SEWER LINE REPAIR AND INSTALLATION SERVICES
FOR WINSTON-SALEM, NC & THE SURROUNDING AREA
Sewer back ups can cause sever property damage, have us inspect your sewer system with video equipment to determine the condition of your sewer. We link our sewer videos in real time to a tablet and walk you through the whole process. We can also locate depth of sewer outside of your home as well as exact location your sewer line run underground in your yard or business. Unfortunately, sewer lines can begin to break down over time, leaving your property with future issues to attend to. These issues can include backups, wet spots appearing in your yard, and bad smelling odors.
Are you experiencing sewer backups?
Let us take a look with a free sewer video inspection! (Free with the scheduling of a repair, if repair is not scheduled a basic sewer video rate will apply) If the sewer video uncovers any issues, our team can provide you with options of sewer line repair or sewer replacement.
Protect Your Sewer Lines From Damage
There are many actions you can take to prevent your sewer lines from becoming blocked and causing a backup. A clogged line causes nightmares for homeowners who experience them. It smells, causes a mess, and can be costly and time consuming. Here are a few tips for preventing them in the first place.
• Cut Tree Roots - Tree roots can damage and crack sewer lines causing backups and other problems.
• Properly Dispose of Grease - Do not put cooking oil down the drain. As grease cools off, it solidifies. If it is poured down the line then it will solidify in the owner’s line, the drain, or the main sewer line causing it to become constricted. This eventually causes a clog.
• Replace Your Lines with Plastic Ones - Plastic pipes will prevent tree roots from damaging the line and prevent corrosion from the movement of waste.
• Fix Illegal Plumbing Connections - Do not connect sump pumps, French drains, and other flood control systems to your main sewer line. It is illegal and can cause clogs. Contact a plumber to fix any illegal connections.
• Install a Backwater Prevention Valve - A properly installed backwater prevention valve will allow sewage to go out but not come back in. Hire a professional plumber to properly install one.
Sewer Line FAQ’s and Facts about sewer lines
You may have a broken sewer line if:
• Your home has had repetitive sewer backups
• There are wet spots in your yard
• You notice a sewer odor without finding a cause
Sewer lines break down over time. There have been several different materials used for sewer piping throughout time. Some are more prone to breakdown, cracking, scaling, separating or root intrusion
Q: What is a sewer line?
A: These pipes take sewage and waste from your home to the city for treatment and sanitation. A sewer line carries waste away from your home. Water lines bring fresh clean water into your home.
Early 1900Homes were built with cast iron sewer mains and galvanized water mains. These sewer lines and water lines are prone to rusting and breaking down. They allow roots to enter sewer lines causing blockages that lead to backups.
Mid to late 1900Homes were equipped with Orangeburg sewer lines and copper water mains. Orangeburg sewer lines were installed during World War 2 due to the lack of steel available for construction. They are paper coated in tar. After time these sewers break down and begin to collapse as the weight of the dirt presses on them.
Late 1900 and early 2000Homes were built with no hub cast iron and PVC sewer mains. PVC sewers are much less prone to break down however they can shift and break down and cause damaging backups. This is not as likely and is usually due to an error in installation or ground settling issues.