Sewer Line Replacement

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How does a plumbing professional perform a sewer line replacement?

Sewer Line Replacement

If your sewer line has so much damage that it is beyond simple drainage repair, you'll need to hire a professional to do a sewer line replacement for you. One way of doing a sewer line replacement is the traditional repair method. In the traditional repair method, a plumbing professional opens a trench in the area surrounding the length of sewer pipe which needs to be fixed. Then, your plumber will attach a new replacement pipe to your existing line. In some cases, your plumbing professional will need to do extensive digging and he may bring in a backhoe, which is a heavy piece of construction equipment with a large shovel, to dig up the trench as well as fill it back up upon completion of the sewer line replacement.

   

Comments

2/15/2009 2:12:15 PM
Ricky Dunford said:

Does the sewer line have a shut off valve in case of the pipe bursts?


8/10/2009 12:21:23 PM
mrs. smith said:

I have dug out my entire sewer line by shovel because its to the right og a two giant trees....massive trenches and found an old clean out for the city to clear my lines at their main and my entrance ...it rained and I pumped out the water and the city building inspector nshows up....I have not I have old 100 year clay pipe with roots ...he says I can't dig that a plumber has to dig it up...whatever the digging is almost done....I told him I don't have the money to pay a plumber to dig,....My husbands been in the building industry for 20 + years and is capable of replacing the line tooo.what are a homeowners rights...or is the city just in it for greed....we are behind our property line with a fence.




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