It’s only natural that piping gets dull over time. A system that is used often and receives various types of material is bound to degrade over time. The sewer lines will eventually decline even with routine cleaning and maintenance of the sewer drains.

Recognizing a problem early on can save homeowners both time and money. Replacing your sewer line doesn’t sound fun (— particularly to your wallet), but it can also save you time and money.

Repairing sewer lines is similar to anything else in life. It has advantages and disadvantages. But before we do that, we must first distinguish between different classifications of sewer repair techniques.

Sewer Line Replacement Types

To repair broken sewer lines, we can use one of two general categories of techniques:

  • Traditional
  • Trenchless

A few access points are needed for trenchless repairs and pipe relining. Either inside the current sewer line’s interior or by piper bursting, which shatters the existing sewer lines as the new pipe is inserted, a new pipe is installed.

Traditional fixes entail removing the old sewer pipe and installing a new one. Getting access to the current sewer lines is necessary for this. You must remove drywall and flooring during interior repairs to access hidden sewer lines. To access the sewer lines for exterior maintenance, you must dig a trench in your yard.

Advantages Of Traditional Sewer Line Replacement

  • Removes lead-related environmental and health concerns
  • The best option is if only a tiny portion of the sewer line needs to be replaced, and the sewer lines should remain the same size.
  • Addresses issues resulting from improper installation of the original sewer lines and ensures that all outdated sewer lines are replaced with brand-new ones.

Disadvantages Of Traditional Sewer Line Replacement

  • Depending on where the sewer lines are located, repairs outside are more intrusive and necessitate digging up outdoor spaces.
  • Interior repairs can also be invasive and necessitate tearing out portions of flooring and drywall to access sewer lines.
  •  When the additional repair is considered, the overall sewer repair costs may be significantly higher.
  • The time it takes to finish repairs varies depending on what needs to be fixed.

Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement 

  • Minimal drywall and flooring removal.
  • Since the repair of your sewer lines can be finished in a day or two, you can stay in your house during that time.
  • Reduced overall repair expenses.

Disadvantages of Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement 

  • Depending on how badly the sewer line was damaged, relining might make the sewer lines smaller or even be impossible.
  • Trenchless repairs on old sewer pipes may not be possible.
  • Due to the specialized equipment needed and the precise nature of trenchless processes, repairs must be carried out by a qualified plumber.

A reputable company should provide expert assistance if you need sewer repair services. Customers can choose from a wide range of practical plumbing services at Sacramento Repipe & Plumbing. Our knowledgeable professionals can handle all issues involving sewer lines. We provide sewer line replacement and repair services.

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