Trenchless Sewer Repair

It was not easy to repair or replace a burst sewer pipe in residential or commercial places before the introduction of trenchless sewers because it involved a lot of digging. It was costly because it required a lot of time and labor to make the whole repair a success. However, with trenchless sewer system, you only need to dig two access holes to complete a whole trenchless sewer repair. Therefore, you don’t have to dig up your yard or tear up your driveway if you’ve installed a trenchless sewer system. Since you cannot get trenchless sewer repair services from all plumbing companies, it is advisable to inquire first before hiring.

Trenchless sewer technology is the latest innovation which is involved in installation, renewal and rehabilitation underground sewers in homes and other places. In fact, trenchless sewer repair has numerous benefits when compared to the old sewer piping system and it is highly recommended. The following are benefits of using trenchless sewer repair:

Less expensive

Although plumbing companies charge differently, getting a trenchless is cheap because you don’t need to dig trenches and clean up later after the repair. Also, you don’t need to rent a hotel or a guest room to give room to the plumbers to repair your sewers because it will only take a short period of time to completion. However, you need to do a thorough research before hiring a plumbing company to avoid being overcharged. With the current technology, most plumbing companies have websites and social media accounts where you can get necessary information e.g. location, contacts, services offered and their rates. You need to take compare different rates, negotiate and finally settle on the most affordable cost depending on your budget.

Clean

Since the repair does not involve a lot of digging, the whole process is neat with less or no litter on your yard. With minimized digging, the contents carried by the sewer pipes do not have to be brought to the surface during the repair. This makes trenchless sewer repair hygienic and cleaner than the old piping system.

It’s quick

A traditional sewer repair usually takes days due to intensive labour needed to dig and bury the pipes after the repair. In severe cases where sewerage contents are brought to the ground, you may have to move to a hotel or a friend’s house awaiting the repair to be completed since it can take days or even weeks.

High Quality

With the use of modern technology, your yard, drive way and side walk won’t be destroyed through digging. In addition, you won’t have to worry about cable or gas lines being destroyed during the repair because the plumbers won’t dig out your yard.

With all these benefits, it is inarguable that trenchless repair is the best option to most homeowners. To repair a trenchless sewer system, either of the two methods can be used:

  • Pipe relining – where a fiber glass lining is placed inside the sewer pipes that were damaged and are being repaired
  • Pulling a new sewer line through an old damaged pipe for replacement

 

5 Things A Good Plumber Must Have

If you are living in an old house, the occurrence of plumbing problems will be common. The problem can be as simple a block drain or something as complicated as requiring a new laundry room. If you are a hand on homeowner, then you can fix the simple problems like blocked drains, but the complex problems will require the service of a professional plumber.

For those complex problems, the following are things that need consideration before hiring a plumber to fix them.

Cost

A major consideration when repairing your home is price, the different in cost from one plumber to another can be huge. Do you hire a plumber sole on price consideration? A low priced quote may be as a result of the low quality of work to be done by the plumber; your target is the hire the best plumber for the best price. When searching for a plumber to hire, go for those that offer free estimates. If the work to be done is not an emergency, it is ideal that you get as much quote as possible to enable you to compare price.

Experience

When hiring a plumber do not hire one that just recently just got licensed or worse still a plumber that is not yet licensed. One of the greatest assets a plumber can have is experience, the more experience a plumber has, the more adept he will be to handling any surprise when fixing the problem. An experience may charge higher but you are sure that the quality will be better and the job will be completed faster.

Guarantees

What type of warranty is the plumber offering for the work done? Is there a written agreement guaranteeing the work for a period? For example, 1 week, 30 days, 90 days e.t.c. If there is no written guarantee for work done then if a problem comes up from the work the plumber will not be liable.

References

References are a critical part of the decision to hire a plumber. If the plumber was not recommended to you by someone you know or you already know them before, a reference is critical. The reference will be able to tell you a lot about the plumber. For example, the quality of his work, timeframe typically used to complete a job and the level of honesty. If the plumber cannot provide a credible reference that you can contact, then you need to keep searching for a plumber.

License

Before you hire any plumber to work in your house, the plumber must not only be licensed but insured. If you are undertaking a major plumbing job, a city permit is required apart from the plumber’s license. The plumber should be able to show you their license number, and in most cases, the number is displayed on their van or in an advert to confirm the legitimacy of the plumber.

It will reassure that you are cover in case anything goes wrong if the plumber is licensed and insured. If there is a problem as a result of an unrelated problem to what you hired the plumber for, the insurer will protect you.

A trustworthy business will offer emergency service if there is a problem that arises as a result of their work.

There are other qualities that you may consider when hiring a plumber; you can look at the plumber personality e.g. how friendly the plumber is, the plumber community service and how religious is the plumber? However, the listed five considerations are the most important. The need for plumbing work is part of being a homeowner that is why you need a plumber that is professional and can get the job done fast and accurately.