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Sewer Line Repair and Replacement
The words broken sewer line strike terror in the heart of homeowners everywhere, and for good reason. A broken sewer line can lead to an astounding amount of damage in a home. The most dramatic scenario is sewage backing up into the home because of a broken line, but even smaller issues can result in a contaminated yard with sewage in it, sinkholes, potholes, wet spots, and even the potential of structural damage to buildings, driveways, or sidewalks. That is why it is so important for homeowners to be aware of signs that can indicate a potential problem with a sewer line and to get them inspected and repaired before a small inconvenience can become a major problem.
Usually, cracks and breaks in a sewer line are a gradual problem. They start small, often because of things like root invasion, and gradually get larger over time. Therefore, there is a warning period before the sewer line fails completely. These warning signs can be obviously pointing to a problem with your waste water disposal system, such as slow drains, frequently clogging toilets, gurgling noises when you use your waste water, small backups into toilets or tubs, or the smell of sewage in your home or yard. However, they can also be more difficult to detect. Is there a new wet spot in your yard? It will not usually start out soggy or obviously wet, but might be as subtle as a spot in the yard where the grass is growing greener or thicker with no apparent cause.
The more rapidly a sewer line issue is identified, the greater the number of options there are for a reliable and long-lasting repair. Broken sewer lines do not always have to be replaced. Instead, AME Plumbing can often use pipe relining and pipe bursting technology to fix a broken spot in the line instead of replacing an entire sewer line. In addition, if replacement is necessary, these technologies can be used when traditional trenching and replacing a line would be prohibitively expensive or would cause damage to the surrounding area.
One of the biggest problems for sewer pipes is root invasion. If you are experiencing clogging issues in your toilets with no change in behavior in your home, then root invasion is the likely culprit. We can thoroughly clean your pipes and even reline the pipe, creating a joint-less pipe that eliminates areas for roots to invade. This can actually help people save beloved trees in their yard that are wreaking havoc on their plumbing! If you suspect a sewer line issue, contact AME Plumbingto have us inspect your pipes and provide you with the solution that will keep your plumbing running properly.