Scarborough Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Most homeowners are not exactly excited to discover that they may need trenchless sewer line repair. What happens after wastewater is flushed away down the toilet or swirls down the drain line is a mystery to your average property owner, and many would prefer to keep it that way. If you've been struggling with wastewater disposal lines that aren't working properly and cause you trouble like back-ups or slow drainage, it'll be a relief to get trenchless sewer line repair taken care of by a qualified Scarborough plumber so that you can enjoy the convenience of a perfectly functioning plumbing system again.

When it's time for trenchless sewer line repair, homeowners can rely on the expert plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Scarborough to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We have the skill to restore all parts of your plumbing system to perfect working order, so you have peace of mind knowing you don't have to think twice about flushing your toilet or pulling the plug in your bathtub.

How We Handle Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Services

Traditional sewer pipe repair or replacement methods involved the necessary but time-consuming and laborious task of digging a large, deep trench across a homeowner's lawn to access buried pipes. This was, needless to say, a costly, destructive process. Fortunately, we now have access to trenchless technology that allows our professional plumbers to repair trenchless sewer lines faster, more effectively, and with minimal damage to your property. Moving past more time-consuming, destructive conventional methods, trenchless technology enables us to install replacement pipes hassle-free!

Video Camera Inspection

The first thing we need to do is gather information about the problem to determine the best way to tackle your sewer services. We'll begin with a detailed inspection, including a drain camera inspection with a small video camera attached to a flexible cable. Once our licensed plumbers know more about what's going on with your broken pipe, we'll come up with a repair strategy and offer you an upfront, flat-rate cost for the necessary work, so you can decide for yourself what should happen next.

HydroScrub® Jetting

Hydro jetting is typically used for drain cleaning services because the machine produces high-pressure water jets to blast away clog-causing debris. We also combine it with environmentally-friendly cleaning products that contain friendly bacteria that consume organic components, unlike corrosive chemical products.

However, hydro jetting is also helpful in some sewer line repair situations, such as tree root invasions. The high-pressure jets can cut through roots and push them out of the pipe, which is necessary to carry out the next step of structural pipe lining.

Pipe Lining

This trenchless method of sewer repair or sewer line replacement is a non-invasive, highly effective technique for sealing up cracks, gaps, and other issues on a buried sewer line. A "sleeve" or liner saturated with epoxy resin is inserted into the pipe and pressed against the line's interior with an inflatable tube. When the epoxy cures and hardens, the inflatable tube is removed, and the pipe essentially has a new line inside it that is durable and long-lasting.

Pipe Bursting

On the other hand, hydraulic bursting involves drilling a couple of access holes. We’ll use hydraulic power to break the damaged sewer pipe section and pull out the small pieces through one access hole and through the other one, we’ll pull a brand-new sewer replacement section into place. This may be your preferred method if the damage is more severe.

Count On Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Trenchless Sewer Line Repair in Scarborough

: Mr. Rooter Plumbing technician showing upfront pricing of trenchless sewer line repair services in Scarborough

It can be very stressful to realize you need to call your local licensed plumbing company to take care of a sewer line issue. But homeowners can breathe a sigh of relief once our experienced team is on the job to take care of trenchless sewer line repair. We also provide a wide range of other plumbing services, including sump pump installation, faucet installation, emergency plumbing service and much more. If you have a plumbing emergency, call us anytime, and we'll promptly send out our emergency plumber to provide 24/7 emergency services for residential and commercial properties.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair FAQs

What Caused the Problem That Requires Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

We mentioned above that tree root intrusion can be a big problem for buried sewage pipes. The damage occurs because the roots wrap themselves around underground lines and grow, applying immense pressure that can crack the pipe. When the roots get inside and start being nourished by the wastewater, their growth rate increases, and they can block off an entire pipe. Another big problem is fat, oil or grease that gets washed down a kitchen sink drain. It coats the inside of your sewer line and solidifies, making a big, sticky mess that catches other debris and creates a major clog that can lead to a ruptured pipe. Some other factors that contribute to the need for trenchless sewer line repair are:

  • Paper towels, “flushable” wipes (they are not truly flushable), tissues, newspaper, feminine hygiene products, and excessive toilet paper
  • Food particles, especially items that can turn into a sand-like texture such as eggshells
  • Smaller objects like razor blades, bottle caps and little toys that accidentally fall down the drain
  • Harsh storms, heavy construction nearby, and earth tremors can cause shifting soil that damages buried sewer lines
  • The freeze and thaw cycle in winter freezes groundwater until it constricts buried lines, which can crack them

How Do I Prevent the Need for Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?

Scarborough residents are recommended to maintain healthy household drain lines by taking note of the causes listed above. But even so, it is inevitable that you will need a licensed plumber to maintain and inspect your pipework properly. Everyday waste, like soap scum, hair, and mineral deposits, will eventually stick to your pipe walls and create a blockage. Without regular drain cleaning services, you could risk developing tough clogs that could damage the sewer line. Most damaged pipes are the result of neglect; therefore, having a trusted plumber on speed dial for small plumbing repairs, regular maintenance and an immediate inspection could easily prevent needing trenchless repairs in the future.

If you find yourself using your drain snake more regularly than usual, don’t wait for it to unblock itself. Instead, hire our professional sewer drain services to handle it for you.

Are There Situations Where Trenchless Sewer Repair Methods Can't Be Used?

As great as trenchless sewer line repair techniques are, there are a couple of scenarios where a trenchless technique just isn't going to resolve the problem:

  1. If your existing line has deteriorated to the point where soil has collapsed in on it, there's nothing to insert a liner into, and it'll be necessary to dig a new trench to replace your collapsed line.
  2. If your original trench wasn't dug with the correct slope, wastewater will just sit there and not move or back up into your house, and it would be necessary to dig a new trench with the correct slope.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Trenchless Sewer Line Repair in Scarborough!

Don’t struggle on your own with pesky plumbing issues, but take action at the first warning sign, as you may never know what underlying issue may be lurking in your pipeline. When you need the help of experienced plumbers for a trenchless sewer line repair or another reliable plumbing service, count on the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Scarborough.

Contact our friendly customer service representatives today. We look forward to the opportunity to show you why we're considered Scarborough's top choice for outstanding plumbing services. Our plumbing experts look forward to introducing useful plumbing maintenance plans and options to you for prolonged protection and maximum efficiency of your pipework.

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