Commercial & Residential

inspection, cleaning and repairs for commercial establishments, multi-unit residential developments and individual homeowners

Empipe offers sanitary and storm water collection system inspection, cleaning and repairs for commercial establishments, multi-unit residential developments and individual homeowners. Our trained, certified technicians use a host of CCTV inspection cameras that record as they travel down every inch of your drain lines. We can then clean these lines using augers, water jetting and cutters to break down and remove obstructions. Empipe can then make repairs using trenchless methods and equipment when we find damaged or underperforming lines.

Aging and new commercial as well as residential buildings are subject to blockages and flow restrictions. Empipe can identify, remove and repair problems caused by:

Accumulation of solids

that have built up in the lines from fats, oils, grease, dirt, bones, tampons, paper towels, diapers, broken dishware, garbage, concrete, and other debris

Structural Defects

in pipes and maintenance holes, significant sags or bellies in the main, cracks, holes, protruding lateral pipes, misaligned, offset and open pipe joints, and collapsing pipe sections

Undersized sewer pipes

a growing issue that finds existing sewer systems overloaded due to new sewer hook-ups, underground water infiltration, and illegal roof and yard drain connections

Inflow and infiltration (I&I)

which occurs as a sewer system ages. Cracked and broken sewer lines and maintenance holes can allow groundwater to enter the system. In addition to groundwater, illegal stormwater connections and roof downspouts add rainwater to the sewer system. This additional volume is called inflow and infiltration. During a heavy rain, this can cause overflows, backups and basement flooding.

Root intrusion

which tends to occur in the older areas of any city or rural area where trees are more established. The systems servicing these areas consist of older asbestos cement and clay tile pipes. These usually lack permanent joint seals, allowing roots to penetrate and fill the pipes with a root mass that obstructs the free flow of water.