Sewer Line Replacement

Sewer Line Replacement in Austin

When do you need to replace your sewer line? Sewage backups, slow drainage, and even wet spots in your yard can indicate damage to your sewer line. These are all signs that it is in need of repair. Common forms of damage can include, cracks, blockages, root intrusions, corrosion, leaks, and bellied pipes.

What You Can Expect from Our Professionals in Austin, TX & Surrounding Areas

With sewer line repairs and replacements, a trench is dug to expose the main sewer line. After the damaged area is located and fixed, the trench is then backfilled. This is a very effective option, and in some cases, the only option if large portions of the sewer line need to be replaced. We’re also happy to provide multiple financing options so you don’t have to wait for your sewer line repairs.

You may need a sewer line replacement to address:

  • Cracks from shifting ground or severe temperature changes
  • Blockages from grease, food material, and un-flushable toiletries
  • Corrosion, which will prevent flow and can cause pipes to collapse

Call Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning at (512) 456-3570 for your sewer line replacement service. Our expert techs are standing by!

Signs Your Sewer Line is Broken

Functional plumbing is an important part of every household, but there’s more to it than the pipes and drains in the house. All the plumbing in your house disposes of used water through a sewer line. Like the rest of your plumbing, the sewer line can experience problems, which are a major concern. Should your home experience one of these signs, you should call us to get your sewer line replaced or fixed. If left unchecked, a broken sewer line can flood your basement, burst your pipes, or even cause sewage backups!

Here are the signs of a broken sewer line:

Slow Draining

If the water in your sink and other plumbing is taking its sweet time going down the drain, that might be a sign of a damaged sewer pipe. The problem might just be a clogged pipe, but if other drains are experiencing problems, the clog is likely much deeper in the sewer line. Some of the things that can cause this include tree roots, cracks in the pipe, and flushed objects clogging the pipe. At worst, this could lead to sewage coming back up the pipes.

High Water Bills

If you notice that your water bills are steadily rising and you haven’t changed your water usage much, you might have a sewer leak. Higher water bills are often a sign that there’s a leak draining your water somewhere. You can trust Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning to find and seal up the cracks causing your heightened water bills.

Bad Smells

Functional sewer pipes are airtight, so if you’re noticing foul smells coming from your drains, your yard, or around the house, a pipe might be cracked. Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning can fix or replace that damaged pipe and keep your property smelling fresh.

Pools of Septic Water

A big sign something is wrong with your sewer line is if you find water where it shouldn’t be. If the sewer line is damaged, standing pools of foul-smelling water can show up in your house or yard.

Low Water Pressure

Your home’s plumbing is sensitive to changes in water pressure, and it requires a careful balance to work properly. If your sewer line gets damaged, your home’s water pressure will drop, and your plumbing won’t work as effectively. If this happens, call us so we can inspect and fix your system.

Gurgling Pipes

It’s normal for your pipes to make a small amount of noise when water is running through them. However, if you’re hearing loud gurgling noises coming from your pipes when the water isn’t running, there’s likely trapped air emanating from a crack in the plumbing.

Animals Attracted to Your Yard

If one of your sewer pipes is damaged, the smell coming from your yard and the pools of septic water might attract unwanted guests. Rodents and insects might be attracted to the smells or the opportunity to use the stagnant septic water for breeding.

Unusually Green Lawn

Are parts of your lawn looking particularly green and lush this year? Don’t be so quick to praise the new grass seed. Sewage leaking from your pipes makes great fertilizer, but it’s a fertilizer you don’t want your garden exposed to. Eventually, the bacteria in the water will ruin your lawn and garden.

Cracked Foundation

If you leave your sewer line damage unchecked, it might cause structural damage to your home. Some of the more extreme symptoms include cracked foundation and sinkholes. You should call for a professional immediately if you notice your foundation is cracked.

How Often Should Sewer Lines Be Replaced?

The answer to this question depends on the material that your sewer pipes are made of. PVC pipe is the most common sewer pipe material today and has been used since the 1970s. It can last 100 years or more, because it does not corrode or deteriorate.

Clay is another common pipe material, and it can last for 50 to 60 years, though sometimes these last up to 100 years. Orangeburg pipes also last around 50 years and cast iron can last 75 to 100 years before needing replacement.

While these are realistic lifespans for the types of pipes mentioned, problems can still pop up at any time. Tree roots can cause premature damage, as can serious clogs. If you are having sewer problems, get your pipes checked out even if they aren’t at the end of their projected lifespan.

Why Should I Trust Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning to Replace My Plumbing?

For almost 15 years, Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning has provided professional service. Our technicians are tough on problems that plague homeowners, but they’re courteous in their homes. We strive to change the public’s expectation of the service trades industry by providing the best customer service and craftsmanship we can. 

If you need someone to help you with a broken sewer line, contact an expert at Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning today!

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