Sewer Line Repairs & Replacements in Forest City

For homeowners, a compromised sewer line is a surefire headache-inducer. Along with the unpleasant smell and messy cleanup, it can be time-consuming and expensive to pinpoint the source of the problem. To ensure prompt, affordable, and professional sewer line repairs/replacements, you need a respected partner. Someone like Ohmstead Plumbing, with an experienced team that’s intimately familiar with the common causes of a damaged sewer line.

Signs of a Damaged Sewer Line in the Forest City Metro Area

From a homeowner’s perspective, it’s important to know the signs of a damaged sewer system so that you can take immediate action and contact our local plumbers. The faster you act, the less chance of exacerbating the problem and paying for major repairs.

Flooded or Foul-Smelling Yard

A flooded yard, especially one accompanied by a foul-smell, is almost always the result of a broken sewer pipe. Sewer lines are buried anywhere between a couple of feet to six feet below the ground, depending on factors such as climate. If a sewer line located close to the surface suffers damage or a broken pipe, water will quickly seep through the grass and pool on the surface. In fact, you may be able to smell the sewage before it surfaces since sewage gas moves faster through soil than water.

Water Damage in Your Home

If a drain line leaks or breaks inside your home, you may hear the sound of rushing water or see evidence of pooling water. Or you might quickly notice a decrease in water pressure. However, if the leak is small or happens in an obscure part of the house, you might not know anything is amiss until you smell mold or see it spreading on floors or walls. In every case, contact our local plumbing service immediately.

Sewer Line Services

When a sewer line springs a leak or breaks and requires repairs, two options are considered: dig a trench around the sewer pipe or use trenchless sewer line repairs. The trenchless approach, which is time- and cost-effective while requiring little to no digging, is preferred. The process begins with our technicians using a video camera to enter the sewer line, diagnose the problem, and recommend the right fix. In most cases, the solution takes one of the following two forms:

Pipe Lining

If the damage to your sewage pipe is minimal, pipe lining can be used to insert an inflatable tube covered in epoxy into your sewer line. From there, the tube is inflated, pressing against the existing line. While it’s up against the existing sewage line, the epoxy cures and hardens, repairing the leak. The inflatable tube is then removed and the sewer line repaired.

Pipe Bursting

When a sewer line is too damaged for a pipe lining approach, a more invasive trenchless repair can be performed. Our technicians feed a cone-shaped bit through the existing damaged line to destroy the pipe so we can immediately replace it with a new one. This process is more expensive and time-consuming, but it doesn’t require extensive excavation.

Trust Us for Professional Sewer Line Care

To ensure your sewage system is always in good working condition, Ohmstead Plumbing recommends an annual inspection conducted by our knowledgeable team. Using state-of-the-art technologies like remote camera inspection, we’ll perform an efficient, budget-friendly review to identify the presence of corrosion, blockages, and anything else that might be a threat in the short- or long-term.