A clogged sewer line creates big problems with your plumbing, requiring sewer line repair. If you’ve noticed that your drainage system has started to slow down and perhaps heard a gurgling sound coming from your toilet bowl, now may be the time to act.
Tree roots are one of the prime suspects when it comes to sewer-line damage. Thousands of feet of tree or plant roots are constantly seeking moisture and often times, finding it in your sewer line. Older, clay tile pipes are most susceptible to invasion, but these roots can penetrate even concrete and PVC/ ABS pipes.
In addition to root damage, a broken or clogged sewer line can happen in a number of ways. very common occurrence may be objects that find their way into the line and become lodged. Also, extreme temperature changes and general deterioration can cause sewer problems, such as lines buckling or breaking. Ground shifting or improper installation can also lead to misalignment.
Video Sewer Inspection
This process is the best way to avoid the expense of “exploratory” plumbing or digging up of your yard by using a miniature camera to find out exactly what and where the problem is. Video inspection can also confirm the structural condition of your lateral pipes. It can tell you if an auger or high-pressure flush can solve the problem, or if more extensive repairs are necessary.
Trench-less Pipe Repair
In the past, sewer problems usually meant excavation on a large scale, with serious yard repairs needed once a sewer-line repair was completed. Trench-less pipe repair is a faster and a less invasive option that only requires a few access points.
There are two approaches to trench-less sewer repair. Pipe bursting is when the existing line is blown apart as a new pipe is pulled through it. While with pipe relining, a fiberglass line is placed inside the faulty pipe to seal any damage.
Your KPS plumbing sewer-line professional can recommend the best method for you.
Contact a KPS plumbing expert by calling 310-781-2008 for help diagnosing problems in your sewer line.