Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement in Allentown, PA by Tim Beil Plumbing
The sewer line that runs from your home out to the municipal sewer system (or to a septic tank if you use one) should endure for many years without suffering from damage. However, there is no guarantee that you won’t need to replace it at some point, especially if you live in an older home that has a cast iron or galvanized steel sewer line, both of which are prone to corrosion over time. Tree root infiltration and ground shifting can also cause pipes to break, sometimes making replacement a necessity.
If even thinking about sewer line replacement makes you immediately imagine a massive digging project across your property that lasts for days on end, we’re here to reassure you. Excavating a trench the length of the sewer line is not the only way to handle replacement duties. Tim Beil Plumbing offers trenchless technology that will take care of the job in a few hours and leave your lawn, garden and other areas around your house virtually untouched. Not every plumbing service can deliver this service, so make sure that you call us first when you suspect it’s time to replace your sewer line.
The experienced plumbers at Tim Beil Plumbing provide trenchless sewer line replacement in Allentown, PA and the surrounding areas.
How Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement Works
Trenchless technology has been around for many decades. It was first developed in mining as a horizontal boring technique, and then became an important part of civil engineering that allowed power and water lines to be placed under streets without tearing up the surface area. Now the technology is available for homes as an alternative to using large digging equipment.
The way it works is that plumbers place a pipe liner through the damaged sewer line. The liner slides into the sewer pipe through the spot in the house where the sewer line exits the indoor plumbing. To pull the liner all the way through, the plumbers dig a small hole outside at the spot where the sewer pipe crosses under the property line. A hydraulic device is attached to this opposite end of the pipe and draws the liner into place. Next, an object called a pipe burster is dragged on a chain through the liner. The burster expands the liner, causing it to shatter the older pipe and replace it as the new sewer pipeline.
The clean–up process is fast: the plumbers only need to re–fill and landscape the single outside hole, and then reattach the indoor plumbing. The entire service should only take up a few hours, and you will hardly have any evidence that the plumbers were there in the first place.
Call Us When You Need Sewer Line Replacement
With today’s level of technology, you don’t need to go through an ordeal of having machines shred apart your lawn to replace an old sewer line. Sure, there are still plumbers who use these outdated techniques for the job, but why go through that when you can call Tim Beil Plumbing and arrange for trenchless sewer line replacement? We are here to see that you receive the best sewer and drain services possible.