May 06, 2020
If you live within city limits, your home is probably hooked up to your city’s sewer lines, rather than a septic tank.
And while the city will maintain the main sewer lines from the street to the treatment facility, the sewer line running from your home to your street’s sewer system is your responsibility to maintain.
Unfortunately, like all things mechanical and plumbing, those sewer pipes don’t last forever, and will eventually clog, leak, or otherwise run into problems.
Sewer pipes — which are commonly made from cast iron, concrete, or clay — run into problems through build-up, corrosion, cracking, and root intrusion.
Any blockage or break can cause drains to back up, and possibly foundations to flood and, in a worst-case scenario, sewer contamination of your home.
For blocks and build-ups, your home’s sewer line can be cleared with mechanical cabling or hydro-jetting, which generally isn’t an expensive or labor-intensive repair. In fact, Plumbline Services offers exactly this kind of sewer clog clearing for only $93.
But cracks, heavy corrosion, and severe root intrusion require more intensive repair.
Traditionally, this meant the difficult and messy job of digging up the sewer pipe (aka trenching) and either replacing the pipe entirely or, if your home has a cast iron sewer pipe, replacing the broken section.
Think about the time and expense involved in digging a foot-wide trench three to five feet down all the way from your foundation to the sidewalk. Now factor in the possibility of that trench running through expensive landscaping or paved walkways or even your driveway.
This process can take the better part of a week, while your home is essentially without running water the entire time.
Fortunately, modern technology has provided a better way: trenchless sewer replacement.
This is a huge advantage, saving you a ton of mess and inconvenience.
In fact, trenchless sewer line replacement doesn't just provide one advantage — it provides five...
Example of what a rusty and cracked cast iron pipe would look like with a new trenchless liner.
While trenchless piping is a fantastic option in the vast majority of cases, there are rare occasions when it might be already too late to rehabilitate a pipe system using the trenchless method.
Lastly, while trenchless piping is a fantastic new technology, it doesn't install itself — who you hire to do your trenchless sewer repair or replacement matters.
In fact, trenchless sewer repair requires more skill and expertise to do right than traditional trenching and replacement, with a large part of that skill involved in correctly diagnosing the real problem with your sewer line.
That’s why Plumbline Services always scopes your line with advanced technology fiber-optic cameras and shows you the pictures, so you’ll know exactly what you’re dealing with.
So be sure to hire a plumbing company you can trust.
To that end, Plumbline Services has been doing trenchless sewer replacement for over 15 years and provides the most experienced and best-trained sewer experts in the Denver area.
For your convenience, you can request an appointment in one of two ways: