Sewer Line Repair Edmonton, AB

Some of the most common plumbing issues that homeowners face are clogged drains, except that there are different types of clogs. Most soft blockages are easily handled with a plunger or drain snake. But how do you know you don’t have a more serious blockage deeper down the drain? It may not be immediately apparent until more warning signs pop up and disrupt your daily routine. It is also easy to believe that plumbing issues might go away on their own, but in reality, they build up. Recurring toilet clogs, slow drainage, or a backed-up floor drain—all indicate an underlying issue in your sewer lateral. It is not until the pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton have completed an inspection that they can confirm you need a sewer line repair. Edmonton has many beautiful historic residential and commercial buildings; they may be taken care of well on the outside, but the area to worry about is the plumbing.

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Over the years, your expert Edmonton plumbers have completed multiple sewer line repairs. Edmonton residents may not always be aware of their sewer system’s age, material, and condition. Outdated systems in older buildings are prone to clogging, corrosion, and failure. Without regular maintenance and repairs, you could experience a number of sewer line issues. If you are experiencing telltale signs that include drainage issues, take the necessary precautions today by calling us. Book an inspection appointment with one of our local pros. Or keep on reading to find out what our Edmonton sewer repair services offer.

What To Expect From Our Sewer Line Repairs, Edmonton

We understand that a broken sewer can be a daunting experience and that you might think about the worst-case scenario—namely, an excavation. Before you picture your landscaping all dug up, allow our professional plumbers in Edmonton to conduct a detailed plumbing inspection. There are actually various steps to consider before the initial sewer line repair. Edmonton homes remain safe and clean throughout the process with only minimal disruptions.

Video Camera Inspection

During a plumbing diagnosis and inspection, we use video inspection to identify the type of sewer line damage present. Attached to a flexible cable, the camera is fed through the sewer trap (cleanout), traveling as far as it takes to the trouble spot. During the inspection, our professional plumber can determine your pipe’s material, age, and condition via video footage shown on a monitor. They’ll also be able to tell how much maintenance it has received in the past. A signal receiver allows our technician to follow the camera from the surface. This enables us to mark the area where your repairs are needed.

Sewer cameras are effective in locating clogs, including tree root intrusion. However, if we suspect a leak, we’ll need other supporting plumbing tools to locate the water leaks.

Leak Detection

Locating leaks is tricky when dealing with a broken pipe underground. Our local experts rely on an acoustic listening device that helps us compare the sound of flowing water versus irregular dripping sounds. As an additional tool, we may also use a thermographic imaging device to check for temperature fluctuations which are depicted in the form of heatmaps.

Hydro Jetting

We might have located the clog, but, at the same time, detected a leak or another type of damage. But before the start of a sewer line repair, Edmonton plumbers will complete some hydro jetting. You may be familiar with it when you hire Mr. Rooter for drain cleaning services. Our HydroScrub® Jetting technology involves using high-pressure water jets to break through tough clogs and clear pipe walls from sludge, mineral deposits, and other debris. Once we have a clean pipe after sewer cleaning and all the necessary markings of areas that need repair, our Edmonton sewer repair team may begin!

Sewer Line Repair Edmonton

There are various repair methods, of which trenchless sewer repair is still a mystery to many homeowners. But we are here to explain everything in detail.

The two most popular trenchless technology options for sewer line repair Edmonton plumbers use include:

Pipe Lining

This method was originally named “cured in place pipe” installation and involves the process of soaking an inflatable pipe recliner in epoxy resin before it is carefully fed through the affected pipe and installed in the damaged area. Once these new sleeve cures are in place, your sewer pipe’s original functions will be restored.

Pipe Bursting

Unlike the sleeve method, bursting is practically a trenchless replacement technique. For this repair option, our experienced plumber drills two access holes that allow them to feed through hydraulic machinery. Using hydraulic pressure, it breaks the broken sewer section into small pieces which are pulled out through the second hole, along with the machinery that carries a replacement pipe in the back. So during that process, a replacement liner is installed, leaving behind a brand-new sewer lining.

Pipe bursting is often recommended if your existing sewer pipe has suffered from several damages rather than just one. Plus, it doesn’t restrict the pipe’s diameter, which pipe lining does.

Traditional Method

When dealing with a collapsed or severely corroded sewer line, our plumbers will not be able to perform trenchless repairs. That’s when it is inevitably necessary that we complete an excavation service. If your main drain is older than 20 years, it is recommended to replace it while digging is already taking place.

Whatever type of sewer line repair, Edmonton plumbers at Mr. Rooter can do it efficiently and effectively.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter For Sewer Line Repairs, Edmonton?

Mr. Rooter Plumbing was founded in 1970 and has, since then, grown into a well-recognized brand with over 200 locally owned and operated plumbing companies across Canada and the United States. Each location is committed to making a difference for its local community by providing excellent plumbing service. What makes the Mr. Rooter franchise stand out from the competition is that we deliver guaranteed workmanship and superior customer service. Every service is backed by our company’s Done Right Promise® which includes a one-year warranty on labor and parts warranty.

Our certified and licensed Edmonton plumbers have served the city for over a decade, proving their expertise and knowledge each time they are assigned a task. And this is what we offer our customers—a positive can-do attitude for all types of plumbing repair.

A trusted and dependable Edmonton plumber is difficult to come by, especially in the event of an emergency. For that reason, you can rely on our 24/7 emergency service day and night. Whether it is a sewer backup or sump pump failure or the need for an immediate sewer line repair, Edmonton residents are in the safe hands of Mr. Rooter.

Edmonton Sewer Repairs FAQs

How Much Does It Cost to Sleeve a Sewer Line in Edmonton?

Pipe lining or sleeving is the most common and cost-effective trenchless method used nowadays. It’s minimally invasive, requires no digging, and lasts for as long as 50 years. The cost, however, depends on where the exact damage is located and the linear square footage of the replacement liner that we install. We won’t be able to determine that until our professional Edmonton plumbers have completed a plumbing diagnosis. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our upfront pricing system and cost guides.

Who Is Responsible for My Sewage Pipes?

Every property owner is responsible for their own private sewer system, whether it is maintenance or a plumbing repair. Should you ever experience unexpected plumbing disasters, such as flooding, or a sewer backup, your home insurance company will likely cover some water damage, but repairs will be your responsibility.

Can You Repair Old Cast Iron Sewer Pipes?

When a cast iron pipe was first installed, it was, no doubt, performing optimally like a bull. Although it has a lifespan of 50 to 100 years, it is highly recommended to consider a sewer replacement before it reaches its lifespan. Nowadays, builders have moved away from cast iron because of its weight, high costs, and complicated installation process. What would make it even more bothersome is a future replacement where excavation is mandatory and also expensive.

That said, if you have a cast iron for a sewer line, and it is still in good condition, repairs are certainly possible. Even pipe lining as a trenchless repair option is manageable as long as the cast iron is intact. But it’s important to keep in mind that the repair is only a temporary fix. The best, long-term option is a sewer line replacement using PVC material, which is cost-effective, lightweight, and more flexible than cast iron. Plus, it has a guarantee of lasting more than 50 years.

Restore Your Home’s Drainage With Edmonton Sewer Repairs!

Don’t turn a blind eye to slow drains or frequent clogs, as they could indicate a more serious problem deeper down the line. Hire Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton for a professional drain and sewer service to address the problem right away.

Ever so faithful to the residents of Edmonton, we also provide excellent plumbing service to our neighbors in Mill Woods, Terwillegar Towne, Sherwood Park, St Albert, and beyond! Reach out to our knowledgeable customer service staff today, and book a convenient appointment with one of our local experts.

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