Sewer Repair – What Do You Need to Know?

Often you don’t find out there is a problem with your sewer line until you need a sewer repair! Most homeowners aren’t prepared for sewer problems or sewer repairs, and will have many questions:

  • How do I know if I really need the repair?
  • Who should I call to evaluate my line?
  • How do I find a good contractor?

It happens. Older homes that have not had a sewer replacement will usually have old clay sewer lines.  Over time the clay lines will break or get small cracks. Once there is a crack, tree roots will find their way into the sewer line as a water source.  As the tree roots grow, cracks become larger and lines will usually clog.  If your sewer line is clogged, typically a call is made to rooter the line and clear it.  Be sure to call a reputable company to clean or scope your line.

If your sewer line is clogged:

  • Call a reputable plumbing or rooter company. Check references.
  • Ask what they charge and what you will get for that cost.
  • Will they only clean the line or will they also scope it?
  • If they find a problem will they provide a sewer scope DVD and mark where the problem is?

If a sewer repair is recommended, call Colorado Pipe & Plumbing to get a repair quote.

Colorado Pipe & Plumbing will review your DVD and provide a second opinion on what repairs we would recommend.  We are the contractor that does the excavation and repair, so come straight to the source and get a quote from us.

As a rule of thumb, if you have an older clay line with more than one problem requiring a repair, it is usually more cost effective to replace the whole line.  We will go over all of your options with you.

Call us today to recommend a sewer scope company, to give you a free estimate on a sewer repair or to give you a second opinion on if your sewer line needs a repair, replacement or maintenance.

Colorado Pipe & Plumbing also does trenchless pipe repair.


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