Despite the fact that we cannot see it, a sewer drain clog underneath the ground could lead to a number of different issues. While you can always hire a professional to try to remove a blockage, sometimes it is impossible to restore your pipes fully. This means that you may need to replace your sewer drain entirely.
What are the reasons you need a sewer drain replacement?
There are several causes of sewer clogs. Some may not be preventable, think collapsing pipes and tree roots. Others include grease in the pipeline (which may solidify as it cools), paper (feminine products, cigarettes, and paper towels), hair, and excess food. You cannot always avoid clogs, but you can be sure to help reduce the chances of clogs forming by making sure that you avoid these issues.
What are the replacement methods?
There are a number of different sewer drain replacement’s methods available. Your circumstances may dictate what is possible in your situation. This is what you need to know about each of the options:
- Traditional repair method – The traditional replacement means utilizing a trench or open cut method to gain access to the area that surrounds the pipe that you need to replace. Sometimes this means using a backhoe to open and refill the work area. One of the reasons that this works is because a professional can see the problem and make adjustments/replacements where necessary.
- Trenchless replacement – These newer methods certainly do a lot less damage to your surroundings than the traditional sewer drain replacement method. This means that you do not have to worry about open trenches, broken up sidewalks, and ruined parking lots. It is both cost effective and has virtually no impact on the surrounding environmental landscape. It may not always be a possibility though.
- Pipe bursting – This means making small access holes where the damaged underground pipe starts and ends. The broken drain is going to serve as a guide as the machine will pull the pipe through the old path while simultaneously breaking up the damaged pipe. This can replace concrete, PVC, terra cotta, clay, and iron pipes.
- Pipe relining – This means creating a “pipe within a pipe” to repair the damaged sewer pipes. This process requires little digging and can be completed with sewer clean-out access. You can even use it to repair holes, seal cracks, replace rusted pipes, or even repair root-damaged pipes.
You can speak to your plumbing professional to determine what option is right for your specific situation. By trusting the professionals who have done this countless times before, you know that you are going to get a sewer drain replacement that specifically applies to your problem
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