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Sewer Line Replacement in Seymour, IN

A home’s sewer line may not be the most glamorous part of its plumbing system, but it’s certainly one of the most essential components. The sewer line carries all the wastewater generated by flushing the toilet, taking showers, doing laundry, washing dishes, and other water-using activities away from the home and into the municipal sewer system. 

When something goes wrong with the sewer line, it can cause huge problems. The good news is, Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling is here to help. They’ve been providing sewer line replacement services to local homeowners for over five decades, and in that time, these industry leaders have seen it all. They know just how to resolve any sewer line issue, no matter how large or small.

Replacing a sewer line is a huge project. It’s certainly not one that should be undertaken by homeowners, their friends, or random contractors they’ve found online. Summers Plumbing’s expert technicians receive advanced training on how to resolve even complex plumbing problems like severe sewer line blockages, cracks, and tree root intrusions. They’ll go out of the way to do as little digging as possible during the replacement and will always treat homeowners and their families with the respect they deserve.

Most homeowners don’t pay much attention to their sewer lines, provided they’re working as intended. When things start to go wrong, though, it’s important to act fast. Keep an eye out for the following signs of trouble and call Summers Plumbing as soon as they arise.

Sewage has a very distinct and unpleasant odor. Most people compare it to the smell of rotten eggs. Whether residents have noticed this unpleasant smell coming from their drains or they’ve caught whiffs of it while walking around in the yard, there’s a good chance that the sewer line is damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced.

Serious sewer line blockages often cause wastewater to back up into the home’s plumbing pipes and fixtures. As this problem occurs, it often creates audible gurgling sounds. These sounds won’t necessarily come from the drain currently in use. They’re most common in ground-floor drains and pipes, but they almost always indicate a blockage or leak somewhere in the drainage system.

If the sewer line is severely clogged, it can cause toilets to overflow and wastewater to back up into tubs and sinks. Most homeowners don’t need to be told twice that it’s time to call for professional help when this starts to happen.

Sewer line leaks often occur underground beneath the lawn. Severe leaks can create pools of water over the sewer line. More minor leaks may just fertilize the lawn, leading to unusually lush patches of grass springing up around them.

Raw sewage attracts all kinds of household pests. It usually starts with an insect infestation. Those insects then attract rodents like rats and mice. Replacing the damaged sewer line usually gets rid of these household pests as a happy byproduct.

Sewer line replacements are serious projects. Summers Plumbing will always recommend repairs if they will resolve the problem effectively. Sometimes, though, there’s no way to avoid replacing a damaged sewer line.

Summers Plumbing’s sewer line replacement services start with a full drain camera inspection. A plumber will use the camera to locate the damage and determine its extent. He or she will then use this information to inform the decision about how to move forward.

If the sewer line is just clogged, a plumber can use a powerful auger or a high-powered water jet to resolve the issue without any digging. However, if the camera inspection turns up cracks or other signs of damage, it may be time to consider more drastic measures.

Relining and pipe bursting are two effective ways to deal with sewer line damage without digging up the yard. Pipe bursting involves widening the damaged pipes to allow for the insertion of a new sewer line. Relining involves inserting a resin-coated cylinder into the existing sewer line that hardens to form a permanent seal. In cases where replacing the pipe is the only option, Summers Plumbing will go out of the way to limit any impacts on customers’ daily lives.

The first step to dealing with any serious sewer line issue is always the same. Homeowners should call Summers Plumbing to schedule an inspection. After the inspection, they can expect a full report and comprehensive discussion about how to move forward with repairs or sewer line replacement.

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