We Repair Sewer Systems & Cleanouts in Austin
Sewer lines are the most important but least thought about part of your home plumbing system. Sewer issues disrupt your life and can cause expensive damage to your property, but they can also harm your family’s health. It’s important to call a licensed plumber as soon as you see signs of a sewer problem. Sewer repair can seem daunting because pipes are buried under your yard, driveway or landscaping. At Reliant Plumbing, we use camera inspections to pinpoint the issue and repair your sewer lines in the least invasive way.
Does Your Sewer System Need Repair?
The most common sign of a sewer in need of repair is a slow drain or repeated clogs in the same area of your home. Look out for gurgling noises in toilets and sinks, foul odors coming from drains, sewage backup or puddles in drains, water coming from a different source than the one you are currently using, and improperly flushing toilets. If you have one of these symptoms, you’ll need to start by having your sewer line cleaned. Then if your problem happens again, it’s time for a camera inspection to see what’s going on in your sewer line. You likely have an obstruction like roots, an improperly installed sewer system, or a break somewhere in your line.
Our Most Common Sewer Repair Questions
What usually causes damage to sewer lines?
Because much of your sewer system is located beneath your home and yard, pipes can be damaged when your ground shifts due to freezing or moisture. This causes pipes to bulge, crack, or collapse and pipe fittings to loosen. Additionally, when sewer systems are made of older materials like clay tile and thin wall PVC, they may break down over time and get smothered by roots. Sections of pipe damaged by roots may be repaired, but root damage throughout could mean a sewer replacement.
How do you repair a damaged sewer pipe?
First, our trained plumbers will use advanced plumbing technology to pinpoint the damaged area. Then, we’ll need to access the sewer pipe by tunneling or breaking a section of the slab. Although this sounds complicated, our plumbers are careful to limit the amount of disruption to your property. The plumber will replace the damaged section of pipe with a new pipe or fittings and close up the access point.
Can sewer problems be harmful to your health?
Sewer gas contains hydrogen sulfide, methane, ammonia, and carbon dioxide. Prolonged low or high levels of exposure to sewer gas can cause headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, poor concentration, sinus infections, pneumonia and more. Fortunately, you will usually smell a sewer odor when gasses are seeping into your home. This is why it’s so important to call a licensed plumber as soon as you notice the above signs of a sewer problem.
Schedule Your Service
Our plumbing experts are available to take care of your repair today. They’ll evaluate your problem, provide a solution & upfront price, and then get to work!