The sewer line, the pipe that runs underneath your yard and to the sewer system, is not something you’ve given a lot of thought to. But when you find out it’s broken, it can become your biggest stress. A broken sewer line could leak sewage onto your property, and backup is more than just a hassle; it’s a health hazard.
But the idea of ripping up your front yard to replace this vital part of your property is an annoyance, to say the least. Thankfully, local plumbers may have a solution. Trenchless sewer repair allows some plumbers to essentially replace the sewer line without the need to rip up your yard. Learn more about this process below.
What the Process Looks Like
The process of a trenchless sewer pipe replacement or repair involves some heavy equipment designed specifically for the job. That’s why many local plumbers may not have it, and why you may not have heard of it before. There are a couple of variations of this process, which involves pushing or pulling a new pipe where the old pipe was.
Relining – Trenchless relining involves pulling a new pipe lining coated in epoxy through the old pipe, sealing it in place through inflation. The new pipe lining acts as the inside of the old pipe and functions just as effectively.
Pipe Bursting – Pipe bursting is a process through which the old pipe is burst into pieces as the old pipe is dragged through.
Most plumbers primarily use pipe lining rather than pipe bursting. Pipe bursting may be dangerous with public utilities around. With pipe lining, the new pipe should cure in place within a few hours. While your pipe diameter will be a bit smaller, this shouldn’t have any noticeable effect on drainage.
How This Benefits You
Trenchless sewer relining benefits you in a couple of major ways. For one thing, it typically takes less time, which means lower labor costs in most cases. But the major benefit to trenchless sewer relining or pipe bursting is that your yard won’t be destroyed.
Typically, you’ll only need to have one hole in the yard, and it should bypass your landscaping. You’ll save on restoring driveways and sidewalks, gardens, and any costs the city charges for repairs to public roads.
Is This Always the Best Choice?
If sewer relining is available, we often recommend it—but not always. There are circumstances under which sewer pipe repairs will be costlier with trenchless, depending on the way the pipes are configurated. You may need plumbing rerouted anyway, or there could be restrictions on the type of work that can be done on your land.
And trenching may be something you and your family are fine with. A skilled plumber may be able to dig a trench in a way that does not really ruin your yard. Ask your plumber for more information, but make sure trenchless repair is something they offer.
Ace Pelizon Plumbing is your source for trenchless sewer repair in San Dimas, CA and the nearby areas. Call us today. World class service is just around the corner!
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