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If you’re fortunate enough to have never dealt with or needed a major sewer repair or replacement work up until this point, you may not be aware of exactly what takes place during one of these projects. When the time comes that you do need sewer repair in Chico, CA, Attaboy Plumbing would be more than happy to get to work for you.
Here’s what a typical sewer pipe replacement or repair process looks like.
DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM
The first step of any sewer pipe installation, replacement, or repair project is determining the location, extent, and nature of the pipe damage using a sewer camera. This minimally invasive inspection procedure is conducted through an existing drain, valve, or connection point. If there are no access points, your sewer repair contractor may have to make a small access point on your property.
Nothing to worry about, though, because these points will be inconspicuous once the sewer repair services are done.
SELECTING A REPAIR METHOD
After we assess the pipe damage, we then discuss with the property owner what their sewer pipe repair options are. Traditional pipe replacement is often necessary in cases of extreme pipe separation, collapse or settling while modern trenchless technology is generally suitable for fixing relatively minor pipe damage.
TRENCHLESS PIPE REPLACEMENT
Trenchless sewer repair services require little to no excavation and can usually be carried out through the same access point used for the camera inspection. An epoxy-coated liner is simply pushed into the damaged pipeline and filled with water or air to conform it to the desired shape. The new liner then hardens in place and creates a durable surface inside the existing pipe.
TRADITIONAL PIPE REPLACEMENT
With traditional pipe replacement, the old, damaged pipeline is completely excavated and removed, and the resulting trench is prepared for the installation of the replacement sewer pipe. The new line is placed into the trench and connected to the existing plumbing system. The final steps involve your plumber refilling the trench, compacting the soil, and restoring the nearby landscaping.
For more information on our range of sewer line services, call Attaboy Plumbing today.