Typically sewer lines are repaired or replaced using the trench or open cut method to access to the area of pipe requiring attention. Depending upon the size and location of the water service a backhoe may be used to gain access to and to refill the work area. In areas of limited access such as under pavement or blacktop, we may also choose to replace the line through pipebursting or boring.
Most homeowners and commercial property owners have a water service and a sewer line, which they own and are responsible to maintain. They usually run from your home or business to the main in the street. When you have a leaking or broken water service or sewer line, most local codes require that repairs are made by a master plumber and that permits are obtained. If you suspect you have a leaking water service or broken sewer line, it requires prompt attention to have it temporarily shut off or repaired. Any delay could be costly, not to mention the inconvenience of no water or not having use of your toilets.
Why Is This Happening?
When it comes to a water service or sewer line, there are a number of issues that can occur, including broken or damaged pipes, pipe corrosion, leaking joints, a blockage due to a foreign object, grease in the line or tree roots, just to name a few. We’ve seen all of them.
Let the Experts Diagnose the Situation
Pipetechs Plumbing and Technologies will assess your situation and determine if a repair can be made or if it’s in your best interest to replace the line. Pipetechs Plumbing experts use state-of-the-art equipment, including video camera and locator, to diagnose and solve your water service or sewer line problems fast. Video cameras are one of the most valuable tools when it comes to diagnosing a water service or sewer line issue. These cameras are specifically made to allow for a visual inspection of the inside of underground water and sewer lines. Basically, a high tech camera is attached to a flexible rod which is inserted into the pipe for inspection. Video images are then transmitted to our plumbing technician and can be saved for a permanent record. We also have technology available to discover the location of sewer and water lines via a transmitter.