When planning and gathering all the information you need before excavating is very crucial. The only part of the whole process you can control is who you hire. Making sure you know exactly what will be done is important. Don’t get left in the blind side when your hiring a company to dig and repair a portion of your sewer line. Understand though that more work may need to be done after the first cracked/broken tile is repaired.
These are some reasons you may want to repair a section of your main sewer line system.
1. Two (2) different knowledgeable technicians have spent adequate time cleaning and trying to open your sewer system
2. A camera device went down your sewer line and the picture proved that your sewer line needs repair in that area. Remember just cause a camera shows a cracked tile, this doesn’t mean you have to dig now. Sometimes you should gather 2 different opinions.
3. Your sewer line is holding water and is gradually dipping back towards the inside of your home. Low spots in sewer lines can cause back-ups more often then your think. Following water to the street is very important.
Most plumbing companies that excavate will give you a price for a certain amount of hours and men. After that quote they will charge by the hour. Make sure you know the up front hourly cost before they start. Do your own Due-diligence.
Most sewer lines these days are old but can still last fine with proper drain cleaning once a year from a professional drain technician. Cleaning your sewer line each and every year can make your sewer line last longer. Camera your line every couple years and see the condition of your line. Just cause a company tells you to excavate your sewer line THAT doesn’t at all mean you have to.
Hire a company that’s trustworthy and willing to talk you though the process instead of a rushy plumbing company that just wants your money.
Hire Ken’s Sewer Service to handle all your drain cleaning, plumbing and excavation needs.
Looking forward to handling your next drain issue.