Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
Sewer lines are the main transportation system for shuttling sewage and waste from a property to a main line that hooks up to waste facilities. While they are an essential component of a property, sewer lines can be a big headache, and everyone who’s been through any type of issue with their sewer line knows it. Not only do they put a stop to daily drain affairs, but they can also be hazardous to the home and costly to fix.
Our goal at Cure-All Plumbing is to eliminate the headache sewer problems can cause and keep your family safe at a reasonable cost. Our team licensed Tempe & Gilbert plumbing experts are dedicated to making sure your drains run, even in spite of blockages, clogs, and issues in the main sewer line. And while you may not know what’s stopping your drain, our team is happy to help you figure it out and find a solution to fix the problem.
Call us today to schedule a sewer line scope or inspection.
Conventional Sewer Repair
Conventional sewer line repair requires a plumber to dig down to where the sewer lines are located to cut out sections of broken or destroyed pipe and replace broken pipes with new pipes. This often means tearing up the yard, driveway, street or otherwise. The cost of conventional sewer repair can also vary significantly depending on the job, but costs thousands of dollars plus. Many factors can affect the price, and costs can add up very quickly depending on the amount of pipe requiring replacement and the parts and materials needed to fix the particular set of issues. It can also prove to be quite costly depending on where a sewer line connects with the main sewer line. Fortunately today property owners have the option of relining old broken pipes without ripping out the ground, otherwise known as trenchless sewer repair.
Trenchless Sewer Repair
In the past, damaged sewer lines required tearing up the front or back yard to make a trench and physically remove and replace the pipes from the ground. Today this isn’t the case, as there is now the option of a simple, minimally-invasive process that won’t require you to dig pipes out of the ground. With new trenchless sewer line replacement techniques plumbers no longer need to destroy the front yard to make repairs. There are two primary methods of trenchless sewer repair, both of which offer solutions without digging to the pipe:
Trenchless pipe bursting entails demolishing old, damaged pipe pieces with a cone-shaped “bursting head.” The bursting head burrows beneath the ground to where the sewer line needs repair and breaks up broken pieces of the pipe. Behind the bursting head, a line drags a new pipe into place, allowing the sewer line to resume function with new piping. In most cases, sewer line costs for pipe bursting usually range from $60 to $200 per foot of pipe, and the process only takes a few hours to accomplish.
Trenchless pipe lining takes almost the opposite approach to pipe bursting. Instead of destroying pipes underground, sewer pipe lining uses a felt tube, coated with epoxy, to create a new sewer line within the broken pieces of the old sewer line. This is known as Cured In Place Pipe Lining (CIPP). After a brief period of curation, the pipe is ready to act as a sewer line and needs no more replacement. In general, pipe lining is another minimally-invasive and long-lasting method of trenchless sewer repair. Our plumbers are Certified Perma-Liner™ Contractors and our team specializes in trenchless repairs.
What causes clogged drains?
Clogged drains can be caused by a handful of things, ranging from simple to more serious solutions. In most cases, drain clogs are caused by objects, hair, or other debris in the drain lines. Although no clogged drain is ideal, these problems are generally simple to solve.
Other issues can take place further down the line and often require main sewer line repair. These include broken or corroded pipes, bellied pipes, pipe channeling, and tree roots. These issues all require the sewer line to be repaired, which can seem daunting.
If your drains are clogged but you don’t believe you’re in need of sewer repair, you may just need a little drain cleaning. We can always perform a pipe camera inspection or sewer scope to find out what more details about your plumbing. You can find more information about clogged drains and drain cleaning here.
In any case, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today at 480-895-5858 to speak with an expert!