Sewer Line Repair Houston
Southern Plumbing is Houston’s leading expert in sewer line repair
Southern Plumbing is consistently ranked as the number one sewer line repair service in Houston. As specialists in sewer line replacement, our main focus is to ensure you receive the greatest quality service at an affordable fair market price. Our knowledgeable staff are the leading experts for sewer line repair in the Houston area. Do not just take our word for it, please listen to our owner in the following videos as he explains the complexities of sewer line replacement. His honesty, knowledgeable leadership and expertise in sewer line repair has made us the most prominent full service plumbing company in Houston.
How to replace a sewer line
Learn Southern Plumbing’s process to sewer line replacement
When replacing a sewer line the first step is to excavate the soil. Carefully separating the grass and the dirt, placing each on the opposite sides of the hole. We then remove the damaged and or old pipe and replace it with the new pipe. If we are within city limits a city inspection must be performed. We then fill the hole and compact the dirt, taking caution to replace the grass as we found it. However, the location of the pipe is relevant to the process. Not all pipes are as easily accessible. If it is under a sidewalk, sometimes we can go underneath rather than having to break up the concrete. A typical replacement starts at a minimum of $1800 and is a 2-3 day job. Job costs and duration can be higher for various reasons, for example having to replace a 300 foot piece of pipe.
What is trenchless sewer replacement?
Discover what happens when sewer line replacement is performed
When it comes to trenchless sewer replacement, the experts at Southern Plumbing have the knowledge and expertise to handle the job. The complexity of taking new pipe and pushing it through existing pipe is a process that should only be handled by the best plumbing experts.
What are the most common reasons for sewer line replacement?
Explore the common causes creating sewer line problems
There are several common occurrences that cause sewer line issues. Tree root stoppage from root growth is the number one problem. Most often these roots can be snaked out, but in some instances the system has to be replaced. Pouring hot grease down the drain is another pesky offender, once the grease cools it clumps causing a line blockage. Feminine products are not meant to be flushed. When they are, they expand in the system requiring a call for repair. Flushable wet wipes are actually not good for the integrity of your lines. They do not dissolve like toilet paper and actually block the flow of your pipes. Sometimes the lines develop what is called a belly from the ground shifting so frequently. When you have had to snake the line multiple times, it is a good indication that the line has a belly, a dip in the middle, which is creating a blockage. In the event of a belly, the line will need to be replaced.
Who pays for sewer line replacement costs?
Hear how to identify who covers the cost for sewer line replacement
When it comes to sewer lines, the party who is responsible for the expense varies. It could be the homeowner, the home warranty or the homeowner’s insurance. It is all going to depend on your policy or policies. History has shown that sometimes the insurance will pay for just the excavation or they will be financially responsible for the pipe or repair itself, but never both. You are going to come out of pocket for some of the expense. Your deductible is also going to be a deciding factor as well, so when faced with sewer issues it is best to call the plumber and get the issue repaired immediately.