Gainesville Sewer Line Repair Services
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There are usually events that indicate that you have problems with your sewer lines that require a plumber’s assessment. Sewer lines have a life expectancy of 40 years, so if your home or business is older than this, and has never had any sewer line repair or replacement, chances are you could have problems that indicate the need for repairs.
Our team of specialists can diagnose and combat all of your sewer line issues. We are equipped with the expertise and tools to resolve your sewer line complications. Count on us today to take care of all of your Gainesville sewer line repair services!
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What can cause sewer line problems?
Sewer lines can fail due to age, blockages, tree root infiltration, and cracked or collapsed pipes. Backed-up sinks, tubs or showers can also be an indication that you have a sewer line problem that needs attention.
When would your sewer line need repairs?
Backed-up sinks, tubs, or showers can indicate that you have a sewer line problem that needs attention. If the problem is in more than one area of your home, such as in the kitchen and the bathroom, chances are that the problem is a sewer line that has a blockage.
Because toilets have the largest drains in the house, a backed up toilet that you cannot get to clear without professional help may indicate a sewer line problem. If you get a backup in the tub or shower when the washing machine is draining, it could indicate that your sewer line needs attention.
If you notice strange sounds coming from your plumbing or strange smells, it could indicate that you have a problem with your sewer line. An increase in insects in or around your home or excessive water standing your yard can also indicate problems with your sewer lines, especially if the standing water has a bad smell.
What are some repair methods?
The two most common methods of sewer line repair is the traditional method, where the ground is “open cut” or “trenched” to get access to the pipe, find the damage, and repair it. A backhoe may be used to perform this task, or it can be done using shovels if the area is not accessible with mechanized equipment.
The newer “trenchless repair” method causes less damage to the ground than traditional methods and uses a camera that goes into the pipe to find exactly where the problem is. This enables the plumber to insert a new section of line into the affected area by digging two holes without trenching an entire area to find which section of sewer pipe has failed. It is much less intrusive than the traditional method.
How can you prevent future problems?
Actions can be taken to prevent sewer line problems. You should not:
- Put sanitary napkins or diapers in the toilet.
- Put grease down your kitchen sink
- Plant trees close to sewer pipes in your yard or near your sewer lines.
This is simple advice that should prevent ever having sewer line problems that require repairs.
If you suspect sewer line issues, call us today at (352) 472-7385. We will dispatch a tech to your home right away!