Sometimes even a serious plumbing problem may not be immediately obvious. When people think of broken sewer lines, they have images of sewage backing up into the house or a yard full of sewage and waste. When this happens, the broken sewer line is only part of the problem; a homeowner also has to worry about fixing any damage caused from sewage and water backing up into the home or onto the property and potentially serious health problems caused by exposure to the sewage.
Thankfully, in reality, most broken or clogged sewer lines have more subtle signs, warning a homeowner before the problem gets severe. Do you smell sewage in your yard or in your basement? Do you have slow drains? Are there gurgling noises coming from your toilet or do you find your toilet bowel empty? Have you noticed sewage backing up into your toilet or your tub? All of these are indicators that you may have a serious problem in your sewer line.
Sewer Line Repair Replacement New Jersey
Because sewer lines break for a variety of reasons, there are a number of fixes that may be appropriate. Clogs caused by routine use and lack of maintenance can cause pressure on pipes that leads to cracking; tree roots can infiltrate your pipes; changes in weather, particularly freezes, can result in cracked pipes; ground settling or more severe earth movement like earthquakes can cause damage; backups from city sewer lines can cause pressure that breaks pipes; and, finally, damage may be due to the age or the layout of the system. Some broken sewer lines can be repaired, while other problems that are likely to recur may require replacement.
The plumbers from AME Plumbing Heating & Cooling can not only find where your sewer line is broken but also determine why it broke, and provide you with short-term and long-term options for fixing the problem. You may think you have a broken pipe, when what you really have is a severe clog. In that case, we offer preventative maintenance, including both inspections and drain cleaning, which can not only help prevent the clogs that can burst pipes, but also clean out tree root intrusion before it results in broken pipe.
If the pipe is broken, you may have a small break or a large break, and you actually have a number of different repair and replacement options.
In addition to trench-based repair, we offer two alternatives for less mess and even less expense: pipe bursting and pipe relining. In the former, we offer trench-less repair for older makes of cast iron, clay, or terra cotta, using end holes to burst the old pipe and lay a new one. With relining, we use the outline of the old pipe as a mold to create a jointless, seamless pipe within the original. Unlike destructive techniques that cause damage to both your property and your wallet, our trench-less options are uniquely designed to protect the structural integrity of your home or business – even if the repair is underground! This approach is also useful when up-sizing a pipe’s diameter, as old pipe can be replaced with a new, wider pipe.