Your sewer line is not an easy thing to replace. However trenchless re-piping technology, like pipe lining and pipe bursting, can reduce the inconvenience and price . In some municipalities they will also make you pay for any damage done to the sidewalk in front of your home. Below we’ve outlined some of the common reasons that may require you to have your sewer line replaced in Havertown.
It may be surprising, but the most common cause for sewer line replacement services is tree roots. As trees grow, their roots spread out in search of water. The sewer line from your house is obviously a great source of water. Over time, the roots gradually wedge themselves into the joints in your sewer line. The roots will grow until they have completely clogged and destroyed your sewer line.
Earthquakes, floods and other types of natural disasters are obvious threats to your sewer line. If you notice problems with your toilets or other drains, the cause may be that a recent natural occurrence caused your sewer line to break or pinch.
The age of your sewer pipe is another reason that you might have to replace it. Over time your pipes can corrode and built of mineral deposits. This can cause leaks and even blockages in your sewer drain.
If you’re buying a new home, have the sewer line inspected by a professional plumber before you actually purchase the home. Your plumber will use a video camera to actually go into the sewer line and see exactly what state it is in. Having your sewer line regularly inspected can keep you apprised of its situation before something catastrophic happens.
If you have any questions about your sewer line in Havertown, contact the plumbers at Wm. Henderson Plumbing Heating Cooling Services.