For some homeowners, we’ll never experience the need for a new sewer line because sewer lines usually last a long time. But there are some that are unfortunate and their sewer main will become cracked or broken. Knowing that there are far better options with less cost than replacing the old one, is a welcomed relief. A trenchless sewer line cost far less than replacing your old line. Our sewer line is buried underground carrying wastewater from every drain in the house straight to the city’s sewer main and out for treatment. It’s only when the signs of a sewer line problem occur that we start to take notice. Knowing the signs can give you a leg up on addressing the issue before things get out of control.
Understanding The Signs of A Sewer Main Problem
- Sewage backups
- Sewer gas odor
- Mold problem
- Slow drains throughout the house
- Extra green patches of grass
- Depression in your lawn and under pavers
- Sewage pooling in your yard
These are just some of the signs that point to a sewer main that’s broken or cracked.
Tree Roots Will Return And Multiply, Living On Raw Sewage
If you’re noticing any of the signs from above, it’s time to call your local plumbing company for a complete sewer pipe inspection. Your plumbing technician will first inspect the surrounding areas around the home. Then the sewer pipes are inspected by sending a video camera down the cleanout. Once the problem is identified, a plan for repair is put into place. In the case of tree roots, the usual strategy is to clear the roots using a powerful hydro jetting machine. The hydro jetting machine will not only remove the roots, but it will also leave the sewer drain clean and free of any debris or residue. Unfortunately, once tree roots breach a sewer line, they will return and multiply, living on raw sewage.
Trenchless Sewer Line Is Also Known As A Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP)
The solution to a broken, cracked or breached sewer main is a trenchless sewer line. A trenchless sewer line is also known as a cured in place pipe (CIPP). It works like this: (1) a premeasured liner is placed into a roller assembly and is saturated with resin using the assistance of a vacuum. (2) Then a pullback rope is attached and the pipe is rolled back into an inversion tank, and the tank is sealed. (3) The end of the liner is put into place, and air pressure is added so that the liner can negotiate its way down the broken pipe. The liner is also capable of making 90-degree bends and will conform to different sizes in the pipeline. Once in place, the liner is allowed to cure, and the pipe can become serviceable again.
The lifespan of a CIPP pipe is 50 years, and the savings are significant in comparison. Additionally, the collateral damage to your landscaping is minimal because your old sewer main does not need to be removed, only access holes required. Having problems with your sewer main call the experts at Big B’s Plumbing A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and top-notch reviews.