Sewer Line Repairs
Do you have a sewer coming up in your tub? Sewer coming out of the clean out from your front or back yard?
A clogged sewer line creates big problems with your plumbing, requiring sewer line repair. Usually, it’s due to what’s going on underneath that beautiful shade tree in your yard—thousands of feet of roots constantly seeking moisture and finding it in your sewer lines. The warm air in the pipes causes water vapor to escape to the surrounding soil, which attracts the roots. The roots seek tiny cracks, slightly loose joints, and other openings that will allow them to tap into this very dependable source of sustenance.
Older, clay tile pipes are most susceptible to invasion. But these roots can penetrate even concrete and PVC pipes.
Sooner or later, the fine roots will spread through your pipes. And even before the roots completely fill the pipe, they’ll cause other debris to back up and clog the line. If you've noticed that your drainage system has started to slow down and perhaps heard a gurgling sound coming from your toilet bowl, now may be the time to act.
Tree roots are usually the prime suspect when it comes to sewer line damage, but a broken or clogged sewer line can happen in a number of ways. Objects can find their way into the line and become lodged. Extreme temperature changes and general deterioration can cause sewer problems, such as lines buckling or breaking. Ground shifting or improper installation can also lead to sewer line misalignment.
To help make an accurate diagnosis without digging up your yard, Service Pros Plumbers can provide a video sewer inspection to see if sewer line repairs are necessary. Using a miniature camera, we will be able to find out exactly what and where the problem is. Video inspection can also confirm the structural condition of your lateral pipes. It can tell you if an auger or Hydro jetting the main sewer line can solve the problem, or if more extensive repairs are necessary.
Repairing underground sewer lines has few options. Standard digging if the spot repair is necessary. If the entire line needs replacement then Trenchless repair can be done.
Trenchless pipe repair is a faster and more landscape-friendly option to consider—especially if your sewer line runs beneath landscaping, trees, sidewalks, driveways or anything else you’d rather not ruin and then replace.