Sewer Line Replacement

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November 18, 2016
Sewer Line Replacement

Sewer Line Replacement

We hope this article helps your sewer line replacement project become utterly reliable and efficient. As there are several types of underground drain pipes and approaches when it comes time to get it done. Commonly, homes built during or before the mid-eighties had clay underground pipes. There can be two drainage systems in place such as sanitary and storm. While many have the single sanitary system.

There are multiple connections in a household between the plumbing fixtures and the sanitary sewer system. This wastewater is treated at treatment plants while the sanitary sewage pipes are typically installed under the concrete floor with the pipe size usually the standard four inches. In a typical household, pipes outside the house which are still connected are known as the sewer pipes.

From the mid-eighties, onward plastic PVC pipes have become the standard. Clay pipes might have been an option once but these pipe networks have potential effectiveness and integrity issues due to the fact of old age naturally compromising them. Older clay pipes break and become clogged with soil and debris which causes to the drainage to slow greatly. Tree roots are a major threat to cracked or broken clay pipes as they make their way into the cracks and openings easily.

There is another disadvantage to having clay pipes which the number of joints in the sewer line. There are much more connections to deal with compared to PVC water pipes and this invites the potential for problems. There is a risk that the strength of the sewer line can be compromised by having so many connections. Which leads to greater cracking and opportunities for trees to plant their roots. Most homes use plastic PVC pipes nowadays which are more reliable and effective as they have fewer, more secure joints with unified lengths.

Common Signs You Need Sewer Line Replacement

There are common signs that you have a sewer line problem. You may be observing water that is collecting on the floor around the drain. There may be a toilet which has an issue being flushed. It could be that you have a bad sewer odor in your basement. Or perhaps there is a backup of sewer water occurring in the shower or bath after the toilet is flushed.

A drain auger, or plumber’s snake, is used to break up blockages when there is no damage to the pipe. If you have an issue with the pipe being broken or cracked you require sewer line replacement or repair service. You can determine the source of any issue in your sanitary sewage pipes with the aid of plumbing drain camera technology. This is a service that can help the work to be completed as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible with a long-term plumbing solution.

Trust your local plumber to provide professional emergency drain and plumbing services including camera inspection, main drain snake, high-pressure hydro jetting drain cleaning, backwater valve installation, backflow preventer installation, floor drain repair, trap removal, clean-out installation, trenchless sewer line replacement, or any other plumbing problem you may have.


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