What Is Trenchless Plumbing?

August 15th, 2014

As many of you have experienced firsthand, having your sewer line burst can create a huge mess and a major plumbing problem that you would most likely rather not deal with. The good thing is that there are numerous ways to fix this problem. You can either go the traditional route by having a plumber dig a trench in order to repair the sewer line or you can consider trenchless plumbing as another alternative.

Are you new to the world of trenchless sewer line replacement? If so, there is no need to worry. We will share all of the details about replacing a sewer line through trenchless pipe bursting and trenchless sewer line repair.

With that in mind… Let’s begin.

What Is Trenchless Repair?

trenchlessplumbingThe simple way to explain this is to explain traditional repair and then compare it to trenchless repair, so that’s precisely what we are going to do.

When repairing a sewer line traditionally, the plumber will come to your home and dig a trench in order to reach the damaged sewer line. The plumber will have to dig a trench big enough to uncover the entire pipe. This could lead to breaking down floors or walls inside of your home as well. This is a costly, messy and unnecessary way to repair a sewer pipe at this time.

On the other hand, trenchless repair is a definite option for many, although it’s not necessarily going to work for everyone.

Here’s what happens…

The plumber will come to your home and run a sewer camera through your sewer pipe to determine the problem. Once the problem is fully determined, the trenchless repairs will commence.

To start with, the professionals will dig two holes on each end of the sewer line. Once the holes are dug, they will then run a line connected to a bursting device that they will pull through one end of the pipe to the other. This will break up the existing pipe and leave room for the new sewer line.

Once the new sewer line is pulled into place, it’s just a matter of sealing up the holes and being done with the job.
Do you see the convenience of trenchless plumbing? It’s much simpler than traditional repair work.

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