Damaged sewer pipes can lead to costly plumbing repair and extensive property damage. These kinds of plumbing problems can also cause health risks if you or members of your household come in contact with sewage.
At New Era Plumbing, we do everything we can to repair cracked sewer pipes. When repair isn’t an option, the only other solution is to replace the damaged pipe. Fortunately, we offer quality sewer line replacement services that are cost-effective and keep disruption to your yard to a minimum.
Keep reading to learn more about the causes of sewer line damage and why sewer pipe replacement is recommended in certain cases.
You may not realize it, but your home’s sewer pipe is responsible for removing all the water you use in your home. Not just water from toilets, but water from your kitchen sinks, washing machine, dishwasher, bathtubs, showers, and water softeners. Within a year’s time, that’s thousands upon thousands of gallons of water moving through a 2”-3” pipe. You can imagine the amount of wear and tear your sewer pipe endures over time.
Wear and tear isn’t the only reason sewer pipes become damaged. Some, especially cast-iron pipes, begin to corrode. If you pour chemicals down your drains frequently, this can speed up the process. Clay pipes become damaged from changes in the soil, root intrusion, and even large clogs that put pressure on aging pipes.
Any time a customer hears they have a sewer problem, they automatically prefer repairing the damage rather than installing a new line. The reasoning behind their preference is the belief that repair costs less and doesn’t take as long. While this can be true, it’s not a hard and fast rule. In fact, sometimes repairs can cost more in the long run if the problem keeps coming back. This is especially true with older pipes.
Sewer replacement is often recommended when the pipe is bellied, corroded, or damaged to a point where there’s very little pipe material left, or when the pipe is nearing the end of its lifespan. Our plumbers in Douglasville, GA, and nearby areas use state-of-the-art tools to identify the problem. We make recommendations for plumbing repair, plumbing replacement, and plumbing maintenance based on the information we gather and our expertise.
Not sure if you need sewer services? If you’re having any of the following problems at your house, you need to contact a plumbing company for sewer services:
Fix sewer-related plumbing problems today! Start by calling a plumber in Douglasville, GA, and nearby areas for emergency plumbing service. We’ll send experts to your home fast to access the situation and provide you with exceptional service that protects your home from further damage.