There was a time when sewage line replacement meant tearing apart your yard. This process may have saved your sewer line and plumbing, but it almost always means sacrificing your lawn and landscaping. Thanks to trenchless sewer pipe replacement, modern plumbing companies don’t need to conduct such invasive work.
As its name implies, trenchless sewer or pipe replacement allows workers to replace a sewer line without creating a large trench. While there is still some digging involved, the damage to your lawn is comparatively minimal. As such, trenchless sewer replacement costs homeowners significantly less than more traditional methods and can be done in less time.
Most commonly, trenchless repairs include four main steps designed to ensure the success and longevity of the new line:
Before any work can begin on your sewer line, the existing line must be examined by a specialized camera. This long, flexible device is snaked into the pipe via a drain in your home. The video feed gives the plumber an idea of the sewer line length and extent of any damage.
The sewer pipe is accessed from the shallowest point, which is typically in your basement or an area just outside of your home. The host pipe is then flushed out with a hydro-jetter, and any remaining debris is cleared out with a mechanical plumbing snake.
Once the sewer line is clear, the new pipe lining is inserted into the sewer and left to cure. This new liner is called a cured-in-place pipe, or CIPP. It is made from a resin that hardens and restores your old, damaged sewer line. This is all completed with minimal excavating since only a portion of the sewer line needs to be accessed to conduct trenchless pipe repair.
After the sewer line is given time to cure, an inspection is performed with a sewer camera to ensure that the repair was completed correctly. If all is well, service can be returned to your home, and your new sewer line can be used immediately. One of the most significant advantages of trenchless sewer pipe repair is that it can often be completed in only one day.
As you can see, replacing your sewage line is no longer an arduous task that risks wreaking havoc on your lawn or driveway. A trenchless pipe replacement requires minimal digging for most situations, and for some homes, there may be no digging required at all. The process is quick and relatively simple, and your new sewer line will be tough enough to last for several years.
If you’ve been having issues with your sewer line and believe it needs to be replaced, contact Mister Sewer to find out if trenchless sewer repair is right for you!