Sewer problems rank high on the list of every homeowner’s most dreaded home repairs. They’re usually complicated, aren’t do-it-yourself projects, and are expensive to fix. Worse, a failing sewer line could take your plumbing system out of operation.
Fortunately, the latest method for dealing with failing sewer lines eliminates much of the hassles and inconveniences. Trenchless sewer line repair costs less and gets the job done faster than sewer line replacement, while saving landscaping, irrigation systems, and lighting systems from being ripped out.
How is Trenchless Sewer Repair Done?
After your plumber has scoped your pipes by running a camera down the sewer line to identify the problem areas, they will determine whether your pipe is a good candidate for trenchless repair. If it is determined to be the best option, they will move forward with this process.
What is Pipe Lining?
The first method involves using an inversion machine that inserts the replacement liner into the damaged pipe. The liner is coated with a two-part resin that will cure within several hours. The liner forms a permanent material that is slick and has no joints. This will prevent future tree roots from interfering with any plumbing, as they seek out a source of moisture that comes from any pipes.
What is Pipe Bursting?
The second method, called pipe bursting, uses a machine that uses a strong cable to pull the replacement sewer line through the old one. The team digs two small holes at the start and finish of the line, threads the cable through, and our tech assists with completing the dig.
Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repairs
Having to dig trenches tears up the landscaping and takes time. Going the traditional trench route is tiresome, requires extra manual labor, requires extra contractors. Trenchless replacements are as durable, if not more so than the original pipelines. Some of the other reasons to consider going trenchless include:
- The process avoids bumping utility lines like gas, water, phone, and electricity.
- The time and labor of trenchless is a fraction of what it would be to bring in heavy equipment or use manual labor.
- It can get the sewer replacement done faster and get your plumbing system up and working sooner.
- It can also increase the longevity of your plumbing system as a whole.
In addition, people tend to prefer trenchless sewer lines because traditional sewer line repairs can be very costly. Trenchless sewer line replacements are far less expensive in comparison.
Trenchless sewer repair is an affordable solution to home wastewater problems. If your home is 40 years or older, you may want to schedule a sewer inspection with Plumbing & A/C Medic, Inc. before sewer problems become symptomatic.
We hope you were able to learn a little more about this process we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us today if there are any questions.
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