Though often forgotten, sewer pipes are essential to your home’s plumbing system. They are responsible for carrying waste away from your home and into a septic tank or city sewer line. Without them, you’d be stuck with a sanitation nightmare. Unfortunately, as they age, these pipes often develop leaks or clogs. Buried beneath a slab or yard, accessing your home’s drain and sewer lines can be a nightmare. Luckily, as a resident of the Ephrata area, you have access to a sewer repair expert with over 21 years of plumbing experience.
In the Ephrata area, we’ve seen the results of an undiagnosed sewer problem time and time again. And, there’s good reason sewer issues go unnoticed. The signs of a sewer problem are often subtle. They persist undetected for years until a catastrophic failure makes them impossible to ignore. Below are the most common signs of a sewer problem:
Many of our customers are surprised by the sudden need for sewer line repair. They aren’t sure why it happened to them and feel singled out. But, rest assured, in almost all cases, one of the following is to blame for a persistent or sudden sewer problem:
No matter why you need a sewer line repair in Ephrata, our local plumbers are here and ready to assist. Please call 717-335-2633 to get scheduled.
Once upon a time, the typical sewer line repair was a nightmare. It often meant tearing up your entire yard with a backhoe or digging unsightly trenches through your flowerbeds. These days, however, there are less invasive options available. When you count on Vertex Mechanical for sewer line repair, you can expect one of the following to be employed:
Hair, feminine products, roots, and grease can roll up into a large obstruction in your sewer line. When this happens, full pipe replacement may not be needed. Instead, clearing away the clog should be the priority. Hydro jetting uses high-pressured water—instead of pipe-eroding chemicals—to punch through root balls and other obstructions. By smashing things up into easier to pass pieces, your drains can get back to their job.
If the issue is mild, we often suggest relining the sewer line. This involves snaking a balloon down the pipe that’s coated in a special layer of epoxy. We then used compressed air to expand the balloon. The outer coating then forms a secondary pipe inside of the affected area. Though this can narrow the existing pipe, it’s often more than enough to end the leak.
When your pipes are beyond saving but a trench repair isn’t needed, pipe bursting is a great option. Using a cone-shaped bit and high-pressure water, our plumbers will destroy the damaged pipe. At the same time, they’ll push a pipe of the same or similar size into the gap left behind.
In some cases, digging up the pipe is the only way to fix a sewer pipe in Ephrata area. When that’s the case, we’ll do our best to minimize upheaval to your property. This includes targeting our digging to the affected area and working with professional excavating contractors.
When your basement has a layer of sewage or your toilet won’t flush, you don’t want to wait days for service. We get that. For that reason, we typically prioritize sewer line repair issues. Just give us a time that works for you, and our dispatch team will do what they can to accommodate it.
Once your plumber arrives, he or she will greet you and ask a few clarifying questions. Once we have a better understanding of what’s happening, we’ll pull out our camera. This will be lowered into your sewer line, allowing us to pinpoint the issue, its location, and its cause. In doing so, we also gain insight into the condition of your sewer pipe and if replacement may be necessary.
Armed with that information, we’ll come up with a plan to get rid of the clog or back-up and finish your sewer line repair. If a second appointment is needed, we’ll schedule it them to ensure a time that fits with your schedule.
When you need your sewer line fixed, it’s important to work with a plumber Ephrata trusts. You need a company you can trust to do the job right and take the steps needed to prevent sewer pipe issues in the future. The team at Vertex Mechanical fits both criteria and has been serving our corner of Pennsylvania since 2002. Because sewer issues are stressful enough, we provide free repair quotes.
To get scheduled for sewer line repair in Ephrata, reach out to Vertex Mechanical’s team of plumbing experts at 717-335-2633.