Check underground and you’ll see several thousand commercial and residential Sacramento, California properties that still have cast iron pipelines, that date back to over 40 years ago. What usually happens is these sewer lines develop long scarlike openings on the bottom parts which leak out water.
We offer several sewer services – such as main sewer line repair, main sewer line replacement and main sewer line cleaning – to correct a number of problems, including:
- Broken, cracked, offset or collapsed pipe: Pipes have been damaged due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.
- Blockage: Grease buildup or a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.
- Corrosion: The pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing collapses in the line and restricting flow.
- Bellied pipe: A section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste.
- Leaking joints: The seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
- Root in sewer line: Tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line and/or have damaged the line, preventing normal cleaning.
- Off-grade pipe: Existing pipes are constructed of substandard material that may have deteriorated or corroded.
Clarke & Rush technicians and plumbers are fully trained in the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to solve all of your plumbing and drain problems, including sewer repair and sewer line replacement. Give us a call at 916-609-2667 today if you suspect issues with your sewer line.
If you notice any of the following issues in your home, you may require sewer pipe repair or replacement services:
- Gurgling noise from your pipes.
- Drain is starting to smell.
- Rising water bill
- Inconsistent toilet bowl water level
- Slow Drains
- Your yard is soggy
Want us to take a look at the problem? Call 916-609-2667 for fast, cost-effective sewer line repair and installations by Clarke & Rush.
Sewer issues can happen to homes of any age. It isn’t just old houses that experience problems with the sewer line. Some of the most common issues that result in needing sewer line installation or repair include:
- PIPE DETERIORATION OR CORROSION: If your pipe is older or is made of anything other than PVC piping, then you are likely at risk of having your pipes deteriorate, which can cause collapses in the line and a restriction of proper flow.
- ROOTS: Roots grow towards sewer pipes because they hold water, nutrients and oxygen—things roots crave.
- BROKEN, CRACKED, OR MISALIGNED PIPES:These are commonly due to shifting soil or frozen ground.
- BLOCKAGE: The result of some object like a ball of grease restricts proper water flow.
In some cases, it is more cheaper to simply a sewer line, instead of attempting to repair it. Call us and we will discuss which options works for your budget and needs.
Traditional Sewer Line Repair
Sewer line repair is typically performed using the “open cut” or “trench” method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe. A backhoe may be used to open and refill the work area.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Methods
Thanks to Clarke & Rush, sewer line replacement doesn’t mean destroyed yards, ruined driveways or devastated parking lots. Clarke & Rush’s trenchless sewer line repair causes less damage than traditional repair methods. Trenchless repair is our next step in quality sewer maintenance with less environmental impact.
We make small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends. Using your broken sewer line as a guide, our hydraulic machine pulls full-sized replacement pipe through the old path and breaks up the damaged pipe at the same time. The new pipe is highly resistant to leaks and root intrusion, with a long life expectancy.
Relining is the process of repairing damaged sewer pipes by creating a “pipe within a pipe” to restore function and flow. Epoxy relining materials mold to the inside of the existing pipe to create a smooth new inner wall, similar to the lining found in food cans.
Many times, pipe relining can be performed through a building’s clean-out access and often requires little digging. Pipe relining may be used to repair root-damaged pipes; seal cracks and holes; and fill in missing pipe and seal joint connections underground, in roof drain pipes, in storm lines and under concrete. The relined pipe is seamless and durable, and all materials used in the relining process are non-hazardous.
To schedule any of our Clarke & Rush plumbing services, including sewer line repair, call 916-609-2667 or book online. We can also help you keep your plumbing system up to snuff with our residential maintenance plans.