Replacing a sewer line is not a simple task.

But it is sometimes a necessary one.

At other times, sewer line repair is called for, and can save you substantial money versus sewer line replacement.

This begs the question (in two parts): When should you repair a sewer line? And when do you need to replace a sewer line?

That’s what we’ll discuss in this edition of the Drain Pro Victoria Plumbing blog.

Sewer Lines: What Can Go Wrong? Why Would You Need Sewer Line Repair or Replacement?

sewer line exposed for repairSewer lines are generally a pretty sturdy lot.

When built with quality materials and installed by pros with sewer line knowledge and experience, sewer lines (connected to drains and pipes from your home or business) can function well for years or decades even, carrying wastewater from your pipes & plumbing system to keep your appliances & fixtures running properly.

Still, sewer line problems can and do occur. Failure or damage in sewer lines is usually due to one of four factors:

  • Aging sewer line materials degrading, e.g cast iron pipes rusting out, leaking or bursting
  • Sewer line pipe connections that become cracked or misaligned
  • Impaction to sewer lines from tree roots, construction, etc.
  • Solid waste disposal clogging sewer lines to point of bursting or breaking

What are some warning signs that your sewer line is failing or has broken?

  • Wastewater backups or sanitary sewers backed up
  • Bad odor, e.g. sewer gas etc.
  • Flooding around foundation or basement; or standing water on property (does it smell?!)
  • worker inspects sewer line issuesLeaking pipes in your home or commercial facility
  • Water draining slowly from toilets, tubs & sinks
  • Mold in walls and/or ceilings
  • Drop in water pressure (check toilet bowl levels)
  • Water bill much higher than normal
  • Indentation or dip on lawn or driveway (above main sewer line)

If you are noticing some of these signs, you may have a broken or failing sewer line. That’s when it’s time to call Victoria’s sewer line pros.

When Can We Repair Sewer Lines? When Is Sewer Line Replacement Necessary?

The best-case scenario is that you have one of the above signs but it turns out to be something else, something that can be repaired with much less time and cost to you. If that’s the case, we’ll get right to work and have that properly remedied for you in no time.

home in victoria british columbiaThe next-best case scenario is that you have a sewer line issue – but it can be repaired.

Our process, when we come to your home or business property, is to assess the situation, look at the signs, and inspect for damage.

Should we find damage or failing along the sewer line, repair is our first goal. This will save you a lot of time, headache and financial hit.

In many cases, sewer line repair is possible. Repairing sewer lines is a more likely option the sooner we can catch the problems. We will assess the sewer line condition and give you an estimate for sewer line repair in Victoria or nearby communities.

In some cases, however, the sewer line has failed or been damaged beyond repair, and sewer line replacement is the only viable option. It’s the last resort, but at times a necessary one.

Again we will do our best to keep the costs down, and of course any replacement (or repair) is being done by Victoria’s sewer line replacement & repair experts: Drain Pro – so you can rest assured that you’re getting professional sewer line work backed by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly team.

Call on Drain Pro for Victoria Sewer Line Repair & Sewer Line Replacement for Lower Vancouver Island

Drain Pro has been executing Victoria sewer line repair and replacement projects (and around Lower Vancouver Island) for four decades.

Our professional sewer line and plumbing crews perform superior work in sewer line repair and sewer line replacement, as well as sewer line cleaning, septic tank repair & service and much more.

Contact us today to find out more and to book your sewer line repair or replacement service.