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The Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Repair

A problem with your sewer line is a very serious matter. Whether it’s a sewer line blockage or a damaged pipe, ignoring sewer problems or trying to solve them yourself can result in dangerous and expensive sewage backups that could affect not just your home, but others on your block as well. Traditionally, in order to reach the sewer line on your property and repair it, plumbers would have to dig up your yard. Although this method is still sometimes necessary, the team at Mr. Rooter® Plumbing is highly trained in trenchless sewer line repair, which allows technicians to access your sewer line with extremely minimal impact on your lawn and landscaping.

Trenchless Sewer Repair Pros and Cons

Pro – Trenchless sewer line repair involves snaking a special camera through the shallowest point of your sewer line. Once your plumber identifies the blockage or damage, a new pipe made of resin is inserted to replace the damaged portion. Once this resin pipe cures, it becomes a permanent part of your line and your sewage system is ready to be used again.

Pro – A trenchless sewer repair job is usually completed within a day, which is one of the most significant advantages of this type of work. Besides minimal digging, there is little to no damage done to your property - another huge pro.

Pro – Trenchless sewer repair may be less expensive than the full cost of a traditional dig and additional cost of restoration. - resin pipes routinely last up to fifty years.

Con – The only drawback to trenchless sewer repair is that it is not always possible. Corrosion or old age can cause pipes to be unsalvageable, making a trenched sewer line repair the only option.

Trenched Sewer Repair Pros and Cons

If your existing pipes are unsalvageable, the traditional method of trenched sewer repair may be necessary. It’s imperative to consult with the experts before deciding on a course of action for your specific sewer line issue. The advantage of using the more traditional method is that even the most severe damage can be addressed thoroughly by digging into the ground. Full access makes it easier to identifying and fully address all issues. The cons can be quite overwhelming, however, since large trenches or holes will need to be dug on your property using heavy machinery and equipment, causing damage to your lawn and landscaping. It is a much more labor-intensive method as well, leading to much higher costs when you also factor in the cost of repairing the damage done to your yard and driveway.

Professional Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Sewer line problems are serious business. Call your local Mr. Rooter at (855) 982-2028 or request and estimate online. Our expert plumbers will address your issue with the most effective methods for your specific needs.

As the name implies, trenchless sewer line repair spares your yard from damage. That way, your yard looks just as it did before – great! What else would look great in your yard? We recommend Mr. Handyman for exterior home improvements. Mr. Handyman is part of Neighborly’s community of home service professionals.

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