Old sewers cost homeowners a lot of money. Blockages in old sewers can necessitate expensive sewer repairs, while cleanup costs can add to the bill. Many homeowners with sewer trouble spend thousands of dollars in a single year to repair and maintain their sewer line. For homeowners with newer, modern sewers, these problems do not typically occur. Homeowners who install a new sewer line can save money over time.
Sewer trouble can happen for many reasons. One of the most common reasons that sewer lines collapse is because of tree roots. Trees planted too close to the sewers can easily invade underground lines in search of water. During times of drought, even trees planted far from the sewers can become a threat, as trees will search far and wide for a water source.
Another reason that homeowners typically experience sewer trouble is because of debris that is flushed into the sewer via the home’s toilets, sinks and showers. Homeowners who likely flush grease, fats, oils, kitty litter, disposable wipes, tampons and feminine hygiene products into their sewer may eventually experience clogs.
These problems can be prevented through smart maintenance choices and with proper landscaping practices. Homeowners who run into trouble, however, may need to replace their sewer to avoid thousands of dollars in repair costs.
For many homeowners, replacing a sewer is a significant expense. In the long term, however, sewer replacement can save money by reducing household expenses, thus improving the value of the home.
For many homeowners, trenchless sewer replacement is the best way to repair a damaged sewer line. Compared to traditional sewer installation, trenchless sewers cause less disruption and take far less time to install. Because no trench is dug to reach the sewer, the landscaping is protected, and the costs to put the property back into its original condition are minimal.
If you’re a homeowner experiencing sewer problems, contact Terry’s Plumbing for repair or a quote for new sewer installation. We can help you determine the best course of action, and can help you decide whether or not a sewer replacement will help you save money in the long run.