We’ve all heard the story about the car mechanic who charged an unsuspecting car owner for repairs they didn’t really need, or the furniture salesmen who pressures you into buying the more expensive couch. Unfortunately, there are plenty of stories like this about plumbers floating around too.
We understand that one bad experience can make you nervous about calling a plumber when you’re in need of repairs, or about choosing the right company to invite into your home. When you have an expensive problem, such as a broken or leaking sewer line, you may even call a number of plumbers into your home to inspect the problem and provide an estimate. Most likely, you’re going to receive a few different opinions about how the job should be done and how much it’s going to cost you.
At this point, you may be wondering, do I really need to pay for costly repairs or a replacement? Is there a temporary fix? How long can I put it off?
Here’s the answer: Yes, you really do need to repair or replace your sewer lines.
The simplest way to put your mind at ease about who to trust is with a proper video pipe inspection. Ease the feelings of being pressured into paying for unnecessary sewer line repairs by asking your plumbing technician to watch as they conduct the video pipe inspection. The technician can show you in real time the cracks in your sewer line, or the roots infiltrating, or the blockage that cannot be passed. If you’re unable to sit with them during the inspection, then ask for a copy of the video.
Sewer Line Repair Options
So, you’ve seen for yourself that your main sewer line is in need of repair. Now what?
There are many options for repair or replacement. Whenever possible, we recommend trenchless sewer line repairs because it allows us to access the broken sewer line without digging a trench. All we need is one or two small access points. This means you won’t have the added costs of fixing your entire yard or floor of your home after the sewer line repairs are complete.
Compared to most traditional methods of broken sewer line repair, trenchless sewer repair lets you keep 90% of your yard, driveways, decks, and landscaping intact.
Sewer Line Repair Costs
In this post, we provide a breakdown of all the factors that could affect the cost of your sewer line repair costs.