When you have a well-functioning sewer system, it’s easy to forget about it. It’s so crucial to daily life that only when the sewer in your home breaks down do you notice that it’s even there. When that happens, sewer repair won’t be far behind.

A damaged sewer can be expensive to fix, but it’s critical to take care of it as soon as possible. Why? A faulty sewer system can lead to backed-up sewage, burst pipes, and a flooded home.

Of course, if you don’t know what signs to watch for, it might be too late. Here are four weird signs that you probably need a sewer repair.

A Healthy Lawn (in Certain Spots)

Practically every homeowner wants to have a yard full of lush grass, paying thousands of dollars for sod, lawn treatments, and landscaping services every year. But if your grass seems exceptionally full and thriving in certain areas, you might be spending thousands on something else.

Sewer repair.

Why? Because patches of grass that seem to be flourishing more than the rest of the lawn can be a sign of a leaking sewer pipe. Think about what goes through your sewer system. That’s right: sewage. If you want your lawn to grow, you couldn’t find a better fertilizer.

Strange Sounds

Every house has pipes that make noise, but not all sounds are the same. The sound of running water is normal, but only if you’ve got a faucet going or the toilet just flushed. If you hear running water but all the taps in your house are off, that’s a problem. You’ve probably got a leak.

Furthermore, if you hear any gurgling or bubbling coming from your pipes, that could indicate that you have a clog somewhere.

Funky Odors

Sewers are designed to keep the nasty smelling odors that they are supposed to take away out of the home. But that’s not always the case. If you smell something funky coming from any of your drains, that could be a sign of a crack in the sewer line or a bad seal. Gases from the sewer may sometimes leak into your home if you let the traps dry out, so before calling a plumber, try running some water down any open drains in your home.

Pools of Septic Water Inside and Outside the House

One of the biggest signs that you need sewer repair is also one of the most obvious. If you notice any water pooling in your yard or in your basement, you could have a problem that needs fixing fast. Check to see if you can find where the water is coming from, then call a plumber if you need help.

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After countless hours spent weeding, aerating, watering, mowing, and landscaping, you’ve finally done it—you’ve grown a beautiful lawn. It would be a shame if something…were to happen to it! If you find yourself in need of sewer repair services, you might just need to rip that baby up to get to the pipes under your lawn.

But wait, isn’t there any way you can avoid tearing up your beautiful, lush grass? Lucky for you and your green thumb, there is.

Introducing trenchless sewer line repair!

What is it? How does it work? These are some of the questions that I want to take some time to answer right now.

What Is Trenchless Line Sewer Repair?

Perhaps the simplest way to explain trenchless sewer line repair is to compare it to the traditional method.

When most homeowners and lawn enthusiasts think of sewer line repair, they usually picture heavy machinery digging up their yard to get to the lines below. With this type of repair job, the plumber must dig trenches along the route of the pipes in order to remove them and replace them or make the necessary repairs.

As the name implies, trenchless sewer repair fixes the problem without the need for trenches, which can save homeowners the grief of destroying their prized lawns and landscaping.

In some cases, traditional sewer line replacement is the best option. It can be more cost-effective, though not always. It really does depend on each homeowner’s situation. If there is a lot of landscaping, asphalt, or concrete along the route of the pipe, the trenchless method could be the better choice.

How Does It Work?

When it comes to trenchless repair, there are three methods available—directional drilling, pipe bursting, and trenchless pipe lining.

With directional drilling, a new tunnel is dug along the path of the old pipe, usually several feet below it. Then a new pipe is inserted and connected to the sewer system.

Pipe bursting essentially breaks the existing sewer line into fragments so that they can be removed. Following the removal of the fragments, a new pipe is then installed.

Finally, trenchless pipe lining, also known as a cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP), is a relatively new method that allows certified plumbers to perform sewer repair services with little to no digging. The trenchless pipe lining method uses a felt or fiberglass lining and epoxy resin to plug any leaks in an existing pipe. Once the lining and epoxy are in place, the lining is inflated so that it presses against the existing pipe. Then it is left to cure with the epoxy for up to 24 hours.

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