At A.W. Crooks Plumbing &Heating, Inc. we provide efficient sewer repair in Battle Creek, MI., and nearby areas. Part of our commitment as a top plumber in the local area is having a comprehensive range of plumbing solutions for every need and budget. When it comes to quality plumbing services in Battle Creek, our plumbing contractors are the experts that you can trust.
Signs You Need Sewer Repair
Wear and tear may be considered the most common cause of sewer issues, but take note that corrosion and other sources can also be the culprit. You will need professional sewer repair services down the road. We recommend regular maintenance to make sure sewer damage will not happen sooner than you expected. Once your sewer pipes become corroded, they can become too fragile to perform in peak condition. Outdated materials can eventually lead to leaking or cracked sewer pipes. Be sure to reach out to us immediately if you notice the following red flags:
- Low water pressure
- Water running even when turned off
- Strange noises or foul odors coming from your pipes
- Unpleasant sewage or mildew smells
- Higher-than-usual water bills
- Slow drains
- Persistent clogs
As your trusted plumbing company, we will perform a sewer camera inspection first to help us determine the location and severity of the problem accurately. With the use of our high-resolution camera, we can also identify the best solution to repair your sewer pipes and prevent any similar issues in the future. Our sewer inspections will also allow us to confirm the exact pipeline that needs excavation.
Reasons You May Need Sewer Replacement
Because of the large amount of work that a sewer system for a home must do every single day, a sewer pipeline is constructed to be highly durable. A copper pipeline, which is the main material used for pipe construction today, should last for decades.
However, if you have a pipe made from older material, such as galvanized steel (common for homes built pre–1970) or cast iron (homes older than World War II), then corrosion will eventually set in and ruin the sewer line. If you have a home of this vintage, you should seriously consider having the sewer line replaced now, before the inevitable decline.
But copper pipes may need replacement as well. Shifting ground can place a strain on the pipe and break it, chemicals from inside can lead to specific types of corrosion that affect copper, and the infiltration of tree roots can inflict serious damage. The point is to replace the pipe rather than repair it.
Why You Need Professional Sewer Line Replacement
You only need to think about the length of your sewer line and the depth at which it is buried to understand why neither you nor an amateur plumber can hope to replace the line on your own. But there is more to sewer line replacement than simply hiring licensed plumbers. You should look for a company that offers trenchless sewer line replacement services. This is a technology that bypasses the traditional, but slow and destructive, method of opening up a large trench across the property to reach the pipe. Trenchless technology only needs to dig one of two small holes, and the process requires hours rather than days to complete.