Your sewer main is the primary sewer line that connects the city’s main sewer line to your home. So when that line becomes clogged, blocked or otherwise damaged, you’re in for an expensive, unpleasant and unsanitary headache—unless you bring in the experts, that is! When a main line is damaged or needs to be repaired, be sure to call Stewart Plumbing as soon as possible.
To determine what’s holding up normal flow in your sewer line, we will send a special drain camera down into your pipes. Performing this inspection first can often diagnose the size, location and nature of the stoppage and can ultimately save you tons of money in the long run. By determining the exact problem, it will help you cut down on unnecessary repairs or replacements.
Repair and Excavation
The primary reason most sewer main repairs are so difficult and labor intensive is that they are entirely underground, often running below gardens, lawns, driveways, or patios. Your yard or driveway may need to be excavated to even access the sewer main.
In the unfortunate event your sewer line will require this kind of work, our sewer repair team will complete the necessary work as fast and inexpensively as possible. And in some cases, the actual repair may require only the replacement of a short length of pipe or the removal of overgrown tree roots.
Slip lining may be an option for your sewer line repair. It’s a trenchless (non-invasive) method of sewer repair by which a new sewer line is installed inside the existing one.
Slip lining is completed by installing a smaller, “carrier pipe” into a larger “host pipe”, grouting the annular space between the two pipes, and sealing the ends. Voila, your main line will flow like new!
When possible, we rely on trenchless techniques like slip lining to help keep the sewer line repair cost down by reducing the amount of excavation necessary.
Damaged sewer pipes are a headache that no one wants to deal with. But when it does happen to you, your best bet is calling in the sewer repair experts at Stewart Plumbing!