What To Expect During A Sewer Line Replacement
May 26, 2023 | Plumbing, Sewer
Why You Might Need A Sewer Line Replacement
If you’re a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of the signs that you might need to replace your sewer line. A sewer line replacement can be a big project, but it is necessary if you’re dealing with an old, damaged, or blocked line. Here are some common reasons why you might need to replace your sewer line:
- Old Age: If your sewer line is more than a few decades old, then it’s likely that it’s made of outdated and corroding materials. In this case, it’s probably best to replace your sewer line to avoid major issues down the line.
- Tree Root Intrusion: Tree roots can grow into your sewer line and cause clogs and other problems. If the roots are too large and extensive to clear, then you’ll likely need to replace your sewer line.
- Cracks and Leaks: If your sewer line is cracked or leaking, then replacing it is the best option. A cracked or leaking sewer line can lead to sewage backups and other plumbing disasters.
Signs of a Damaged Sewer Line
One of the most obvious signs of a damaged sewer line is a strong smell of sewage coming from your drains. If the smell is persistent and especially strong, it could be a sign of a sewage back-up. You may also notice that your drains are running more slowly than usual in multiple rooms of your house, which could indicate a blockage in the line. Another sign of a damaged sewer line is water pooling in your yard. If you notice any water pooling near the sewer line, it could mean that there’s a break in the line or a clog. In some cases, you may also notice that your water bills have increased, which could be a sign of a leak in the line. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to call a licensed plumber right away to inspect your sewer line and diagnose the problem.
The Mattex Sewer Excavation Process
In the event that you are dealing with more than just a stubborn clog, Mattex has the expertise to quickly diagnose and provide repair or replacement solutions. In the event of collapsed lines or a more extensive failure, Mattex has the excavating capabilities needed to properly replace and restore your home’s sewer and drain system. Our goal is to do everything we can beforehand to limit the mess and stress of the excavation process. Some things to consider before, during, and after the excavation include potential changes to your landscape including the removal of lawn ornaments, plants, and fencing as necessary. After the work is done, there will be a large mound of dirt left over the trench. This is there so that the dirt will settle with the rain. Without this, there would be a noticeable gully in your yard along the trench. In some cases, we may need to access the inside of the home to finish the process which means that some belongings may need to be relocated to an area away from the work. Before the process can be finished, it will also need to be inspected.