Sewer Lines & Replacement
Sewers are not a fun topic for anyone. It’s probably why the are often ignored, which is very dangerous. Why? Your sewer lines may have issues you’re not aware of. If these problems are not addressed, they’ll lead to far more serious problems down the line.
We are going to tell you want signs to look for before those bigger problems happen. Once or if you see them, let professional help correct problems early on.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair
Most people don’t want to spend their days thinking about sewers, which is why we’re in business. If you’ve ever imagined repairing a sewer, it probably sounded stressful and messy. Luckily, with our know how and modernized process, we take stress and mess out of the picture so you can rest easy.
Here’s what sewer line repair is all about and how we approach it.
What are signs you need to have your sewer lines looked at or replaced?
You know it’s time to call a professional to come examine your sewer lines when you:
- Smell the scent of waste.
- Find your drains are starting to run slower than normal.
- See damp spots around your yard that have nothing to do with the weather.
How do we decide whether to recommend replacing or simply repairing your sewer lines?
We always aim to select the least invasive solution that will be the most effective in the long-run. We are more likely to replace your sewer lines if you have an older home, one that was built more than 30 years ago, because they used a type of pipe that was less durable.
It could cost just as much, if not more, to repair each of the cracks and areas of weakness, so we’d rather replace it with brand, new equipment that will last much longer.
We’ll probably suggest simply repairing them if there are only a few damaged areas because it will be much more cost-effective.
If a professional finds out your pipes have burst, how might that have happened?
Pipes can burst for a variety of reasons, some unavoidable no matter how well they’re cared for. Reasons may include:
- Time (which wears and ages pipes)
- Rough weather conditions.
- Other natural disasters.
- A quick onset of cold weather (which can lead the water to expand within the pipe and generate so much pressure it bursts).
- Lack of proper care of maintenance.
What does sewer line replacement or repair cost?
Most sewer lines and its surrounding environment is different, so we create a unique estimate for each situation.
As there can be multiple options, we’ll discuss and recommend which we think is going to be the best for you. The recommendation may not be the most affordable, but we like to think long-term and choose a solution that will save you the most over years to come.
What does trenchless sewer line repair entail?
Now that you know the benefits, we’ll go into a little more detail about the process itself.
It starts with a camera. To make sure we know how to best address your unique sewer line, we utilize a special sewer camera that tells us the exact problem and location quickly and efficiently.
In the trenchless sewer line repair process, we’ll create two holes. One is dug up to house the new pipe and another is dug to take out the old pipe. Once both holes are created, we take a steel cable and use it to push a cone-shaped device down and into the current pipe. This does two things.
- It pulls the new pipe in and through that first, entrance hole.
- At the same time, that cone-shaped head breaks down the old pipe and makes it easy to remove – making room for the new, entering pipe.
The type of pipe we use is a very sturdy, resilient type of material that that is very resilient to tree root growth, leaking, rot, rust or corrode, so you know it’ll be good to go for a very long time.
What is trenchless sewer line repair going to cost?
Each sewer line case varies, which is why we always do a free, in-person consultation. This way, you know you’re getting an accurate estimate specific to your exact situation.
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**It’s also good to note: We offer different options to make sure it gets fixed right. One option may cost less, but it can also mean it’s not a permanent solution. We want to give you the option that will benefit you and your home the most in the long term.