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New sewer pipe installation becomes necessary when your sewer system is old and frequently needs repairs. Among the many questions that property owners in need of a new sewer system ask us, “how long will it take?” is probably the one that gets asked most. To that, Attaboy Plumbing answers: it depends on a few factors.
Let’s take a look at the aspects that affect the duration of a sewer pipe replacement or installation project.
Like other sewer repair services, a sewer pipe installation is a time-consuming and technically demanding task. Technicians with no prior or less experience installing sewer pipes take longer to complete pipe installations. However, well-trained and experienced plumbing technicians with years of experience take less time to install lines.
METHOD OF INSTALLATION
How the pipes will be installed play a huge part in determining the duration of the installation process. On average, traditional dig-and-replace pipe installation methods typically take around five days more or less, but no-dig pipe installation projects can be done in a couple of hours or a whole day at most.
LOCATION OF THE PIPE
Sewer pipe installation can take longer or shorter, depending on the location of the pipes. The same principle applies when we carry out sewer repair in Chico, CA. Pipes installed many meters deep into the soil take longer to dig out and replace than those installed a few meters deep. Remember, the depth of the manhole in commercial areas won’t be the same as in residential areas.
Therefore, plumbing technicians may take a shorter time installing sewer pipes in residential areas than in commercial spaces.
SIZE AND TYPE OF SEWER PIPES
Sewer pipes come in many sizes and materials, with cast-iron, PVC, clay, and ABS materials being the most popular. Cast iron pipes are heavier and denser, making them a bit more demanding and time-consuming to install. PVC and ABS sewer pipes are the most popular options today, which are less demanding to install.
When you call a professional plumbing technician to replace your old sewer pipes and install better options or for sewer pipe repair, these factors determine how long you’ll have to wait for the project to be complete.
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