Watch for Signs You Need Residential Sewer Line Repair
To guarantee fast sewer line repairs, you should know the warning signs of a sewer line problem. If you notice any of these issues with your plumbing, you may need sewer line repair:
- Dirty water or sewage is backing up into your toilet, sink, tub, or shower.
- Your drains run slowly, or you have more than one clogged drain.
- Your pipes make strange noises, like gurgling, sucking, hissing, or banging.
- Using one plumbing fixture makes another one bubble up.
- You keep smelling rotten food, sulfur, mold, or sewage from your drains.
- There are pools of standing water around your drains, or you keep finding puddles near your plumbing fixtures.
- There are soggy spots in your yard, or your yard keeps flooding.
- The water level in your toilet bowl is inconsistent.
- Animals and pests are attracted to your yard.
- Your water bill has gone up suddenly and you don’t know why.
- There are signs of water damage in your home: mold or mildew growth, cracks in the walls or foundation, musty smells, peeling paint or plaster, sagging ceilings, rotten wood, water stains, or wet spots.
Learn the Causes of Sewer Line Damage
The most common cause of sewer line damage is tree root intrusion. When trees, plants, or shrubs are planted in the absorption field of your sewer system, the roots grow downward in search of water. Eventually, they will wrap around your sewer pipes, crushing them as they grow. They can also infiltrate your sewer line through existing holes or breaks and cause clogs. Other common causes of damage which may necessitate sewer line repair are:
- Old or worn-out sewer pipes
- Combined pipelines
- Tree root intrusion or clogs from other organic matter
- Flushing or rinsing things down the pipes that cause clogs or buildup
- A city sewer system backup
- Lack of sewer line maintenance or sewer line repairs
- A poorly designed or installed sewer line
- Unstable ground caused by a sinkhole, erosion, heavy traffic or construction nearby, or earthquakes
- Broken sewer line due to frequent freezing and thawing of the sewer pipes
Prevent Damage and Avoid the Need for Sewer Line Repairs
You can reduce the risk of sewer line issues and avoid the need for sewer line repairs. By scheduling preventive sewer line maintenance, we'll ensure your sewer line has no cracks, breaks, leaks, or clogs. Our Advantage Plan makes it easier for customers to keep up with routine plumbing maintenance services. You can schedule regular sewer line inspections, drain cleaning services, and hydro jetting to maintain the condition of your sewer line. Here are some other things you can do to prevent the need for sewer line repairs:
- Don’t plant trees, bushes, or shrubs near your sewer line.
- Properly dispose of fats, oils, grease, paint, and chemicals.
- Don’t flush anything other than waste and toilet paper.
- Use pipe relining when there are signs of a crack or leak.
- Schedule routine sewer line inspections and sewer line repairs.
- Find out if you need to install a backwater prevention valve.
Learn About Our Methods for Residential Sewer Line Repair
When you call us because of an issue with your sewer line, we work fast. First, we'll do a plumbing video camera inspection to diagnose your sewer line problem. Then, we'll explore your options for residential sewer line repair. We want our customers to be able to make an informed decision about plumbing services, so we'll make sure you fully understand your options. Because we use trenchless sewer line repair methods, we won't need to dig up your yard or ruin your landscaping. We can usually complete sewer line repairs in a day or less. Here's a look at our methods of residential sewer line repair:
- Hydro Jetting and Drain Cleaning – We can use hydro jetting and drain cleaning services for sewer line issues caused by clogged sewer pipes. Our hydro jetting service uses high-pressure jets of water to break apart stubborn clogs and decades’ worth of buildup on the walls of your sewer line. We'll then flush the debris out into the city's sewer system.
- Drain Rooter Work – We can do drain rooter work if you need sewer line repairs due to tree root intrusion. We'll use a drain rooter to cut and break apart tree roots and other debris and flush them out with hydro jetting services.
- Pipe Relining – If your sewer line has small breaks or cracks, we can fix them with pipe relining. We’ll insert a specialized sleeve through the pipe. As it hardens and expands, it creates a seal that prevents leaks.
- Pipe Replacement – For more serious sewer line damage, we'll recommend pipe replacement. This sewer line repair method is still trenchless, and we can replace one or more sections of a broken sewer line. We'll use hydraulics to break apart the sewer line and replace the broken pipe sections.
Trenchless Residential Sewer Line Replacement Methods
Because we strive to save our customers time and money, we won't ever recommend a plumbing service you don't need. We'll do everything possible to complete sewer line repair, but sometimes repairs aren't possible. We might find it necessary to replace a residential sewer line if it is too damaged, your sewer pipes are too old, or your sewer line was poorly designed or installed. We also use trenchless residential sewer line replacement methods. We'll make a small hole at the beginning and end of your sewer line and then break apart the old sewer pipes. We'll guide a new sewer pipe through in their place. Our sewer pipes can last up to 100 years with proper maintenance. They also resist corrosion, rusting, pests, tree roots, and chemicals.
Call Today to Replace Residential Sewer Lines in Denver, CO
If you need to replace a residential sewer line in Denver, Aurora, Castle Rock, Englewood, Littleton, Centennial, or Lakewood, CO, call us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Denver. We can provide a quick sewer line inspection to determine if you need residential sewer line repair or replacement. Then we'll find the fastest, most cost-effective way to complete sewer line repair. To learn more, call our 24/7 live answering service or request an estimate for the cost of sewer line repair.