Six Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Home’s Sewer Line

  • William Demirdonder
  • December 26, 2020
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The pipes in your home’s sewer line are durable, but they won’t last forever. Unfortunately, replacing the sewer line is something most homeowners will have to face at some point. So, if you’ve noticed any of these six signs around your home, it’s best to call our friendly team today so we can book an inspection and determine whether your sewer line needs replacing.

Six Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Home’s Sewer Line

Did You Know, 74% Of Property Owners Consistently Have Their Blocked Drains Cleared Over And Over Again?

#1 Old Age

Think about the age of your home – was it built 20+ years ago? In that time do you know whether the sewer line has been replaced? Sewer lines and pipes tend to become more fragile over time and fail more frequently.

#2 Consistent Blockages

If your home is facing consistent blockages in toilets, sinks and drains it could be a sign of a failing sewer line. For more information on what not to push down the sink, click here. 

#3 Strange Sounds And Smells

Bubbling, gurgling, and burping sound coming from the toilet and pipes is a sign of a clog in your sewer line. Similarly, if you start to smell something iffy – it could indicate a clog and needs to be investigated.

#4 Soil Changes

Have you noticed a change in your garden soil, maybe a specific spot that is damp and muddy? Or raised soil? This could be a crack in your sewer line feeding excess water to that area and needs an expert eye to check it out.

#5 Water Fixture Clogs

If you’ve noticed water backing up in the sinks, drains, showers, and toilets (or maybe it’s happening in one specific area) and taking a long time to drain? This could be a sign of a mainline clog.

#6 Unusually High-Water Bills

An unusually high water bill could indicate a crack in the sewer line and your system working overtime to pump more water through it. Either way, a CCTV inspection will show any breakdown of underground pipes and you’ll know what you’re dealing with. A professional, local plumber should be on speed dial if your home is experiencing any of these signs.

What Causes Consistently Blocked Drains

Say you have a blocked drain, and a plumber comes to clear the drain, taking away any debris, and possibly cutting away some pesky tree roots. Unless your plumber has carried out a thorough search, extraction of ALL the tree roots and replacement of any cracked or broken pipes, you’ll be seeing that plumber again.

 In fact, over the next 10 years, you’ll probably pay that plumber thousands of dollars to keep returning to your property for the same issue.

What you may see is that your plumber’s visits are more frequent (because when you ‘trim’ a tree, what happens? It grows back thicker and faster. Plus, once a tree has developed an extensive root system wrapped around a very healthy food source (the water and waste flowing through your pipes) it’s very difficult to completely eradicate it with conventional methods.  This is where Pipe Relining comes in, and one of the reasons why it’s become so popular.

After Doing The Maths, This Is Why The Smarter 56% Of Property Owners Are Biting The Bullet And Selecting The Permanent Solution Which Is Pipe Relining In Sydney.

When’s The Right Time To Complete Pipe Relining?

1. If the pipes that need to be replaced lie below a concrete slab.

2. If the pipes are below a building.

3. If the pipes are below a heritage tree.

4. If the pipes are extremely deep and would be a difficult or risky dig up.

5. If the pipes are below a beautiful, landscaped garden that the client does not want to destroy or damage.

6. If the pipes are below a pool or pond.

7. If the pipes are below the street or driveway.

 What Are The Advantages Of Pipe Relining?

1. No Digging Or Excavation Required.

2. Faster And More Affordable Than Open Construction.

3. 4 X Stronger Than A Standard PVC Pipe.

4. Our Piping Has A 50 Year Life Expectancy.

5. Works For Sewer Pipe Repair As Well As Storm water, Earthenware, Copper Asbestos, PVC And Cast-Iron Pipes.

6. Guaranteed For 35 Years.

7. Keeps Out All Tree Roots.

8. Reduced Impact On The Environment

How Long Does Pipe Relining Last?

In the pipe relining industry, this is one of the most miss informed and confusing points for the average consumer searching for pipe relining solutions. Every plumber online is advertising for different levels of warranty some may be as little as 15 years and most recently we have seen some companies offering 5o years +.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, no plumber can advertise more than the product’s warranty itself which for our Brawoliner® product is 35 years.  If you see anything more than 35 +years warranty they are simply trying to get your attention and cannot actually provide warranty for a product that hasn’t been around that long and tested for anything longer- plus do you really think that plumber is going to be around when he’s 80 something to warrant his work – didn’t think so.

Are Small Leaks In My Pipes Really A Big Deal?

The problem with small leaks in pipes is that they provide a perfect place for pesky tree roots to infiltrate your system. Roots become attracted to pre-existing leaks in pipes due to the nutrient-rich water source that passes through them. Once inside, the roots thrive and grow exponentially, often causing much more damage than the existing leak. This is when you definitely need a professional, local plumber – preferably one that is a relining specialist (like us, at Proximity Plumbing).

When’s The Right Time To Complete Pipe Relining?

In a perfect world, the right time to complete pipe relining is as soon as you realise there’s a problem. We don’t want our customers to end up with a huge headache because minor plumbing issues get out of control. This is why we encourage our customers to call us as soon as they notice a problem.

This may be a blocked drain, tree roots growing into the pipework or a burst pipe that’s caused flooding damage. As long as we know about the issue, we can complete an inspection and quote to advise you on the right choice for your property.

 It’s important to note that once pipes have collapsed, they are no longer suitable to be relined. Then pipe replacement becomes your only option. So, act quickly.

Why Does Proximity Plumbing Recommend Pipe Relining?

When we reline your pipes, we completely seal the pipe, so there are no leaks, no roots, no problem. But the real kicker is the materials that we use; epoxy liner is considerably stronger than the commonly used PVC pipes and due to it being seamless, there are no opportunities for roots to exploit weaknesses such as joins and seals. Meaning your new relined plumbing is unlikely to cause you any problems for a good-long-while.

Why Choose Proximity Plumbing For Pipe Relining?

Proximity Plumbing has a proven track record of growth and success through word of mouth and quality of service. We proudly boast over 250 5 star reviews on Google!

We are a family-run, Eastern Suburbs business – and we’re true locals, we live, breath and love the east. So, we know eastern suburbs pipework like no other company.

Above anything else, we value world-class customer service, and we aim to serve our local community whilst improving the standards and reputation of our industry.

Read More About Pipe Relining Here.

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