Sewer Line Replacement

Sewer line replacement requires a great deal of training, experience, and specialized equipment to complete. When your drain line has failed or is otherwise not functioning properly, it is important to act quickly to avoid further costly repairs, as well as potential harm to the health and well-being of your family, employees, or customers.

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Whether you are waist deep in problems, or know you need to fix some before you get there, 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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Clogged and Corroded Sewer Pipe, needs Hydro Jetting

What Causes a Sewer Line to Break Down?

There are many possible problems which can require a full replacement to correct. Understanding why your pipe is not functioning properly is an important first step when deciding what type of action is necessary and economical. Reasons a sewer line may need to be replaced include:

The sewer line may have a cracked or shattered section.

This generally results in odious sewage leaking into your home or yard. This is particularly common for clay or asbestos sewer pipes, which break easily and cannot be partially replaced like more modern pipe materials.

The pipe may be obstructed.

It may be filled with tree roots, obstructing the flow of sewage, and causing the flow to back up into your plumbing fixtures. This problem is particularly insidious, as the roots can penetrate the pipe and grow out of control for a long time before any obstruction is noticeable. Tree roots are very adept at turning a tiny leak into a major problem.

The drain line may have corroded from the inside.

This will ultimately result in complete breakdown; cast-iron pipes are the main culprit here. They have a strong tendency to rust internally over their 20-40 year lifespan.

PVC Breakdown

Although PVC pipe is normally very sturdy and reliable, it can develop small cracks if water temperatures exceed the rated limit for the materials.

When is a Sewer Line Replacement Necessary?

In all cases, the age and material of your existing pipe are the main risk factors for pipe breakdown. If your pipe is old or made of brittle material, repairing or clearing the pipe will only delay the inevitable. In these cases, a full sewer line replacement can save you the most hassle and expense over time. A sewer line replacement may sound costly right now, but it is always cheaper than repeatedly repairing a worn-out line.

A cluster of entangled, white pipes.
A cluster of entangled, white pipes.

When is a Sewer Line Replacement Necessary?

In all cases, the age and material of your existing pipe are the main risk factors for pipe breakdown. If your pipe is old or made of brittle material, repairing or clearing the pipe will only delay the inevitable. In these cases, a full sewer line replacement can save you the most hassle and expense over time. A sewer line replacement may sound costly right now, but it is always cheaper than repeatedly repairing a worn-out line.

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Industrial Pipes in a complicated set-up

How to Minimize the Cost of Sewer Replacement

The cost of a sewer line replacement is determined by several key factors. The most critical of these are:

  • The length of the section that needs to be replaced (especially the distance to the city connection).
  • The depth of the city sewer connection.
  • The number of obstructions above the drain line. (trees, pavement, etc.)

How to Minimize the Cost of Sewer Line Replacement

At Viking Plumbing, our expert professionals are trained and equipped to analyze your plumbing problem and advise you as to what type of action is necessary. In some cases, a less extensive repair will be all you will need to correct the problem. This is normally the case when a relatively new or sturdy sewer line develops a problem that can be traced to one small section.

We use a specialized camera to examine your sewer line from the inside to determine its condition before any excavation. We can also use a cabling machine to attempt to extract an obstruction from your pipe without any digging being necessary. We will never sell you a sewer line replacement when a less drastic repair will accomplish the same goal.

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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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