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What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Sewer issues can be stressful and invasive for your home and yard when you need repairs. But, what if we told you that there was a way that you could repair your sewer without damaging your yard? Thankfully, there is trenchless sewer repair, which can repair and replace your pipes without digging a trench for access. 

If you’re questioning whether or not trenchless sewer repair is the right option for your home, keep reading to discover the benefits of trenchless technology. 

How Do Sewer Lines Work?

Before we can start talking about trenchless sewer repair, we first have to find out how sewer lines work

Your sewer line is an essential part of your home plumbing system.

It is very likely that you don’t think too much about your sewer lines until there is an issue that affects your home. Not to worry, though! Today, we are going to be walking you through everything you need to know about how sewer lines work.

If your sewer line is connected to a public system, then your home is connected to the public line by a large pipe. This pipe that connects your home to the city water supply is usually referred to as your sewer main. 

Your sewer line that runs from your home to the street is your responsibility, meaning that if it breaks, you have to find a way to get it fixed.

Before trenchless sewer repair, fixing a damaged sewer line involved digging a large trench to access the underground pipe. As you can imagine, this is a major hassle for homeowners and can end up costing a lot of money — especially when you’re on the hook for restoring your yard after the repair is complete. 

What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?

When you opt for trenchless sewer repair, you can avoid the complications that arise from digging up your yard

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The Restano plumbing team are experts on trenchless repairs.

Trenchless sewer repair solves the issues caused by the invasive and difficult traditional process of repairing your sewer main. By opting to repair your sewer line using trenchless technology, you can avoid causing damage to your home and yard. The most common way of repairing your sewer line is by a process called pipe lining. Instead of digging a trench in your yard, plumbing technicians will only have to dig two small access holes in the street and in your yard. 

How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?

Trenchless sewer repair mends your sewer line from the inside out

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An example of the resin-epoxy saturated repair tubing.

When you contact an expert to repair your sewer line using trenchless technology, the process will probably look a bit like this:

  1. The first step in the process is for a team of plumbing professionals to dig the initial access holes in the street and in your yard.
  2. The next step is the camera inspection. Using a sewer camera, your technicians will verify the location of the damage to your sewer line.
  3. Then, using the information gathered, the technicians will clean and measure your existing sewer line.
  4. After measuring your sewer line, it’s time to start readying the internal pipe replacement
  5. Here is where it gets a bit complicated — the tubing material is then saturated with epoxy-resin and inverted so that the replacement tube is inside out. This step ensures that when the replacement tube is inserted into your old sewer line, it can unfold and attach without issue. The new piping will attach to the sides of your old pipe, creating a brand new internal pipe for your sewer line. 
  6. Once the new pipe is prepared, the technicians will slide the new pipe into the old one. After this, the epoxy-resin tubes will cure.
  7. To cure the epoxy resin, plumbers will either use steam or ambient to solidify the pipe.
  8. The final step of the process, once the pipe is sufficiently cured, is to restore normal water flow to your sewer line.

Once water is restored to your sewer line, your plumbing will be back to 100% operational — and all with minimal digging!

Contact a Pittsburgh Sewer Professional

If you are considering trenchless sewer repair, you should contact a local technician who can scope out your pipes

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Ask the experts whether or not trenchless repair is the best option to fix your sewer line.

Curious about trenchless sewer repair? Look no further than the Professionals at Restano Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. Our team specializes in Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) sewer repair and can give you a quote to repair your sewer line.

If you suspect that your water line is broken or in need of repair, call a professional to perform a plumbing camera inspection. At Restano Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we can complete any broken water line repairs and perform regular cleanings. We only complete repair work using experienced, licensed plumbers who use professional equipment that meets our standards. So, give us a call today and let us make sure your pipes are running properly.