You probably don’t think to check on your sewer system many times in a day, week, month, or even year, and you probably couldn’t really even if you wanted to since all of the pipes are underground. But when you have a sewer emergency, you need sewer replacement to be efficient and immediate. Why?
Because your sewer system is responsible for carrying wastewater and all of its contaminants away from your home. If your sewer system malfunctions, the pathogens in the sewage might be sent back into your home — this is a serious sanitation risk. If your sewer main line collapses or creates backflow, call the experts at 3 Mountains Plumbing immediately for emergency sewer replacement service.
When Do You Need Sewer Replacement?
How do you know if your sewer needs replacement? Know the following warning signs:
- Backed-Up Toilets
- Standing Water in Your Sinks or Tubs
- Failing Plumbing Fixtures
- Main Line Back-Flow
- Odors in Your Kitchen/Bathroom
- Flooding in Your Basement
What is “main line backflow”? Backflow is essentially when pressure in your main drain builds up too much and flow is reversed, causing sewage to reenter the home. It’s an extremely dangerous problem, but it can be eliminated by installing a backflow valve (which will only allow sewer to flow one way before cutting it off completely).
Having to get a sewer replacement can be a huge pain, especially when the plumber needs to excavate the pipe. Conventional excavation involves digging up your yard, and it can do some pretty extensive damage to your landscaping — but there is an alternative!
In some situations, we’re able to use “trenchless sewer replacement” methods to avoid having to dig up the pipe. One of the most popular and advanced of these trenchless methods is “epoxy lining,” which is when a safe, liquid epoxy is poured into the drain, fitted to form a new seamless line inside, and hardened. The new pipe is extremely durable, and your landscaping doesn’t need to be touched!
Need sewer replacement, or a second opinion on a sewer replacement estimate you already received? Call 3 Mountains Plumbing today!