Sewer Line Spot Repair
Sewer lines usually last 50 – 75 years, and nobody looks forward to the time when they need to be repaired or replaced. When problems start arising, the entire sewer line doesn’t always need to be replaced. A spot repair may be able to be performed by a sewer repair specialist. A great option in some circumstances, spot repairs focus on fixing only the broken part of the pipe.
WHEN IS SPOT REPAIR APPROPRIATE?
There are signs when a sewer pipe starts experiencing issues. Drains may start backing up or clogging, your toilet water levels might rise and fall and you may smell foul odors around drains or in your yard. The sewage may start seeping into the ground in your yard, making it soggy. To know if spot repair is an option, you’ll have to have a plumber take a look–ideally a plumber that specializes in sewer line repair. If the entire pipe is in bad condition it will need to be replaced, but if the damage is only in one location, a spot repair can be performed.
WHY CHOOSE A SPOT REPAIR?
Spot repair fixes the issues you are having and is much less expensive than repairing or replacing the entire pipe, which can cost several thousand dollars. Another advantage is that the repair is quicker and less invasive (requires less digging) than a complete replacement. A spot repair avoids risking damage to any other utility lines, such as electric or gas. When the repair has been completed, the line is virtually impervious to the problems that caused the break in the first place.