Sewer relining is the process of repairing a broken sewer pipe, without digging up the sewer line and replacing the sewer line.
In early days, sewer pipes were made of clay. It was environmental friendly but not very durable. Polyvinyl Chloride was introduced which is more durable. Sewer pipes require maintenance since it sometimes blocks or breaks. This may be caused by, old age, cracks, pipe sagging, roots and debris infiltrating the pipe, holes caused by rodents eating up and groundwater infiltration.
There are warning signs that your sewer line is broken and it needs sewer relining.They include;
Odor in the compound. When the sewer line is broken, sewer gas leaks into the compound.
Rodents and Insect Infestation. Rodents like rats and insects like houseflies live in the sewer line, once there is a crack, they find their way into the compound. They are dangerous because they can cause infections.
More green patches than other parts of the compound. This happens when sewer leaks on some part of the compound and grass feed on it.Sewer is a wonderful fertilizer but it’s not recommended.
Noises in the toilet. This is caused by sewer blockage.
Spots in the house. This is especially found on the walls, ceiling, and on the floor.The water leaking from the broken sewer causes wetness which occurs in spots.
Cracks on walls of the house. When water leaks from the sewer line since they are underground they weaken the house foundations and in turn, makes the walls crack.
Water leaking on the floor. This is caused by sewer blockage and breakage.
Once you see this signs, get a qualified plumber to check your sewer line .This is done by CCTV. It helps to know whether the pipes are broken, and the exact location. Once it is proved, sewer relining is recommended.
This is done by inserting a patented epoxy lining in the broken pipe, then forcing it through by water or air pressure.once inside. Hot water is pumped and it takes the shape of the original pipe.
Sewer relining goes for very many years. It’s cost-effective, durable and environmentally friendly.
Article By: Rocket Rooter Florida