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What's Trenchless Sewer Repair?
What's Trenchless Sewer Repair?
August 23/2020

What's Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Your sewer line was not designed to and is not capable of lasting forever. Our experience at Mr. Rooter Plumbing shows that they tend to last between 40 and 60 years. However, improper usage, poor maintenance, damage from the elements, and piercing by roots can cut that life expectancy short. When it’s time to have that sewer line repair or replaced, you will have to weigh your options. Not all sewer repair is the same. One modern method of repair is trenchless sewer repair. We will go over the basics of trenchless sewer repair in this article. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your appointment, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing now to speak with a helpful representative.

The Traditional Method of Sewer Repair

You might be familiar with the traditional method of sewer repair involving large excavation equipment, deep ditches, and mounds of dirt on the property. This method can take days or even weeks to complete, only to leave you with a ruined yard to put back together. This is not to say that the traditional method of sewer repair doesn’t work. It is a tried and true method. However, it takes long and leaves your property in a bad state. The trouble of restoring your yard to its original condition just adds to the time spent. 

What Is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

As you may have guessed, trenchless sewer repair is a method of repairing your sewer line with minimal invasiveness. Rather than dig a massive trench to reach the sewer line, our certified plumbers will only make one or two points to access it. There are a few types of trenchless sewer repair and three of the common ones are:

  • Cured-In-Place-Pipe Lining: Also called structural pipe lining, cured-in-place-pipe lining is like creating a new pipe within the old one. An epoxy-coated liner is inserted into the damaged pipe and allowed to cure. Once the liner is removed, your new pipe is ready to get to work.
  • Spray Lining: This type is similar to the previous one except spray lining does not use a liner. Instead, epoxy or a flexible polymer is sprayed onto the inside of the old pipe.
  • Pipe Bursting: In this technique, a new pipe with an attached bursting head is pulled through the damaged pipe. The new pipe takes the now-broken pipe’s place.

The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair

So, why choose trenchless sewer repair?

  • Fast: While the conventional method can take days or weeks, trenchless sewer repair can be complete in just one day.
  • Minimally Invasive: Who wants to deal with a ruined yard after days or weeks of a sewer repair? Sewer pipes are underground and accessing them requires at least some digging, but trenchless sewer repair brings that to a minimum.
  •  Cost-Effective: Factor in the cost of restoring your land after a traditional sewer repair and you will find that a trenchless sewer repair will probably be much more affordable.

Ready to Experience Trenchless Sewer Repair?

If you want to enjoy the benefits of trenchless sewer repair, then call the expert plumbers with years of experience. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing anytime to speak with a courteous representative and schedule your appointment.