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Traditional vs Trenchless Sewer Repair

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Our company, known in this Texas city is one of the leaders in trenchless sewer repair Dallas is proud to know. The following information is about why we prefer trenchless sewer repair versus traditional sewer repair. Trenchless sewer repair is needed for sewer lines that have problems such as but not limited to roots in sewer lines, cracks in sewer lines, collapsed tiles, and more.

How Trenchless Sewer Line Technology Works

Nothing lasts forever. Sewer lines are going to age or become damaged due to a few different unavoidable reasons. When this happens the property owner is going to need to call a plumber. The plumber runs a camera attached to the end of a long cable through the sewer lines. This cable attaches to a computer monitor that takes pictures of the inside of the sewer lines.

The plumber and owner can watch what is happening inside of the line as though watching a television program. A few indications that there are problems is if water backs up into the basement or home. A rotten sewage smell can be noticed in your yard with spots of sticky water pooling in the yard.

Traditionally the plumber must dig up the yard to replace the broken pipes but now technology has developed a trenchless sewer repair method which avoids all this digging. It is the certified plumbing professional who can assess problems and develop the right method to correct the issue.

Traditional methods require the plumber to dig into the earth to expose the sewer line, remove the line, install a new line and fill in the hole. This method disturbs the owner’s landscape and makes a mess of grass, flower beds, and trees.

When we do a trenchless sewer method we insert a highly flexible cable into the sewer pipes which has a busting head. This cable is covered by a resin material that is deposited inside the old sewer line. This resin quickly hardens and repairs the damaged lines. We pull the cable through the defective sewer line thus pushing the old pipe away while the new pipe takes its place. This method reduces the diameter of the pipe.

Trenchless sewer lines simply replace your current sewer line through advanced technologies or pipe bursting. The method by which the trenchless method is used is a type of subsurface technology. The plumber has to dig a few insignificant trenches but there are no continuous trenches dug that tears up the landscape.

Plumbers prefer to use the trenchless sewer repair Dallas versus the traditional method to replace sewer lines due to the overall ease of replacing the lines and for the fact that this method does less damage to the property overall.

The Cost to Homeowners for Trenchless Technology

This method costs owners about $80.00 to $160.00 per foot. Total repair costs average $4,000 upwards to $20,000. Trenchless sewer repair is slightly more expensive than the traditional methods of sewer repair and replacements but has many more benefits.

Property owners needing trenchless sewer lines installed find that their homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover damages to their sewer line. It is probably worth your while to check with your insurance company first.

Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement

  • Requires little to no digging
  • Landscape and paved areas go undisturbed
  • Repairs or replacements are faster
  • Environmentally friendly
  • No use of toxic chemicals
  • Cost-effective
  • No added expense for the property owner to find a place to live until sewer work completes in several days