We talk to a lot of homeowners who don’t think about their sewer lines until there is a problem. We don’t blame you! After all, you don’t have to look at your sewer pipes every day so why think about them?
We, however, think about sewer lines quite a bit. If you need sewer line repair or you’re thinking about sewer line replacement, contact us right away. We’ll come out, assess your needs, then let you know what we recommend. Here are some factors that influence whether we recommend sewer line replacement.
Factors Affecting Sewer Lifespan
There are many things that can cause you to require a sewer line replacement. These factors include:
The material your pipes are made of
How well your original sewer line was installed and/or the sewer code at the time of installation
Nearby construction, either on your home or the ones nearby
Tree and large shrub roots that may infiltrate your sewer line
Soil conditions that may increase corrosion rates
How Long Should My Sewer Last?
Everyone will need sewer line replacement at some point, but the timing of that often depends on the material that makes up your pipes.
Clay pipes will last 50-60 years
Iron pipes can last 75-100 years
Copper pipes should last at least 50 years
Steel pipes last 40-70 years
PVC pipes can last indefinitely. They haven’t been used long enough for plumbers to calculate a lifespan.
How Can I Tell if I Need Sewer Help?
While some homeowners choose to sewer line replacement when their pipes hit the end of their lifespan, others wait until there are sewer problems. Here’s what to look for. These issues may not require a full sewer line replacement. Sometimes, sewer line repair or other sewer line
services can help instead. No matter what, though, these issues indicate the need for professional sewer line help.
Smelling sewage in your home
Sewage backups in your home
Frequent clogged drains
Multiple drains clogging at once
Weird water patterns, like backups in your bathtub every time your washer drains
Wet spots in your yard
Overgrown places in your yard or shrubs
Contact us at Rowell’s Services whenever you suspect that you need sewer line replacement or repair. We’ll get to you ASAP, assess your system, then let you know what needs to be done to get things working again. Before long, your sewer will be working perfectly once again!
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