Sewer lines are meant to last quite a long time. In fact, under the right circumstances, sewer lines can last close to 100 years. Sooner or later, though, they have to be replaced. Whether through bad luck or the wear and tear brought on by time, you’ll have to replace your sewer line at some point. Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Building Performance offers a full range of sewer line replacement services throughout Fresno, CA. If you need to have your sewer line replaced, call today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that your old sewer line is replaced with one fit to last a century.
Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Building Performance offers comprehensive sewer line replacement services throughout Fresno, CA.
Hard-to-Spot Signs that Sewer Line Replacement is Necessary
As mentioned above, sewer lines are quite capable of simply wearing out due to old age. Far more likely, though, is that some sort of problem will cut your sewer line’s lifespan short. There are all sorts of issues that can do this. For example:
- Corrosion: Formaldehyde and chlorine particles in the soil degrade and eat through the copper that makes up the sewer line. Pitted and formicary corrosion weaken the sewer line, making it far more likely for leaks and ruptures to occur. Individual leaks in the pipe can be patched, but eventually the damage can become too extensive to be worth repairing.
- Tree Roots: Tree roots extend far beyond the visible part of the tree, searching for new sources of water. If you have any trees on your property, it is possible that a tree root will eventually find its way into your sewer line. Once there, it will begin to spread out and eventually block the line. This will cause more frequent backups, and generally impede the operation of the line. If the root system is too extensive, the sewer line may need to be replaced.
More Common Signs That You Need to Replace Your Sewer Line
There are a variety of different symptoms that may signify that your sewer line needs to be replaced. We don’t have the space to cover them all here, but we can cover a few.
- Frequent Backups: If you have clogs constantly forming in your drains, especially if the problem appears to be house-wide, you likely have a blockage somewhere in your sewer line. This blockage may not be severe enough to require sewer line replacement, but you won’t know until you have it inspected.
- Foul Pools: When a sewer line ruptures, it begins to release sewage into the surrounding soil. That sewer water eventually bubbles up to the surface and forms foul-smelling pools. If you have pools of foul-smelling water appearing for no apparent reason on your lawn, it is a pretty big sign that you have a serious sewer line rupture. You should call for professional help as soon as you notice this problem, as that much sewage can quickly contaminate a wide area.
If you’d like to know more or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today. Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Building Performance offers sewer line replacement services throughout Fresno, CA.