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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Why Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement Is A Good Way To Replace Your Sewer Drain

by Madison Dean

If you've been having problems with a clogged sewer line, leaking sewage, and foul odors, hire a plumber to do a video inspection of your sewer line. The drain might be damaged by tree roots. Roots are a common problem in sewer drains. They fill the drain and cause clogging, and they can bust a drain open or pry open a joint and let sewage leak out.

If your plumber finds that your sewer line is damaged and leaking, it needs to be replaced. One option is to dig out the old line and put a new one in the trench that was made. A better option might be a trenchless sewer line replacement. Here's why it's a good way to replace an old line.

Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement Is Quicker

The need to dig a trench in your yard is bypassed with a trenchless method. A trenchless sewer line may not need any digging if there's a large cleanout to work through. The plumber may need to dig one or two holes depending on how they work, but there is no need for a long trench. That makes the work go quicker and cost less messy too.

The Trenchless Method May Be Less Expensive

Each sewer line replacement job has its unique circumstances, so the cost of a sewer line replacement varies considerably no matter what method you choose. However, when you have a trenchless sewer line replacement, your yard won't be torn up, and that could mean you can avoid the expense of repairing concrete, replacing landscaping, or even rebuilding a shed. Digging a trench involves a lot of extra expenses depending on the landscaping and hardscapes in your yard. If your sewer line is short and there is nothing over it but grass, then the cost may not be a big factor in choosing the repair method, but if you have mature landscaping or concrete over the line, you'll want to factor in the cost of replacing them when comparing prices.

The Liners Used Have A Long Life

Liners are often used for trenchless sewer line replacement. These last for many years, and they don't have seams for roots to wiggle through. The liner is cut to the length of the sewer line, so it's a continuous piece of drain that's effective at blocking roots. The liner won't rust like metal drains, and it won't collapse and break apart like clay drains. It can still get clogged, so you'll want to avoid flushing grease and paper down the drains, but you can expect the liner to have a long life.

Contact a professional to learn more about trenchless sewer line replacement