Fort Worth Sewer Line Replacement

The be-all, end-all of a plumbing disaster is a sewage backup which is usually due to a nasty clog left unresolved. A residential sewer line comprises all the piping deep beneath the home attached to the main lateral. It connects to the municipal sewer disposal system. Despite raw and contaminated wastewater being hurled into your basement and through your plumbing fixtures is a worst-case scenario and shouldn’t happen out of the blue. A series of unfortunate events can trigger a sewer backup, such as the aftermath of a heavy rainstorm, a blockage that hasn’t been removed, or a ruptured and collapsed sewer line due to tree roots. Property owners who don’t fix a clogged line will soon realize they have broken pipes to mend through a sewer line replacement. Residents who have not been vigilant about what they flush down their drain lines will deal with blocked drainage pipes that eventually fracture under the added weight of a clog.

Suppose you want to avoid being exposed to dirty and used wastewater. In that case, you are advised to ask a qualified, licensed, and fully insured plumber in Fort Worth for a professional sewer line replacement. Homeowners will find that our expert and experienced team members are well-equipped with the skills, tactics, and know-how for this type of plumbing service. Our clients will find that we always actively listen to their viewpoints by offering long-lasting and effective solutions for your plumbing system. Homeowners who remain hesitant about a sewer line repair or replacement can book a no-obligation consultation; and remember that we only offer transparent, upfront pricing alongside a one-year part and labor guarantee.

Our Safe Sewer Line Replacement

If water backs up in your bathtub temporarily due to a clog, only having to reemerge in another plumbing fixture (i.e., kitchen or bathroom sink) implies a blockage in your drain lines. A sewer line redirects your home’s wastewater from your bathtubs, sinks, toilets, dishwashers, and more to the sewer lateral and eventually into the city sewage system, where it is sanitized and disposed of. A sewer line replacement is not a recurring service you need. It is a once-in-a-lifetime investment! Sewage pipes can last for a lifetime. If you are complacent about a sewer line replacement, you may become more susceptible to harmful exposure to toxic wastewater, bacteria and pathogens. You also sacrifice the structural integrity and health of your home. Raw sewage could inevitably result in costly and permanent water and moisture damage. For example, mold and mildew can spread to other parts of your home, leading to rotting wood.

The best aspect of this replacement service is that property owners will find that it’s an innovative technology. It’s non-invasive and trenchless, so it doesn’t require a big, muddy trench to be dug across your backyard. At most, we will mark off a couple of dug-out holes to access the sewer line. Plus, our expert plumbers can complete a sewer line replacement quickly, so there’s no need to relocate.

Plumbing Inspection And Diagnosis

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we always advocate for preventative maintenance and recommend you be proactive about signing up for an annual inspection and drain cleaning service to avoid the need to replace your sewer line. Also, responsible homeowners keen on the proper upkeep of their drainage pipes, including participating in routine maintenance, will rarely, if ever, encounter a foul clog. But sometimes the damage has already been done, and a blockage may have already busted within your drain lines resulting in unsightly cracks and fractures. Not only will water be unable to be expelled to the city’s sewage outlet. But a clog left unattended will weaken your drainage pipes, and they become more prone to leaks.

Especially if you purchased a pre-owned property in Fort Worth, the previous owners might not have done their due diligence for scouring clean their drain lines. So clogs may be something they learned to live with and even overlook. So, it’s important for a professional plumber to thoroughly examine your wastewater lines and remove any leftover clogs before we consider a sewer line replacement. For starters, clients will find that our trustworthy plumber will assess their home’s plumbing system, checking for all plumbing fixtures, backwater valves, sump pump, storm overflow, and main cleanout.

They’ll test out any water-based appliances, such as a water heater and dishwasher’s hose, to see if they are fully functioning, as a clog may be hidden in that specific area. But please note that a plumbing inspection only allows us to eyeball your drainage pipes instead of observing the nitty-gritty details of a cracked pipeline. Often, we have to take a deeper dive into your lines before recommending a replacement. Please note that homeowners will learn the results after a video drain inspection.

Video Camera Inspection

A plumbing inspection will help us pinpoint the most problematic areas of your drainage lines, and following suit, a sewer camera inspection will further narrow down the most troublesome hot spots for not only a blockage but also damaged pipes. It’s best not to forgo this step as it provides valuable information and helps to decipher more shallow clogs from deeper ones.

Our skilled plumber will insert a small video camera attached to a flexible cable and bright LED light to navigate around twists and turns of your drain pipes while recording real-time and high-definition footage. As the device records footage, it transmits a signal receiver exactly targeting which areas have the most difficult clogs and which we must prioritize. This is all displayed on a monitor for you to see.

