Over time, your sewer line will start to experience problems that need professional attention. Maccarone Plumbing is ready to help commercial property owners repair damaged sewer lines using the latest methods, including trenchless sewer repair. We serve customers throughout Long Island and Five Boroughs.
What is Trenchless Sewer Repair?
Trenchless sewer repair is the more cost effective alternative to digging up your property to fix a sewer line problem. The trenchless method involves drilling a hole at each end of the pipeline and threading a steel cable through the old sewer line. This process breaks up the old pieces and drives them into the surrounding dirt. After the repair is complete, the new pipeline is inspected and the holes filled in.
What Causes Sewer Line Problems?
Blockages are common problems affecting sewer lines and are often caused by tree roots that grow into the line. Severe blockages can cause your drains and toilets to overflow.
Another issue that leads to blockage is grease. This is especially troublesome if you are in a restaurant, hotel, hospital, or other facility whose kitchen is a prominent part of daily operations. A grease blockage is found in waste lines and is born from the kitchen sink, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. However, grease isn’t the only thing that can travel through the kitchen to cause blockages. It’s important to be mindful of what you allow into your drains on a daily basis. This may be difficult to control in a mall or other high occupancy area, which is why we recommend regular drain and sewer line cleaning.
Aside from blocked pipes, broken and collapsed sewer lines, as well as malfunctioning valves, can also create problems in your plumbing system. These issues often go undetected until you start to notice larger problems, such as an overflowing line.
What are Signs Your Sewer Line Needs Repair?
Recurring blockages are a major sign that you need to have your sewer line looked at. If you are constantly experiencing blockages within your line, there may be an underlying issue. The sewer line specialists at Maccarone Plumbing will inspect your system for any damage and have the problem repaired as efficiently as possible.
Other trouble signs include puddles where your sewer pipe meets the city system; this often indicates a damaged pipe. Soft spots near your sewer line may be caused by a break in your pipes. You will often notice this by the smell of sewage outside your property.
Lastly, if you notice a decrease in water level after you flush the toilet, you have a blocked pipe that needs to be repaired.
How Can You Avoid Sewer Line Problems?
Future sewer line issues are not completely avoidable, but you can take preventative measures. We recommend performing regular cleanings. The clean out for your sewer line is a tube that allows you and authorized personnel to clear out blockages in your line.
It’s also important to know where your sewer line is located in order to avoid planting trees in areas where invasive roots can enter your pipes.
Call us today at (516) 671-3232 for cost effective sewer line solutions, including the non-invasive trenchless repair method!