The sewer line in your home is a critical part of your plumbing system. It carries away the waste water from your showers and toilets and sends it to the city’s sewer main and then to the water treatment plants. It is a process that happens every day, over and over, but you’ve probably never even noticed it. That is, until something happens to your sewer pipes.
Why Sewer Pipes Fail
The sewer line can fail for many reasons. Old age is a common one since older pipes tend to crack, joints start to get loose, and rust and corrosion slowly bite away the inner layers of the tubes.
Trees are another problem: their roots can penetrate the pipes and start to grow inside them, causing cracks and broken pieces.
When this happens you need to repair the sewer pipes. If the damage is extensive, you might need to replace the whole line. This is no easy task because those pipes are buried underground and can pass underneath your landscape, patio, or driveway.
Repairing your sewer lines with trenches
Many plumbers don’t have the technology necessary to fix sewer lines in a non-invasive way and will resort to digging up the pipes. Although this is a traditional way of doing the job, it makes a huge mess. Any landscape or hardscape covering the pipes will have to be excavated, which could take several days. Meanwhile, your plumbing system will be shut down, so you will probably have to move out until the job is finished.
Another disadvantage of this method is that it is labor-intensive, which means it will be expensive. And after the job is completed, you still need to repair any damage to your lawn or concrete, which is an additional expense.
Trenchless sewer pipe and why it’s useful
When you hire the services of NuFlow Oklahoma, you can forget about trenches and all its inconveniences. We use a trenchless approach, which will get the problem solved in a much shorter time and at a lower cost.
First of all, a video inspection will allow us to identify the exact conditions of your pipes. Using a small video camera that is inserted into the sewer line we will detect any cracks, broken pipes, and leaking joints. Once we have noted these issues, we will explain to you the best way to fix them, how much it will cost, and how long it will take.
Sewer lines that are very damaged can be replaced by inserting a new pipe into the line, and only two small holes will be dug at either side of the sewer to get the job done. If the current line is salvageable, we can use a pipelining approach, where the pipes are coated from the inside with a special epoxy that covers any cracks and repairs broken pieces, eliminating any leaks.
Before you dig, give us a call
As you can see, trenchless repairs are not only a way to save thousands of dollars in labor and restoration costs, but also save time since they can be finished in one day. Take advantage of this no-dig technology and let us put our experience at your service.