Your home's sewer line plays a crucial role in maintaining the sanitation and functionality of your plumbing system. However, sewer lines can develop issues that require immediate attention over time.

What Are Signs That Your Sewer Line Needs Repair?

When your sewer line is compromised, it may manifest various telltale signs. These include recurring drain clogs or backups in multiple fixtures, foul odors emanating from drains or your yard, slow drainage throughout the house, sudden increases in water bills without any apparent reason, and visible cracks or indentations in your yard.

Before seeking professional help for sewer line repairs or replacements, you can conduct some simple DIY tests to get an initial assessment. These include using a toilet paper test to check for water flow abnormalities and performing a dye test to detect leaks or seepage points along the pipeline.

While DIY tests can provide preliminary information about potential issues with your sewer line, seeking professional inspection for an accurate diagnosis is crucial. Experienced plumbers use specialized equipment such as camera inspections that allow them to visually inspect the interior of your sewer lines and pinpoint exact problem areas.

How Do Traditional Excavation Methods Work?

In traditional sewer line repair or replacement, plumbers first locate the affected area by digging trenches along its route. This process involves careful excavation while ensuring minimal disruption to surrounding structures. Once the damaged pipeline is exposed, further assessment and repairs can be carried out.

After exposing the damaged section of the sewer line, plumbers will assess the extent of the damage and decide whether it requires repair or complete replacement. They will then fix any cracks, breaks, or leaks in the pipe using appropriate repair techniques or replacing it entirely if necessary. Once repairs are completed, plumbers carefully backfill and compact the soil to restore your property to its original state.

What Is Trenchless Pipe Lining?

Trenchless pipe lining is an innovative method for rehabilitating damaged sewer lines without extensive excavation. It involves creating a new pipe within an existing one by applying a specialized resin-coated liner. This liner hardens to form a durable, jointless pipe that effectively seals any existing cracks or leaks.

During trenchless pipe lining installation, plumbers access your sewer line through existing entry points such as cleanouts or small access holes. The liner is placed in the damaged pipe and inflated using air pressure until it conforms to its shape. After curing, which typically takes a few hours, you are left with a fully restored sewer line.

There are several benefits to using trenchless pipe lining instead of digging trenches. It minimizes disruption to your property by eliminating extensive digging and preserving landscaping features. Additionally, it reduces repair time significantly since there is no need for lengthy excavation processes. 

Contact a local plumbing service to learn more.