Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sewer Line Repair

There may come a time when your sewer pipe in Denver springs a leak. Once this occurs, make sure you contact immediately for a comprehensive examination and diagnosis of whether replacement or repair services are needed immediately. We can determine whether we need to install full replacement pipework or undertake plumbing repair to restore serviceability as quickly as possible. Denver Sewer And Water’s team of highly-skilled technicians is committed to providing sewer pipe lining services in Denver and the surrounding area. We understand the expense and strain involved with sewer repairs, so our goal is to make the experience as painless and straightforward as possible for you.

Here are a few helpful suggestions on how to be prepared for repairs to sewer lines.

Eliminate Obstructions

In order to make the sewer repair process as effective as possible, first steps include clearing away any obstructions – this includes children’s vehicles, cars and toys as well as outdoor furniture that obstruct repair crews from doing their work efficiently. Repair crews require space for their work so it is wise to dispose of extra items at least a day ahead.

Prepare to Do a Little Re-landscaping

Sewer line repair may not require as much digging as replacement; however, some excavation is still required, meaning you may need to re-landscape your yard once completed. Renovating it doesn’t have to be costly either – most homeowners only need grass seeds planted and debris cleared away for optimal results.

Expect to Be Without Running Water

Once a sewer line replacement project is finished, your home will be without running water for some period of time; the length of time varies between projects – some completed quickly while others could take several days. If this causes you to feel frustrated then perhaps staying with family or contacting hotels until your work is finished can provide relief.

Consider Removing Trees

If there are trees near the drain, your plumber may suggest having them removed to prevent potential issues in the future. Tree roots attract water into pipes and this could result in blockages or leaks later. Furthermore, having large trees near affected areas makes it more challenging for our technicians to address the issue at hand.

Different Methods Of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Before beginning any repairs to your sewer pipes, it’s essential that you understand all of the trenchless sewer repair techniques available to you. This will enable you to select one that best meets the needs of your property. So let’s get to work!

Pipe Bursting

Pipebursting is a process in which a new pipe is connected with one end of an original line and pulled across its body until it completely breaks apart the sewer line body upon installation of its successor pipe. This method doesn’t require too much digging – only two holes need to be dug at either end or starting point of your old sewerline to start this repair job.

Cured-in-Place Pipelining (CIPP)

With CIPP plumbing, plumbers place an epoxy-coated liner into the pipe with the aid of an inflation tool and then use this inflated layer to expand it until it conforms perfectly with the walls of the pipe when dry – thus stopping cracks or minor damages without digging up trenches or opening them further. Although CIPP may provide cost-effective sewer repair trench-less solutions for minor damages, it cannot be applied repeatedly as repair methods.

Slip Lining

Slip lining is a method used to repair damaged pipes by inserting an insulating plastic liner inside them to stop leaks and restore functionality. Similar to pipe bursting, this process involves digging on both sides of a sewer line. However, repeated applications of this procedure could shrink their diameter too significantly, potentially leading to backflow or stoppage issues down the line.