5 STAR SEWER LINE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT LOS ANGELES
John’s Plumbing & Drain Services specializes in sewer line repair and replacement in Los Angeles, CA and the surrounding areas, including trenchless solutions to save you money.
We have a team of experienced drain specialists able to quickly diagnose causes of blockages, such as root intrusion, sewer line breaks, missing sections, and deterioration. Once we have accurately determined the cause and location of damage, we can recommend the ideal solution to fit your property needs and budget.
Common Causes of Sewer Line Damage –
While normal drain use can lead to slow or blocked drains, frequently slow drains or severe blockages indicate a larger issue in the pipe. With an in-depth sewer camera inspection, our experienced team can identify the cause and perform the ideal sewer line repair and replacement in Los Angeles, CA and the surrounding areas.
- Roots – Tree roots are the biggest cause of broken and backed up sewer lines. While trees enhance any property, roots seek out the moisture rich nutrient found in sewer lines. They can enter through even small cracks, and once inside do major damage including breaking the line causing frequent backups.
- Heavy Grease and Sludge Buildup – Poorly maintained drains and heavy use lines can become damaged from hard scale buildup in the pipe. As organic material sits in the line, it can stick to the inside of the pipe and slowly close off drain flow. Scale buildup can also weaken the pipe leading to cracks and breaks or allow roots easy access to the line.
- Breaks and Deterioration – Aging lines will eventually deteriorate leading to backups from missing or collapsed sections. Roots can also cause broken lines, as well as general wear and tear or natural shifting of the earth.
Sewer Line Repair
Main sewer line repairs can be performed by routine and professional snaking for minor clogs, hydro jetting for roots or heavy buildup, and with epoxy pipelining.
Professional sewer snaking is typically the first step in diagnosing and repairing a blocked main sewer drain. However, if our drain experts encounter a hard spot, pull back roots, or suspect damage, we will recommend a sewer camera inspection to view the line. With a sewer camera inspection, we can determine next steps in the repair process.
Hydro jetting can remove roots and dissolve heavy sludge or grease buildup. Using high pressure water streams and a multi directional nozzle to scour 360 degrees of the drain, hydro jetting is a safe and effective repair for sewer pipes in good condition.
If the sewer line has cracks, holes, or missing sections, epoxy pipelining may be the best method to rehabilitate the line. Using an epoxy resin and specialty liner, pipelining creates a brand new pipe inside of the damaged line or section without excavation.
Sewer Line Replacement
When aggressive root intrusion has broken a sewer line, or if there are large missing sections, holes or collapsed pipes, the pipe will need to be replaced.
The traditional method of sewer line replacement is through excavation of the sewer pipe and replacing it with a new ABS sewer pipe. For small breaks, replacement is often the most cost effective for sections that are underneath the home or easily accessible earth.
If the broken line is under concrete, the entire line is damaged, or if you want to save expensive landscaping, then pipe bursting is a great alternative.
Pipe bursting simultaneously breaks up the old damaged line while replacing it with a new High Density Polyethylene pipe (HDPE). Pipe bursting has many benefits, and does not require full trenching, removing the damaged line and can be completed in half the time of traditional replacement.
Our team specializes in sewer line repair and replacement options to suit your unique needs and budget. We have more than 10 years of experience using advanced technology to solve damaged sewer main pipes and we are committed to exceptional customer service.
Sewer Line Repair & Replacement FAQ’s
How often should sewer lines be replaced?
The frequency with which a sewer line needs to be replaced can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the age of the pipes, the type of pipes, and the condition of the pipes.
In general, sewer lines made of clay, cast iron, or Orangeburg (a type of fiber conduit) may need to be replaced more frequently than pipes made of more durable materials, such as PVC or HDPE. These older types of pipes are prone to cracking, collapsing, and other types of damage, which can lead to problems with the flow of waste and water.
Sewer lines should be inspected regularly to assess their condition and determine if replacement is necessary. This may be done through a visual inspection, a camera inspection, or other diagnostic techniques. It is generally recommended to have a sewer line inspected every 5 to 7 years, or more frequently if you are experiencing problems with your plumbing.
If a sewer line is found to be in good condition, it may not need to be replaced for several decades. However, if the pipes are damaged, deteriorated, or experiencing problems, it may be necessary to replace them sooner. It is important to consult with a plumbing professional to determine the appropriate course of action for your specific situation.
How long does it take to fix a sewage pipe?
The length of time it takes to fix a sewage pipe can vary depending on the type and extent of the problem, the location of the pipes, and the repair method being used.
In general, simple repairs, such as clearing a blockage or sealing a small leak, may take a few hours to complete. More extensive repairs, such as replacing a section of pipe or relining a damaged pipe, may take several days to complete.
It is important to note that the repair process may be disrupted by factors such as weather, the availability of materials and equipment, and the need to obtain necessary permits. In addition, the repair process may require the temporary shutdown of water or sewage service to the affected area, which can impact the duration of the repair.
It is generally a good idea to consult with a plumbing professional to determine the appropriate repair method for your specific situation and to get an estimated timeline for the repair process.
What are the signs for which I may need a sewer line replacement?
There are several signs that may indicate that you may need a sewer line replacement:
Frequent clogs: If you are experiencing frequent clogs in your toilets, sinks, or other plumbing fixtures, it may be a sign of a problem with your sewer line.
Water backup: If you notice water backing up in your plumbing fixtures or in the basement, it may be a sign of a blockage or other issue with your sewer line.
Slow drains: If you notice that your drains are slow or are not draining properly, it may be a sign of a blockage or other issue with your sewer line.
Gurgling sounds: If you hear gurgling sounds coming from your plumbing fixtures or in the walls, it may be a sign of a blockage or other issue with your sewer line.
Bad odors: If you notice bad odors emanating from your plumbing fixtures or in the yard, it may be a sign of a problem with your sewer line.
Sinkholes: If you notice sinkholes or other types of damage to your yard, it may be a sign of a problem with your sewer line.
If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is a good idea to consult with a plumbing professional to determine the cause of the problem and to determine the appropriate repair method. In some cases, a sewer line replacement may be necessary to fix the problem.
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