Sewer line repair and replacement is a common problem people face in areas where the water is not treated. It’s very important to have a good plumbing system in such situations. The sewer lines are where waste products are stored before being sent to the sewerage system for further treatment. Sewer line repair and replacement under the house can be done quickly by hiring the services of professional plumbers.
The Basics of Sewer Line Replacement
It is important to determine how your plumbing system is configured in order to replace or repair a sewer line. The first thing that you need to determine is the location of the sewer line that connects the house to the street.
Next, you need to know whether the sewer line is vented properly by looking at a drain trap and figuring out if it is connected to the vent pipe. If it isn’t, then you need to have a professional plumber come and look at your pipes.
Finally, you need to figure out what kind of repair or replacement option you are going to choose for your sewage lines. You can either choose a trenchless method or a traditional dig-and-replace method for replacing your sewer line.
Traditional Sewer Line Repair and Replacement
Traditionally, sewer pipe repairs or replacements involve excavating trenches in the earth. If you have a private septic system and the problem is localized, this option is suggested. If you have a municipal sewer system and you need to replace the entire line, you may have no choice but to use this method because most cities require that all connections are made above ground at each property line.
We employ this method when it makes sense. This can be the case when there are no alternative options or when the line damage is severe. If your soil is sandy or unstable, you may need to use this method alongside concrete plinths or other stabilizing solutions.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair and Replacement
With trenchless sewer line repair and replacement, our team does not have to dig up your property. Instead, we will make a small hole in your yard near where your sewer lines are located. We then use a camera to inspect the problem, allowing us to diagnose it more accurately. From there, we will snake a new pipe into place, which will act as a replacement for the old pipe while also repairing any damage that happened along the way. Unlike traditional sewer line repair and replacement, our crew does not have to dig up your land to diagnose the problem. You may be able to utilize your plumbing as soon as our staff departs your property without fear of water damage.