What Is Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement?

Replacing a damaged sewer line was once one of the most difficult of all residential plumbing jobs to perform. It required large excavations using power digging equipment, took a few days to complete, and left lawns and gardens looking like archaeological digs. And this is still the way that many sewer line replacements are done. However, better methods have come along to do this job, such as trenchless sewer line replacement. Thanks to trenchless technology, a sewer line replacement job can be completed faster and cleaner and at less expense.

It you need to have your sewer line replaced in Glendale, CA or other parts of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, call My Drain Company. We offer trenchless sewer line replacement that will solve your problems quickly.

How trenchless sewer line replacement works

The development of trenchless technology emerged out of lateral digging techniques originally used for mining, and which later became an important part of civil engineering to lay pipes and electrical cables in cities without disrupting the streets. Trenchless technology uses hydraulics to draw replacement pipeliners through older pipes, then expands the pipeliner to shatter the aging and damaged pipes and replace them with the liner.

The process only requires digging only one or two small holes. For most sewer line replacement jobs, the technicians only need to dig a hole outside near where the sewer line exits the property and connects to the municipal line. From inside the home, the technicians insert the new pipeliner into the spot where the sewer line leaves the house. A hydraulic device attached to the other end of the sewer line then draws the pipeliner through and sets it into place. The last stage involves drawing a “pipe burster” through the pipeline, a device that expands the lining and bursts the outside pipe so the new pipe takes its place. The technicians finish the job by filling in the single hole and re-landscaping it.

And that’s all it takes. The process requires only a few hours of time and leaves the property virtually untouched.

If it’s time to replace your sewer line, you don’t have to make it into a nightmare for your home. Just call on a company that handles trenchless sewer line replacement, like My Drain Company, and let them do the job fast and right.

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