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What is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

Posted on March 8th, 2018

What is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?


Sewer problems rank high on the list of every homeowner’s most dreaded home repairs. They’re usually complicated, aren’t do-it-yourself projects and are expensive to fix. Worse, a failing sewer line could take your plumbing system out of operation.

Fortunately, the latest method for dealing with failing sewer lines eliminates much of the hassles and inconveniences. Trenchless sewer line repair costs less and gets the job done faster than sewer line replacement.

How It’s Done

After Plumbing & A/C Medic has scoped the pipes by running a camera down the sewer line to identify the problem areas, they will determine whether your pipe is a good candidate for trenchless repair. The team then determines if this is the process. We begin using an inversion machine that inserts the replacement liner into the damaged pipe. The liner is coated with a two-part resin that will cure within several hours.

The liner forms a permanent material that is slick and has no joints. This will prevent future tree roots from interfering with any plumbing. Roots seek out the source of moister that comes from any pipes.

The second method, called pipe bursting, uses a machine that uses a strong cable to pull the replacement sewer line through the old one. The team digs two small holes at the start and finish of the line, threads the cable through, and our tech assists with completing the dig.

The Benefits

Having to dig trenches tears up the landscaping and takes time. This process avoids bumping utility lines like gas, water, phone and electric. The time and labor of trenchless is a fraction of what it would be to bring in heavy equipment or use manual labor. Going the traditional trench route is tiresome, requires extra manual labor, requires extra contractors. Trenchless replacements are as durable, if not more so, than the original pipelines.

Learn More

Trenchless sewer repair is the affordable solution to home wastewater problems. If your home is 40 years or older, you may want to schedule a sewer inspection with Plumbing & A/C Medic before sewer problems become symptomatic.

We hope you were able to learn a little more about this process we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us today if there are any questions.
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