We take of everything for you, which includes:
- Free Estimates & Recommendations on repair or replacement options – i.e. trenchless sewer line replacement
- Research city or county records for information that will help determine a cost estimate to repair or replace
- Prepare estimate, and submit bid
- Call 811 to locate all your underground service lines
- Prepare all documents required for permit; Site plan, traffic control plans, submittals.
- Submit permit
- Meet with homeowner before construction
- Discuss methods & procedures
- Install/repair/replace sewer/water line
- Restore area that was disturbed
Choosing Between Replacement or Sewer Line Repair
When you’re having trouble with your sewer lines or piping, you’ve got to find the right contractor to fix the issue for you properly.
But how do you know who’s got the knowledge and tools to fix your particular issue?
So many factors go into finding the right solution.
The first thing that you should do it educate yourself on the causes and fixes for your sewer problems!
Pipes and sewer lines clog fairly easily, and your home can be susceptible at any time, and when they break down, you can be faced with a complete replacement.
Unfortunately, most sewer lines are located underground, making them extremely difficult to get to, and can be costly to repair or replace.
Common Causes of Sewer Backup
Sewer issues can become a huge burden, not only because of the backup itself, but because of the smell and inconvenience of sewer line repair or replacement that often accompanies it.
So why does your sewer line clog or break in the first place?
1. Foreign Objects
Foreign objects or grease can get caught in the piping, which ultimately build up and obstructing the natural flow.
2. Tree Roots: Over time, roots can grow into the sewer lines and cause clogs, something that is a particularly common problem in the Pacific Northwest.
3. Pipe Misalignment: Pipes can shift, break, or crack as a result of shifting soil, frozen ground, or you foundation has experienced some settling.
4. Bellied Pipes: Pipes can sometimes sink, causing paper and waste to collect and block the flow, as a result of ground and soil conditions.
5. Fully Collapsed Piping: Piping does degenerate with age, and various objects that we put into our drains can take a toll on your pipes. This sometime can cause collapses in the lines which ultimately ends up restricting flow. These problems typically occur underground, where becomes difficult to pinpoint until the problem works its way into the house.
Look for overgrown patches of grass in your yard that are not typically present, this could indicate that you have a pipe leak and should be examined.
So how do you know when to repair or replace?
Repair your sewer pipe if it..
1. Is reasonably accessible
2. Is sized properly for the occupants of the home
3. Has a reasonable life expectancy after the cost of repair
Replace your sewer pipe if it…
1. Is undersized for the occupants living in the home
2. Is bellied or collapsed
3. Is deformed or deteriorated
4. Is beyond the life span of the existing pipe
Being informed is necessary when managing your sewer lines, but remember to call the professionals for jobs that involve plumbing. Many plumbing problems arise when homeowners try to reduce costs by doing the work themselves.
Now that you’re aware of the problems, their causes and ways to fix them, be sure to choose Cannon Companies for your sewer line repair and replacement needs! We can get the work done right, perhaps even using trenchless sewer line replacement techniques, that will save you money now, and give you peace of mind for years to come.
If you need to learn more about professional sewer line repair or replacement services fill out the form below or give us a call today: (253) 922-2787