The Three Stages To Sewer Damage

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1. Roots have entered the sewer system, causing partial stoppage. This can usually be cleared by cabling or water jetting. However this would only give temporary relief.

2. Roots have clogged the sewer system causing serious damage. This can be fixed permanently by replacing a section of your sewer Pipe, or water jetting to cut out the roots and Pipe-lining to repair the break.

3. Roots have caused the sewer to collapse or have severely damaged the pipe. This usually causes a catastrophic stoppage. Sewer rehabilitation will be required.

4. Complete Replacement: In the unfortunate event that your sewer line has sunk (due to ground movement or settling and cannot be cleared by cabling or water jetting it may need to be completely replaced. Lining the pipe will not help a sunken pipe or remove a “belly” in a sewer or drain line. We have two solutions available to correct this problem.

Pipe bursting: often called trenchless technology may be the best solution.

Two holes are dug; one to expose your horizontal Sewer pipe near the front of your house, and another near the curb (or lowest point) of your sewer main. We run a steel cable through the old pipe, fuse together 20’ sections of HDPE pipe into the desired length. At this time, a large cone-shaped hardened steel breaker head is inserted through the pipe and is pulled by hydraulic rams ( 30 ton pulling capacity) splitting the old pipe and creating a channel large enough for the new HDPE sewer pipe. We connect it at each end, add cleanouts, backfill the holes, replace the sod and patch the asphalt or concrete. And, not forgetting clean-up.

Not only does this save the invasive digging but also saves the cost of repairing or replacing a driveway and landscaping. If any other plumbing company tells you that you have to dig up your yard it’s because they don’t want you to know this technology exists, or don’t have the equipment and expertise for trenchless technology. That’s not to say that this is the wrong way to replace a Sewer line. It should certainly be looked at as one of the solutions. Our experienced crews will excavate, install, and clean up the work area so that it looks like we were never there.

You have nothing to lose by speaking with our drain experts at LeadingEdge Plumbing and Rooter that have a range of solutions available to them to fix any problem. There is no other Plumbing Company servicing Los Angeles, Orange, The valleys and Ventura Counties so completely dedicated to drain and sewer cleaning and repairs. This is what we do best. Our trucks are fully equipped with and the latest drain technology for the ultimate fast same day solution to your problems. Call us right now were available 24 /7 for all plumbing and drain emergencies. There is never an over-time charge, nights, weekends, Holidays. Not ever. Call us now for a FREE second opinion and a FREE no obligation estimate.

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The Three Stages To Sewer Damage