What comes to mind when you think of sewer line installation? A great big mess in your backyard and being displaced from your home for several days. Thankfully, our sewer line installation process is a lot more convenient than that. With us, your sewer backup, pipe leak, or low water pressure will be addressed quickly—often in as little as a day so you can get back to your life and leave your yard in excellent condition.
If you’re looking for experienced sewage line installation, you can count on your local Vancouver plumber to expertly handle the job. Don’t put off this pressing issue any longer when Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC can get you the help you need to keep your home comfortable and your family safe. To get started with your sewer line installation, residents are invited to call our valued customer service team today.
About Our Sewer Line Installation Services
Sewage line installation can seem intimidating, but with our team of experts, it’s a quick process completed correctly the first time. How exactly will we go about installing your newer sewer line? Read on for a play-by-play of our installation process:
- Assess Trench Depth: Because parts of your sewer line will be under the concrete slab of your home, we’ll need to figure out exactly how deep we’ll need to dig the trench. The sewer line begins where the main line exits the foundation, where it then slopes down towards the city main. Our plumbers will use cutting-edge equipment to ensure all precise measurements are correct.
- Calculate the Slope: The slope of your sewer line must be at least 2% or higher. The tricky part is calculating the exact slope that won’t let your wastewater move too fast. This will help you avoid clogs and other future sewer line issues.
- Dig and Bed: A brand-new sewer line installation requires digging. If you have an existing line, we'll use one of our trenchless methods, but for new lines, we'll need to excavate. Don't stress, we're very careful with the soil around your residential property and will only dig what is necessary. After digging, we'll likely use gravel for bedding to help with sloping.
- Install the New Sewer Line: Starting with the lowest section and working our way up, we’ll connect each one with gasket fittings and solvent glue. To help minimize leaks, we’ll also use female bell-ends on each section that faces uphill before finishing with cleanout installation.
- Inspect: We will inspect your new system and ensure it meets all conditions and codes for correct Vancouver sewer line installation.
- Backfill: When everything is up to our high standards and ready for use, we’ll fill the trench with layers of compacted soil that prevent it from settling.
Already have an existing sewer line that needs to be replaced? We’ll likely use hydraulic pipe bursting. Pipe bursting is performed when your pipes have more serious damage. To do this, we’ll use hydraulic equipment to burst your existing sewer line so that a new pipeline can slide in its place. While this process sounds extreme, it can be completed within a day and will not require excessive digging in your yard. If your pipes have minimal issues, we’ll likely recommend sewer line repair instead.
The Mr. Rooter Plumbing Difference For Sewer Line Installation
Sewage line installation doesn’t have to be a complicated process, but an inexperienced plumber will make it one. With our non-invasive methods, we can replace your sewer line quickly and without damaging your yard. How? It’s all about using the right tools and techniques for the job, along with having extensive experience in the trade. That’s the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC. Licensed and fully insured, our plumbers provide excellent plumbing and drain service and use guaranteed parts for fixes that last. We also back our work with a Done Right Promise to give you peace of mind year-round. With 24/7 emergency plumbing service, we'll be here for you when you need us most.
FAQs About Sewer Line Installation
What is the Difference Between a Drain Line and a Sewer Line?
In your research about sewage line installation, you might have come across various different terms and are now wondering if there is, in fact, any difference between them. When plumbers refer to your drain line, they’re likely talking about the piping inside your home or building. When discussing your sewer line, they mean the main piping system outside your home. Homes and businesses may need repairs to both of these lines at the same time if they are damaged all the way through; however, these lines often need replacement for different reasons. While clogged drains can happen at any point, they’re more likely to occur in your drain line. On the other hand, tree roots won’t often get as far as drain piping but will infiltrate your sewer line.
What Are the Signs I Need a New Sewer Line Installation?
If you’re building a new house from the ground up, you most definitely need sewer line installation. A house without a sewer is never a pretty picture. However, if you already have a home with a sewer line, how do you know you need a new one? Usually, the signs are pretty straightforward and can include everything from sewage backup to a lack of running water. With that said, there are some symptoms of a broken sewer pipe that aren’t as obvious. Keep an eye out for any on the list below and act fast:
- Foul Odours: If your home or yard smells like a sewer, that’s likely because sewage is somewhere it shouldn’t be. While this issue may not require an entire sewer line installation, it’s still a good idea to have it checked out by your local plumber to avoid sewage and water damage and potentially mould growth.
- Weird Noises: When you spend a lot of time in your home, you get to know its normal noises. If you hear sucking noises, bubbling, or gurgling noises coming from your plumbing fixtures when you use them, something might be up with your sewer line.
- Slow Drains: From standing water in your bathtub to sinks that just won’t drain, you might have a more serious drainage problem on your hands than just a clog. A professional plumber will be able to take a look down your sewer drains to see what the issue is.
- Sewage Backup: Now, this one is an obvious sign that there is something seriously wrong with your sewer line or septic tank. If you see sewage in your bathtub, toilet, or sinks, ensure your backflow valve is switched on to prevent it from worsening. Don’t have a valve that does this? Inquire about our backflow valve installation service.
What Are the Advantages of Trenchless Sewage Line Installation?
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC, the plumbing line replacement services our plumbing company offers can be a trenchless sewer line replacement. That means we won’t have to dig up your entire backyard or jackhammer your concrete driveway just to get to your existing broken sewer line. While not every situation can be handled with a trenchless method, most can. So why choose this option?
- Less Invasive: Your sewer lines are buried 5-6 feet below the ground. The trench required to get to them has to be deep and wide, and you can kiss your gorgeous grass and gardens goodbye. Trenchless methods cause minor damage to your yard as only two holes need to be dug at either side of the sewer line pipe that's being replaced.
- Relatively Quick: Digging a trench takes time and effort, stretching out the installation process over several days and majorly inconveniencing your schedule. While this process takes place, you can’t stay at your home either. On the other hand, trenchless sewer line installation takes as little as one day to complete.
Trenchless sewer line repair services may not be a viable solution for all, especially when there is extensive damage to your pipes. It’s also not possible if you need a brand-new sewer line installed. The traditional method involves excavation and we will need to dig a trench in your private property to install the line properly.
Trust Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Expert Sewer Line Installation in Vancouver
Sewage line installation is one of the larger plumbing services residents often dread, but it shouldn’t be. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we take care of the entire process quickly and efficiently. Property owners in this part of British Columbia, including North Vancouver, South Cambie, and West Side, can rely on our respectful team of licensed and insured plumbing technicians to expertly handle the job. To inquire about the services we offer, such as drain cleaning, water heater repair and sewer system backups, or to book sewer line installation, please give us a call today.