If you have ever experienced a sewer line blockage, then you know how hectic it can get. Many things can cause a sewer to stop flowing, such as impacted soil or freezing ground. Also, the buildup of paper, grease, and other foreign waste can prevent proper flow in the pipe. Another common cause is root infiltration, where roots from a nearby shrub or tree enter the sewer line from a joint and expand to fill up the pipe with a hair-like root mass. If not addressed right away, these blockages can cause the pipeline to burst, break, or collapse. Such damage will require the replacement of the sewer line. Mangano Plumbing Sewer & Drain, Inc. is the expert team to call for sewer line replacement. Our Long Island plumbers not only have decades of experience repiping sewer lines but also tailor our service according to your needs and budget.
Signs That It’s Time for Sewer Line Replacement
Pinhole leaks or small cracks are easy to repair. However, when the damage is extensive—such as when the pipes have ruptured, collapsed, or disjointed—replacement is always the best option.
How can you tell when it’s time for a sewer line replacement? You might notice:
- Unexpected soggy patches or pools of water in your yard
- Healthier grass or vegetation around the sewer line
- Persistent sewage smells
- Old age, usually when the pipes are more than 50 years old
Pipes that have burst due to freezing also require a replacement. Whether you’ve noticed one of the telltale signs above or you suspect that a replacement is imminent due to the age of your pipes, call our Long Island sewer experts. We can provide you with a video line inspection to know for sure if a sewer line replacement is on the horizon.
Do you suspect sewer line damage? Get an accurate diagnosis and expert solutions by calling our Sayville plumbing team at (631) 250-2556!
It is important to carry out diagnostic procedures to determine the primary cause of the sewer line problem. With new technological advancements, diagnosing these issues often takes a short time and is done accurately. The procedure involves putting a camera straight into the line, making it possible for the expert to detect the exact problem. When replacing the pipes is the best solution, we can explain your options for sewer line replacement, including traditional and trenchless methods.
Traditional sewer line repair or replacement uses a trench or open-cut method. In this technique, a plumber digs the area along the line to gain access to the damaged part of the piping. Next, the plumber will replace the pipe and refill the trench. In most cases, the process requires a backhoe to excavate and refill the work area. The technique is not popular as it tampers with the landscape of the area.
Mangano Plumbing Sewer & Drain, Inc. uses modern innovations, so line replacement no longer means ruined driveways and destroyed yards. Our Suffolk County plumbing company offers trenchless sewer line replacement, which has less effect on the landscape as compared to traditional repair methods.
Here are two techniques provided under the trenchless methods:
- Pipe bursting – Our expert will make two holes at either end of the pipe. We then use a hydraulic machine to pull a full-sized replacement pipe via the old path. The damaged pipe is broken while at the same time the new one is fixed in position. The new pipe is usually highly resistant to root intrusion and leaks, thus has a long-life expectancy.
- Pipe lining – In re-lining, we replace the damaged sewer line by creating a pipe within a pipe. The process restores both flow and function. The inside of the existing pipe is molded using an epoxy lining to create a smooth inner wall that is similar to those in food cans.
If you require sewer line replacement on Long Island, do not suffer in silence. Mangano Plumbing Sewer & Drain, Inc. responds quickly to sewer line request calls around the clock. We can diagnose your problem and proceed with the replacement so you can have a high-performing sewer line as soon as possible.