What Causes Sewer Line Damages?
Your home’s sewer line is constantly running water and waste through it. It faces wear and tear with age. We will work quickly to restore your sewer line and help your water and waste flow freely again. Our professionals understand that many factors can damage your sewer line, including:
- Poor plumbing maintenance
- Tree root intrusion
- Clogged pipes
- Old pipes
- Earth movement
- Improper sewer pipe installation
- City sewer line backup
- Movement from ground thawing and freezing
Broken Sewer Pipe Signs
We want you to act as quickly as possible when you notice signs of a broken sewer pipe, so it’s important to educate you on these signs. We understand most people don’t think about their sewer line until there is a problem. The most common signs you may have a damaged sewer pipe include the following:
- Low toilet water
- Slow-moving drains
- Sewage backup in toilets and multiple drains
- Unusual pools of water on your lawn
- Sewage odors around your property
- Greener grass near your sewage pipe
Our Sewer Line Repair Solutions
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Saint Augustine uses innovative techniques to unclog your sewer line. We often use a video camera inspection to locate the problem and determine a perfect solution. We will do our best before recommending a sewer line replacement. We repair damaged sewer lines with the following techniques:
- Pipe Relining and Coating – Pipe relining and coating include applying a lining to the interior of your existing pipe. Pipe relining and coating are essentially working from the inside out to give you a new pipe without any leaks and no further damage to the interior of your home.
- Preventative Maintenance – Plumbing preventative maintenance is the best way to locate potential plumbing issues. Our team cleans and inspects your drains and pipes to keep them in optimal health.
When Do I Need a Sewer Line Replacement?
Sewer lines are constantly working and facing wear and tear. Our service professionals do our best to offer sewer line repairs before a sewer line replacement. We use trenchless sewer line replacement techniques to keep your yard intact when we replace sewer lines. We will always give you honest pricing and cost estimates on our plumbing services.
Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Saint Augustine
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Saint Augustine is your chosen local service professional in St. Johns and Putnam Counties. We understand sewer line repairs can be messy, so it’s important to let our service professionals handle the job. Our work is always backed by a guarantee that we will get the job done right. Sewer line services can be unsanitary and unhealthy for your loved ones, so let us take care of the problem today. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a sewer line repair and/or replacement evaluation.
FAQs About Our Sewer Line Repair & Replacement Help
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Saint Augustine invests in an outstanding service experience for all customers. Our sewer line repair and replacement services are an essential plumbing care solution for households throughout Saint Augustine, Saint Augustine Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach. Every customer we serve deserves service transparency when receiving our professional assistance with any issue. We gladly provide all the necessary information a homeowner needs to make the best decisions about how to keep their sewer line in top condition, avoid sewer overflows, and when to get in touch with a reputable, seasoned service provider when their sewer line needs attention. Below are several standard questions residents ask us and our answers regarding their sewer lines, our repair solutions, and when replacement is necessary. We encourage you to reach out with more questions or to get more information about the ones on this page.
What Is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?
Industry professionals created this innovative sewer line repair method utilizing a cured-in-place pipe back in the 1940s. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Saint Augustine’s team essentially creates a new pipe inside the existing pipe’s interior. So, we never need to remove the one under your property already. This practice may be a staple replacement technique with decades of previous use as a repair method, but its practicality didn’t apply to service providers that couldn’t identify breaks and blockages in a sewer line with a state-of-the-art sewer inspection camera which we now use every day for such inspections. The cured-in-place pipe is composed of a felt or fiberglass liner impregnated with an epoxy resin that is injected into the existing pipe with a high-pressure air system and a heated bladder to allow for proper curing. Once the tube is cured, we take out the installation equipment and fill the hole we used to access your sewer line, giving you a new, durable lining that can withstand decades of use.
What Can Commonly Cause Sewer Line Damage?
Various factors can cause sewer line damage, such as time, homes built before 1970 that still have cast iron sewer pipes that may have corroded or cracked due to moving or shifting earth, construction in a nearby area, tree roots, and materials you let run down the drains in your sink, toilet, tub, and shower. The garbage disposal your kitchen sink features breaks down food and waste to let it flow down the drain with the water. However, those waste particles can still accumulate inside your pipes and cause issues. Elements like soap, hair, shampoo, toothpaste, rice, pasta, cooking grease, and chicken bones travel through your sewer pipe, may build up, and pose potential risks to your plumbing’s welfare. Clogs can develop and block water and waste as these materials build up instead of flowing to your local sewer system. However, clogs are sometimes preventable by carrying out simple measures like scraping food off your plates and into a garbage can before rinsing the residual materials down your sink drain. Furthermore, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Saint Augustine urges you never to risk your drain’s clear channel by pouring hot grease down it. While drain cleaning can clear these obstructive materials, it takes a seasoned professional with adequate industry training, like our team members, to assess your sewer line damage’s severity and location. We encourage you to get in touch with our business if any signs of a sewer line or drain issue show themselves or if your sewer line hasn’t had a professional check in a while.
Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Sewer Line Repairs?
It’s uncommon for a typical homeowner’s insurance policy to include sewer line repair or replacement services as part of its coverage. However, an industry has emerged that does cover this particular home service need. A quick and painless internet search can reveal at least a half-dozen companies that provide secondary or supplemental insurance policies to cover sewer line-related repair or replacement costs. You can acquire these policies for about $20 a month on average, and they offer benefits of up to $5,000 a year. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Saint Augustine strongly advises homeowners to go over one of these plans’ fine print before purchasing this type of insurance. Reading through the details will verify that it covers all the necessary sewer line repair and replacement expenses before you spend any money. Unfortunately, some households haven’t been happy with their sewer line coverage purchase due to additional expenses they were required to pay out of pocket, like pavement restorations and excavation costs.
What Is the Cost of Replacing a Sewer Line?
While Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Saint Augustine’s comprehensive services come at competitive prices, we’re well-versed in our customers’ concerns over the cost of replacing or rehabilitating their sewer lines. Honestly, any sewer line job will differ from all others in some way, so its overall cost is contingent upon many factors, such as how much of the sewer line we will need to replace, repair, or rehabilitate and its total length. Other factors influencing a final sewer pipe rehabilitation cost include potential excavation costs, replacing landscaping, and performing backfilling after finishing trenchwork. An entire house-to-street sewer line replacement can be costly. So, all your options from replacement to coating and lining should be carefully evaluated because re-lining and coating can eliminate the need for excavation and damage to your yard and landscaping. When you contact us, our team will discuss your property and sewer line’s issues and details as well as provide a free video camera inspection to factor in all variables and provide an accurate estimate.