Residential Sewer Line Repair in Lehigh Valley, PA

Our Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Method

When you have a broken sewer pipe or clogged sewer line, you want it repaired as quickly as possible. The faster you schedule sewer line repairs, the less likely you are to experience a sewer system backup. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lehigh Valley, we specialize in trenchless sewer line repairs in Lehigh Valley, PA. Our trenchless repairs mean we won't need to dig up your yard, make a mess, or spend weeks fixing your sewer line. We'll work quickly to complete sewer line repairs in as little as a day, so you can return to your normal routine. If you need to schedule an appointment for residential sewer line replacement or repair, call our live answering service, which operates 24/7. You can also request a job estimate for residential sewer line repair costs on our website.

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Signs You Need Residential Sewer Line Replacement or Repair

Watch out for these signs that you need residential sewer line replacement in Allentown, PA. If you have any of these problems with your home's plumbing, call us right away, and we'll determine if you need to replace your residential sewer line or if we can repair it:

  • Dirty, smelly water keeps backing up into your toilet, sink, shower, or tub.
  • The water level in your toilet goes up and down.
  • You frequently have clogged toilets or overflowing toilets.
  • There is a strong sewer odor in your home or yard.
  • Using one plumbing fixture makes another one act up. For instance, flushing your toilet makes your sink drain gurgle.
  • There are unexplained wet patches in your lawn or yard, or your yard keeps flooding and you don’t know why.
  • Green grass is suddenly sprouting up near your sewer pipe.
  • You have more pests around your home than usual.
  • Your drains are running slowly.
  • Your water bills are increasing.

Causes of Sewer Line Problems

If you know the most common causes of sewer line problems, you can avoid them. You can reduce your risk of residential sewer line repair costs if you take preventative measures to avoid these primary reasons for sewer line problems:

  • Tree roots that have grown into the sewer line, causing clogged pipes or cracked and broken pipes.
  • Flushing items other than toilet paper and waste down the toilet. Never flush wipes, paper towels, facial tissues, cardboard, or other trash.
  • Rinsing pieces of food or oil, grease, and fat down the drain.
  • Using drain clog remover over and over even when it doesn’t work.
  • A municipal sewer system backup.
  • General breaks and cracks in the sewer line due to age.
  • Frequent freezing and thawing of the sewer line.
  • Heavy traffic or construction overhead, earthquakes, or heavy storms.
  • Lack of maintenance of the sewer line.
  • Improper installation or poor layout of the sewer pipes.

Residential Sewer Line Repair Methods

Because we want to get our customers’ sewer lines back up and running as quickly as possible, we offer trenchless residential sewer line repairs. Our trenchless repairs are not only faster but more cost-effective as well. We can often take care of sewer line repairs in just one day, depending on the extent of the damage. We first use a video camera inspection of your sewer line to find the location and cause of your sewer line damage. We can then use one or more of these trenchless methods to repair or replace a residential sewer line:

  • Hydro Jetting - Our hydro jetting service uses pressurized water to flush debris out of your sewer line. If your sewer line is clogged due to tree roots, grease, and other build-ups, we'll break it apart and flush it down the line to the city's sewer system.
  • Pipe Relining - If any part of your sewer line is damaged, we can use pipe relining to repair it. We use a quick-hardening sleeve to line the interior of your pipes. When the sleeve hardens and expands, it seals the pipe from the inside out. This not only fixes cracks and holes but prevents future leaks.
  • Pipe Replacement - We recommend pipe replacement if the damage is too extensive for pipe relining. We use hydraulics to break apart the remaining sewer pipes and insert a new sewer pipe.

When we complete sewer line repairs, we recommend our customers sign up for our Advantage Plan. The Advantage Plan allows you to schedule routine plumbing maintenance to reduce your risk of future plumbing problems. If you want to avoid the cost of repairing your sewer line again, you should schedule preventive plumbing services like sewer line inspections, drain cleaning services, and plumbing repairs.

If We Need to Replace Your Residential Sewer Line

We can also use trenchless methods to replace a residential sewer line. We will do everything we can to complete sewer line repairs, but sometimes it's just not possible. If your sewer line is old, damaged beyond repair, or poorly installed, we will recommend residential sewer line replacement. If your residential sewer line repair costs are more or as much as sewer line replacement, we recommend installing a new sewer line. We use a similar method to our sewer line repairs: our Pipe Pull method. Using this technique, we make tiny holes at the beginning and end of your sewer pipes. We then use your broken, old sewer pipe to guide a new pipe into place. Our replacement pipes can last up to 100 years with proper maintenance and are also highly resistant to corrosion, rust, breakage, pests, tree roots, and chemicals.

Worried About Residential Sewer Line Replacement Costs?

If you're worried about residential sewer line replacement costs, request a job estimate online through our website. We offer a flat-rate pricing for many of our plumbing services. We're always upfront and transparent about the costs for services that don't qualify for flat rate pricing. We will walk you through every step of your plumbing repairs, including how long they will take, so you know exactly what to expect. We'll then review the costs so you can make an informed decision without surprises.

Residential Sewer Line Repair Cost in Lehigh Valley, PA

If you want to know your residential sewer line repair costs, call us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lehigh Valley. We'll send a service professional to your home as quickly as possible to complete a sewer line inspection. We'll then determine if it's more cost-effective to complete sewer line repairs or sewer line replacement. To get started, call our 24/7 live answering service, or request a job estimate for sewer line repairs in Lehigh Valley, Allentown, or Bethlehem, PA.

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