Historically, there are many things than can mean it is time for your sewer line to be replaced. However, there are (3) primary culprits for a homeowner:
1. Tree roots. If you have trees on your property and near your sewer line, your sewer line may be at risk being penetrated by roots. Tree roots can grow several feet seeking a source of water. Your sewer line can provide it. If penetrated the roots can slowly grow into your sewer line and ultimately block it.
2. Obstructions. Pretty much Anything you put down your drains can eventually cause an obstruction in your sewer line. Large amounts of food, grease, and paper products (not meant to be flushed) can get lodged in the sewer line and create and obstruction. Over time this will cause your sewer line to clog and ultimately - fail.
3. Age. Sewer lines can also fail because very simply - it is old. After many years of being exposed to extreme conditions (both inside and out) the sewer line can crack or break. To alleviate this potential nightmare, we can easily inspect and our technician can tell you what shape your sewer line is in.
If any of the above has been validated by a licensed technician and they have confirmed the line has failed, then there are primarily (3) solutions for the homeowner: (1) dig it up to replace the pipe, (2) install a new pipe with a pipe-bursting system, or (3) install a new liner inside the existing pipe.
Please note, If there is root penetration into an older sewer line that is so extensive that the whole sewer line must be replaced. One of our expert technicians will be sure that the right solution is determined for you prior to any work being performed.