Your sewer line is one of the most important components in your home’s plumbing system. Your sink, toilet, and shower drains make their way to your sewer line. Your sewer line carries that wastewater to your septic tank or the city sewer main. As you can imagine, sewer line clogs and sewer line damage can create quite a headache.
Do you need sewer line repair or replacement? Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Branson can help. We’re locally owned and operated by Scott Jay. Scotts has been doing plumbing since he was a kid and loves doing what’s best for his customers. We’re open 24/7 for emergencies and we back our work with a reliable warranty.
To schedule your Brandson sewer line repair service, call us or request your service online. We look forward to serving you!
3 Causes of Sewer Line Problems
Your sewer line is made of durable pipe material, but they are prone to damage. Here are a few of the leading causes of sewer line damage:
Clogs From Foreign Objects
It's very common for your sewer line to get clogged from disposing of foreign objects down your drains and toilets. Your sewer line is fairly large in diameter, but fats, grease, oils, and other foreign objects can create a nasty blockage. Even flushable wipes can wreak havoc on your sewer line.
Tree root intrusion is another common way your sewer line gets damaged. Trees need water; naturally, roots will find their way to a water source. Your sewer line carries wastewater from your home so it’s a prime water source for trees. Over time, tree roots may contact the sewer line and penetrate or break the sewer line. If you’re doing some landscaping, make sure you know where your sewer line is before planting trees.
Your sewer line pipe is probably made of galvanized steel, cast iron, PVC, or clay (usually found in older homes). Rust, magnesium, and calcium can corrode the pipe, and, over time, will weaken the pipe causing cracks and leaks. Water softeners are a great way to reduce mineral scaling in your pipes.
Regardless of what damaged your sewer line, we can help. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Branson, we have the necessary equipment, tools, and expertise to repair any sewer line issues.
How We’ll Repair or Replace Your Sewer Line
You might be asking, “How will my sewer line get repaired if it’s underground?”. Back in the day, the only way to sewer line pipes was by digging a trench around the pipe. Nowadays, we utilize trenchless methods for repairing sewer lines to help you avoid major yard excavation.
The first step to your Branson sewer line repair or replacement job is performing a thorough inspection of the pipe. We’ll perform various tests to determine the problem, so we know what we’re fixing. If it’s a clog, chances are we can clear that clog with a heavy-duty drain snake or a hydro-jetting service.
If your sewer line is damaged, we will try using either of these trenchless repair methods:
- Pipe Relining. Pipe relining repairs damaged sewer lines by inserting a flexible lining coated with epoxy resin into the existing pipe. When inflated, the resin hardens to create a durable inner layer, sealing cracks and weak points. This essentially creates a new pipe within the old pipe. This method is recommended for minor sewer line damage.
- Pipe Bursting. A bursting head is inserted into the old pipe, breaking it apart while simultaneously pulling the new pipe in its place. This method is ideal for replacing pipes with extensive damage or deterioration. However, it still reduces the need for traditional excavation and minimizes disruption to your landscape.
Sometimes, digging a trench is necessary, but this will be our last resort. Once we’ve inspected your sewer line and know what's going on, we’ll review your repair or replacement options.
Need sewer line repair in Branson, MO? Request your service online or call us today. We’ll be over ASAP to take a look.
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Branson?
As people and homeowners like you, we’re familiar with the stress and anxiety that come with sewer issues. So, we go above and beyond to deliver world-class service. We won’t sell you a service you don’t need, and we’ll take the time to walk you through what we’re doing and why.
Why trust us with repairing or replacing your sewer line? A few reasons include:
- We offer 24/7 emergency service without overtime fees.
- We’re licensed and insured.
- We specialize in sewer line replacement and repair.
- We offer “options” & up-front, honest pricing.
- We’re on time, professional, and courteous.
- We’ll handle your reaper the way it should be done.
Sewer line issues aren’t fun to deal with and are frankly downright stressful. We’re here when you need us most. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if my sewer line is clogged?
If your sewer line is clogged, follow these steps:
- Stop Water Usage. Avoid using sinks, toilets, showers, and appliances connected to the sewer line to prevent further backups.
- Get Out the Ol' Plunger. If a toilet or drain is clogged, try clearing it with a plunger. If it's a minor clog, the plunger should work.
- Check Other Drains. See if other drains in your home are affected. If only one drain is clogged, it might be a localized clog which should be easy to fix.
- Call a Licensed Plumber. If the clog persists, if multiple drains are clogged, or if you have a sewage backup, call a licensed plumber. They can assess the issue and use appropriate tools to clear the clog.
- Schedule a Sewer Inspection. If clogs occur frequently, consider a professional sewer line inspection. We can identify underlying issues like tree root intrusion or pipe damage.
- Take Preventive Measures. Once the clog is cleared, take preventive steps like avoiding flushing non-flushable items down the toilet.
Remember, sewer line clogs can lead to messy, hazardous raw sewage backups. So, if your sewer line is clogged or you suspect it might be clogged, give us a call. We're experienced in diagnosing and cleaning sewer clogs.
Can I prevent sewer line clogs and damage?
Yes, you can! Here are several ways you can start preventing sewer line clogs today:
- Use hair catchers in your drains.
- Don’t pour grease, oils, and fats down your sinks.
- Consider having your sewer line inspected every so often.
- Dump food scraps in the trash.
- Don’t flush flushable wipes down your toilet.
- Use high-volume flush toilets.
- Don’t plant trees near your sewer line.
- Use one-ply toilet paper.