Mr. Rooter Plumbing is proud to offer Ann Arbor several different repair options for their sewer pipes. Pipe bursting is a trenchless-based solution that allows our experts to replace damaged portions of sewer pipelines without excavating portions of your home, resulting in a repair process that takes significantly less time to complete.

In order to find out which kind of repair needs to be done, the technician will need to perform a video inspection of the pipe. The involves a waterproof camera, cables, and a portable screen. The camera can be inserted in the sewer pipe and the video footage is sent back to the screen during the inspection. This footage can help get the technician a quick diagnosis of your pipe’s problems.

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When Is Pipe Bursting Recommended For Repairing Sewer Lines In Ann Arbor, MI Homes?

Pipe bursting involves breaking apart the old pipe and replacing it with a new, HDPE pipe. As a trenchless solution, the time it takes to complete the work is much less than conventional dig-and-replace methods, but pipe bursting is often a last resort recommendation. We advise pipe bursting as the best solution for select situations, including:

  • Extensive erosion
  • Pipeline collapses

Pipe bursting gives our technicians the flexibility to not only replace broken pipes, but to expand the diameter and size of the pipelines as well. If the current pipeline diameter in your home is too small to account for the sewer system usage, we can install a new pipe that is larger in diameter to accommodate your lifestyle.

Pipe bursting is conducted underground without digging up portions of your home, as we simply use small access points to reach the pipes. A rod with a cone-shaped head is inserted into the pipe and pulled through. Because the head is larger than the diameter of the pipe, it splits it apart as it is pulled from one side to the other.

Attached at the end of the bursting rod is the new pipe. Once the pipe is completely split, the new pipe is detached from the rod and connected to the sewer system. This method completely replaces the old and damaged pipe with a new one that has longer lifespan than most pipeline materials. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes offer sewer systems longevity and security due to their strong and smooth qualities, resulting in a product that our customers can be confident in for many years after its installation. With a typical lifespan ranging from 50-100 years with maintenance and proper care, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is proud to offer drain line replacement services that are affordable and long-lasting.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing To Replace Your Sewer Drain Pipes In Ann Arbor, Michigan Today

If you are living in the Ann Arbor area and have been experiencing major problems with your sewer system, please give our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call! Our professional staff is always ready to help, and we take pride in providing quality work for all of our customers.

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