A clogged sewer line can seem like a nightmare. The worry about cost combined with concern over damage to the landscaping or paving can make putting off repairs seem like a good idea. It’s not, though, as delaying drain cleaning or sewer line repair can exacerbate the problem and increase the cost, while also resulting in other unforeseen problems.
Sewer line replacement has impacted almost 25% of respondents to an Angie’s List poll, with 3% saying they planned to have it done very soon. Most sewer line repairs and replacements in or near the home are the responsibility of the home owner and can cost a pretty penny to get done. On top of that there is the potential for additional costs to accrue as a result of damage to paving, driveways or lawns as result of the often intrusive need for digging in order for the line to be fixed.
One option is to choose trenchless repair. Although trenchless sewer line repair and replacement options have been available for over 15 years, few home owners know about them and few contractors are able to offer them. Almost three-quarters of those surveyed, however, would choose trenchless solutions even if they had to pay more, just to preserve their home’s exterior features and cut down on additional costs.
When it comes to sewer unclogging or drain cleaning, a high-pressure water jet pushing out 4,000 psi of pressure is often used to clear roots and dirt blocking the pipes. This high-pressure water jet can clear lines without the need for intensive work, but if older lines are already damaged or weakened they can also cause additional damage. Professional sewer repair companies will assess the best way to address each problem quickly and easily.
Ensuring that tree roots are far from sewer lines and so do not have the potential to grow into or through them is one way to protect your sewer lines. Older homes, however, are likely to require sewer replacement at some point in their life span.