Being Prepared For Your Home’s Sewer Line Replacement

Sewer line replacement is critical to keeping your home or business functioning properly. While sewer line issues are a major threat to any property, a homeowner may be unaware of the warning signs of this problem or their options for correcting the issue. 

The Warning Signs of Needing a Sewer Line Replacement

If you experience slow or clogged drains, it could signify a failing sewer line. Other warning signs include foul odors emanating from the drains, water backups, sewage backups, landscaping issues, and rodent or insect infestations. These issues develop gradually, and it can be easy to write them off when they first start. However, they can provide some of the first indications of a systemic problem with your home's plumbing system. A professional sewer line repair contractor can assess the sewer line with a special video inspection tool to determine the source of the problem. This can also enable them to determine whether trenchless replacement is an option.

The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement

Trenchless sewer line replacement offers many benefits, and this contributes to it being an increasingly common choice. In particular, this method is far less likely to cause significant landscaping damage to your property. Unlike traditional methods that require digging a trench to remove and replace the damaged pipe, trenchless methods require minimal excavation. The new sewer line is inserted into the current line during this process. This process allows it to be fully replaced without needing a large trench across the property.

Trenchless sewer line replacement is faster than traditional methods, which is particularly beneficial for businesses that require minimal downtime. Considering homeowners cannot use their plumbing during this work, keeping the repairs short can be very important.

The Benefits of Traditional Sewer Line Replacement

Traditional sewer line replacement methods are still commonly used because they are durable and compatible with all types of pipes. Compared to trenchless methods, traditional sewer line replacement can be more costly and require more extensive landscaping restoration work. However, traditional methods are still reliable and may be the only choice in certain situations. For example, extremely severe pipe damage may not be compatible with trenchless replacement.

If you need to have your home's sewer line replaced, delays with this repair could prove to be costly and damaging. Failing to address the warning signs can lead to more significant issues, such as property damage, health hazards, and increased repair costs. Knowing the differences between trenchless and traditional replacement options can help you anticipate the work your property may need to repair this part of the plumbing system.

Reach out to a company like Ericson's  Plumbing LLC to learn more.