Spring has arrived here in Pennsylvania, which means that the ground has thawed and household projects like gardening are firing up again. This is also the season when problems with your sewer line tend to manifest themselves. The sewer line is usually located underground, meaning that you can’t spot trouble until it’s too late. The frozen winter ground can often exacerbate such problems, which won’t reveal themselves until the thaw. But if puddles start to show up in your yard, smells begin to emanate from your drains or you spot other signs that may signal trouble with your sewer line, it’s a good idea to call in a professional plumber.
The good news is that, in the event of a problem, modern plumbers have access to technology that makes repairing or even replacing a faulty sewer line much easier than it used to be. Trenchless technology makes such projects faster, easier and less expensive than ever before. Here’s how it all works.
The central problem with a faulty sewer line is simply getting to it – not only to perform an accurate diagnosis, but to perform repairs in an effective manner. It would require excavating the pipe, performing the needed operation, and then reburying it. The process could take days, require expensive construction equipment, and invariably involved hiring additional workers to complete it. In other words, it could cost an arm and a leg. Even after repairs or replacement was completely, the process often left yards in a shambles, requiring extensive landscaping to repair.
Trenchless technology does away with all of that by using modern technology. Small holes can be dug on either side of the problem area, and video cameras sent down on cables to get an accurate diagnosis of the problem. The same holds can be used to run repair materials down and fit them in place. For example, an inflatable balloon can be inserted to seal any leaks in the pipe, or drills pulled throw to break up an irreparable pipe and fit a new one into place. The holes can then be covered up simply and quickly, leaving your system as good as new.
The benefits of trenchless technology are considerable. In the first place, there’s no need to tear up your yard by digging, which means you won’t need to landscape or perform renovations when it’s done.
Furthermore, without digging, you don’t have to pay for expensive equipment or hire construction workers to perform the job. That cuts down on costs considerably while allowing the operation to be performed in a fraction of the time: a fact that further reduces the expenses of the operation. Finally, all that takes place without sacrificing quality, ensuring that your sewer line is repaired properly and won’t cause any further disruption to your home or family.
If trenchless technology sounds like a good fit for any problems you may be experiencing with your Haverford, PA sewer line, call on the friendly pros at Murphy’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss the matter further!