Using Open Cut or Trench Sewer Line Repair Methods

It is a known fact that exposure to the organisms and germs in sewage can pose serious risks to your health and impact the environment. This is why when your sewer pipe system breaks in Tampa, The Pampering Plumber highly recommends repairing the sewer line as quickly as possible because raw sewage that is not cleaned up promptly can lead to a build-up of many harmful microorganisms.

Choosing a Sewer Line Repair Method

Traditionally, to fix a damaged sewer line, plumbers have used the open cut or trench method of repair. While there are other methods to repair a damaged sewer line, none have had the same staying power as the traditional approach. Plus, with the new technology available, plumbers in Tampa can snake a camera through your plumbing prior to digging and find out exactly where the issue originates from to minimize the disturbance of your house and property.

Excavation May be the Only Effective Solution

Depending on the severity of the sewer line damage, and where it is located, excavation (or trench)  repair could be the only effective option. For example, if your sewer lines are completely collapsed then you have to hire a licensed plumber to excavate, remove and replace that part of the sewer line.

Also, if a pipe has a severe break with jagged pieces, extensive erosion, compression or severe offsets, then the most efficient and safest option is excavation. That way, the plumber can ensure the durability of the repair by ensuring there are no components left behind that may cause a break down the road.

Cost Variation

The cost of Tampa sewer line repair varies based on factors above and below ground. Depending on the location and extent of damage, labor costs for newer techniques can cost up to 50 percent more than digging a trench, even if it’s for the same pipe length. On top of that, the PVC pipe installed in an open cut repair can offer a lifetime guarantee against root damage, while other repair methods only guarantee durability for a certain number of years.

So, if you are experiencing problems with your sewer line and need advice from an expert plumbing company in Tampa don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our courteous, knowledgeable technicians.