Mostly it will give us a better understanding of how to best perform the pipe relining or busting technique to fix the broken part of the pipe. But before we shatter your broken pipe to replace it with a new one, we have to clear the pipe of pesky clogs and scrub away any lingering residue.

HydroScrub® Jetting

After your trusty plumber has decided on the best course of action for your sewer line, they will prioritize which areas of your clogged drain need to be dealt with. Based on the clues they gathered from the drain camera inspection, your skilled plumber will toggle to the appropriate PSI level for a hydrojetting service. Fort Worth homeowners can rest easy knowing we possess the skill and hand-eye coordination, including preparation for a sewer line replacement. We take a measured approach to hydrojetting. For example, we will blast the troublesome clog away using the HydroScrub® Jetting technology, a concentrated and highly pressurized pulse of water, to remove the solid blockage and leave your drainage pipes crystal clear. The nozzle head will be inserted into the drain lines, and a stream of water will be unleashed at a specific level of pressure, up to 3,500 psi, to force away any accumulated debris inside the pipes and force it directly into the main lateral, and eventually onwards to the municipal sewer system. Often, hydrojetting is suggested even if there’s no nasty clog to get rid of simply because it prepares the pipe’s surfaces by cleaning away any sludge that may interfere with our trenchless sewer line drain repair. Hydro jetting is considered a sanitary plumbing procedure and does not require chemical and corrosive toxic cleaners, which may weaken and rupture your drain lines. After we have scoured your drainage pipes clean, we arrive at the last but not least step of the replacement.

Pipe Relining And Pipe Bursting

Last but not least, we arrived at a trenchless sewer line replacement. Property owners know all the previous steps we prepare for the actual drain repair, ensuring it can go as smoothly as possible. As previously mentioned, we won’t have to physically remove the entire sewage pipe but, at most, bits and pieces. Firstly, for pipe relining, we will use a flexible tube with an inflatable pouch that spans the entire length of the broken and old pipe and inserts it within.

Next, your trained plumber will inflate the pouch so much that it pushes up against the lining itself and the inside walls of your sewage pipe. After it has hardened and cured in place, the inflatable pouch is removed and leaves in place a robust and brand-new harder lining. Pipe relining is best reserved for minor damages, including hairline cracks, fractures, and small holes. Secondly, if we find that the damage is more extensive, we will have to proceed with a pipe bursting. If you imagine explosives of some sort, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Using hydraulic fracturing, we will break apart portions of the old pipe, making space for a new one. Instead, we can thread in a new pipe all without having to physically cut the pipe.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Fort Worth For Sewer Line Replacement?

Despite a sewage backup being the utmost of a residential or commercial plumbing crisis, it can readily be averted if you regularly inspect, clean, and maintain your drainage lines. At times, it’s mandatory; however, to get a sewer line replacement, Fort Worth residents will discover if their pipes are badly damaged and not salvageable. Mr. Rooter Plumbing will dispatch a uniformed plumber who will arrive promptly and even accommodate any 24/7 emergencies, as we understand a flood from a broken pipe happens at the most inconvenient times.

FAQs About Sewer Line Replacement in Fort Worth

What Are the Signs My Sewer Line Is Broken?

    • Burbling or hissing sounds from your plumbing fixtures, including sinks, bathtubs, showers, toilets, and water-based appliances
    • Sluggish or slow drains
    • Foul odors
    • Random water pooling in your yard
    • Discolored stains or patches on your ceiling from a burst pipe
    • Blocked backwater valve
    • Raw and contaminated wastewater is unleashed from your septic tank and into your plumbing system
    • Mold and mildew growth
    • A greater presence of pests or insects and rodents

How Often Should Sewer Lines Be Cleaned?

Ideally, you should clean your home’s drain lines at the very minimum every 18 to 22 months with a professional drain cleaning service, and in between the annual cleaning, you should practice routine maintenance. For example, you can scour away accumulated debris in your drainage pipes by mixing a concoction of vinegar and baking soda and pouring it down the drain hole to clear away or at least loosen any sticky residue that would otherwise contribute to a clog.

How Deep Should a Sewer Pipe Be Buried?

Generally, a sewer line trench must be 12 to 24 inches deep and dug wide enough to accommodate your drainage pipe before layering soil and sod around it. Depending on local climate conditions, the dug-out hole may need to be deeper as frozen pipes tend to expand and contract in cold weather.

Learn More About Sewer Line Replacement Service From Mr. Rooter Plumbing!

Nobody wants the outskirts of their backyard to become a marsh, all thanks to a busted sewage pipe. Be smart and ask for a sewer line replacement. Whether you’re in Fort Worth or nearby communities like Arlington, we will arrive to complete a total reconstruction of your sewage drain line.

Go ahead and reach out to our courteous customer service representative to schedule a service appointment. Or get informed about our other plumbing services, from a sewer backup to water heater installation and frozen pipe repair.

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