For decades, traditional plumbing methods required pipes to be dug up, destroying everything around them and resulting in a messy and tedious process just to get to the pipes below. However, conventional solutions can be left in the past thanks to trenchless plumbing repairs!
Instead of digging unsightly, damaging trenches, plumbers can use a variety of incredible technologies that allow them to work underground without removing soil from your yard — protecting your landscape and saving you from costly property renovations. Regardless of your problem, trenchless Perma-Liner products can create long-lasting solutions that can be trusted for decades to come.
While the conventional method for sewer line repair requires your yard, sidewalk, driveway, or parking lot to be torn up to access the pipe, trenchless technology is non-destructive.
With trenchless solutions, only one or two holes need to be made on your property to repair or replace a faulty sewer line. Using specifically designed equipment, plumbers can replace and repair sewer lines without the mess of traditional repairs — and much more efficiency.
Many trenchless repair jobs can be completed in one day. While larger, more complicated jobs may take even longer, one part of the job missing will be the need to replant your yard, replace walkways, or repave driveways after sewer line repairs using trenchless technology.
There are multiple types of trenchless plumbing services to solve a variety of plumbing problems that affect municipalities, commercial property owners, and households alike. Here are the top trenchless repair services you may need to solve your plumbing issues!
Trenchless lateral lining services use Perma-Liner solutions to line and reinforce the insides of pipes underground or within walls. These solutions can also reinstate sections of complex pipe systems without tearing into walls.
Innovative trenchless solutions can also repair municipal manhole-to-manhole systems, using the same Perma-Liner solution as lateral lining to patch up pipe damage. During repairs, bypass pumps keep sewer and water systems running so there is no disruption.
Sectional point repair refurbishes damaged pipe segments for cases where full pipe repairs are impractical. The Perma-Liner solution used in sectional repairs can last well beyond 50 years!
Trenchless pipe bursting is used to fully replace pipes beyond repair. Using a bursting head, this technique fragments your existing pipeline and seamlessly lays a new one in its place. As the new pipe directly follows the bursting head, no digging is required.
Water pipes can be replaced through trenchless water line replacement methods by pulling the old ones out and pushing the new ones in simultaneously so that there is no need to rip anything up or do an excessively large amount of work for a small pipe.
Trenchless plumbing offers numerous advantages over traditional methods. See what the benefits of trenchless solutions are that set it apart from traditional repair methods!
Since there is no destructive digging like in traditional methods of pipe repair, trenchless solutions require less manual labor. For trenchless plumbing, all the labor required will be your trenchless plumber needing access to the entry points of your pipes to fix the pipe damage.
Trenchless solutions are a more eco-friendly method than traditional repairs. There is a minimal amount of resources used since trenchless technologies use your broken or damaged piping as a skeleton for the new piping, so you’re not wasting resources by tossing out your old pipes. Also, wetlands, forests, and landscaping are left untouched where they would have been dug up for traditional plumbing.
Since trenchless solutions forgo the use of metal or plastic for higher-performing Perma-liner and epoxy resin, it can last for fifty plus years.
When you evaluate the initial cost of trenchless technology repair, it may seem either equivalent or more expensive than traditional repair costs. Trenchless plumbing is far less expensive when factoring in the time, labor, and post-repair costs of traditional methods.
Since there is no digging required with trenchless repair solutions, there is no re-landscaping fee or construction eye-sores such as destroyed sidewalks, driveways, gardens, trees, and flower beds.
Trenchless technology solutions are much more efficient than traditional methods. In fact, smaller projects can be completed within a single day! It’s a more convenient method of pipe repair because it is non-disruptive, so there’s no need to relocate and disrupt your lifestyle.
Residential, commercial, and municipal plumbing can all benefit from trenchless solutions! For homeowners looking for a quick plumbing solution that leaves their yard, flowerbeds, and driveways intact, trenchless is the way to go.
Additionally, trenchless offers businesses located on commercial properties plumbing services that are effective and fast. Municipal sewer systems also benefit from trenchless technology. While traditional plumbing methods involve digging up roadways, causing traffic and disruptions of commercial activity, trenchless plumbing allows for a quick and non-destructive solution.
If you notice any of these signs, then it’s time for sewer line repairs or replacements in your house or commercial property! Delaying repairs will only put you at risk for further complications.
Have you been noticing a strong odor of sewer gas coming from your drains? These odors are often the clearest sign that you could have a cracked drain pipe. Properly working sewer lines should never have an odor. If toxic sewer gas is making its way into your home, it’s crucial to address the repairs immediately.
While a slow drain can be the result of a pipe blockage that services a particular sink, toilet, shower, or tub, one or more plumbing fixtures that drain slowly can be the result of a damaged sewer line.
