A Good Plumber Uses Trenchless Technology for Sewer Line Problems

Sewer line problems used to be very difficult to resolve, requiring time and expensive equipment as well as long man hours. But that process has been streamlined considerably with trenchless technology, that allows sewer line problems to be dealt with in a fraction of the time and with much less hassle to boot. If your sewer line has run into problems, you should always count on a plumber who uses trenchless technology to resolve it.

Why Are Sewer Line Problems So Serious?

The sewer line transports wastewater from all of the drains in your home into the main municipal sewer system. That makes it one of the most important parts of your plumbing system, and helps you keep your home clean and free of illness. Sewer lines are buried underground, which provides a lot of protection from the elements. But it can still develop clogs and spring leaks, just like any other plumbing line. Such issues aren’t a huge problem for pipes in your home, which can be reached fairly easily. With sewer lines, however, it gets much more complicated.

In the past, a problem with the sewer line meant excavating it and performing repairs. That meant expensive construction equipment, as well as hiring on hands to work on it and spending long hours just unearthing the pipe. After repairs were made, the pipe would need to be reburied – taking more time and costing more money – and your yard would usually be left an utter mess (requiring landscaping or gardening services to restore).

That’s the situation that trenchless technology fixes.

How Does It Work?

If you have a cell phone, chances are it has a video camera and light on it: no bigger than your thumbnail but allowing you to take instant home movies wherever you are. The same principle is used as the first step in trenchless technology. The technician sends a similar camera and light on a flexible cable down the sewer line itself to get an accurate look at the problem before a single shovelful of earth is dug.

The technician can then dig two small holes on either side of the affected area, and run down some manner or corrective measure: a bladed head to cut through roots, and snake to break up clogs, an inflatable bladder or epoxy spreader to seal up holes, and the like. When the problem is fixed, the equipment is withdrawn and the holes are re-buried.

That eliminates a huge amount of the cost of the operation. You don’t need to rent expensive construction equipment or hire extra workers, and the operation is usually conducted in a single day (as opposed to non-trenchless methods, which often takes several days). Your yard will be left intact in most cases too, with just two small holes to take care of instead of a big landscaping job. Best of all, the problem gets fixed properly, and you can rely on the results going forward.

For top-notch sewer repair service using trenchless technology in the Atlanta, GA area, call the pros at Quick Action Plumbers today.