Boulder Trenchless Sewer Repair
Relief Home Services has been offering trenchless sewer repair in Boulder, CO, for years. We are a fully licensed and insured plumbing provider, with a team full of technicians who are prepared to provide you with the plumbing repairs you need. If your sewer line is blocked by tree roots or you have portions of bellied or collapsed pipe, then our plumbing contractors can pinpoint the problem and correct it ASAP. Call Relief Home Services today for trenchless sewer repair in Boulder and the surrounding area.
Signs That You Need Sewer Line Replacement
Are you starting to think that you might need sewer line repair or replacement? Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the following signs and symptoms of a failing sewer line:
- Frequent drain clogs
- Awful smells coming from the drain
- Standing water
- Slow-draining shower, sink, or tub
- Drain clogs in multiple areas of the home
- Gurgling sink or shower drains
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Techniques
What are the trenchless sewer line repair techniques that we use? There are several options, and the one we opt for depends upon the current situation of your sewer line. Here’s a brief overview of the process behind each method.
Pipe relining is a perfect method if your pipes have a series of smaller cracks, but no major collapsed or bellied sections. First, a liner is fed along the length of the damaged sewer line. Once in place, the liner is filled with epoxy resin, and the liner is inflated using a hydraulic system. High pressure steam expands the liner to fit the width of the pipe, allowing the epoxy resin to form the shape of the pipe as it dries. The result is a pipe within a pipe, free of cracks or errors. This entire process can be performed through a single hole, so it is minimally invasive, and it leaves you with a pipe that lasts for 50 years or more. This makes for a truly cost-effective repair option.
The other method of trenchless sewer repair that we use is called pipe bursting. This method is used for more extreme cases where the older existing pipe cannot be salvaged at all. In this method, a new section of pipe is dragged along behind a bursting head, which breaks up the old pipe as it moves forward and puts the new pipe in its place. This process can be completed in a single day, making it a better alternative to traditional trenched sewer line replacement.
Benefits of Trenchless
There’s a reason (or two) why Relief Home Services chooses to offer trenchless sewer line repair in Boulder, CO, as opposed to the traditional method. Whenever a customer asks us about the pros and cons of trenchless sewer repair, here’s what we tell them:
1. It’s minimally invasive.
Traditional sewer line repair requires a lot of excavation. First, a trench is dug along the length of the existing sewer line – this includes sidewalks and streets. Your entire lawn has to be torn up in order to get at the sewer line. That’s not the case with trenchless sewer repair. Instead, a single hole is dug at the start of the portion of pipe to be repaired or replaced. And that’s it.
2. It’s efficient.
Trenchless sewer replacement and repair methods take just hours to complete – usually no more than a day. Traditional repair methods take multiple days, and sometimes up to a whole week.
3. It’s effective.
Trenchless sewer line repair works, even for more extreme cases of pipe degradation caused by tree roots, bellies, or other problems.
4. It’s long-lasting.
The resulting new pipe after a relining or bursting can last for half a decade if not more, so there’s a good chance that you won’t have to worry about relining your pipe again in your lifetime.
5. It’s cost-effective.
Trenchless sewer line repair is worth every penny, and the assurance you get that your sewer line is working properly definitely justifies the initial cost of the repairs.
Our Service Area
Relief Home Services offers trenchless sewer line repair in Boulder and the surrounding areas. Check out our list of frequently visited locations:
- Fort Collins
- And more