Do I Need to Replace My Sewer Line?

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Sewer Line

You might be wondering: how should I know when to replace my sewer line? Everyone should know about their sewer to prevent future catastrophes. Here are a few signs to watch out for that your sewer or main line could be damaged:

 

  • Sewage smell coming from the drains and fixtures
  • Water bills that are more expensive than usual
  • Gurgling sounds coming from your plumbing
  • Your water pressure is low
  • Puddles of water outside your house
  • The sound of running water

 

It’s essential to know these types of warning signs because you want to fix the problem before it gets too out of hand. JBK Plumbers are here for your sewer line repair needs because we have a team of experts who know how to repair the sewer line.

Now that you know the warning signs, you should also be able to identify a few causes that create damages to your sewer lines.

1. Temperature Change

When the seasons change and the days get colder, the ground surrounding your home can get denser in warmer temperatures. This can cause your weak, old, or corroded pipes to have leaks due to the increased pressure your pipes go through. These types of leaks could vary from small to pipes bursting. Call JBK Plumbers for your sewer line repair needs!

2. Corrosion and Scaling of Pipes

Corrosion usually happens in older houses that use iron and galvanized pipes. Scaling and thinning can occur in the pipe walls.

3. Root Damage

Sewer lines can carry fertilizer, which can lure tree roots to grow nearby. Therefore, if there are any small breaks in the sewer line, the tree roots could end up causing more damage.

 

Sewer Line Repair in Utah County

Do you have professional plumbers to call when you have a plumbing emergency? JBK Plumbers are available to repair your sewer line. Here are a couple of different repair options we offer for our customers:

 

  • Traditional Pipe Repair: this repair option is where we use the “open cut” and “trench” method, which means we dig around the problem pipe areas to fix the problem. However, we will refill the dug up parts with our backhoe.

 

  • Trenchless Pipe Repair: this type of technology system comes in handy to reduce property damage because there’s no need to dig your yard or driveway. This option also saves you money on fixing property damage some plumbers do to your yard to get to the sewer pipes.

 

If you live in or around Utah County, consider JBK Plumbers for your plumbing troubles at home. We offer our services for people in the Lehi, Eagle Mountain, and Saratoga Springs, so contact us today for an appointment! Don’t wait too late! You could be risking your health due to contamination of the mold and bacteria that can come out with sewer backups.