Depending on the age of your home or business, your sewer drains may be in bad condition. Older sewer drains were made from cast iron and over time these drain lines can rust. There are also other reasons that can affect the condition of your sewer drain lines. Today we are going to look at the inspection process and how to determine if your sewer drain line needs to be replaced.
What Signs to Look For
Before you contact a sewer drain professional, there are some signs that can help you determine if your drain needs replacing. Below is a list of some common problems that might occur with sewer drain failure.
• Overflowing toilets: When all the toilets in your home or business overflow when you flush, then it could be a sign that you need a new sewer drain.
• Foul odors: Does your sink drains in the kitchen and bathroom stink? If so, you could have a major sewer related issue that could result in a drain replacement.
• Wet spots on the lawn: If you notice that your lawn is always wet even when it has not rained, you might have a major leak. If the leak is large enough, you will need to replace that old worn out drain line with a new one.
The Inspection Process
If you have been having problems with your sewer system like the ones mentioned above an inspection will be needed. A sewer camera will be lowered into your drain line, and the entire pipe will be inspected. Once it is determined that you need a new sewer drain, you will be notified by the plumbing professional. Many sewer drain specialist will recommend that you choose a trenchless replacement process that we will learn more about below.
Trenchless Sewer Pipe Bursting
If your sewer and drain pipe needs to be replaced, a great way to do so is with a trenchless method. Unlike in the past, this new method of replacement requires very little digging. Sewer pipe bursting requires only two access holes to be dug. A bursting head will be lowered into the access hole and inserted inside your old sewer drain line. A new drain line is attached to the back of the bursting head. This head will move down the old sewer line breaking it into pieces and pushing it into the soil. The new line will be pulled into place and the bursting head will then be removed. Then the new sewer line will be attached to the home or business and to the city sewer system. The equipment will be removed from the access holes and then they will be covered back up. This process often takes only one day to complete, and won’t destroy your lawn.
Contact A Sewer Drain Specialist Today
If you are facing major sewer and drain related issues, chances are you just might need a drain replacement. These issues are not going to get better, so why not contact a sewer drain specialist today? They will be able to diagnose your drain line and let you know if a replacement is in order.