When it comes to your home’s sewer system, you’d probably rather think of just about anything else. We get it. Not everyone wants to know the ins and outs of how their waste magically drains and disappears, and usually, ignorance is bliss. But, when something goes wrong with your sewer system, like a broken sewer pipe or a tree root intrusion, it can significantly inconvenience your daily life, leaving you clueless AND stressed.
Luckily, with Prime Plumbing & Heating, you don’t have to worry about your sewer line—even when things go wrong. With our sewer line repair and replacement team, we’ll handle all the details. Still, it’s natural to wonder, even if just a little, what happens when your system goes awry and needs repair. In this blog, we’re covering the basics of sewer line repair and replacement so that you're calm, cool, and collected whenever a sewer snafu occurs.
Signs You May Need a Sewer Line Repair or Replacement
First things first, let’s discuss the common signs you may need a sewer line repair or replacement.
Some of these “alarm bells” for sewer line repair and replacement include:
- Slow drainage in multiple locations
- Foul smells coming from drains or near the outside system
- Clay pipes older than 60 years
- Cast iron or PVC pipes older than 100 years
- Frequent drainage problems, like backups
- Gurgling sounds from drains or pipes
- Any sort of debris in your water
The damage's severity will typically dictate whether you need a repair or an entire line replacement. Regardless of the degree of wreckage, the experts at Prime Plumbing & Heating will never leave you in the dark about what’s needed for the comfort and safety of you and your family.
How Sewer Line Repair and Replacement Works
To begin, we’ll use state-of-the-art diagnostic cameras to view the problem. That way, we don’t have to dig up your entire yard just to get to the root of the problem—no pun intended. As we feed the camera through the pipes, we can evaluate, analyze, and make a game plan based on the unique problem. Depending on the issue at hand, this plan will look different, but we typically rely on a few tried and true techniques, including water jetting and trenchless sewer line repair.
Water jetting uses high-pressure water to blast away any dirt, debris, or other clog-causing culprit. And water jetting is so hassle-free you may not even notice us. We feed the hose directly to the clog, and the water does the rest! You may need a sewer line replacement if the damage is more widespread, like a collapsed line. Luckily, we offer trenchless sewer line replacement, so we only dig and replace the line precisely where needed.
What to Expect During Sewer Line Replacement
As much as we’d like to avoid it, sewer line replacement can be noisy. If you hear unusual sounds, like clanking, bubbling, or rattling, outside your door, rest assured that it’s normal. Additionally, you can expect to be without your home’s plumbing when the line is replaced, like toilet, shower, and washing machine use.
At Prime Plumbing & Heating, we do our best to work around your schedule so you and your family experience as little disruption as possible. If you have any questions about the timeline of your replacement, don’t hesitate to ask your onsite team of experts.
Back to the Blissful Basics
With this information, we hope you’ve learned only just as much as you wanted to about your sewer line, including the essentials, like signs to look out for and who to call if problems arise. With years of experience, we can handle your sewer line's icky and complicated aspects—without you ever lifting a finger. Whether day or night, the Prime Plumbing & Heating team is on the clock, ready to help you. So if you hear mysterious noises, or discover a hefty clog, don’t hesitate to call our team for a hassle-free, affordable repair!
Does Your Home Need A Sewer Line Repair? Call the Plumbing Pros!
Proudly serving Westminster, CO, the Prime Plumbing & Heating team is here to help with all your plumbing, HVAC, and water heater needs. With 24/7 emergency service, years of experience, and unmatched customer service, you can count on us. Call us at (720) 542-8153 or contact us online to schedule a service appointment!