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Drain line repair is time-consuming, expensive, and cumbersome, especially if it’s not handled by experienced professionals. Credible plumbers have a set procedure in place and will determine the best solution for your drainage problems. They’ll explain what’s wrong with the line and recommend repairs that will fit your budget and circumstances. Here’s what you need to know about drain line repairs:
Causes of Drain Line Problems
Different problems require different drain line repair solutions and that’s why it’s essential to understand what’s wrong before you implement the solution. Mentioned below are some of the most common drain line problems that we often see
- Cracked, broken, or collapsed drain pipe. This can be caused by a shift in the soil, settling, the freeze-thaw effect in the ground, and other such causes.
- Grease buildup or a foreign object in the drains. Sometimes people flush solid waste like toys, hard paper, bottles, and cosmetics down the toilet and that causes such clogs.
- Age is also a common cause of drain pipe problems. Older pipes can wear down and corrode over time and that causes the pipe to collapse or break.
- A “bellied” pipe is also a common problem. A section of the drain pipe can sink into the earth due to soil conditions, pressure, and weight. This creates a low spot in the drain line where waste can build up and cause repeated clogs.
- Drain pipes have joints and they’re quite vulnerable to pressure, especially if they’re not installed property. Broken pipe seals can cause heavy leakage and cause sewage water to escape and destroy the lawn.
- Stubborn tree roots and hard debris are also a common cause of sewer clogs and they can’t be cleared with the help of a cable machine.
Common Drain Line Repair Solutions
- Traditional Trench Repair – Sewer lines are buried under the ground so plumbers need to access them to repair them. Traditional trench repair requires the plumber to dig the soil over the lines and access the pipes physically for repairs
Trenchless Replacements and Repairs – The trenchless drain repair requires only two small trenches on either side of the damaged pipeline. Plumbers will then use the trenchless repair machine to replace the pipe or reline it.