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Preparing for Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement

A new, innovative way to save money is to go with a trenchless sewer line. Not only is it a good investment, it’s easy to install. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or want to hire a professional, this kind of sewer line replacement isn’t all that difficult. Many people are reluctant to get their sewer lines replaced the traditional way, so this new trenchless method is very beneficial.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are installing a trenchless sewer line.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

  • First things first, you should check with local codes. There may be some building codes that concern your sewage system. You’ll need confirmation as to whether your system is up to code. Alterations may be in order before you perform any type of installation.
  • It’s essential to eliminate any possible obstructions, both above and under the ground. Even if you don’t think there are any obstructions, it’s better to be safe than sorry. There could be hidden obstructions that you do not even know about. Knowing the layout of the pipes and wiring is crucial as well.
  • Take care of any breaks – especially large ones. One way you can tell if there is a leak in the drain lines is if you notice a wet spot in the yard. That section of the property must be dug up so that the break can be inspected. If replacement is required, you’ll need to deal with it before you can begin applying the trenchless sewer line.
  • The next step is to get rid of any tree roots that might be on the property. It’s not uncommon for tree roots to penetrate into the actual line. It might not be necessary or even possible to cut down the tree itself, particularly if it’s in the neighbor’s yard. However, you can still do something about the roots themselves. You’ll need to dig up any roots that are near the line.
  • The drains should be completely clog-free. Clear out all debris before you begin the new installation. You can do this by pouring some drain cleaner or septic tank cleaner down the drains a few weeks before your planned installation. If it’s a major blockage, you may need to call a sewer cleaning company.
  • If you need to replace any drain pipes that have a small hole, you can repair the problem without doing any significant damage to the landscape. This can be achieved by digging two small holes at either end of the damaged section and using the trenchless system. You must slide an inflatable tube through one of the holes, and manage the way it goes through the pipe from the second hole.
  • You can use a relining process with the trenchless sewer line rather than a replacement. The lining replacement will protect the entire system against waste build up, tiny cracks, weakened pipes, and so forth. When installed through the main drain pipe, the system utilizes a strong lining that seals smaller ruptures and cracks.

Even if you plan on doing the sewer line replacement yourself, it’s still recommended that you have a reliable company like Waterman on speed dial, just in case there are any problems.