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Traditional drain repair methods are very time-consuming and expensive. Plumbers have to dig up the soil over the damaged lines to access the pipes for repair. However, there’s a faster and more efficient alternative to traditional repair methods. Trenchless drain repair has been around for over 15 years but is still relatively unknown to most homeowners. Here are some facts you need to know about these new repair methods.
- Plumbers Will Still Dig Trenches
In traditional repair method, the plumber has to dig the soil over the entire length of the damaged area. For example, if 15 feet of the pipe is damaged, the plumbers will have to dig around 17 to 20 feet of trenches. For a trenchless drain repair, the plumbers only need to dig small trenches on both sides of the damaged drain line in order to access the pipe. These small trenches can be easily refilled and refinished without too much expense.
- Trenchless Repairs are Quick
Traditional repairs take a few days or even a week to complete but trenchless repairs can be done within a day’s time. Plumbers will spend most of their time on video inspection of the drain lines and then on digging the small trenches. The actual replacement or relining process doesn’t take much time at all.
- The Pipes Used are Strong
Most homeowners are concerned about the quality and strength of the replacement pipes. Most plumbers will use high-quality and resilient drain pipes made of a heavy duty plastic called HDPE. This material can easily withstand pressure from the soil above it as well as the movement and shifting of the Earth. These pipes are also designed to be anti-corrosive and more resistant to regular wear and tear. Your new sewer lines will easily last for decades and often come with substantial warranties.
- You’ll Save on the Overall Repair Costs
Most plumbers claim that a trenchless drain repair is more affordable but that’s not initially apparent to clients. The upfront cost of this repair procedure is just as high as traditional replacement or repairs. However, you save a great deal of money of follow-up repairs and landscaping. Traditional sewer line repair will ruin your lawn and force you to spend considerable amount of money on landscaping.