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Does Your Sewer Have a Leak?

What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

A leaking sewer poses health issues to you and anyone exposed to the sewage. Repairing the lines using traditional methods involving digging trenches to expose the leaking pipes causes extensive damage to your lawn. If you dread the thought of tearing up your pristine lawn repairing a sewer line, consider taking advantage of modern technology and utilizing trenchless sewer repair methods.

Trenchless sewer repair has the potential to save you money over conventional methods of sewer repair and requires few if any trenches to be placed. This one aspect prevents unwanted lawn repairs and reseeding which can be quite costly, saving you money and the hassle of reseeding the trenched areas.

The two most common methods of trenchless sewer repair involves inserting a plastic liner, called a CIPP or “cured in place pipe” in to the pipe and pipe bursting. Neither method requires digging multiple trenches in order to repair the leak.

With the CIPP repair, a resin coated plastic liner is inserted in to the pipe and inflated to match the diameter of the existing sewer pipe. The resin is allowed to cure or harden and the repair is finished. Depending on the location of your sewer lines, a small opening may be dug to access the pipes.

Pipe bursting involves inserting a new pipe through the existing pipe causing the original pipe to break apart or burst, thus placing a new pipe in one simple process. This process typically requires one or two access holes or small trenches to complete the job.

When the sewer line has collapsed, pipe bursting is the preferred method of repair as running a liner through a burst pipe is difficult, if not impossible. Both methods have proven to be effective and less expensive then traditional trench methods of repair.

How Do I Know If I Need Sewer Repair?
Have you noticed a patch of bright green grass or an area of the yard that is wet even if it hasn’t rained for days? A sink hole with a putrid odor may also develop in addition to these areas indicating a leaking pipe. Some homeowners complain of slow drains or a toilet that gurgles, these are also signs of a possible collapsed pipe or a leak.

If you suspect a leaky or collapsed sewer pipe, call a professional to repair the damaged pipe to prevent further damage to your property.

Don’t let a Sewer Leak take over your home! Call North Brothers Plumbing & Rooter right away at (626) 507-5155 for the best services in the Pasadena area.

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