I can’t wait to do some major home repairs that will be really expensive and be a major disruption to my schedule and life! …said no one ever. The truth is, no one enjoys going through major home repairs or maintenance, but the fact is we will probably all have to at some point. One of those major repairs or even replacements is the sewer system in your home. It’s an easy thing to put off, but by doing so, you risk even more damage and greater repairs down the road.
So, how do we make this necessary part of life less painful? Fortunately, there is a way. It used to be that the only method for repairing or replacing old or damaged sewer lines was the trench method – bringing in lots of heavy equipment, digging a huge trench through your yard and possibly driveway, pulling out all the old pipes and replacing them. All this combined with a crew of workers camped out in your yard and no sewer service for an indefinite amount of time. No wonder folks cringe just thinking about it.
If you live in the Arlington Heights. IL area, however, there is an option that can save you this kind of major disruption and that works just as effectively, if not even more so, than the traditional trenchless method. It’s called Trenchless sewer repair and, as its name implies, it is done without the use of a trench. Sound good? Read on to see the two different ways in which this can be accomplished.
This first method requires only one small access hole to be dug in your yard. Once your old pipe is accessed, a resin-coated flexible tube, or liner, is put into place by either pulling it through or blowing it into the old pipe. It is then inflated and allowed to harden. Once it is completely hardened, this tube becomes the new pipe. Since it is all one seamless piece, it is better resistant to corrosion and root invasion. The diameter of the pipe will be slightly decreased, but this has no effect on its performance.
This is another form of trenchless repair that is often used when the pipes are corroded or very badly damaged. It is called pipe bursting, but don’t let the name scare you. It is simply the term used to describe the method of pulling a new pre-formed pipe through the old one. As it is pulled through, the old pipe cracks or bursts outward allowing the replacement to be set into place. Replacing pipes in this way requires two holes to be dug, but is still done with very little disruption to your yard.
The trenchless method you choose will depend on various factors, such as the condition of your existing pipes, type of soil and amount of damage to be repaired. Both methods work equally well and may be used in any kind of system. Contact your Arlington Heights, IL plumbing professional to determine which would work better for you.
Sewer repair doesn’t have to be a major life disruption. By implementing Trenchless sewer repair, you can save time and trouble and be back to your regular routine in no time. When the need arises, opt for Trenchless to keep your home and your life running smoothly.