There are some simple fixes and repairs when it comes to your sewer problems. But then again there are also some problems which you will need a professional to fix. When it comes to these other problems, you need to know exactly what the problem is and what needs to be fixed. Having some helpful information on common sewer problems will help you find the right professional to do the job.
Everyone has had a clogged drain in their house. Sometimes the problem persists. When the common solutions don’t work to fix the problem you need to hire someone to possibly repair or replace a section of the sewer line or the entire line itself. Some of the most common indicators that one of these repairs are necessary are discussed below.
First of all, you should look for broken or cracked pipe in the ground. Another cause that would require this kind of repair would be the older pipe corroding causing the pipe to break. Also, a section of the pipe may have sunk into the ground, causing problems at that spot where backups will commonly occur. A big problem is the leaking of joints where the two pipes are sealed together.
Many plumbers will have specialized tools that will help them identify the problem. These tools require specific knowledge and training to be able to use. When the plumber uses his knowledge along with the information he finds, only then can he figure out a solution to the problem.
There are many options when it comes to Sewer repair. The two most common options when it comes to sewer repair is either using the traditional method of repairing or replacing the sewer line. Yet another method is the trenchless repair method. Both of these method are outline further below.
When thinking about using the traditional method of repairing or replacing the sewer line you should know that there is a lot of work involved. Using a backhoe, you have to dig up the area where the pipe is compromised, and then you have to fix the area. Once the area is fixed, you must then fill in the hole you made in the beginning.
With the trenchless repair method, you will first make small access holes where the pipe is damaged. After you do this, you then need to pull a new pipe through the old pipe, which causes the old pipe to burst and is then replaced by the newer pipe. This type of repair will cause less damage to your yard and driveway. This method is also a lot easier and a lot less painful than the traditional method, and can end up saving you a lot of money as well.
When it comes to sewer problems, you always hope you never have them. But when you do have problems, you need to know what your options are when having to make the necessary repairs. Some repairs you can do yourself, but if the repairs are too hard to do by yourself, you are better off hiring a professional to do it for you. With this information, you will now be better equipped to make a better decision.