Things To Consider Before A Sewer Line Replacement
Sewer lines are an important part of any home or commercial building. They are responsible for carrying away wastewater and sewage from toilets, showers, sinks, and any other drains.
Over time, sewer lines can become corroded, blocked, or cracked, which can cause serious problems. As a property owner, you may eventually face the task of determining if it’s time for sewer line replacement. If you’re thinking about replacing a sewer line, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Signs Of A Sewer Line Problem
First, it’s important to consider the tell-tale signs there could be an issue with a sewer line:
- Gurgling drains
- Slow flushing toilets
- Bad odor from drains
- Poor lawn drainage
While these signs may not indicate a complete sewer line replacement is necessary, they do, at least, indicate a need for maintenance or repair.
Causes of Sewer Line Damage
Any number of factors can contribute to sewer line damage. Common causes include tree root damage, storm drain back-ups, excess rain or hurricane weather conditions here in South Florida, corroded or aging pipes, or foundation settling.
Additional causes can be:
- Improper disposal of hygiene products, grease, oil, etc.
Get An Inspection
Sewer line replacement is a big job and it’s not one you want to trust to just anyone. You want to make sure the job is done right, which means getting an inspection from a professional.
A professional team of experts like Art Rooter, Sewer, & Drain Cleaning can determine the extent of the damage and whether or not replacement is actually necessary with a sewer camera inspection. They will also be able to give you an estimate of the cost and time required for the project.
Learn About The Options
After the inspection, it is possible that a sewer line repair will work instead of a sewer line replacement. But, if not, don’t worry.
Types of sewer line replacement to consider are:
- Trenchless replacement
- Traditional replacement
Trenchless sewer line replacement is an innovative technique that, as the name suggests, doesn’t require digging trenches. Instead, the old pipes are destroyed, and new pipes are immediately installed. Without the need for trenches, this can be a faster option to consider that causes less damage to existing landscape or property.
Traditional or trenched sewer line replacement often involves large amounts of excavating and digging long trenches to expose damaged pipes.
If a sewer line replacement isn’t necessary, sewer line repair for a blockage can include hydro jetting. Hydro jetting involves using high PSI to clear any blockages and to clean the interior of the pipes. Another type of sewer line repair is pipe relining which repairs pipes by coating the inside with a resin material.
Evaluate Cost And Displacement Time
As we mentioned, the inspection can deliver an estimated cost, but the flip side to consider is displacement time.
In a residential home, for example, you’ll want to think about how long the property’s water may be disrupted. In a commercial property, like a rental facility, it could be a bit more complicated. You’ll want to consider how long residents will be displaced. For vacation rentals, consider the time of year and the potential costs of disrupted renters.
Contact The Pros At Art Rooter, Sewer, & Drain Cleaning
We provide drain and sewer clearing, sewer repair, sewer maintenance, and more. We have the experience and the equipment to get the job done right, and we’ll make sure that your sewer line is replaced correctly so you can avoid any problems in the future. We are a team of fully licensed and insured, professional technicians, servicing the residential and commercial properties of South Florida. Schedule a service today or contact us at 1-833-470-2880.