When searching for the right services for sewer repair Daly City residents often have a lot of questions for us. We believe in making things as transparent as possible for you, which is why we’ve prepared these quick facts about sewer repair Daly City homeowners can learn from to help make an educated decision when choosing a sewer repair expert.

Remember that whether you’ve got a sewer repair emergency or are shopping around for your sewer repair project, our team of experienced plumbing professionals is standing by and ready to respond at a moment’s notice or answer any questions you have about sewer repair. Also, if you find the sewer repair information in this post useful, be sure to share it with friends and family via email and social media to help spread the knowledge in our community.

Sewer Problems Comes in Many Forms
You probably realize your sewer needs repair due to a common symptom like overflowing or leakage, but what’s really at the core of the problem that caused it in the first place? There are a number of common problems that we regularly see affecting sewer lines which can result in the need for repair work.

  • Roots growing into sewer lines is a very common problem, in which the roots of trees or shrubs invade through cracks in the pipeline and thrive on the moisture and nutrients within the pipe, eventually growing and clogging the inside of the pipe.
  • Sewer lines regularly become cracked, broken, offset or collapsed, often due to the shifting of soil, frozen ground, settling, and other issues that affect the sewer line’s immediate surrounding area.
  • Blockage is another common problem, usually caused by grease buildup along the walls like a clogged artery, or some type of object becoming lodged in the sewer line, preventing proper flow or cleaning of the line.
  • Corrosion, in which the sewer line has become deteriorated or broken, can often result in the collapse of the line and/or restriction in flow.
  • Bellied pipe results when part of the pipe sinks due to changes in ground or soil conditions below it, which leads to a pit that collects waste and paper.
  • Leaking joints occur when seals between pipes become compromised and break, which causes water to be released into the surrounding area.
  • Off-grade pipe of low quality or poor workmanship during installation is another problem that may not be readily apparent until later deterioration or corrosion occurs.

Methods Commonly Used for Sewer Line Repair
To tackle this wide array of sewer line problems, there are a number of approaches a plumbing expert can take.

  • Traditional sewer line repair methods use an “open cut” or “trench” method to clear the surrounding area around the damaged section of pipe, providing access to the line for repair work to be performed.
  • Trenchless sewer repair methods can avoid costly excavation and digging by using methods like pipe bursting and pipe relining, which just require a couple of access points to be dug.
  • Pipe bursting uses the broken sewer line as a guide while a hydraulic machine pulls a full-sized replacement pipe through the existing path while breaking apart the damaged pipe, while putting in place a brand new sewer line.
  • Pipe relining involves placing a smaller pipe snugly inside the existing sewer line to seal cracks and stop leaks.

No matter what problem you’re experiencing with your sewer line, or what repair method you’ll end up needing, remember to choose an experienced, certified plumbing expert like Performance Plumbing. Whether you’re ready to get started with your sewer line repair job or simply need for information about the process, give us a call today and our friendly staff will happily get you pointed in the right direction.