Apr 4, 2013

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The Basics of Trenchless Pipe Replacement

The location of sewer lines used to make them difficult to repair or replace. Located deep underground, plumbers used to have to dig up large parts of landscaping in order to locate the right sewer line and make the repair. Homeowners were left with ripped up yards, or even driveways and sidewalks, when the job was finished. Advancements in plumbing have created what plumbers call a trenchless sewer. Long Beach plumbers can now repair or replace damaged sewer lines without having to dig up yards or damage sidewalks or driveways.

What Is Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair?

The basic act of trenchless sewer repair is simply digging a few small holes and repairing or replacing the existing sewer line. Although holes will be dug to gain access to the pipe, they are small and shouldn’t affect the overall look of your landscaping or cause much damage. In the past, plumbers had to dig up the entire section covering the pipes, which may have been a foot or ten feet. With a Trenchless Sewer in Long Beach plumbers diagnose the source of the problem and simply need an access hole.

Types of Trenchless Sewer Repair

There are two types of trenchless pipe repairs. If sewage lines are severely damaged or rotted, the plumber may choose to replace the entire line. If the pipe has a simple problem, the plumber can easily use epoxy pipe lining to repair the pipe and eliminate future problems.

With a replacement the plumber simply uses the old pipe as a guide to lay the new one. Once the new pipe is in place, the old pipe is destroyed. This is sometimes referred to as the pipe bursting method. Pipe lining is when an epoxy lining is thread through an existing pipe after it’s been cleaned and repaired. There are advantages and disadvantages to choosing trenchless sewer, and Long Beach plumbers can review your options with you should you need to repair your sewer lines.

Need more info about a trenchless sewer. Long Beach plumbers can help you today. Contact us at website for more info.

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