If you have reason to think that your sewer line may be damaged, it is crucial to get it worked on as soon as possible. Your sewer line is the only exit point for all the wastewater that flows out of your home. From sinks to toilets, every drain leads to your sewer line. So, a damaged sewer line will likely affect the performance of your entire plumbing system. Luckily, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles performs residential sewer line repairs in St. Charles, Missouri, and the surrounding areas. Learn more about our professional sewer line repair and replacement services.
How Did My Sewer Line Become Damaged?
When you need residential sewer line replacement or repair services, you might wonder how your sewer line became damaged. Many things can cause harm to your sewer line, from the harsh natural environment to improper installation. When you work with Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles, we will help you identify the cause of your sewer line damage. We use ultra-precise diagnostic techniques, like plumbing video camera inspection. When we tell you what’s wrong with your sewer line, there’s no guesswork involved. This also allows us to give you vital information that can help you prevent those types of damage in the future. Some of the causes of sewer line damage include the following:
- Insufficient maintenance
- Improper sewer line installation, design, or layout
- Tree roots growing into your sewer line through cracks or joints
- Severe clogs formed by oil, grease, sludge, hair, or other debris
- Backup from the city’s main sewer line
- The freezing and thawing of the soil around the pipe
- Age-related wear and tear
- Movement of the earth from nearby construction or earthquakes
Common Signs of a Damaged Sewer Line
It’s not always easy for the average homeowner to know when they have a damaged sewer line. Sewer line damage is commonly mistaken for a clog or a sewer system backup. The longer you let sewer line damage go unaddressed, the more severe it will get. Repairs are more convenient, affordable, and expeditious when done early. A few signs of a damaged sewer line include the following:
- If your toilets have low levels of water
- If sewage is backing up into your bathtubs, showers, or toilets
- If you have multiple clogged or slow-flowing drains
- If your lawn is soggy or flooded
- If you notice significantly greener grass near your sewer line
- If there are unpleasant odors in your basement, near your drains, or around your yard
How We Deal With Sewer Line Issues
How does Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles fix a damaged sewer line? Well, it depends on the extent of the damage. Our sewer line solutions cover the gamut of everything from preventative maintenance to complete pipe replacement. Whenever possible, we will offer you a range of solutions and inform you of the pros and cons of each. A few of the common solutions for a damaged sewer line include the following:
- Pipe Relining – When your sewer line is cracked or leaking, we can often reline the inside of the pipe. This process involves inserting a special sleeve into the sewer line. Once placed, the material will harden and form a new inner wall that can last as long as the original pipe (and sometimes even longer).
- Preventative Maintenance – The best solution is the one that prevents the problem from ever arising in the first place. We have state-of-the-art methods to maintain the condition of your sewer line. We can use hydro jetting to clean out the most stubborn buildups and video camera inspection to assess the condition of your sewer line.
- Pipe Replacement – If the damage in your sewer line is too extensive to repair, we can help you replace it completely. If done properly, replacing a sewer line is a long-term solution that will last for decades.
The Sewer Line Replacement Process
Sometimes, the damage to your sewer line will be beyond the point of repair. Other times, replacement may be a better investment when compared to future residential sewer line repair costs. We take great care when we need to replace a residential sewer line. We always start by meeting with you, inspecting your sewer line, and explaining the replacement process. We will inform you ahead of time if this process will require digging trenches. The biggest benefit of replacing your sewer line is that it is the most consistently reliable way to fix all sewer line issues at once.
Schedule a Residential Sewer Line Repair Appointment Now!
Your sewer line is among the most vital parts of your entire plumbing system. When it is compromised, you need to work with a trustworthy plumbing company. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles has helped countless homeowners in St. Charles, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Wentzville, and Lake St. Louis with sewer line repairs. We always explain the residential sewer line repair or replacement costs to you ahead of time. Schedule your residential sewer line repair appointment now!