What to Remember When Replacing your Trenchless Sewer Line

Plumber assembling sewage pipes

A trenchless sewer line seems to be the new “in thing” when it comes to replacing a damaged drain system. This is because you would not need to dig up lines, which can cause a great amount of damage to your landscape.

All Hours Plumbing and Drain Cleaning shares some tips that you should follow when replacing your sewer line with a trenchless one. If you usually don’t go for DIY home repairs and replacements, it’s recommended that you hire a professional to do it instead.

Know Your Local Codes

Sure, you won’t be digging up lines and such, but you still need to check the codes with your local authorities. There may be some changes in the building codes regarding the sewage system and you would not want to disobey these rules. Always call your local government first and make sure you won’t be causing any problems to other people, especially your neighbors.

Be Wary of Tree Roots

Tree roots can always be a problem for drainage systems. These roots can also break through your trenchless sewer lining, so be sure to cut off any roots that are standing in the way. If the tree or the roots are connected to your neighbor’s, then talk to them about it first and ask if you can cut the roots to make sure they would be fine with it.

Keep the Drains Unclogged

Before installing the trenchless sewer line, make sure you have unclogged the drains. Get some drain cleaner or septic tank cleaner and pour that down the drain. Do this a few weeks before using and installing your trenchless sewer line to make sure the pipes are clean.

If you are not familiar with the process, it’s best to hire a professional to do the job for you. This way, you can be sure that they will install the trenchless sewer line properly and safely.