Sewer Line Repair
Plumbing problems are not confined to inside your home. There are a number of outdoor pipes to be concerned about, including your home’s sewer line. When your home is connected to a municipal sewer system, a large pipe called the sewer line transports household waste from your home to the sewer. Major problems with the sewer line can cause plumbing emergencies, such as a sewage back up.
At Roto-Rooter, we offer a wide variety of sewer line repair services. Some of the most common sewer line issues we repair include:
- Broken or Cracked Pipes: a sewer line can break or crack due to shifting soil or the ground freezing.
- Sewer Line Blockage: grease, oil, fat, or items that should not be flushed, such as wipes, paper towels, or feminine hygiene products, can cause large blockages that restrict the flow of waste.
- Pipe Corrosion: while sewer line pipes are designed to be durable, sections can eventually become corroded which leads to cracks or collapse, necessitating repair.
- Roots Invading Sewer Line: small tree and plant roots can infiltrate sewer lines through tiny cracks; as the roots grow larger, they can cause a serious blockage in the sewer line.
- Bellied Pipe: if the ground or soil shifts dramatically it can cause a section of pipe to sink and form a valley, preventing waste from reaching the sewer.
All of the licensed plumbers at Roto-Rooter have extensive training and experience in repairing sewer line problems. In addition, we provide each one of our plumbers with the best tools and equipment available to ensure that all sewer line repairs are done right!
Sewer Line Replacement Options
In some cases, a sewer line may be damaged beyond repair and the only option is to completely replace the sewer line or sections of the line in order to restore proper waste management. At Roto-Rooter, we have years of experience in providing sewer line replacement. Depending on your unique situation and the state of your current sewer line, we can employ either a traditional sewer line replacement method or a trenchless sewer line replacement method:
Traditional Sewer Line Replacement
With a traditional sewer line replacement, a trench is dug in order to gain access to the section of the sewer line that needs to be replaced. When traditional sewer line replacement is the only option, we do our best to minimize damage to your yard during the replacement process.
Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement
At Roto-Rooter, we are proud to have perfected trenchless sewer line replacement! With trenchless sewer line replacement, you don’t have to worry about digging up your yard or damaging driveways. If your sewer line meets the criteria for trenchless sewer line replacement, we will use either a pipe-lining method or pipe-bursting method to replace the damaged sections of the sewer line.