Sewer lines and pipes can be very expensive to repair. They carry the risk of causing extensive and risky property damage which can lead to serious health risks. Sewer line repair or patching is the first thing that is required to be done when a sewer line fails. And in case the sewer line can’t be repaired, a replacement may be the only other solution.
Time Taken To Repair A Sewer Line
Based on the scope of work, it could take hours or days to repair a sewer line. If the traditional sewer repair method is followed, which is digging, it could take hours or days to complete and patch your surface together. With trenchless technology, sewer repairs can be completed in less than a day.
Broken sewer pipes can be troublesome and would require fixing immediately. Sewer line damages can cause sewage to seep onto the property. It leaves a nasty smell around the area, also leaving behind the risk of contamination and illness. If you have leaky or clogged sewer pipes, it’s necessary to schedule a repair right away.
Timeline for Sewer Repair
The time taken to repair a sewer line can differ from property to property. There are a lot of factors that influence the timeline for the job, and it can be tough to give an estimate that is very close to being correct. These factors include:
• Size of pipes
• Location of the clog
• Need for video camera inspection
• Type of damage (tree roots, corrosion, etc)
• Length of broken, leaking, or clogged pipe
• Age of pipe
• Material of pipe
• Repair method: traditional or trenchless
Traditional Sewer Repair
When the traditional repair method is done, digging up the yard to access the pipes may take hours or even several days to fix the pipes, and additional days to fix the surface or lawn that was dug. With the trenchless repair method, it can be done in a day.
Trenchless Sewer Repair
Trenchless sewer repair involves using a hydraulic machine to push a new pipe lining through the damaged pipe and seal it into place. For this procedure to work, a few holes will have to be drilled in your yard for access to the line, saving your yard. This means a lesser hassle, lesser digging area, lesser time to get your yard in order, and lesser time spent stressing over the process.
Blocked vs Broken Sewer Lines
A blocked or clogged sewer line will usually be easily detected when you notice slow draining over a long period. This problem can cause so many problems for the homeowner.
• The water level in a toilet would slowly lower on its own over some hours.
• Deposits of white scum would be noticeable around the basement drain.
• Bathtubs would take a very long time to drain.
• Consistent clogging of toilets and sinks.
A broken sewer line will result in standing pools of water, which are extremely odorous, in your basement or yard. Patches of lush grass growth above the line may be another signal you need your sewers repaired. If the sewer line runs under a driveway, asphalt damage could appear due to the soggy soil underneath.
Contact Us for your Sewer Line Repair Needs
Whichever sewer line repair or replacement you choose to go with, the work has to, and can only be done by an experienced and licensed professional plumber. We truly believe our plumbers are excellent at what they do and are the best in the business. If you face a sewer or a drain issue, we can guarantee a solution and fix it, most often on the very same day.