Is your water draining slowly? Are you getting fruit flies although you keep your kitchen spotless? Have you had a drain cleaning? If your sewer is 40 years or older, it may be time for a replacement. Don?t panic, it doesn?t have to be as dramatic and traumatic as you?re thinking.
When facing the replacement of sewer pipes, 73% of consumers say they would be willing to pay more if they could preserve the existing landscaping, deck, patio or any other outdoor features. Traditional pipe replacement will mean digging up your lawn and it sets you up to experience the same problems in five to 10 years. But newer, ?trenchless,? sewers and pipes allow you to avoid these nightmares.
In a poll done by Angie?s List 78% respondents had never heard of “no dig” or ?trenchless” sewers. Trenchless piping methods for the home have actually been available for about 15 years, but many homeowners are not even aware of the option. Trenchless pipe repair and sewer repairs have a lifespan of 100 years and are built to repeal roots and withstand chemicals, so you won?t find your self having those same problems again and again. Root intrusion is one of the most commonplace causes for the need for pipe and sewer repairs; to minimize root intrusion, trees should be located more than 10 feet from sewer lines.
Homeowners can typically save around 40% with trenchless sewer replacement compared with the cost of traditional sewer replacement, and it?s cleaner, safer. A plumber who works with trenchless pipe can do any needed drain cleaning from two small access points that are the ends of the pipeline.
So if you?ve tried drain cleaning methods, but are experiencing odd smells or (God forbid) matter backing up, it?s time to call an expert in residential pipes and talk to them about your options. Trenchless piping may be just the way to unstop this nasty problem.