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Trenchless sewer drain

What is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

The need for plumbing repairs is almost impossible to predict. Routine inspections and annual service give you a better understanding of your property's plumbing systems, but even with thorough spot checks and preventive maintenance, there's no way to be absolutely certain which sections of a line will fail, and when. Internal and external factors impact plumbing throughout your home or business, and that includes one of the most important systems of all: your sewer pipes.

Even minor damage to waste pipes is a serious issue that requires immediate attention. Not only will damage in your mainline bring your entire plumbing system to a halt, it also leads to dangerous developments and costly damage through sewage backups and sewer leaks. Traditional repair methods involve tearing up ground around buried lines, but that proved to be a major disruption in urban areas like Dallas-Fort Worth. That's why Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas switched to trenchless repair methods for sewer line issues.

Trenchless sewer line repairs are a much less invasive solution. The techniques are based on new, promising technology with many possible applications, but for your sewer issues it offers many benefits. Our professional plumbers utilize the most effective technology available to us to improve your plumbing experiences, and we think homeowners will benefit not just from access to those innovations, but also from knowing all about their best options for dealing with broken sewer infrastructure.

How Do Repairs for Sewer Pipes Work?

Traditional sewer repair involves the use of landscaping equipment to dig large trenches around buried infrastructure, so that sections of pipe can be investigated and fixed. The trenchless option used by our experienced technicians has a much lower impact with much better results. Specific techniques for restoring buried waste systems vary across our industry. Not every plumbing company has access to all the equipment and training needed, and some simply choose not to use it.

Techniques like chemical grouting exist for smaller spot damage, while sewer liner techniques are an option for severely damaged sewer pipes. Pipe bursting is an even more effective solution for situations where a basic fix is not an option. There is a wide range of potential options, but our team chooses to use three key solutions that provide better results and lasting effects.

Exceptional Techniques:

  • Preventive Maintenance: In order to prevent damage from occurring at all, specialized equipment allows us to complete video camera inspections and conduct maintenance with high-pressure water jets that clear root penetration and other blockage before it causes cracks, clogs, and bursts.

  • Relining: This technique restores old pipes to their former glory. After a thorough cleaning, we insert a sleeve—typically made of epoxy or other thermosetting resins—which is applied to the inside of your pipe and dries in place, leaving a new, flawless surface that provides lasting protection.

  • Bursting: If damage is too great for a new lining, we can also use our trenchless technology to break apart the existing section and replace it with an entirely new pipe, all without digging a huge trench.

What Are The Benefits?

If you're a property owner, you probably know that any type of property damage always hits you where it hurts most: your bank account. Anyone who's had to deal with sewer line damage in the past knows that there are additional impacts beyond potentially spending thousands of dollars. Traditional methods result in extensive damage to landscaping and green spaces around your home. All that shifting earth has impacts that go beyond grass too. Intense construction that impacts the ground around buildings can result in foundation issues for your entire property.

Beyond expensive repairs, these standard solutions also take a long time to work. Regular repairs and replacement methods can take up to a week to complete, sometimes longer. During that whole time, you won't be able to use your plumbing, which means you might have to go without water for a week. That kind of disruption affects your entire life. You won't be able to shower, do dishes, or even flush your toilet. Trenchless techniques are a better option that negates all of the standard frustrations.

Big Benefits:

  • Less destruction to property

  • Service that can be completed in one day

  • Fewer costs related to time and landscaping

  • Long-lasting solutions

  • Safer techniques

How Much Do Sewer Line Repairs Cost?

Service from most reputable plumbing companies will include costs for preliminary cleaning and inspections. It's not possible to provide reliable results without first completing those two steps. From there on, costs will vary based on the company you choose and many other factors.

Cost Factors:

  • Length, depth, and diameter of your line

  • Types of defects present

  • Pipe bends and changes in grade

  • The amount and location of potential access points

  • Nearby utilities

  • Any fixtures or appliances that might need to be fixed

Non-invasive sewer line repairs are more cost effective because they eliminate most of the problems caused by cutting through pavement or earth, and digging around other existing utility lines.

What Are The Signs of Sewer Line Damage?

When it comes to serious plumbing emergencies, your property will be quick to send you signals, but there are also little issues that appear before disaster strikes. If you know how to read the signs that your home sends you in advance, you can avoid headaches and stress from catastrophes down the line.

Common Signs:

  • Gurgling toilets

  • Lack of water in bathroom fixtures

  • Slow draining and standing water

  • Sewage backups

  • Foul odors

  • Unusual growth of green grass on your property

  • Flooded yards

It's important to learn as much as you can about the signs that you need sewer service. The more you know about it now, the better prepared you'll be to act fast in the future.

Do You Need A Plumber in Dallas County?

The benefits of trenchless technology are supported by the upfront pricing that our team uses, which guarantees that you'll never have to worry about hidden fees for serious plumbing repairs. If you've noticed any of the issues above and need immediate assistance, or if you have more questions about trenchless repair techniques, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas a call at 214-838-8232 or request an appointment online.

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