How Do Sewer Lines Become Damaged?
When your sewer line becomes damaged, it’s natural to ask, “How did this happen?” Well, there are many ways that a sewer line can become compromised, from freezing soil to tree root intrusion. Since your sewer line is buried deep below the earth, it can feel like it’s impossible to understand how it became damaged, but Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Peoria can help you diagnose the source of your sewer line damage and help you plan for avoiding that type of damage in the future. Some common reasons for sewer lines becoming damaged include:
- Poor maintenance
- Problems with the design, installation, or layout of your sewer line
- Tree roots growing into joints or cracks in your sewer line
- Sewer line clogs caused by grease, hair, toilet paper, and other debris
- Waste backing up from the city’s main sewer line
- The freezing and thawing of the soil surrounding your sewer line
- Wear and tear related to the age of your sewer line
- Earthquakes, shifting soil, or ground movement from nearby construction
How to Identify a Damaged Sewer Line
If your sewer line becomes compromised, you want to catch it as early as possible. When sewer line damage is left unrepaired, it will continue to get worse, and eventually, you will need to completely replace your sewer line. So, it can pay to be aware of the signs that your sewer line is damaged. Some of the signs of a damaged sewer line include the following:
- Low water levels in toilets
- Sewage backup in drains
- Multiple slow-flowing drains in your home
- Soggy sections of your yard, especially between your home and the city’s main sewer line
- Parts of your yard are greener than others
- The smell of sewage near your drains, in your basement, or around your yard
How to Fix a Damaged Sewer Line
We always strive to repair damaged sewer lines when possible. However, when the damage gets bad enough, it is often better to perform sewer line replacement services. We will always help you diagnose the problem. Then, our team will explain the possible solutions to you, allowing you to choose the solution that fits your budget best. Some of the ways that we can fix damaged sewer lines include the following:
- Pipe Relining – Pipe relining is a long-term solution for cracked and mildly broken sewer lines. This process involves placing a sleeve into your existing sewer line, where it hardens, sealing any cracks or leaks.
- Preventive Maintenance – The best way to fix problems like clogs, cracks, and leaks is to prevent them. Our preventive maintenance services will help you stop these common problems before they start.
- Hydraulic Pipe Bursting – We can completely replace your sewer line without digging trenches or tearing up your lawn. We use a hydraulic pipe bursting device to break up your existing sewer line. Then, we can put a new sewer line in the space left by your old one.
State-of-the-Art Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement
Many homeowners fear that replacing their sewer line will involve extensive damage to their lawns and landscaping. While that may have been true in the past, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Peoria can perform trenchless sewer line replacement services. We have cutting-edge techniques that allow us to install a brand-new sewer line without digging large trenches. To make this process even more appealing, the sewer line replacement costs are often more affordable than methods that involve digging trenches.
Schedule a Residential Sewer Line Repair Appointment Now!
Don’t let a damaged sewer line compromise the performance of your home’s plumbing system for another day. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Peoria has helped many of your neighbors in the Peoria County, Tazewell County, and Woodford County areas. We have earned a reputation for upfront pricing by always explaining the sewer line repair costs ahead of time. We even make appointment scheduling convenient with our 24/7, live scheduling line. Schedule your residential sewer line repair appointment today!