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Solutions for Sewer Line Repair: Trenchless Options

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If you have persistent clogs or sewage backups into your plumbing fixtures, you may have a failing sewer line. Sewer line failures aren’t just incredibly inconvenient — they can also increase your risk of water contamination as sewage backs up into your system.

Thankfully, with the advancement of plumbing repair techniques and technologies, trenchless sewer line repairs can restore the safe flow of wastewater away from your property without the added cost or inconvenience of digging up your landscaping.

In this blog post, the plumbing experts at Service Professor discuss trenchless sewer line repair options, their benefits, and whether your system is a good candidate for such services.

Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

In the past, whenever a sewer line showed signs of failure, a plumber would have to dig up your property to repair or replace the affected sewer pipe. However, trenchless sewer line repair eliminates the need for excavation, making it a far more convenient, cost-effective option compared to traditional sewer repair.

Trenchless sewer line repairs are also incredibly durable and long-lasting. After a trenchless sewer line repair, the likelihood of future repair needs is greatly reduced, restoring confidence in the integrity of your system.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Methods

When it comes to trenchless sewer line repairs, there are several different methods a plumber may use, including:

Pipelining Services

Pipelining services are a type of trenchless sewer line repair where a plumber installs a durable liner inside your existing pipes, typically using advanced resin and curing techniques to rehabilitate damaged or deteriorating sewer lines.

Here’s what to expect during this service:

  • Inspection: Your plumber will first inspect and clean your sewer line to ensure adequate access to the affected pipe.
  • Insertion: A flexible liner coated with resin will be inserted into the damaged pipe.
  • Inflation: The liner will be inflated, causing the resin to stick to the pipe’s interior and create a seamless, durable new pipe within the existing one.
  • Curing: Finally, the resin will be cured, providing a structurally sound and corrosion-resistant sewer pipe that lasts for years to come.

Pipe Bursting Services

Another form of trenchless sewer line repair, pipe bursting, involves inserting a new pipe into an existing one, breaking apart the old pipe as the new one is pulled through. This effectively replaces the damaged sewer line without the need for extensive excavation.

Here’s how it’s done:

  • Insertion: Using hydraulic equipment, the existing pipe is broken apart while simultaneously pulling the new pipe into place.
  • Installation: The old pipe fragments are pushed into the surrounding soil, allowing for the installation of a larger-diameter replacement pipe.

Pipe bursting is a particularly effective solution for replacing sewer lines that have suffered extreme damage or have collapsed without the need for digging up your yard and paying for subsequent landscaping services to fix the damage.

Request Trenchless Sewer Line Repair With Service Professor

If you’re dealing with persistent sewer line problems and suspect a sewer line replacement may be necessary, don’t hesitate to contact the plumbing professionals at Service Professor.

Proudly serving the Grand Rapids area since 1978, our licensed and insured technicians are uniquely capable of resolving even the toughest sewer line repair or replacement needs. Using the most sophisticated tools and techniques, we’ll fix your sewer line issues in a snap, ensuring your complete satisfaction every step of the way.

Schedule trenchless sewer line repair with Service Professor by calling our team at 616-871-1900 today.

Call Your Local Grand Rapids Sewer Line Experts

If you want to bypass the backhoe, think of Service Professor next time you have a clog. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to detect the exact cause and location of your problem without having to do any mindless digging.

Sewer pipe replacement decisions are often made when there’s an emergency, which can limit the time to do extensive research about what method is best for your home. Leave the heavy lifting to us and spare your lawn from disaster by scheduling a trenchless sewer line repair. 

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