Your sewer main is buried underground and is what connects the drain pipes in your home to the city’s sewage system. Many homeowners are shocked to hear that problems with the sewer main are their responsibility. Luckily, repairing sewer lines can now be done quickly, affordably, and with little mess. Coastal Plumbing Aliso Viejo is a leading provider of sewer repair services and proudly serves the local community.
Signs Your Need Sewer Repair Services
Think of your drainage system like the branches of a tree, with all the branches leading to a trunk. The drain pipes are the branches and the trunk is your sewer main. If something happens to the main, then it is going to affect all of the drain pipes which lead to it. Dirty water from your toilet, laundry machine, showers, and other drains will not be able to escape. The water will have to escape somewhere, which may mean backing up into your home. If the sewer main is cracked or broken, then the unhygienic waste water may leak into your yard – causing smells and health hazards. It is best to solve sewer problems before they cause health and property disasters. Some signs you may need to repair your sewer main include:
• Slow draining drains
• Drain backups
• Soft spots in yard
• Raw sewage outside of home
• Waste coming out of basement drains
• Mold growth or damage to home foundation near sewage main
• Gurgling sounds from drains
Common Sewer Main Problems
There are three main problems that occur with sewer mains: clogs, leaks, and buckling.
Sewer mains don’t clog often but, when they do, it will cause multiple drains in your home to drain slowly. You can also experience drain backups and odd reactions with your drains, like waste coming out of your shower when you use the laundry machine. Sewer clogs in Aliso Viejo are usually caused by tree roots which have grown into small cracks in your sewer main. The tree roots are attracted to the moisture and oxygen in the drain pipes, then grow and form a huge, hard clog within the drain pipe.
Sewer mains can also experience problems as they age and corrode. The corrosion can cause them to crack and leak, or collapse completely. Sometimes even newer sewer mains can experience problems, such as after an earthquake, when damaged by yard machinery, or if the earth settles. The sewer main might sink in some parts (buckle), making it difficult for waste to flow through it.
Methods of Sewer Repair
If sewer main problems are suspected, our licensed Aliso Viejo plumbers will inspect the sewer line using video equipment. This allows us to see into the sewer main and diagnose the problem accurately so a plan can be made for repair.
Sewer clogs can often be removed using a rooter or hydro jetting. If the sewer is cracked or severely corroded, then it will need to be replaced or repaired. This can be done with a no-dig method called cured-in-place piping (CIPP). The process involves inserting an inside-out bladder which is coated with resin into the sewer line. One end of the bladder is attached to one side of the sewer main, then pressure is used to invert the bladder. The resin in the bladder solidifies, forming a bond with your old sewer line. The resin coats your sewer line and reinforces it. CIPP sewer repair can last a lifetime, resists corrosion, and requires no digging to perform.
In order to repair collapsed or buckled sewer mains, the old sewer main will have to be removed. With old technologies, this would mean digging trenches in your yard to remove the line. Today, we are able to perform repairs without digging trenches. An access hole is dug so a hydraulic machine can be inserted into the sewer main and break the old sewer into pieces. Then a new sewer main is put in its place.
Your Reliable Partner for Sewer Repair Services in Aliso Viejo
Coastal Plumbing Aliso Viejo is a leading plumbing company which proudly serves the local community. Our team consists of experienced licensed plumbers who are familiar with the various methods of sewer repair. Our expertise means that we can get sewer repair services done faster, with no digging, and save you money. We only use the highest quality materials and all our work is backed by a guarantee.
Contact us today to get an estimate for sewer services. We look forward to working with you!
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