We don’t think about our sewer lines until something goes wrong, but your plumbing contractor has the experience and equipment to resolve even the most serious problems. Whether your problem is a severe clog or corroded pipes that need to be replaced, there are several ways your plumber can fix it.
What should be done before excavating a sewer line?
One of the more invasive methods is called sewer excavation. Digging to access your sewer line can be costly to homeowners and businesses, but it’s sometimes necessary to get the job done. Fortunately, modern plumbing contractors have the tools to minimize your property’s damage and inconvenience during this time-consuming project.
Some Problems Require Open Sewer Excavation
Some issues are simply too large for no-dig techniques to handle. For example, tree roots can grow so large and so far into your sewer lines that they create a severe blockage. This is a common problem that many homeowners experience and that cannot be solved with simple cleaning services. Likewise, some soil conditions can cause shifting that results in broken or cracked pipes. This type of issue is also unavoidable when attempting to use no-dig methods.
The most common reason a homeowner will need sewer excavation is because they are experiencing a major clog that a traditional cleaning service can’t resolve. If your clog is caused by tree roots that are penetrating the lines, it may be necessary to dig a trench to remove them. To prepare for this work, your plumbing contractor will call a utility locator and mark all the underground water, electric, gas and fiber lines on your property with soluble marking paint before digging.