Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
Your sewer line is what carries dirty water and waste away from your home. When you’re dealing with a sewer line leak, things can get messy and smelly! But don’t worry—we can get to you FAST to get things fixed.
How to Tell You Need Sewer Line Repairs or Replacement
Some plumbing problems are easier to spot than others. You know something is up with your faucet if it won’t stop dripping, and you know something’s wrong with your garbage disposal when it starts making funny noises. But how can you tell when your sewer line is crying for help?
Clogs happen. It’s not unusual to get a little toilet or sink clog once in a while.
Have you ever flushed your toilet and heard your shower drain gurgle right after? Or do you have multiple clogs at the same time? You likely have a clog in your main sewage line, rather than the fixture itself. This is called a mainline clog, and we see them all the time! We can clear the clog for you to give your family some temporary relief, but usually when there’s a clog in your main sewer line, there’s a bigger issue at play that likely needs repairs or replacement.
Water Damage to Your Home
Have you noticed any wet spots, water damage, or mold in your house? These things don’t just happen by chance. If you’ve got any of these signs, it’s time to call out a professional plumber! You might have a leak, and it could be your sewer line. Problems like this only get worse over time. Our plumbers can locate the exact source of the leak and figure out the best way to get rid of your problem for good!
Wet or Stinky Yard
This sign is hard to miss. Do you smell sewage in your yard? Are you getting pools in your lawn? If your drain line is broken or cracked, water and gases can make their way up from underground. This smell doesn’t go away on its own, and the pooling could make a mess of your yard.
What Causes Sewer Line Damage?
Most of the time, sewer line damage seems to come out of nowhere. You can’t think of anything you could’ve possibly done to damage pipes so far underground! But if you find yourself here after Googling, “Should I repair or replace my sewer lines?” or “How to tell my sewer line is leaking?” it’s time to call a professional!
Most of the time, sewer line damage comes from:
Your home’s sewage pipes are meant for human waste, toilet paper, and water. That’s about it. If you’ve been flushing things like wrappers, paper towels, grease, oil, or hard/stringy foods, they can get stuck in your pipes and clog up your sewage line.
Tree roots naturally are gonna grow toward water. What better place to find water than your pipes? When your sewage pipes have even a tiny hole or crack, tree roots will find their way to it. Over time, they’ll grow in your pipes, clogging things up and even cracking the pipe more.
If your pipes are made of galvanized steel or cast iron, they’re at the biggest risk of corroding due to mineral build-up. If your pipes start to corrode, the problem will only get worse over time. Eventually, your pipes will crack and leak!
What Happens During a Sewer Line Repair or Replacement?
When you call Morris-Jenkins out to your home for sewer line problems, one of our plumbers will take a close look at your sewer line. We’ll try to clear out any mainline clogs that might be in the way, and we’ll run a camera down the line to see what kind of damage your pipes have. If the damage isn’t too bad, we can repair the pipe and be on our way. If your pipes are old, corroded, or just ready to retire, we’ll recommend a replacement.
If you decide to go with a repair, we can find the exact spot where the damage is. That way, we don’t have to dig up a bunch of your yard or driveway to get to it—only the areas we absolutely need to. We’ll attach a new piece of pipe, cover it up nice, and sprinkle grass seed and hay to help get your lawn back to normal fast.
If your pipe needs to be replaced, your plumber can talk to you about options to get your home’s plumbing working like new. Check out this article to learn about trenchless vs trenched plumbing options!
Why Choose Morris-Jenkins
Sewer lines are too big of a deal to risk cheap service. When you need this kind of work done, you need someone you can trust to get the job done right the first time. That’s Morris-Jenkins! We take the time to do things right, checking all the little details (and never taking shortcuts). Not only will we fix your problem for good, but we’ll get there fast, too! We offer same-day sewer line appointments to get your family taken care of. Plumbing problems can put your life on hold, and you shouldn’t have to go through that kind of stress. With our help, you’ll be back to normal before you know it!
Schedule now for sewer line repairs and replacement with Morris-Jenkins!
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