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We’re here for your home’s sewer line needs
It may not be glamorous, but your home depends on its sewer line to move wastewater away to the municipal sewer. A clog or leak in the line can result in serious problems and water damage. That’s why our team specializes in sewer line repair, unclogging, and replacement services.
Does my home have a sewer line?
Approximately 70% of U.S. homes have a sewer line. This is a dedicated line that runs from the home to the municipal sewer, typically located underneath the street. This line often is located underneath a front or side yard.
Homes that do not have a sewer line typically have a septic system. Septic systems use a similar line to carry wastewater from the house to the septic tank, located underground.
We offer 24/7 emergency service. If you need sewer line repair in Alexandria, we’re the team to call. Fill out the form to get started.
What are the signs of a sewer line clog?
Some of the most common sewer line clog symptoms include:
- Simultaneous Clogging: A single clogged sink or drain is an indicator that you need to unclog that specific drain. However, if all your home’s drains are clogging at once, the problem lies deep in the sewer line.
- Tree Root Incursion: If you have trees within 10 feet of the sewer line, the line could be in danger. Thirsty tree roots will be drawn in by any leaks, leaking to the root inevitably growing into and blocking the line.
- Sewage Smells: When a sewer line clogs, wastewater has nowhere to go. The same thing applies to its odors. You’ll notice that the potent smell of raw sewage coming out of the sewer drain out.
If you have been experiencing any of these issues, turn off the water supply to your home and get in contact with us immediately.
Clearing a sewer line clog
While not every sewer line clog is the same and treatment can depend on the nature and location of the clog, here are some common sewer line clog solutions and treatment methods we use:
Our team uses a high-pressure water jet—similar to a pressure washer—to flush out the clog. In most cases, this pressure is enough to completely clear the line of grease clogs, tree roots, non-organic trash, and other buildup.
Specialized snake tools
Also known as an “auger,” this thick snake tool is inserted into the sewer line. When it makes contact with the clog, the auger will begin to cut through it. A professional can then use the auger to completely remove the clog and other debris.
It’s worth noting that store-bought drain cleaning products are rarely effective for sewer line clogs, and can cause long-term damage to your line.
We replace sewer lines
Depending on the damage to the line and the diagnosis of our plumber, we may recommend you replace, not repair, the sewer line. Our trenchless replacement process makes this far less costly or invasive as it used to be. Here’s how sewer line replacement in Alexandria works:
For this method, our team runs a smaller-diameter pipe inside of the sewer line, effectively using the existing line to “guide” the new one from the home to the municipal sewer. The old line remains in place, and intact parts of it offer additional protection for the new interior line.
This process uses a hydraulic “bursting head” to bust open the old pipe while the new pipe follows the exact path. This all happens underground, so there’s no need for trenching. This allows a similar or larger diameter sewer line to be installed in place of the older one.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Working with us means your peace of mind is guaranteed. If you’re not satisfied with our sewer line unclogging, repair, or replacement service, let our team know. We’ll make things right.
We’re here for your home.
Our team is ready to help with all your home’s plumbing needs, from sewer line repair to water filtration and treatment. When you need a friendly, expert plumber, call the professionals you know you can trust to get the job done right.
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