When you own a home, there are countless decisions that have to be made. Everything from how to clean it, decorate it and care for it is your responsibility once it is yours. This is a good thing, since it gives you so much freedom of choice, but it is also a serious thing, knowing the full care of such a large investment is in your hands.
It is particularly important to make the right decisions regarding the care and maintenance of the various systems in your home, including the plumbing system. It is vitally important to take proper care of the sewer system, since it is what removes all the waste safely from your home. Regular preventative care is necessary to prevent serious problems from occurring.
Sometimes, however, a problem does arise that must be taken care of by a major repair or replacement. Up until recently, if you needed to repair or replace the sewer lines in your home, it was a large, expensive, disruptive undertaking that would make most people cringe to even think about. A large trench would have to be dug in your yard to expose the lines, a crew would then make the repairs and have to replace everything once it was done. It was a big inconvenience, to say the least.
Fortunately, there are better ways of getting the job done now. Today we have trenchless sewer line replacement that makes a large, cumbersome task completely manageable and far less intrusive. With the trenchless method, only one or two small holes need be made to replace the lines, eliminating much of the hassle and expense of traditional trench methods.
Other benefits include:
Because a large trench no longer has to be dug, there is no cost for a large crew and equipment to dig this trench and then replace it all when the work is completed. This gives you a huge savings on labor costs.
•Jointless and Seamless Pipes
Trenchless sewer line replacement utilizes one of two methods. The first is pipe lining, which is the process of using a flexible tube that is coated with resin and pulling or blowing it into the old pipe and inflating it. It is allowed to harden, which then creates a new pipe within the old one. The second method is pipe bursting, which is when an already-formed pipe is pulled through the old one, causing it to crack or ‘burst’ outward. Both methods create a new pipe that is without seams or joints, making it more resistant to cracking or leaking.
•Less Future Damage
Since the new pipes have no joints or seams that can break or loosen or come apart, there is less chance for them to form leaks in the future. Also, the resin coating prevents other intrusions, such as tree roots from being able to break through, eliminating another possible problem in the future.
When it comes to your home, you don’t want to take chances. Failure to maintain your sewer lines properly can result in difficult and expensive problems later on. It is a good idea to have your lines inspected regularly to prevent problems from getting out of hand. If you do need to have your lines replaced, the trenchless line replacement method is one to consider for much less inconvenience, cost and overall disruption to your life. Ask your plumbing professional about trenchless sewer line replacement, for the benefits to you, your family and your home.