Council Bluffs Sewer Line Replacement
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The sewer line plays an important role in carrying water and waste from the drains in your home to the municipal sewer system. When the line is badly damaged, worn out, or corroded, it may need to be replaced. American Rooter Plumbing offers sewer line replacement in Council Bluffs, Omaha, and surrounding areas with traditional and trenchless methods.
When to Replace a Sewer Line
Sewer lines are made to last for decades but will eventually need to be replaced. Sewer line replacement in Council Bluffs is a big job, so many homeowners prefer to put it off or have the line repaired whenever possible. However, if the pipe has corroded and worn out with age or has widespread damage, replacement is often the most efficient way to solve the problem.
Sewer line failure is often caused by:
- Age – After decades of constant use, the pipe material can begin to corrode and wear out. Old lines are more likely to crack or break. If your home was built in the 1970s or before, you are at greater risk of sewer line failure.
- Tree roots – The roots of trees grow out in every direction in search of water. Unfortunately, if you have trees planted near your sewer line, the roots may grow into the sewer line. This can result in blockages, leaks, and pipe failure.
- Inferior pipe materials – Older homes may have a sewer line made from inferior materials, such as lead, galvanized steel, or clay. These are more susceptible to failure than newer piping materials.
- Obstructions – Frequent obstructions in the sewer line, often caused by pouring grease and other debris down the drains, can result in recurring blockages. Over time, this can lead to sewer line failure.
Regardless of the cause of the sewer line failure, there are some signs of a possible problem with the sewer line. If you have slow drains, clogged, or backed up drains in different areas of the house, a sewage odor inside the house or in the yard, or sewage backing up in the drains, you may have a sewer line problem.
Traditional Sewer Line Replacement
Traditional sewer line replacement in Council Bluffs requires excavating the entire length of the sewer line. This allows us to remove the existing pipe and replace the old one. The downside of this replacement method is that we may have to dig up your lawn, landscaping, and even part of your patio, depending on the position of the sewer line.
Advanced Trenchless Methods
Trenchless sewer line replacement in Council Bluffs allows our plumbers to replace your existing sewer line without excavating your yard. We use innovative methods, such as pipe bursting, to guide the new pipe into place while breaking up the old pipe in the ground. This can be accomplished with two access holes at either side of the pipe, which prevents damage to your lawn and landscape.
Although trenchless methods are suitable for a broad range of situations, this method is not possible in every case. Our plumbers will inspect your sewer line to determine if replacement is necessary and whether your existing pipe is in good enough condition for trenchless methods.
Get started today by calling (402) 298-5414 to schedule an inspection of your sewer line.