Traditional sewer repairs usually involve digging very deep trenches in your yard, street, driveway, front or back yard, or even your back or front door. These repairs require professional skills and are messy. In addition to being time-consuming and messy, trenching also disrupts normal day-to-day activities such as walking, loading/unloading a vehicle, or garden care. Sewer repair, on the other hand, involves installing a sewer line inside the walls and along the soil. The trench is then filled with a mixture of fill dirt and soil.
This type of sewer repair requires fewer resources and time compared to traditional methods. By using new technology and innovative tools, trenchless methods can greatly reduce the amount of damage and improve the overall quality of the home’s structure. While traditional methods can cause extensive damage to structures, trenchless methods can repair damaged sections of pipes that would otherwise be impossible to repair without digging. For example, a damaged section of main sewer line can be repaired by simply digging a hole twice the width of the pipe and connecting the two ends through a compost pipe with a tap connection.
Using a professional plumber for sewer repair reduces the risk of damage and improves the performance of the plumbing system. With decades of experience, a plumber has the skills to identify the root cause of the problem and create a remedy that addresses the problem effectively. A plumber also has the knowledge and tools to perform tasks such as digging, wrapping and pinning, cutting and sealing, repairing and eliminating clogs, reconstructing a sewage line, and installing and maintaining a sewage line. All of these tasks take time and often require the assistance of several people.
For homeowners who are forced to replace their sewer lines or other plumbing systems because of severe damage, hiring a professional to carry out sewer repair work is an essential step towards protecting the structure and value of the home. A qualified plumbing company can perform preventative maintenance services and can assess the scope of the damage to the plumbing system. This includes the detection of leaks and cracks in drains and sewers. In addition, the plumbing company can advise on the best course of action for addressing the problem. One common solution to remove sewage smells from drains involves using borax, baking soda and white vinegar to scrub the drains and pipes.
Many homeowners may be unaware that drainage problems often occur in places that are difficult to access. One of the most common ways to solve this type of problem is to repair a damaged drain. If a homeowner is not able to locate the exact location of the damaged drain, he or she can use a variety of tools to access the affected pipes. One of the most effective tools for this purpose is a flashlight. Other tools that can help homeowners locate the location of a damaged drain include an electric auger and a trenchless sewer repair tool. These tools can break through small pieces of soil that may be trapped in the pipes and help loosen pipes that are severely damaged.
Most homeowners are able to address minor drainage problems themselves. However, if a homeowner’s pipes are severely damaged, hiring a plumber with extensive training in sewer repair can be helpful. Plumbing companies usually have dumpsters available for rental and use chemicals to kill bacteria that cause foul odors in drains. Dumpsters are available at most plumbing companies and can be used for removing sewage smells from drains and sinks without having to completely replace the pipes.