Sewer repairs used to be the stuff of nightmares for homeowners. Even a simple clog could involve a massive digging project that uprooted your yard to expose the damaged line, a labor-intensive removal process, and then the long and expensive process of rebuilding your yard when the job was finished due to the irreparable damage caused.
Today, the massive headaches of a sewer extraction might be a thing of the past thanks to trenchless sewer repair and replacement solutions.
These options are easier, less impactful, and provide you with a reliable and durable new sewer line you can count on for decades to come!
Why Choose Trenchless Sewer Repair?
When it comes to sewer repairs, traditional methods often involve digging up your yard, causing disruption and inconvenience.
However, with trenchless sewer repair, you can avoid all the hassle and still get your sewer line fixed effectively.
Here are some reasons why you should choose trenchless sewer repair:
- No digging or excavation: Trenchless sewer repair eliminates the need for extensive digging, preserving your landscaping and minimizing disruption to your property.
- Time-saving: Trenchless methods are typically faster than traditional methods, allowing you to get back to your normal routine sooner.
- Cost-effective: While the upfront cost of trenchless sewer repair may be slightly higher, it can save you money in the long run by avoiding the need for extensive restoration and landscaping.
- Durable and long-lasting: Trenchless repairs use high-quality materials that are designed to last, ensuring that your sewer line remains in good condition for years to come.
- Environmentally friendly: Trenchless methods minimize the impact on the environment by reducing the amount of excavation and waste generated.
At EZ Flow Plumbing, LLC, our team of experts specializes in trenchless sewer repair. We are committed to providing efficient, reliable, and cost-effective solutions for our customers in Gilbert and the surrounding areas.
Contact us today to learn more about our trenchless sewer repair services and schedule an appointment.
What are the Two Methods of Trenchless Sewer Repairs?
Trenchless sewer repairs come in two different varieties: pipe bursting and pipe relining.
Both options can completely replace your existing sewer line, but they go about it in two very different ways. Which way is right for you? The answer will vary, but an experienced sewer pro from our team can give you proper guidance after conducting a full video plumbing inspection of your sewer line.
This process involves feeding a specialized camera into your sewer line so your plumber can see and evaluate the condition of your line for themselves.
Trenchless Pipe Bursting
Pipe bursting involves actively destroying your current sewer line while simultaneously putting a new pipeline in its place.
This process involves the use of a powerful winch as well as a hardened steel tool known as a bursting head.
The bursting head is slightly wider than the outer diameter of your sewer line and cone-shaped to make guiding it down your sewer line simpler.
As the winch pulls the bursting head through your sewer line, the head literally tears your sewer line apart while still in the ground. However, attached to the back of the bursting head is a new sewer pipeline constructed from a flexible plastic material.
Once the bursting head reaches the end of the line, it is removed and the new, flexible pipeline is attached to your drains and main sewer connection.
The only digging this process requires are two small holes—one at the start of the new line run and one at the end.
This is the ideal choice for pipelines that are too badly damaged or destroyed to be eligible for pipe relining, but that are free from major faults or issues like sagging or bellying that require additional hands-on repairs.
Trenchless Pipe Relining
Pipe relining involves leaving your current sewer line in place and simply placing a new, thin liner over the inside of it to seal cracks, stop leaks, and create a new, smooth surface for water and waste to flow through.
The process begins with a sewer cleaning service to remove any debris or gunk that may be stuck in the line, thus making the walls of your line as smooth as possible.
When the line is clean, the replacement crew pulls a resin-imbued pipe liner through your existing sewer line using a winch tool.
Once in place, the crew inflates the liner like a balloon, forcing it to fill the entire inside area of the plumbing line. The liner is then allowed to cure for a day or two.
Once the liner is dry and solid, your plumbers test it to ensure it has cured properly and is leak-free.
After it passes this test, the new liner is attached to your drain and sewer connections, and the two small holes that are dug on each end of the run are filled.
This process can take slightly longer than pipe bursting but does allow you to still utilize the existing sewer line you have in place.
This is generally the preferable option for most trenchless sewer repairs.
If you are having trouble with your sewer line, reach out to the team from EZ Flow Plumbing. Contact us to book an appointment today.
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