Deciding Between Trenchless Sewer Repair and Replacement

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When a broken or damaged sewer line is the cause of recurrent plumbing issues, an essential part of home maintenance is to promptly repair or replace it. Trenchless technology presents a faster, less disruptive approach to fixing the problem, but many are often confused about whether no-dig repair or replacement is the right choice. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your go-to plumber in Temecula, CA, highlights several factors we consider when helping homeowners decide which option will work best for their situation.

Age and Condition of the Pipes

Trenchless sewer repair, which involves creating a new, more durable pipe within the existing one, is ideal for pipes that are still structurally sound. If your home has older pipes prone to severe damage or collapse due to corrosion or shifting soil, your plumbing company will likely recommend trenchless sewer replacement as the safer long-term solution.

Extent of Damage

If the damage is minimal and confined to a small area, trenchless repair can easily fix it. However, if there are multiple cracks or severe damage throughout the sewer line, you’re better off replacing the entire line. Professional plumbing services have several methods to inspect the extent of damage within the pipes, including video camera inspection and hydrostatic testing.

Sewer Line Material

Pipes made of clay, cast iron, or Orangeburg are more prone to damage and may require frequent plumbing repairs. While trenchless pipe repair can work just fine for these materials, replacement may ultimately be the better choice in the long run. Trenchless pipe replacement allows for the installation of more durable pipes made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or other modern materials that have a longer lifespan and can better withstand root intrusion, corrosion, and other common issues.

A.M. Plumbing & Rooter has extensive experience with trenchless sewer repair and replacement. We understand that every home is unique, so we take the time to assess the situation and provide personalized recommendations that best suit your needs. We offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services, ensuring we deliver fast and reliable solutions to your plumbing problems. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment.

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