Professional Sewer Line Replacement in Houston
How much of the sewer line is the homeowner’s responsibility?
Put in the simplest terms, the city (or municipality) is responsible for the main sewer lines in the street, but anything closer to your house than the water meter is the responsibility of the homeowner.
If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, adding an additional bathroom or shower, you will need the sewer line replacement in Houston experts at Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services.
When a home is first connected to the local sewer system, it’s generally before the driveway is paved and the landscaping is finished. After that, we often don’t give our sewer pipes a second thought, unless there is a problem. When it’s time for a sewer line replacement in Houston, it is necessary to clear the entire length of the line from the house to the city sewer main connection. This can be costly as well as time consuming as you will need to repair and/or replace any driveways, sidewalks, patios or landscaping that may be in the path of the sewer line.
Eventually, and particularly in homes built before the 1970’s, you’re going to need a sewer line replacement in Houston at some point. Sewer pipe laterals in these older homes are often made of clay; which is susceptible to cracking over time, as well as infiltration by tree roots.
Older pipes as more likely to leak, and a serious enough leak can wreak havoc on your property. Patios, driveways, even the foundation of your home are all at risk of damage.
Do you have a sewer drain or sewer pipe blockage? Have you noticed new areas of ponding water in your yard near the sewer line? All are indicators of a leaking or damaged pipe that requires the sewer line replacement in Houston professionals at Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services.
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