Sewer lines wear out or get damaged over time, and can be efficiently repaired by trenchless sewer replacement. Trenchless sewer replacement services use end-point hoiles for pipe insertion so that most of your lawn remains undamaged, but the same techniques are excellent for areas with ground-level barriers that prevent trenching. Here are some important tips on recognizing when it’s time for sewer replacement services.
Drains Slow Down or Stop Flowing
The first sign that you need trenchless sewer replacement will usually be noticed in the toilet, tub, or shower drains. These household drains typically have a higher flow of water than sinks, so clogged or broken sewer lines back up faster. Before you invest in sewer line replacement, try to identify other causes for drains that back up. Many of these are easy and inexpensive to fix with rooter service, such as hair in the shower drain or too much tissue in the toilet.
Bad Odor From Drains
When material begins to collect in your sewer lines instead of draining properly, you may begin to notice foul odors near your household drains. This is a sign that matter is decomposing in your sewer pipes. Sometimes this type of clog can be cleared up by running a snake through the line or with different ways to fix a broken sewer line, but trenchless sewer replacement may be the most efficient solution.
Wet Spots in the Yard
If you have specific places in your yard that seem to be wet or have standing water more often than seems appropriate, it could be an indication of a sewer line that needs repair. These spots will typically become wetter and larger when doing tasks that use a lot of water such as bathing or washing laundry.
Bright Green Grass
When your sewer lines leak, they release nutrient-rich sewage into the ground. This may result in the grass growing a brighter shade of green, and growing faster than the surrounding area. This symptom is sometimes apparent even if the leak is too far below the ground to cause a wet spot.
In the home, floors that become wet for no obvious reason may indicate the need for trenchless sewer replacement. Because a broken or clogged sewer pipe prevents water from draining properly, it may back up in sinks or tubs, or even under your toilet if the wax ring is old or damaged.
The good news is that most sewer problems develop slowly, so you will see the need for trenchless sewer replacement developing. The reason it happens slowly is that most exterior problems are related to things like a pipe getting slowly crushed under a path or tree roots growing through the line. The important thing is to get the repairs as soon as you notice the problem because it will become more expensive as time goes on.
Trenchless Sewer Replacement — Ehret Co. Plumbing & Heating
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