About Our Experienced Toronto Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Services
Most people are less than excited when they find out there's a serious problem with their underground pipes that needs to be addressed, and frankly, that's understandable—especially if you're imagining your lawn, landscaping, and hardscaping all being torn apart by extensive excavation to reach the buried lines.
Fortunately, Mr. Rooter plumbers now use trenchless sewer repair methods that, as the name implies, eliminate the need to dig a big, deep, muddy trench across your property. That means we can get your drainage lines back in perfect working order quickly, effectively, and with minimal disruption to your property or household.
What happens inside your drain lines is a mystery, until an experienced Mr. Rooter plumber shows up to complete a thorough inspection and find out exactly what is causing problems for you and your family. Our team accomplishes this with plumbing inspection technology like acoustic listening gear for slab leak detection, infrared cameras that show a heat map to indicate leaks and video inspection.
With video camera inspection, a small camera with a light is lowered into your drainage pipe and manipulated through your line while it records video footage. Once it has been retrieved from your drain, your Toronto plumbing professional will review its footage to help make their diagnosis.
If the problem turns out to be a major clog or blockage, you don't need pipe lining—but you still need a Toronto trenchless sewer line repair solution. Our strategies for sewer line repair sometimes include hydro jetting, which is a very useful and efficient method of drain cleaning that uses pressurized jets of water to blast away buildup, clogs, and debris from your drainage pipes. It gets rid of sticky material like solidified grease, which makes it more difficult for clogs to form since they don't have anything to hold on to. Hydro jetting extends your plumbing’s lifespan and helps prevent the need for projects like pipe replacement for longer.
Pipelining (or relining, as it's sometimes called) is one of the most effective types of trenchless technology for trenchless sewer repair. If a pipe has some issues such as cracks and breaks that need trenchless pipe repair but it's not severely damaged, your Victoria plumber will likely recommend relining. It essentially involves inserting a fabric "sleeve" saturated in epoxy resin in the damaged pipe with an inflatable tube inside. Once the resin-saturated liner is in place, that tube is inflated to push the liner into place against the walls of your pipe and it is left to cure and harden. The inflatable tube is removed after epoxy cures, leaving a hard, waterproof lining inside the existing pipe that is durable, long-lasting, and resistant to problems such as tree root intrusion.
Mr. Rooter's Plumbers Handle Trenchless Sewer Repair the Right Way
When you need professional plumbing repairs, including Toronto trenchless sewer line repair, rely on the experienced plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Toronto. We have the skill and training to diagnose the problem and choose the correct course of action to get it resolved quickly and effectively, with long-lasting results. We also provide many other services for your entire plumbing system, such as backwater valve installation, water heater installation, bathroom plumbing services, kitchen plumbing services, and much more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Trenchless Sewer Repair
How Do I Know If I Need Toronto Trenchless Sewer Line Repair?
To be completely honest, local homeowners don't typically call us to let us know they need trenchless sewer repair, for one good reason—they have no idea that's what they need. All they know is that something is wrong and it needs to be fixed. It's up to our knowledgeable plumbing professionals to figure out exactly what's going on and come up with an inspired repair solution to correct it.
That being said, there are some warning signs that indicate trenchless sewer repair may be in the cards, and if you're aware of those indications, you can call your plumber to deal with it before your issue gets completely out of control. Some telltale signs to watch for are:
- Water isn't draining out of fixtures
- Gross odors coming from drains (rotting food in your kitchen, or musty, moldy smells in your bathroom)
- Odd sounds from your drain lines such as bubbling, gurgling, sucking, banging, or grinding
- Frequent clogs in the toilet for no clear reason
- Toilet gurgles when you use your bathtub or bathroom sink
- Sewage backing up in toilets, showers, bathtubs, or floor drains
- Water pooling on lawn, or patches of grass that are suddenly more lush and green than other parts of your yard
- Water stains on your walls or ceiling, or puddles on the floor
What Caused the Issue in the First Place?
There are a number of destructive forces that can cause a plumbing system to need sewer repair. Toronto plumbing systems often suffer from tree root intrusion, which is when tree roots grow around buried lines and constrict as they grow, causing a crack in the pipe. Once the roots are able to access the wastewater inside the line, they grow even faster and can completely fill sections of pipe—which, needless to say, blocks the flow of wastewater and causes nasty problems like sewage backups.
Another very common problem is severe clogs that partially or completely block off the flow of wastewater. As the pressure builds and builds inside the line, it can become severe enough to rupture the pipe. Clogs are caused by foreign objects and substances that shouldn't be in your drainage lines, from loose hair to food scraps. Fat, oil, and grease are among the worst offenders because they coat the insides of the line and solidify, turning into a sticky trap for other debris.
What is the Downside of Trenchless Sewer Repair?
In all honesty, there really aren't downsides. People sometimes assume that because trenchless methods are easier and more convenient, they may produce lower quality or less durable results, and that's not the case at all. If anything, trenchless techniques typically result in a more long-lasting, strong sewer line repair than old, conventional methods did.
There are some situations where certain trenchless sewer repair methods aren't the right choice. If your line is already quite narrow, for example, pipe lining may not be the best option because it reduces the inner diameter of your pipe and that could limit flow capacity too much. Or, if your drainage lines were installed without adequate slope, trenchless techniques of any kind are basically useless to correct that problem because your original trench wasn't done properly in the first place. In that case, it's necessary to re-dig your trench to correct the slope and keep wastewater moving downhill and away from your building.
Is It Possible to Completely Replace a Sewer Line Without Digging a Trench?
There are some situations in which the damage is too severe for trenchless sewer repair methods to be effective, and it's necessary to get trenchless sewer line replacement instead. Hydraulic pipe bursting is a technique in which the remnants of the old line are broken up with hydraulics and a new line is threaded into the gap left behind. In most scenarios where sewer line replacement is necessary, this solution gets the job done properly. But if the damage is advanced to the point where the line is totally collapsed and the soil has collapsed as well, pipe bursting won't work because there's no gap to insert the new line into.
Call Our Plumbing Experts for Effective Trenchless Sewer Repair
Toronto homeowners, when the worst happens and your drain lines are causing big problems in your household, rely on the team of sewer experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Toronto for trenchless sewer repair and other services to keep your plumbing system in great shape. Get in contact with our friendly customer service representatives to schedule a service appointment or to find out more about why we're Toronto's first choice for outstanding plumbing services.