When You Need Residential Sewer Line Repair
If you know what warning signs to look for, you will know when it's necessary to call a professional for residential sewer line repair. A broken sewer line or clogged sewer pipe can lead to a sewer system backup, a bigger and costlier problem to fix. However, calling a service professional at the first sign of a problem will get you the help you need before it gets worse. If you notice any of these signs you need residential sewer line repair, give us a call right away:
- You have more than one clogged drain you can’t fix.
- Water is backing up into your sink, tub, shower, or toilet.
- Rodents and insects are suddenly attracted to your yard.
- You've noticed a consistent sewage smell, especially when using certain plumbing fixtures.
- You've found wet spots in your yard and don't know why.
- There are dirty pools of water in your yard with algae growing in them.
- Your water bill keeps going up for no reason.
- Your toilet, drains, or pipes are making strange noises.
- The water level of your toilet goes up and down for no reason.
Why You Have Sewer Line Damage
Several different factors can cause sewer line damage. Some sewer line problems can be prevented, while others might be out of your control. When we do a sewer line inspection at your home, we can determine what is causing your sewer line issues. These are the most common causes of sewer line damage:
- Pipes that are blocked or clogged due to tree roots, plants, dirt, rocks, debris, grease, hair, bathroom products, or sludge.
- Tree roots have grown into your sewer line and broken pipes.
- Heavy rainfall has caused the city's sewer system to back up.
- Your pipes are old and weak.
- Lack of sewer line maintenance and repairs.
- Flushing items are other than toilet paper and waste down the toilets.
- Letting fats, oils, grease, paint, food pieces, or other substances that don’t dissolve in the water go down your drain.
How We Repair Residential Sewer Lines
We use a trenchless method to repair residential sewer lines. Our trenchless method allows us to complete most sewer line repairs in a day or less, and we won't have to dig up your yard to do it. We try to get in and out quickly, with little disruption to your home, so you and your family can return to your normal daily routine. First, we'll do a plumbing video camera inspection. We'll thread a small camera through your sewer line to find the source of the problem. Then, we'll walk you through your options for sewer line repair:
- Hydro Jetting - Hydro jetting is a drain cleaning service that uses powerful pressurized water jets to clean your sewer line. We can use hydro jetting services to break apart clogs deep within your sewer line and flush them into the city's sewer system. Our hydro jetting services work on clogs caused by tree roots, waste, toilet paper, dirt, rocks, and other debris.
- Drain Cleaning - We can also use other drain cleaning methods, like drain rooter work and plumbing augers, to break apart clogs so we can flush them out of your sewer line.
- Pipe Relining - If your sewer line has a break, crack, or leak, we can fix it with our pipe relining process. We will insert a sleeve into your pipe, which creates a seal as the sleeve hardens. This repairs pipe damage and prevent future leaks.
- Pipe Replacement - For extreme damage, we recommend our pipe replacement process. We will break apart your old pipes with hydraulics and then guide a new pipe into place. Our pipes last up to 100 years with proper maintenance.
Once we have completed sewer line repairs, we recommend you keep up with routine sewer line maintenance. This will reduce your risk of future plumbing problems, like clogged or broken pipes and sewer system backups. Our Advantage Plan makes it easy to schedule preventive plumbing maintenance like drain cleaning services, hydro jetting, and sewer line inspections.
How We Replace Residential Sewer Lines
We will do everything we can to repair your residential sewer line. If the damage is too severe, the pipes are too old for repair, or the sewer line is installed improperly, we'll have to replace your residential sewer line. We will only recommend this if your residential sewer line replacement costs are the same or less than your repair costs or if installing a new sewer line is safer and faster. We can use a trenchless method to replace residential sewer lines, so we won't need to dig up your entire yard. We will dig two small holes at each end of the sewer line and then insert a new sewer line using the old one as a guide. Our new sewer lines have a lifespan of up to 100 years with proper maintenance and are also resistant to tree roots, breakage, pests, corrosion, and chemicals.
Call for Residential Sewer Line Repair Costs in Santa Cruz, CA
If you want to learn more about our residential sewer line repair costs in Santa Cruz, CA, call us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Santa Cruz. We'll send a service professional to your home to complete a sewer line inspection. We'll then discuss your options to replace or repair your residential sewer line. We want you to have as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision. To learn more about how we repair and replace residential sewer lines, call our 24/7 live answering service or request a job estimate.