Trenchless Sewer Repair Pros, Cons and Costs

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Trenchless sewer repair is something most home and business owners are not familiar with, however it’s a method that has been around for quite some time. Sliplining is one of the oldest trenchless sewer repair method, that has actually been around since the 1940s. But since then technology has come quite a long way, methods have improved and new more advanced equipment is available. 

So you may be asking yourself “Is trenchless sewer repair right for me?”, “What are the pros and cons of trenchless sewer repair?” and of course “How much will this cost?”.  Let’s dive in and answer these questions right now.

Trenchless Sewer Repair PROS & CONS

As with most methods, there’s always pros and cons to consider. Trenchless sewer repair is no exception. Though it has many upsides and bonuses, it is not a one size fits all solution. 

What makes it great?

It’s faster. Traditional sewer repair can often take days if not weeks to complete. Because trenchless sewer repair skips a lot of the steps required in traditional methods, the job can be done in as little as one day or less. It saves you the hassle of obtaining additional work permits and city approval, which can be quite time consuming.

It’s a minimally-invasive solution. Trenchless sewer repair requires little to no digging of trenches (hence the name) so it does not tear up your lawn, conflict with the flow of traffic or upset your neighbors.

trenchless sewer repairIt’s cost-effective and affordable. Without all the digging up of dirt and damaging parking lots or driveways, there’s less of a mess to clean up after your sewer line is fixed, bringing your bill down significantly.  But not only does trenchless sewer repair require less costly work, it’s generally cheaper itself with roughly $135-$200 per linear foot vs. the traditional sewer repair costing $175- $250 per linear foot. 

It’s effective and provides results that last!  Often times, when a job offers cheaper and quicker results, the quality of the work takes a hit. This is not the case with trenchless sewer repair. Not only can you expect fast and cost effective results, but also high quality work that meets industry standards and provides permanent solutions. 

Chances are that by now, you’re convinced that trenchless is the way to go. But what’s the downside? 

It doesn’t work in every single case. Unfortunately trenchless sewer repairs will not fix every sewer line problem under the sun. Because trenchless sewer repair often works around the existing shape of your pipe, if your pipe has collapsed, a trenchless method of repair may not be possible. So whether or not the trenchless sewer repair method will work for you, simply depends on the current condition of your pipes. 

But how can you find out if it will work for you? Any professional plumber, who specializes in trenchless sewer repair, should be able to complete a camera inspection and determine if this method is right for you. 

Trenchless Sewer Repair Services

There are a number of different, advanced techniques and types of trenchless sewer repair services available. Each of these methods tackle a different problem. Some of these include:

Pipe-Lining – If your pipe is leaky or has been invaded by roots and corrosion, you will most likely benefit from pipe-lining. Pipe-lining is essentially, placing a new pipe inside an old pipe. This is done by cleaning out the old pipe, inserting a liner that adheres to its inner walls and saturating it with an epoxy mix that then cures and becomes your new pipe.  

Hydro JettingHydro Jetting is a safe, effective and economical method of clearing out a clogged pipe. It does two jobs in one, unclogging and cleaning your pipe which helps tremendously in the upkeep and maintenance of your plumbing system. Curious to know more? Read more about Hydro Jet drain cleaning here.

Pipe BurstingPipe bursting is a trenchless method of completely replacing buried pipelines. It entails the bursting of your old pipe in small pieces, removing it and inserting a brand new pipe in its place. All without the cost and hassle of digging. 

We hope we were able to answer your burning questions and shed some light on this matter. Here at VIP Drain services, we are more than happy to give advice on which sewer repair solution is most suitable for your needs. Why not ask us to view your property and discuss the various options with you now. Our advice is free!

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