4 Things Traditional Sewer Repair Contractors Don’t Want You To Know
August 21, 2015
With around 78% of Angie’s List users surveyed saying that they hadn’t head of “no dig” sewer technology, it’s no surprise that trenchless sewer repair and replacement. Trenchless sewer technology is the way of the future … a method of repairing or replacing damaged sewer lines without potentially devastating damage to your yard. It can save you a lot of time and money; so before you sign that contract with a traditional sewer repair company, make sure you know the facts and your options.
1. Cured In Pipe Placement Is One Way To Save Your Yard
Cured in pipe placement is one method of trenchless sewer line repair. Otherwise known as CIPP, cured in pipe placement is jointless and seamless, placing a pipe within an existing pipe to repair all manners of damage. It can be used not only in sewer pipes, but water pipes, gas pipes, and chemical pipelines. The great thing about CIPP is that once it’s finished, you can barely tell that anything has been done on a visual level. And if you’re worried about it being “too new” to be reliable, don’t … trenchless methods have been used in home repair for 15 years now.
2. Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Can Save You Money
It’s true that trenchless sewer repair and replacement options can cost up to 30% or 50% more than traditional options. However, in the long run they actually end up costing less! This is because of the damage done to your property with old … fashioned tactics. This requires restorative work, whereas trenchless methods eliminate those problems. That’s why 73% of those surveyed said they’d pay more for sewer pipe replacement if it could prevent the damage done with traditional methods.
3. Sewer Line Replacements Are Inevitable
While you may wish to put things like sewer line replacements off for as long as possible, they do have to happen. In fact, if your sewer line is over 40 years old, it’s quite probable that it needs replacing now. If you’re forced to make these tough decisions, options like CIPP take some of the weight off your shoulders … because at least you know that damage is one less thing to worry about.
4. Sewer Inspections Are Made Easier
Even if you don’t think anything is wrong with your sewer, that isn’t necessarily the case. You should always still fully … informed. But most sewer inspections are just as damaging to your property as sewer replacements or repairs. A sewer camera can help with that. An integral part of trenchless sewer technology, sewer cameras let professionals know what needs to be repaired without extensive damage.
When it comes to repairing or replacing your sewer, the choice is yours. But you should always know that you have plenty of options at your disposal … and you should know that not all of them have to hurt!