Finding out you have a broken sewer line is like the opposite of winning the lottery. It’s still a surprise – but not a good one. Whether you have an old sewer line that suffers a break or roots have grown into the pipe, it’s not a desirable result. But if ignored, a damaged sewer line can lead to a messy and potentially unhealthy situation inside your home.
If there’s a silver lining, it’s that there are new-and-improved methods for repairing or replacing damaged sewer lines.
Traditional versus trenchless pipe
The old way of dealing with a sewer line was pretty straightforward – dig it up and fix whatever is wrong. However, this approach requires heavy-duty equipment, is very labor-intensive, and can be destructive to the property, among other issues.
Using new technologies like camera inspections and trenchless repair techniques, experienced plumbers can take a more targeted and efficient approach. There are a few types of trenchless sewer line repair that don’t require digging up large sections of your property, including:
- Pipe bursting – A drill head is inserted in the damaged section of the pipe. It breaks away the old pipe while placing a new pipe in its place.
- Slip lining – An epoxy liner is wrapped around the existing sewer line to seal the leak and extend the life of the old pipe.
Benefits of trenchless
If your sewer line can be repaired or replace by a trenchless method, there are many advantages:
- Faster – Since there’s less digging, the service can be done faster, often completed in the same day.
- Cost-effective – In our line of work, time usually equals money. So if the job is quicker to complete and requires less equipment, it will usually be less expensive for you.
- Less disruptive – There’s less damage to your yard and landscaping, plus less clean up after the job is done.
- More environmentally friendly – Less heavy equipment and fewer chemicals means there’s less of an environmental impact
Trenchless sewer service in Evansville, IN
If you find yourself in the unlucky position of having a busted sewer line at your home, don’t fret too much. At Baylor Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we can use the latest methods to make the repair or replacement as stress-free as possible. To schedule an appointment and estimate, call us at 812-370-5437.