If you’re experiencing frequent clogs and messy backups, you could be experiencing clear broken sewer line symptoms. If your efforts to unclog your drains are not effective, a professional will be required to inspect your sewer lines.
While having a lush lawn area may sound like a good thing, lush spots in your yard may be indicative of sewer line damage. Green and vibrant spots will pop up in your yard while everything around them turns brown, which is telling of a collapsed sewer pipe.
Since the water and nutrients from your sewer line act as excellent fertilizers, the areas around broken pipes will appear lusher than other areas. However, toxins can build up over time in the soil and leech to the surface, so it’s important to address this problem immediately.
Besides making your lawn green and thriving, sewer line damage can also have the potential to make your yard area soggy and foul-smelling. This is especially unsanitary and can attract insects and rodents.
Additionally, soggy yards can cause sinkholes to form around the break and make this area of your yard unusable until the cracked sewer pipe repair can be completed.
Increased insect and rodent activity is another telltale sign of sewer line issues. Both pesky insects and rodents make their homes in sewers and can squeeze through the smallest cracks to find their way into your home or business.
While pests are annoying, both rodents and insects can spread filth and disease and should be dealt with immediately.
Collapsed or damaged water and sewer pipes can leave wet spots on your home's ceilings, walls, or floors, which can cause mold and mildew to spread rapidly. These fungi can cause severe adverse health effects and can eat through organic building materials over time, damaging your property’s exterior, interior, or foundation.
If your building is developing new cracks in the concrete slab and supporting walls, it may be because a broken sewer line is washing away the soil supporting the foundation. In a worst case scenario, the building itself may be unstabilized to the point of collapse!
While the thought of plumbing repairs may be daunting, it’s critical for your health and wallet that you don’t put them off! Not immediately addressing plumbing repairs can put you and your property at risk for a variety of issues.
Cracked or loose joints in lateral line pipes can contribute to excessive water waste — and a high water bill. Factors can range anywhere from tree root intrusion, to pipe age, to seismic activity. Regardless of the cause, delaying repairs to fix leaky pipes can result in high water bills and severe property damage from the water leakage.
All that leaking water from damaged pipes not only can hurt your wallet, but also your health. Moisture and water from cracked pipes can cause mold and mildew to proliferate.
These musty-smelling fungi thrive in dark, moist environments and can cause adverse health effects, including severe respiratory illness. Delaying your plumbing repairs only allows water damage or pockets of moisture to continually build up and spread these harmful fungi.
When pipes clog or break, they can create messes that result in even more water damage. While cracked pipes may seem minor, the pipes can eventually collapse if the damage is not addressed in time.
Collapsed sewer pipes can devastate your yard and surrounding property, resulting in expensive repairs that could have been avoided early on by addressing the original problem.
While the initial cost of trenchless repair methods of pipe replacement may be higher than traditional sewer line repair, the overall cost may be lower because you will not need to replace pavement, flower beds, and walkways.
While every trenchless repair job is different since it depends on various factors, replacing sewer lines generally ranges between $6,000 - $12,000 for trenchless pipe replacement and $4,000 to $13,000 for dig-and-replace repairs. However, the cost of sewer line replacement depends on variables such as the size pipe used and how far your home or business is from the main sewer line.
Unlike trenchless solutions, dig and replacing methods must also include the cost of replacing driveways, walkways, lawns, and landscaping, as well as the cost of labor for these jobs.
When choosing trenchless plumbing repair for your issues, hiring the right plumbing company is crucial for receiving the highest quality results.
Follow these tips to hire the best qualified trenchless plumbing service provider:
Conducting online sleuthing can uncover the professional reputations of local trenchless plumbing companies.
Reading customer reviews on sites like Yelp or Google lets you hear feedback from other people’s first-hand experiences with the plumbing company’s services. This can give you valuable insight into whether the trenchless plumbing company has the experience and quality services you need.
It’s California law that a plumber operating in the state must have a current license to operate to ensure they have the right training and are properly educated on California laws and codes on plumbing procedures. Hiring only licensed plumbers ensures you’re receiving the most responsible and very best service.
It’s also wise to look for a plumber with worker’s compensation and liability insurance with a $500,000 minimum. Why does this matter? If you hire an uninsured plumber who gets hurt on the job, the property owner would be the one responsible for their injuries!
Why does it matter to ask plumbing companies if they offer guaranteed, high quality services?
Guaranteed work answers these questions:
Hiring trenchless plumbing experts who offer guaranteed work will make sure you’re satisfied with the final results. And if you’re not, they’ll continue to work until you are.
Express Sewer & Drain trenchless plumbing experts service any location within Sacramento County, as well as the suburbs, including:
Interested to learn more about finding the ideal trenchless solution for your home, commercial, or municipal plumbing problems? Contact us today!