Trenchless Sewer Line Repair in Atlanta
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Sewer lines are vital for the smooth functioning of any plumbing system. However, most people don’t really think about their sewer plumbing until it starts presenting issues that might require repairing or replacing the sewer lines.
Since sewer lines are located underground, sewer problems are not always obvious or easy to identify. However, there are some warning signs that can help you identify sewer line issues before they become more serious. If you have multiple plumbing fixtures clogging at the same time, sewage gas smell coming from your yard or property, and gurgling noises in your toilet, you probably have a damaged or faulty sewer line.
If your sewer system is giving you problems, it is not something you should put off until a later time. Zippy Plumber’s qualified professionals can perform a thorough inspection of your sewer pipes to determine the cause of the problem, where the trouble area is located, and our recommendations to best resolve the issue.
What Is Trenchless Sewer Repair?
Trenchless sewer repair allows for the rehabilitation or replacement of buried sewer systems without the need to excavate. It uses a system of cameras and pipes to repair or replace your sewer pipes while they are still underground, with no service interruption and minimal disruption to your yard driveway, sidewalk, and/or street. It has become popular due to the fact that it’s a faster and less disruptive alternative to traditional excavation and sewer pipe repair.
We recommend trenchless sewer repair or replacement when the pipes are in relatively good shape and it’s not too late to rehabilitate them. Since trenchless methods typically involve installing a new lining or new pipe into a damaged area, if the walls of your plumbing pipes are too damaged and there’s more than just a few small sections of damage, they may not be able to withstand the preparation process trenchless repair requires.
Sewer Pipe Lining
Depending on the condition of your pipe, sewer pipe lining is a very fast and effective way to rehabilitate your damaged pipeline. Pipe lining can repair problems such as cracks in the sewer line, holes, corrosion, root intrusion, severe overflow of sewage, and small breaks. It can be used for pipes that are made from cast iron, PVC, or HDPE.
Trenchless sewer lining repair involves using special equipment that applies air pressure to force an epoxy lining compound from one small access point through the entire length of your old sewer line. The epoxy sticks to the inside of the galvanized, copper, or plastic pipes and seals fractures and holes. Once dry, the compound creates a thin lining along the inner walls of your pipes. The type of epoxy we use depends on the original pipe material.
Sewer Pipe Bursting
Like its name suggests, pipe bursting will “burst” apart the old worn-out sewer pipe while simultaneously pulling a brand-new pipe in its place. The result is a brand-new seamless sewer line that is highly resistant to root intrusion and water infiltration and rated to last for 50+ years. It requires digging two small access holes at each end of the existing sewer line, and it’s generally used when longer portions of sewer lines need to be replaced.
This trenchless replacement technology is recommended for laterals with a length longer than 15 feet, that are distorted, have sustained heavy damage, or have otherwise undergone serious loss.
Sewer Line Coating
Pipe coating, or sectional patching, is one of the best options for sewer pipe repairs and is the most cost-effective alternative compared to other trenchless methods. This technique uses epoxy to fix holes, cracks, and damage from roots in the sewer line while also preserving the pipe’s interior. It can be applied internally by entering through a clean-out, as well as externally. One of the limitations of this method is that it is not possible to rehabilitate large cracks with consisting filling for long pipes.
Trenchless Sewer Repair Pros and Cons
Pros of Trenchless Sewer Repair
- Trenchless sewer repair takes less time
- It's cheaper than digging & restoration
Cons of Trenchless Sewer Repair
- It's possible your sewer repair situation is too severe for trenchless sewer repair
- It's not always covered by homeowners insurance so check with your insurance agent
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