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What You Should Know About Sewer Line Repairs

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sewer-drain-cleaningAre you preparing to replace or repair your sewer line? Here are three things you should know, that may affect the cost or type of your repair.

4 Signs That Your Sewer Line May Need Repairing or Replacing

First, here are some of the major signs that your sewer line may need repairing or replacing:

  • Your piping is cracked, collapsed, or broken in some way.
  • Your piping has become severely corroded or rusted.
  • There is a huge grease buildup or some type of obstruction that is blocking water flow.
  • There are leaking joints where the seals between sections of your piping have broken.

Next, there are a few different types of sewer line repair. These include:

  • Pipe Bursting. In pipe bursting (which is also technically considered a trenchless type of repair), steel cables seek to pull a cone shape head through the old sewer line; the old pipe underground is thus broken while, simultaneously, a new pipe is pulled through.
  • Pipe Relining. In relining, a plumber will mold lining materials to your existing piping to create a smooth and strong inner wall.
  • Trenchless Repair. Trenchless repair involves a variety of above-ground repair methods and advanced techniques, including pipe lining and pipe bursting. Often, trenchless repair is a preferable option for many homeowners, since plumbers will not have to tear up your lawn to repair or replace piping.
  • Traditional Repair. The traditional “open cut” or “trench” method is used to repair your sewer line.

Contact the Experts at Raymark Plumbing

Do you have further questions about what to know about sewer line repairs? Here at Raymark Plumbing & Sewer, we offer the best-of-the-best when it comes to quality HVAC & plumbing repair, installation, and maintenance. Our team of skilled technicians is here to provide fast, efficient, affordable emergency assistance when needed. Call us today or fill out our online contact form. We can be reached at 206-440-9077. We’re always happy to answer your questions and offer our assistance.



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