If you find that your sewer line needs work, you can trust Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electrical to replace or repair it for you. With over 30 years of experience in Delaware, you can trust that we’ll get the sewer line replaced or repaired efficiently. Whether the sewer line needs fixing or replacing due to age, there’s a tear, a pipe has burst, or something else, Harris is here to help.
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How Do You Know When to Repair or Replace Sewer Lines?
There are several reasons you may need to repair or replace a sewer line. The most common causes include:
- Burst pipes
- They’re old
- Tree roots invaded the line
- The pipes are clogged
- They have too much wear and tear
Burst pipes are usually the first thing people notice when they need their sewer line replaced. It’s unpleasant, but you’ll see, or smell, wastewater where it shouldn’t be. Depending on what material your sewer lines consist of, you’ll need to replace or at least repair wear and tear every so often.
Clay pipes can last between 40 to 50 years, while cast iron pipes have a longer lifespan, lasting 75 to 100 years. Most modern sewer line installation uses PVC, which has a much shorter life span of 25 to 40 years. Knowing which type of material your sewer line has can help us determine whether it’s time to replace them.
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If your sewer line has a burst pipe or you suspect that it needs to be repaired or replaced, our technicians will assess the situation and be there for you promptly. We’ll come out to you and conduct a thorough inspection of your sewer lines before coming up with a plan.
Once we assess what needs repairing or replacing, we’ll discuss the work that needs to be done and what you should expect with the next steps. As for the next steps, this is dependent on your specific situation.
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Our technicians will determine whether we believe we can repair the issue with your sewer line or if the installation of new pipes is necessary. Installation is the best option if your pipes are reaching the end of their lifespan or past it.
If you have newer pipes that were installed only a few years ago, repairing the busted pipe is typically the best route. After Harris assesses your sewer line, if the installation of new pipes is the preferred method, you could be saving money in the long run.
Even if our technicians can do repairs over installation, sometimes immediately going with installation is better. This route can help you save money in the long run by not pouring your savings into costly maintenance every few years or months when a new sewer line can last for years before you need any repairs.
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Not all issues with your sewer line warrant a complete replacement. One of the most common reasons you’ll need to repair your sewer line, besides a busted pipe, is if tree roots have invaded the line.
As tree roots grow, they can interfere with your sewer line. If this happens, it’s usually an easy repair that doesn’t require a new installation. Sewer lines can easily clog. Harris techs can fix clogged pipes without necessarily having to install new pipes.
Each situation is different, and Harris’ trusted experts will be able to give you a better idea of if you need a repair or replacement after their assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How expensive or inexpensive your sewer line repair or replacement will depend on several factors. It’s hard to say one way or another without a proper inspection by our trained technicians.
We can say that several factors go into the overall cost of your sewer line service. Things we’ll consider when putting together the cost of your service include:
- Which permits are required, if any
- How much pipeline needs installing
- How much trenching is needed
- Material cost
- Labor costs
Our experts at Harris will be upfront with you on overall costs once we can assess your home and put together a plan to install a sewer line.
Call Harris for All Your Home’s Sewer Line Needs
For over 30 years, Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electrical has been a trusted sewer line repair and installation company in Delaware. Our professional technicians know about sewer lines and whether repairing existing lines or replacing them is best.
Whether you have a clogged pipe, a pipe has burst, or it’s time to replace your sewer line completely, Harris will get the job done. If you’re ready to see what Harris can do to help with your sewer line, give us a call today to set up your assessment.