Trenchless Sewer Repair FAQ

Did you know that a sewer line problem is one of the worst experiences that you can encounter with your home plumbing system? This is primarily because aside from the potential backflow, you also have to endure all that digging in your property to get the repair done properly. The good news though is that with trenchless technology, you no longer have to put up with all that digging and noise. So what are the common questions about trenchless sewer repair?

How is the problem found without digging?

Professional plumbing services make use of video sewer inspection technology to properly pinpoint the problem in your sewers without needing to dig all over your property. This technology makes use of a camera that is sent down the line to give a firsthand view of the status of the pipes. This is why it is possible to find out what the problem is and institute repair strategies without digging. The repair method is not only less invasive, but also cost effective.

Can trenchless installation save money?

One of the more desirable advantages presented by trenchless technology is that it results in substantial savings. This is particularly the reason for the increase in trenchless sewer repairs. Combine this with faster installation, less disruptions, and fewer potential damages to the environment, and you have a very ideal solution to your sewer line problems.

Lining the existing sewer pipeline can result in thousands of dollars in savings compared to replacing the entire line to restore the functionality of the plumbing system. The savings can be derived mostly from the reduced manpower, shorter repair time, elimination of digging equipment requirements, and fewer inconveniences for the homeowner. Because the repair work is focused on the interior of the sewer pipeline, there should be no trouble confirming with existing building and fire codes in the locality.

How long will the restoration material last?

One of the common concerns for most homeowners is the durability of the material used. It is understandable to compare the material used for pipe restoration with pipe replacement procedure. The truth is that using metal pipes will result in deterioration in just a couple of years because of the constant presence of water running through the sewer system. If you use concrete pipes, eventually, the material begins to deteriorate and collapse resulting in a blockage.

With trenchless sewer repair technology, the material will not corrode and remains resistant to the water byproduct deposits that usually cling to the inner walls of the sewer pipes. The interior of the pipe restoration material is commonly lined with epoxy that makes it resistant and allows it to last for an average of 50 years. Some products even come with a warranty of 10 years for the parts and labor.

Will trenchless sewer repair work with old and fragile pipes?

The great news with using this sewer repair technology is that your pipes only need to have 20% integrity to make trenchless repair possible. As long as the pipes are not completely collapsed it is possible to institute repair and eventual rehabilitation of the sewer line pipe. There is nothing to be worried about because an assessment of the condition will be done before any rehabilitation work begins on your sewer system. You will be advised as well on the nature of the problem and the best possible way to address it.

How much will it cost?

This is something that cannot be avoided. There are various factors that go into the computation of the cost of trenchless sewer repair. It is however safe to say that is it considerably cheaper compared to conventional pipe replacement methods. In general, the number of plumbing fixtures, design, layout, and type of piping materials to deal with will all be considered in determining the price of the trenchless sewer repair.

Call Scott English Plumbing today and ask about their trenchless sewer repair services.