The sewer line on your property does its work quietly out of sight: removing waste from your residential plumbing system and taking it out to the main municipal sewer system. It usually does this without any serious problems, but occasionally breaks, leaks, and clogs will interfere with its operation. You need to pay attention to unexplained backups in sinks and toilets, noxious leaks in your yard, and varying water levels in toilets to warn you about possible sewer line repair needs.
However, there are times when the sewer line will need complete replacement. When this happens, make sure to call on Resolve Rooter to handle the job: it’s a large task, and it needs to be done correctly to make sure you’ll not only have a working sewer line, but one that will keep working for you for years to come. Our technicians are experts in sewer line replacement in Burlington, NJ.
Here are the main reasons sewer lines will need replacement:
Tree root infiltration
Perhaps the No. 1 reason for broken sewer lines is growth from tree roots. Roots grow along the path of least resistance toward the nearest supply of water—which is often a sewer pipe. Roots will grow into pipes and spread into them to create blockage, or the pressure will cause the pipes to crack apart.
Sewer pipes in older homes are usually made of clay or steel, while today most homes have ABS pipes. Clay and steel are more susceptible to breaking over time. If you live in an older house, pay particular attention to signs of plumbing issues that breaks in older pipes can cause. It is probably a good idea to have outdated pipes replaced during repair services before they can cause serious trouble.
We don’t have much to worry about from earthquakes in New Jersey… but there are other natural disasters that can lead to broken or irreparably clogged pipes. Landslides and flooding can cause shifting and settling of the earth that is significant enough to break sewer lines or flood them with dirt. This is an even greater concern with older pipes.
A sewer line that can no longer do its job needs to get replaced as soon as possible before flooding occurs in your home’s basement and foundation. You can’t live without a working sewer line, so get the Resolve Rooter plumber experts on the job. We offer flat-rate pricing, so you’ll know the price before we get to work doing your Burlington, NJ sewer line replacement.