Trenchless sewer repair is an advanced, less disruptive plumbing strategy that eliminates the need to ruin your home’s yard. Before trenchless sewer repair and replacement, digging huge trenches in your yard was necessary to save your home’s plumbing; however, at Acadian Plumbing in New Orleans, we use modern plumbing techniques that will salvage your yard. Give us a call today to see how we can assist in any of your plumbing needs!

Trenchless sewer repair techniques allow plumbing experts to avoid digging large trenches when replacing a client’s sewer line. Though some digging is still required, it’s at a minimal level, and it ultimately saves the client money in the long-run because the cost of fixing landscapes can quickly add up. Here are a few of the basic things you need to know about the general trenchless sewer repair process:

Who does Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Plumbing companies with advanced equipment and correctly trained experts can perform any sort of trenchless sewer line repair or replacement. Not just any plumber can handle this type of repair, though, as it’s a very specialized skill requiring extensive hands-on and textbook training. Make sure your plumbing company’s workers are trained in this type of technique, or you might be risking the safety and appearance of your home’s landscaping. Our experts at Acadian Plumbing can help with commercial and residential pipe inspections, and find the source of any of your plumbing problems.

How Our Pipe Inspections Work

Our pipe inspections are done using video tools, as this form of inspection is a non-destructive form of testing that is inexpensive. The video inspection tool is valuable for analyzing and diagnosing a home or building’s plumbing system. At Acadian Plumbing, we use a custom-made, high-resolution plumbing camera, which can identify pipe cracks, misaligned pipes, leaks, obstructions and more. All video and image data are stored on a flash drive and a copy is made available to our customers . 

What exactly is it?

Trenchless sewer repair services are relatively new, and it’s a process where experts replace or repair sewer lines with minimal excavation. It is especially convenient when your home’s or building’s neighborhood has paved streets, parking lots, driveways and structures, as those might be ruined with a traditional trenched repair.

It costs anywhere between $1,022 and $3,838 to repair a main sewer line, according to national average statistics from HomeAdvisor. On average, it takes about a day to replace a sewer line and get it working back to normal with this type of service.

Basically, trenchless sewer repair restores the structure of the existing pipe in your home or building without all the rowdy digging. It creates less waste and a majority of the work can be performed outside.

The Four-Step Process

  1. A main central hole is created and is used throughout the entire repair service.
  2. A video inspection of the pipe is implemented to see where the repair needs to be done.
  3. An epoxy-saturated felt sleeve is inserted into the damaged pipe, where it inflates and establishes new piping.
  4. A final video inspection makes sure the pipe was correctly repaired.

When do you need it?

Trenchless sewer repair is necessary when a sewer line needs to be repaired or replaced.

Some basic examples of reasons you might consider getting this service include the following:

  • Pipe breaks
  • Cracks in pipes, whether they’re made of clay, lead, cast iron or plastic
  • Damage from invasive tree roots
  • Sewage backups
  • Corrosion due to rust
  • Minor pipe misalignment

Some plumbers might decide that your home wouldn’t be best suited for this service and offer alternative options. If your pipes are too full of cracks or have large portions of collapsed pipe, traditional trenched sewer repair is likely your only option. Also, if there is a high risk of potentially damaging a gas or electrical line, your plumber might avoid a trenchless sewer repair.  

Why should you choose Acadian Plumbing?

At Acadian Plumbing, we have a team of highly qualified experts who are prepared to handle sewer line repair, replacements and installations. Our plumbers minimize the inconvenience to our customers by using modern-day equipment and optimizing efficient work strategies. If you’re in need of any of those services, or any additional plumbing services, you can call our Southshore location at (504) 466-7809 or our Northshore location at (985) 653-0059.