What comes to mind when you think about major home plumbing repairs? Do you see a long, difficult process that displaces you out of your own home? Do you get visions of large equipment camped out in your yard, or at least what’s left of it when they get through? Do you see money flying out the window? All of these responses are completely understandable, since this is how sewer repair used to be – a complicated, drawn-out, expensive process that seemed to be more trouble than it was worth.
That was then, this is now. Thankfully, many improvements have been made in the sewer line repair and replacement process. A method called trenchless sewer line replacement has completely revolutionized the plumbing industry. You no longer have to fear losing your yard to an enormous trench while costing you a fortune and making your home temporarily unusable.
Trenchless technology enables your pipes to be repaired or replaced through only one or two small holes, rather than a large trench that ruins your yard. The process involves a flexible tube that is coated in a liquid resin and inserted into the existing pipe. This tube is then inflated into place and allowed to harden. Once the tube hardens, it becomes a new pipe within the old one. Its diameter is slightly smaller, but this will not affect flow or performance.
Trenchless sewer lining has many advantages over the traditional method for many reasons, including:
•Drastically Less Digging
Gone are the days of the huge, landscape-killing trench that used to be the norm for sewer repair. Your plumber only needs a small access hole to perform the pipe replacement and your yard can remain almost completely intact.
Since there is no large trench to be dug, you will not need a large crew of specialized workers or the heavy equipment needed to dig the trench. This translates to tremendous savings on labor costs for you.
•Seamless New Pipes
Because of the way they are installed, your new pipes will not have any seams or joints that can come apart or be broken or form leaks. This is a big advantage over traditional pipes since it prevents problems such as root intrusion damaging your pipes, as well as giving you far less chance of cracks or leaks.
Fortunately, almost any kind of sewer system can use the trenchless method of pipe line replacement. Whether your pipes are old, corroded, cracked or leaking, a pipe liner can correct the problem and help regain your system’s functionality. Your plumbing professional can assess the situation and recommend a plan for the repairs.
Sewer line replacement no longer has to be the nightmare it once was. Through the technology of trenchless line repair, you can have the necessary repairs and/or replacements made and be back up and running in no time. This is especially valuable if you have a family depending on you. Contact your local plumbing professional for an evaluation of your home’s current system and a recommended plan of action. This is not something you want to put off, especially if you are noticing problems with flow or backup issues. Tackle the problems now before they become bigger and more expensive to remedy. It is important to the value and safety of your home as well as the safety and well-being of you and your family. Try trenchless today and be up and running again tomorrow!