A broken or leaky sewer pipe can cause a lot of damage and cost significantly if left untreated. Until recently, pipe repair was an extensive project that required a lot of time because technicians had to dig up and replace malfunctioning parts. With the emergence of trenchless drain pipe repair, the project is significantly simpler and more cost-efficient. At Pioneer Comfort Systems, we offer this service to keep your sewer pipes operating at peak capacity. Because our technicians have the knowledge and experience necessary to complete each job quickly and thoroughly, you can feel comfortable trusting us to repair your sewer pipes.
Reasons To Have Sewer Lines Repaired
Sewer pipes are made out of a wide variety of materials. Some of the most common materials used to forge sewer pipes are clay, tile, and steel and they each offer different advantages and last for various lengths of time. Most buildings built before 1980 have clay sewage pipes that may not last as long but on average, you can expect tile or steel pipes to last for up to 100 years before they need to be replaced. However, this doesn’t mean that they won’t need to be repaired periodically. Several factors such as the ones listed below can cause pipes to malfunction so they need to be prepared by a professional plumber.
- Environmental factors: Natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes can cause the earth around sewer pipes to shift, putting too much pressure on the pipes and causing them to crack or collapse.
- Age: Older pipes crack more easily. This is especially true for pipes made out of clay.
- Tree roots: As nearby trees begin to grow, their roots often puncture sewer pipes. This leads to small cracks that grow bigger over time.
Types of Sewer Line Repair
Trenchless pipe repair allows the plumbing technicians at Pioneer Comfort Systems to resolve sewer problems without digging up and replacing pipes. Depending upon the problem, we will either use pipe bursting or pipe relining to fix the issue quickly. Both methods use top-of-the-line equipment to repair damaged pipes instead of replacing them, saving you a significant amount of money.
Major sewer line damage can be extremely costly. Excavation of sewer lines is expensive and also may cause damage to your property. When you call us to repair a collapsed, clogged or punctured sewer line, you won’t have to worry about us digging up your yard or potentially damaging your land. Our plumbers use trenchless pipe replacement technology like pipe bursting and pipe relining to replace underground sewer lines without being overly destructive. We are happy to offer these services to our Shreveport, LA, customers because it can save thousands of dollars on sewer line repair.
Pipe bursting requires two small holes at the beginning and end of a broken pipe. This trenchless pipe replacement method involves forcing a new pipe through the old, broken one. Because modern pipes are made of a stronger polyethylene material, the older pipe will burst, and the new one will be left in its place. Pipe relining only requires one entry point. This will allow for a fiberglass inner lining to be inserted into the existing sewer line, sealing all leaks and holes. Both trenchless sewer pipe repair methods can last up to 50 years.
Benefits of Sewer Line Repair
There are many benefits of trenchless pipe repair. Not only does it save you both time and money by resolving the issue quickly, but this method of repairing damaged pipes also keeps your home and yard from being destroyed. When we excavate pipes, we pull them out of walls or dig them out of the ground before replacing them, leaving you with a mess once the project is completed. You are responsible for patching sheetrock or planting new grass seed to cover signs of the pipe excavation, but trenchless pipe repair allows you to avoid that ordeal.
The process also takes much less time to complete than replacing pipes so you don’t have to go a long period of time without using your sewer system or worry about the problem getting out of hand before it gets fixed. Instead of taking several days to complete, pipe repair can usually be done within a few hours.