Trenchless Sewer Repair Tips

Trenchless sewer repair is a great option for repairing a damaged sewer line. It allows you to make the necessary repairs without having to dig up your entire yard. If you are dealing with a damaged sewer line and considering using trenchless sewer repair, check out these tips on how to proceed.

  1. 1. Check your local codes. Before you undertake any major project, you should always check with your local building code office to make sure there haven’t been any changes to the codes that would impact your work. It is possible that alterations may need to be made in order to bring your system up to code.
  2. 2. Look for hidden obstructions. Check to make sure that there are no obstructions underground that might get in your way. There may be other pipes or wiring underground related to local utilities that you need to look out for. If you are unsure, contact the local utility company to check.
  3. 3. Determine the severity of the sewer line break. Large wet areas in the lawn indicate that you have a break in your drain lines. If the break is severe, you may not be able to coat the inside of the line with the trenchless sewer line. In that case, the broken section of pipe may need to be dug up and replaced before the trenchless sewer repair is performed.
  4. 4. Eliminate tree roots. In many cases, tree roots growing into the sewer line are the cause of the damage to the line. You may not be able to remove the entire tree, but you can treat the roots to prevent them from growing back into the sewer pipes. At a minimum, you should dig up any roots that are in close proximity to the sewer line before undertaking trenchless sewer repair.
  5. 5. Clear out any clogs. Before you begin the trenchless sewer repair, it is important to get rid of any clogs that could be blocking your drains. If you aren’t sure whether there are clogs, get in touch with a plumber. The plumber can use video inspection services to locate clogs, and employ a hydrojet to clear them out.
  6. 6. Dig a hole at each end of the sewer line. You don’t need a trench, but you do need a hole for entry and another for exit. Fortunately, this causes only minimal damage to your yard and landscaping. You can then use these openings to slide the trenchless sewer repair tube into the drain line.
  7. 7. Choose whether you want to reline the pipe or replace it. If you have a broken section of line, the trenchless sewer repair system can be used to replace that section. You can also use the trenchless sewer repair system to reline a sewer pipe that is weak or cracked. The inflatable tube runs through the drain, seals cracks, and reinforces the drain.

These tips will help to prepare you for a trenchless sewer repair project. If you have a damaged sewer line and could use the assistance of a professional, call Scott English Plumbing. Our plumbers can inspect your sewer line with video equipment to locate clogs, clean out clogs with our hydrojets, and recommend the best way to repair your sewer line. We offer trenchless sewer repair services so that you can get your sewer line fixed without having to destroy your yard. Give Scott English Plumbing a call today to learn more about our services.