Sewer Line Repair Seattle
If you are a homeowner in Seattle and have been experiencing sewer backup or a leak, it can be frustrating. Often, it is difficult to pinpoint the problem and you might need to get a sewer scope or inspection done to evaluate what can be done next. This means you will likely be considering trenchless sewer repair or sewer replacement services for your Seattle home. If you’re already in need of sewer repair, please give us a call at (425) 333-2559. However if you are just concerned that your sewer may be in jeopardy, there are many factors you can evaluate and preventive maintenance that can be done to prevent bigger problems later. Spotting the signs early can help prevent major sewer line damage and decrease costs. Some common causes of damage to sewer lines which would increase the cost of sewer repair service include:
- Corroded pipes - A rusted or corroded pipe will develop compromised, leaking areas over time which allow for debris to enter in and do not allow for proper waste disposal. This is especially true if the sewer pipes in your Seattle home are several years old or the material that it is made of is clay. Older homes in Seattle are usually made with inferior material and need repair service more often.
- Clogged pipes - If there is something blocking the flow of water, this of course won’t allow the sewer system to function as it should. It is important that Seattle homeowners are cautious of what they flush down the drain. Trash like wrappers and paper towels can easily clog the system since it is designed to handle only human waste and toilet paper. In the kitchen sink, cooking oil grease can congest the pipes if it is poured down. Instead, these liquids should be put into containers and placed next to your recycling bin for disposal as Seattle.gov says.
- Frozen pipes - If you live in an area that is prone to very cold temperatures during the winter, or if you have poor insulation that isn’t protecting your home from the elements well, your sewer lines are at higher risk. A frozen line can burst more easily, needing repair or replacement. Extreme heat can also burst lines even though this is much less likely to occur in the Pacific Northwest of course.
- Root intruded pipes - Tree roots can grow right into and through sewer pipes, especially here in the Puget Sound area where many trees are so strong thanks to all the rain they get every year and many homes still have the aforementioned clay or concrete pipes. Tree roots will easily make their way into these older pipes, and while one very thin tree root may not cause a blockage, multiple roots and/or large roots are very likely to cause a block. We can help clear out roots in your sewer line so it can flow again.
Sewer Line Repair Cost Seattle
If there is a foul smell coming from your yard, drain or sink in Seattle, it is an easy sign that something is not right with the sewer (although there can be other causes such as dead animals in your crawlspace.) A broken line can let waste out and into the dirt of your lawn, or worse inside your home. Many times, pipes are located about six feet below the surface and this escaped waste can cause the lawn to smell. Sewage gas can come through the soil surprisingly quickly even if the pipe is sufficiently buried six feet under.
Another sign of sewer trouble is difficulties in the sewer draining process. If several different drains in the home are clogging, this might be an indication that there is a plumbing problem with the main sewage line rather than just one house line having a problem. If your toilet is making loud gurgling noises, this may exhibit that air is being pushed back up and there is a severe blockage (potentially requiring pipe replacement). Another unfortunate issue that can come from a damaged sewer if it is not addressed early enough is water damage to the home. This can also cause other issues in turn, such as ruined furniture and equipment, and increased mold and bacteria growth in spots that are also dark.
If there is a broken sewer pipe within or below your home, water will leak out of the line and start causing damage to whatever it touches along with the nasty gas and smell. This could have dire consequences for your family’s health, and at minimum the damage can be much more costly to repair if water enters your home, as you’ll not only need a plumber but a water damage cleanup contractor. We always recommend calling us or another sewer repair expert at the first sign of sewer trouble, as waiting can lead to the problem getting worse and being much more expensive and troublesome to repair. This is because not only will your sewer be more expensive to get fixed, but other parts of your home that were damaged in the sewer’s failure like flooring, electrical wiring, drywall and furniture may need to be replaced as well.
Sewer Line Replacement Seattle
We offer trenchless repair services in Seattle. The trenchless repair method is faster and less expensive than conventional methods. While it can’t be used in all sewer failure situations, the trenchless method is usable for many sewer problems and allows us to reline your sewer pipe without needing to dig a massive trench to access it. Just two small holes need to be dug for our tool to go down to reach the area where the pipe has been broken, and we’ll get your sewer pipe relined with new PVC piping quickly. This saves a significant amount of time and trouble for us and will be much kinder on your wallet than the traditional method, so we use it whenever it is viable to lessen the financial strain on you. If your home in Seattle needs sewer repair, contact Trusted Plumbing & Heating today, we will take care of your plumbing needs!