Having a broken sewer pipe can be a severe problem, especially if it has gone undetected for an extended period. Once a broken sewer line is discovered, repairing it is an extensive process that should only be performed by a licensed plumber from a reputable plumbing company.
Why You Might Need Trenchless Sewer Repair
The number of reasons for a broken sewer line is truly limited. In galvanized steel sewer lines, corrosion and infiltration by tree roots are the most common cause of a broken sewer line. PVC sewer lines are resistant to corrosion but can be damaged by heat and cold cycles, as well as tree roots.
What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?
Regardless of the type of sewer line you have, the repair is going to require a professional sewer line repair. Where sewer line repair used to require extensive trench digging, Nick’s Plumbing is proud to offer Trenchless Sewer Line Repair. The Trenchless method allows us to repair your broken sewer line WITHOUT having to destroy your landscaping or driveways.
By using a no-dig sewer repair method, the need for expensive “open yard surgery” is eliminated!
How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?
While it seems like a simple enough idea, a lot goes into performing a successful trenchless sewer line repair. From a plumber’s standpoint, the process follows these steps:
– The first step is to one of our high-definition sewer line cameras that provide a view inside the sewer line to assist in locating the break in the sewer line. Once the diagnosis of a broken sewer line has been confirmed by visual inspection, the area of the sewer line to be re-lined will be prepared.
Clean the Pipe
– In our second step, the sewer line must be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any rust or other debris before the new lining can be set in place. Most professional plumbers will perform a hydro-jetting service of the sewer line to ensure a clean, smooth surface for the new lining to form up against.
Installation of Trenchless Pipe Lining
- The final step in our pipe re-lining is to determine which method of trenchless sewer repair is best suited to the customer’s needs.
For trenchless sewer line repairs that involve less than twenty feet of pipe, a spray-on lining method is used. The spray-on material is a liquid polymer resin that hardens to a watertight seal after it is applied using a special hose and pressurized nozzle.
Trenchless sewer line repair in pipes longer than twenty feet requires the use of the “Cured-In-Place Pipe” or CIPP method. The CIPP method involves using a chemically treated felt lining that is pulled through a damaged pipe, using either water or air pressure. Once this lining has hardened (or “cured”) inside the pipe, you have a seamless, rust-proof sewer line.
Trenchless Sewer Repair Company in Houston
Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services is your best choice for trenchless sewer repair in Houston. Our dedicated team of licensed and experienced plumbers can handle any sewer line repair you can find. With decades of experience performing trenchless sewer repairs in Houston, we’re confident you’ll be pleased with your choice to hire us for the job.
Call our office to speak with a customer service agent and get your trenchless sewer repair in Houston scheduled today.