Backups and blockages in your pipes often mean that something went down the drain that shouldn’t have. But when you have made sure the pipes are clean and you still have consistent problems, it’s time to examine the state of your main sewer line.
Bad smells are another common indicator that you are having a problem with your sewer line. Your system should be sealed in such a way that you never smell a thing. If unpleasant odors are a frequent occurrence in your structure, a faulty sewer line could be the problem.
Look, too, for spots in your grass or outdoor vegetation that are particularly lush and green. Most sewage acts as a fertilizer for growing things, so a yard that has only one overgrown spot often means that there is a leak in the sewer line nearby.
Other things, like persistent mold overgrowth in an unusual area, indentations in your yard or under your pavers, cracks in your foundation, rodent problems, and insect infestations can also be caused by a faulty sewer line. These can also be indicators of other problems in your structure, but when they are caused by a problem with the sewer, they usually manifest themselves with one or more of the three main issues mentioned above.
If you notice one or more of these problems, give us a call as soon as you can. No one wants to face a sewer repair, but it’s much better to catch the problem when it’s small than to wait until your Greenville, SC sewer line has a major issue.
Once you’ve called us, your plumber will come to your structure and do a thorough examination of your plumbing problems. If necessary, the plumber can run a camera through your sewer line so you can see the insides of the pipes. This will help determine if there are blockages or broken pipes that may be causing your plumbing problems. After the inspection is complete, he or she will give you an estimate on the cost of fixing the problem.
When it comes to sewer line repair in Greenville, SC, there are two options to choose from. Traditional sewer repair involves digging a trench along your sewer line until the plumber can find the source of the leak. If you have one of those particularly green patches of grass mentioned above, it is easier to pinpoint the location of the leak than it is when no one is sure exactly where the pipe is leaking.
If you don’t know where the problem is, though, or we find out that you need a whole section of pipe replaced, this can mean digging up a large chunk of your yard. It can also mean having to replace sidewalks and driveways. This process takes longer, because your plumber doesn’t only have to fix your pipe but has to dig, then fill, the trench as well.
These days, sewer line repair can be done without a trench, too. The exact technique will depend on what we find in your pipes, but it is possible to do everything up to and including replacing whole sections of line without digging a single hole. Usually, trenchless sewer line repair happens through the sewer access in your home, most often in the basement. Occasionally, your plumber will have to dig a small hole so that their equipment will work properly, but this is much less disruptive than making the large trench.
Many people opt for trenchless repair, simply because they don’t want to deal with tearing up their yard. However, trenchless repair is usually more expensive than doing the repair the traditional way, because it involves more specialized equipment and training. We will tell you what we recommend, based on the particular problems in your plumbing system but, in the end, the choice is up to you.
No matter which method of repair you choose, our plumbers have the training, experience, and expertise to make your Greenville, SC sewer line repair go as quickly and easily as possible. We know that you are busy and that sewer repair is the last thing you need to deal with, and we will take care of everything so you don’t have to. Your satisfaction is our main goal, so we will work hard to make sure your repair happens on schedule with a minimum of hassle for you.