Sewer Line Repair and Replacement

Have a sewer problem? Don’t panic — the solution may be less expensive and much less disruptive than you think.

A damaged sewer line can be the result of a variety of causes such as blockage by a foreign object, sudden or gradual ground movement, or simply age. Sewer pipes crack and corrode, joints loosen, and the line may sag. With a blockage you may experience a toilet back-up, several slow-running drains, or one drain backing up into another. With a leak you may notice damp areas, foul odors, or unusually lush areas of lawn.

But regardless of the cause’s location, the property owner (both residential and commercial) and not the city are responsible for sewer repairs or replacement. Sanford and Son can be there within an hour, and our 25 years of experience in sewer and drain services mean your headaches will soon be over.

Sanford & Son plumbing provides professional and affordable sewer line repair and replacement services to all Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Murrieta, Sun City, Menifee, Wildomar and surrounding areas.

Inspection and Assessment

It’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with before work begins. Our video pipe inspections let us look inside the full length of sewer pipes so we’ll know the overall condition of the sewer line and the nature and location of specific damage. These video inspections can make the difference between a quick sewer repair and unnecessary extensive digging. Knowing exactly what to expect also lets us charge by the job, not by the hour, so you’ll know exactly what the costs will be.

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Hydro Jet Clearing

Some 80% of problems are from a tree root intrusion. High-pressure hydro jetting can cut through sludge and some tree roots, as well as other obstructions. But that leaves an opportunity for leaks and future intrusions. Repairing or replacing sewer pipes with modern root-resistant materials should be good for upwards of 50 years.

Spot Repairs

If only a short section is in bad condition a spot repair can be a relatively quick and economical solution. We’ll dig a single hole and replace just that section of damaged sewer line.

Sewer Replacement

If the sewer pipe is in poor condition, replacing it is the only long-term solution. That’s especially true for the cast iron and clay pipes used prior to the 1970s.

The traditional approach is to dig a long trench to access the full length of the line. But we offer a couple of newer options. They require digging one or two access holes, but avoid the extensive disruption of extended trenching and its associated costs. Unfortunately they may not be appropriate for significantly offset, sagging, or poorly sloped lines.

  • Trenchless Pipe Bursting — We send a powerful device through the sewer line, bursting apart the old pipe. That makes enough room for us to pull thorough a single continuous section of durable plastic pipe.
  • Trenchless Sewer Lining — If there are no major holes or gaps we can install a cured-in-place

epoxy pipe (CIPP) lining to make a “pipe inside a pipe.” Although the result is about 1/4 inch smaller in diameter the smooth surfaces mean nearly 100% flow.

Essentially both these methods replace the old pipe with a new pipe that’s solid with no joints, corrosion-free, and root-resistant. Its smooth walls resist calcium deposits and are less likely to accumulate build-ups that cause clogs.

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