Sewer Repairs and Inspections Pheonix Az
Your drain and sewer lines are an integral part of your home. However, you will likely not think about them until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, any sewer line problem that’s left undetected for a long time can result in significant property damage and costly repairs.
Repairing the sewer line is a complex process that will require experience and expertise. This is where we come in. At Belsito Plumbing, we know the frustration and stress a sewer line problem can cause. Fortunately, our experienced and friendly plumbers are always ready to assist you and bring comfort back to your homes.
Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair
If you notice strange sounds or smells from your sewer line, it can indicate that you need sewer line repair. Sewer line problems are not something you should take lightly. Remember that your sewer line channels waste and other sewage away from your home. Below are some of the common signs that indicate you need sewer line repair:
Drastic spike in your water bill
Even if your water use fluctuates monthly, you likely know how much you will be paying monthly. If you have a sewer line leak, water can flow continuously. This can cause your meter to run.
Since the sewer line is situated many feet down, specialized equipment is needed to repair it. Fortunately, sewer line repair is something our experts can easily take on. They can easily locate leaks and reseal them effectively.
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Water drains slowly
When you have a sewer problem, water will drain slowly. At first, you might not notice the delay. However, left unattended, the drain problem can become apparent over time. Some homeowners attempt to clear the blockage with a snake or cleaner. Unfortunately, it won’t solve the problem.
Slow drains can also be attributed to calcium or limescale buildup in the lines. This type of buildup is way more difficult to remove than grease or food. To effectively remove the deposits, you will need the help of our experts. Our professionals will provide effective long-term solutions to ensure your water flows smoothly in no time.
If you notice flooding in your yard, you likely have a sewer line problem. However, it is also possible that the issue is caused by a sprinkler system problem. If you can’t find the source of the leak, get in touch with us, and our licensed and dependable plumbers will locate and fix the problem for you.
What is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?
There are two approaches to trenchless sewer repair.
With pipe bursting, the existing line is blown apart as a new, stronger high-density pipe is pulled through it. With pipe relining, a fiberglass line is placed inside the faulty pipe to seal any damage, creating a long-lasting repair.
Sewer Line Damage
Tree roots are usually the prime suspect when it comes to sewer-line damage, with thousands of feet of roots constantly seeking moisture and often finding it in your sewer line. Older, clay tile pipes are most susceptible to invasion, but these roots can penetrate even concrete and PVC pipes.
In addition to root damage, a broken or clogged sewer line can happen in a number of ways. Objects can find their way into the line and become lodged. Extreme temperature changes and general deterioration can cause sewer problems, such as lines buckling or breaking. Ground shifting or improper installation can also lead to misalignment.
Sewer Line Inspection
This process avoids the expense of “exploratory” plumbing or digging up your yard by using a miniature camera to find out exactly what and where the problem is. Video inspection can also confirm the structural condition of your lateral pipes. It can tell you if an auger or high-pressure flush can solve the problem, or if more extensive repairs are necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sewer Lines
How often should sewer lines be replaced?
The life of a sewer line depends on its composition.
- PVC pipes can last over 100 years
- Cast iron pipes last between 75–100 years
- Clay and cement pipes can last up to 100 years
- Orangeburg pipes installed between 1945 and 1972 have a lifespan of 50 years
How do you know if your sewer line is broken?
Common signs of a broken sewer line include:
- Multiple slow drains
- Foul smells emanating from drains or overtaking your domicile
- The presence of mold or mildew in the basement
- An increase in pests
Plumbing-related issues aren’t always easy to spot – especially ones that occur underground, so when in doubt, contact a professional plumber to find the source.
What is a sewer inspection camera?
Sewage inspection cameras are a unique and powerful way to identify potential problems in otherwise difficult-to-reach pipes. Using a “snake attachment,” these waterproof video devices can be inserted into pipelines underground and behind walls for comprehensive visual inspections of any pipe – turning what was previously invisible into an open book!