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Sewer Line Replacement in Dallas, TX
Is your sewer line showing signs of serious damage? It may be time to consider not just repairs, but replacement — especially if you’ve needed to repair it before, or if it’s old and made with outdated technology. If you’re apprehensive, don’t worry; our experts will analyze the condition of your sewer line before we suggest repair or replacement.
If you’d like to have one of our technicians come out as soon as possible, contact us today and schedule an appointment. You can reach out to us online on the Contact Us page, or call us at 972-620-3600 to set a date or ask any questions you might have.
Signs You Need Sewer Line Replacement
There are a few telltale signs of a cracked or otherwise irreparably damaged sewer line:
- Smell of sewer gas. If you smell the foul odor of sewer gas, it might be your sewer line has ruptured.
- Drainage problems. Everything in your home draining slowly?
- Lush or damp areas of your lawn. Notice an area of the lawn that’s doing well — too well? It could indicate a leaking sewer line below. A big damp spot is a giveaway too.
- Increased pest problems. The contents of a sewer line can draw the attention of countless pests to the nearby area.
- Mold or mildew. Noticing an increase in growth in or near your home?
- Cracks in house structures. Cracks in the walls or on slabs along the line your sewer line follows from your plumbing can suggest serious sewer line problems.
Common Reasons Your Sewer Line Needs to Be Replaced
Wondering why your sewer line needs replacement?
- Roots growing into your line. A shockingly common problem for any home with a tree near where its sewer line runs.
- Rust. Old cast iron sewer pipes sometimes rust.
- Buildup. If you frequently run fats, animal hair, or other drain-unfriendly substances down your sinks, then you may have accumulated heavy buildup across your drainpipe.
- Natural disaster. Dallas has the dubious honor of being the metro area with the highest incidence of natural disasters in the United States, experiencing every form of disaster but earthquakes.
- Age. An old enough sewer line can have any number of problems that warrant full replacement rather than repair.
Sewer Line Replacement Options
There are two basic types of sewer replacement technique: trenchless, or pipe bursting techniques, where your old pipe is expanded until it breaks up and a new pipe is placed in the wreckage without cutting into your lawn, and open trench techniques, which dig up your sewer line and replace it.
Trenchless requires specific circumstances to work — the type of pipe, appropriate access, etc., but can spare your yard. Open trench replacement is reliable and won’t leave anything behind in your yard, but it might leave a nasty scar behind.
Speak with one of our team members to determine your options today! Schedule an appointment by dialing 972-620-3600 or contacting us online.
How You Know You Need Sewer Line Repair vs. Replacement
The line between repair and replacement is pretty simple, since sewer lines aren’t adding cutting-edge features every few years: Will your line last a while with affordable repairs, or will it need to be replaced soon anyway? A pipe that’s barely intact is going to keep costing you, and then you’ll have to replace it anyway.
Why Choose Frymire Home Services?
Good plumbing isn’t just functional; it works reliably for years to come, offering perfect drainage that never annoys you. Choosing the experts at Frymire means superior service, superior guarantees, and superior results.
Contact Frymire today and schedule an appointment to learn more. Reach us at 972-620-3600 or by visiting our contact form online.
How long does it take to replace a sewer line?
It’s hard to give a specific timeframe for replacement, as so much depends on the specifics of your situation.
How much does it cost to replace the main sewer line?
As with timeframe, cost varies with the specifics of the job. Accessibility, technique, whether you need service rushed, and other factors can all increase or decrease the final cost.
Can you replace a sewer line yourself?
This is one DIY project you probably shouldn’t undertake. It’s very easy for even minor problems in installing a sewer line to lead to catastrophic damage to your home, yard, or both.