and it’s not something we would recommend for a maintenance crew with only general handyman experience. It’s a good idea to have the number of a commercial plumbing company you trust on hand so that you can make repairs as needed and ensure that they are done right.

Things to Look for in a Plumbing Company

  • Choose a company that offers all of the commercial services you’ll need. When searching around for the right plumber for your business, you want to look for a company that specializes in commercial properties, not one that only has experience in residential plumbing. You don’t want to find out, for example, that the plumbing company you hired to fix your leaky sinks cannot offer the grease trap service you need next week. Do your research, and see that the company offers the services you’ll need later on.
  • Find a company big enough to provide service when you need it. There are plenty of local companies out there that are small enough to have friendly, reliable technicians and staff, but big enough to provide service when you need it. Many companies offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services, and a quality company should have convenient and reasonable scheduling times that make sense for your business.
  • Work with a team you can trust. When you call a commercial plumbing company to handle your needs, you want it to have someone there who you’ll want to come back and provide service the next time something goes wrong. Calling a new company each time you need service—contractors who are not familiar with the layout of your plumbing, your past services, or the nature of your business—may not be able to provide the level of service you want. Find someone trustworthy, with positive reviews and a history in the area, so that you can feel confident you’ll have a plumber you want to call back time and time again.