Sewer Line Repair

Have you noticed odd smells or brownish water welling up from the soil around your property? Has sewage begun to leak into your home or business? It is vital that you not ignore the problem. The sooner the problem has been identified and corrected, the less it is likely to cost you. If you are not certain whether or not you need a repair, here are some common signs:

  • Your toilet has begun producing an odd gurgling noise.
  • The smell of sewage is lingering in your basement or around your property.
  • Your toilets are not refilling properly after being flushed.
  • Sewage has backed up into your toilet or tub.
  • Your bathtub or shower is draining slowly or not draining at all.

Sewer lines can form cracks, collapse downward, or even shatter entirely. This is normally caused by inferior pipe material or aging pipes that have not been properly maintained. Other causes include a build-up of materials inside the pipe, such as roots, grease, hair, etc., or a pipe that has been installed incorrectly. Any undue pressure or strong vibration (such as heavy construction being performed in the area) can also cause a vulnerable sewer line to break down.

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Whether you need a trench-less installation, a diagnosis of your sewer systems, or a total replacement, Viking Plumbing is here to give you the best service possible. Fill out the form below or give us a call today to get a quote.

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Industrial Pipes in a complicated set-up

When is a Sewer Line Repair Necessary?

Before repair, it is important to first determine whether a simpler action will solve the problem. When our technicians first visit your property, we first insert a camera into your drain line to examine its condition before proceeding. If the problem is as simple as a ball of hair and grease blocking the flow, repair may not even be necessary. A cable can be used to clear a line that is obstructed but is otherwise in good condition. It is only when our camera shows a section of pipe that is damaged or collapsed that an excavation becomes necessary.

If it turns out that the damage to your pipe is widespread or likely to occur again due to the pipe’s condition, repair may not be sufficient to resolve the problem in the long term. In this case, it may be necessary to replace a part of the line. Our technicians can assist in selecting a repair option that suits your plumbing needs, as well as your financial budget.

What to Expect During a Sewer Line Repair

Once we have found a damaged section of pipe, we can easily locate where on your property it lies using our camera’s locating function. Once the damaged segment has been excavated, we simply cut the damaged area and couple a new pipe of the same material. The repaired section is designed to be long-lasting and tightly fitted to avoid further leaks. We can even remove grass or other landscaping features from above the area of the repair and put them back afterward. We always seek to minimize the damage to your property caused by our excavation.

An old, rusty pipe with a section replaced.
An old, rusty pipe with a section replaced.

What to Expect During a Sewer Line Repair

Once we have found a damaged section of pipe, we can easily locate where on your property it lies using our camera’s locating function. Once the damaged segment has been excavated, we simply cut the damaged area and couple a new pipe of the same material. The repaired section is designed to be long-lasting and tightly fitted to avoid further leaks. We can even remove grass or other landscaping features from above the area of the repair and put them back afterward. We always seek to minimize the damage to your property caused by our excavation.

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Clogged and Corroded Sewer Pipe, needs Hydro Jetting

The Costs of Sewer Line Repair

Repair is normally a quick and inexpensive solution for failure. Cost is calculated based on the length of the section being repaired and the depth of the pipe at that location. Extenuating circumstances that may increase the cost include
The damaged sections of the pipe are located under the foundation, pavement, or concrete, making it necessary to tunnel rather than dig straight down
The soil in the area may also be excessively rocky or may contain thick tree roots, making the excavation more difficult

When a sewer line repair is sufficient to resolve your problem and ensure that your sewer line will function properly in the coming years, it is the most cost-effective option. Call a professional at Viking Plumbing today to resolve all your sewer concerns!

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At Viking Plumbing our professional approach is simple, quality work at a fair price. We take the time to listen to your plumbing needs and then give you a fair and accurate work estimate.

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