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What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

What Is Trenchless Pipe Repair?

The cost of residential sewer repairs for pipes should not be underestimated. Since sewer repair involves digging up your yard to access the lines, it can be a time-consuming and costly service.

Most homeowners will experience sewer problems at some point, whether that be cracked, corroded, or broken pipes. Sometimes, your plumber may suggest replacing all your sewer pipes instead of one section.

We know that this can be very inconvenient, but thanks to our no-dig trenchless sewer repair solutions, we can fix your plumbing problems in no time.


What Is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair & How Does It Work?

So, what is trenchless sewer repair? This digless pipe repair solution prevents us from having to dig up your well-scaped lawn or driveway, thereby completely avoiding any excessive damage to your property.

Using trenchless sewer line repair technology, we replace your water lines and sewer pipes effectively and efficiently. The process itself involves a few essential steps. First, your sewer lines are inspected and cleaned, using a method such as hydro jetting. Then, a flexible epoxy-saturated liner is installed inside the damaged pipes.

Once the epoxy cures, the original pipe is completely sealed. This will prevent any holes, cracks, or even root intrusion from continuing to damage your sewer line.

The cost of this service depends on a few factors. Some factors include location, the layout of your property, and the technique used.

Low angle view of trenchless laying of communications, fiber optic and water pipes with horizontal directional drilling technology machine work process

4 Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Trenchless sewer line repair offers many benefits to homeowners over traditional sewer line repair methods.

1. Higher Quality Repairs

Our experts use state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality materials in the mending of your broken sewer pipes. This means you end up with durable pipes that are less susceptible to corrosion, rust, or cracking. This is because the pipes are encased with an epoxy resin that can last for up to 50 years.

Additionally, the pipes will not fragment if tree roots invade and entwine around them. They remain intact and unfragmented, ensuring the long-term integrity of your sewer system even in the face of such natural intrusions.

2. Time Efficient

Along with not having invasive repairs done, another benefit to digless sewer repairs is that the process takes very little time. Our skilled plumbers may carry out the restorations in under a few hours or at most a day. This is mainly dependent on the extent of the damage to your pipes.

This approach can lead to cost savings, particularly if your contractor bills you based on hourly rates. Not only does it save you valuable time, but it can also have a positive impact on your wallet, making trenchless repairs an even more attractive choice.

3. Less Work Than Traditional Repair Methods

Unlike traditional methods that involve digging trenches, trenchless solutions take advantage of the existing pipe designs as a pathway for conducting repairs, making it a highly efficient and environmentally friendly option.

This not only preserves the aesthetic appeal of your property, but also minimizes disruption and inconvenience, allowing you to enjoy a seamlessly restored plumbing system without the hassle of a torn-up yard.

4. More Eco-Friendly

These non-invasive repairs are kind to the environment, as they don’t disrupt it like traditional methods often do. Additionally, they are built to endure, meeting strict quality standards and reducing the need for frequent fixes or replacements.

So, by opting for trenchless repairs, you’re not only making an eco-conscious choice, but also securing the longevity and reliability of your sewer system, all while potentially saving on maintenance costs.

What Other Problems Can Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Fix?

There are many ways that trenchless pipe repairs will help your sewer and drains, as well as your plumbing system as a whole. This method can fix various problems with your current layout, including:

  • Fixing Pipe Damage: Trenchless sewer techniques are effective for repairing pipes that have been compromised, either due to blockages from household debris or intrusion by tree roots.
  • Correcting Installation Errors: Sewer backups and leaky sewer lines are often the result of improperly installed pipes. Trenchless sewer methods offer a solution to rectify these installation mistakes.
  • Addressing Structural Movement: Water pipes can develop cracks as a result of structural movement within the house or beneath the ground. Trenchless methods can be used to address these issues.
  • Protecting Against Thaw-Freeze Damage: Pipes can be damaged by the constant cycle of freezing and thawing. Trenchless techniques can help safeguard your plumbing from this type of damage.
  • Installing Larger Water Lines: Trenchless methods are not limited to repairs; they can also be employed for the installation of larger water lines within your home.

Other Methods of Pipe Repair

Besides trenchless processes, there are other methods for pipe repair. If too much of the sewer line is damaged, trenchless sewer repair may no longer be an option.

One other method of pipe repair includes pipe relining. This technique involves the insertion of a hardened lining material into an existing pipe. The lining material creates a newer, firmer pipe inside the broken outer pipe, thus eliminating the need to dig up and remove old and broken pipes and then replace them with new pipes.

Another pipe repair method includes the pipe pull method. This process swaps out damaged water lines or sewer lines with new pipes using a small hole located at the back and front of the piping run. The broken sewer line is used to guide the new piping into place. Every replacement pipe has an estimated lifespan of a hundred years.

Quality Plumbing and Trenchless Sewer Repair Services 

Gilmore Heating, Air, and Plumbing offers various plumbing services, from drain cleaning to plumbing maintenance. All our employees are well-trained and skilled individuals who are well-versed in different trenchless sewer repair techniques. You will, therefore, get professional advice about the most suitable technique for repairing or replacing sewer or water pipes.

We recommend steering clear of contractors who may suggest digging up your lawn in order to fix damaged or burst pipes. In the event that you experience problems with your sewer line, give us a call at (866) 393-8316. We will have your sewer line up and running efficiently in no time.

Are you facing a problem that needs immediate attention? We offer emergency plumbing services throughout the Sacramento Valley area.

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