Sewer Line & Drain Repair Fort Collins
Residential & Commercial Sewer, Drain & Water Line Diagnosis & Repair
Drain cleaning is typically a small easy fix, but what about sewer line repairs? If simple drain cleaning can’t solve a clogged pipe, a deeper look into your main sewer line may be in need. Sewer mains can be a pretty big project depending on the scope, but Hahn Plumbing & Heating offers solutions that make the process as easy as can be for our customers and their properties.
Today, we use a number of techniques for easy, minimally-invasive drain cleaning and sewer line repair. If ever a problem goes beyond the typical wastewater drain, we’re happy to look further down the line and find the bigger issue. Using a sewer camera scope, allows us the ability to observe issues in the sewer without tearing up a yard first. Should there be the need for complete sewer line repair or replacement, Hahn Plumbing will get the job done, and in the right way. We will estimate what the job will require, obtain the necessary permits from the city of Fort Collins (or surrounding cities), for bigger projects which require them, and make sure that we are in complete communication from project start to finish.
For the best in sewer line repair and drain cleaning service in the Fort Collins area, call us today at 970-484-7668.
Types of Drain Cleaning
Drain cleaning can be very simple if professionally done, and often requires a little more than a few hours to work. While there are a few methods for cleaning drains out there, we primarily just use the following two.
Hydro Jetting –
Hydro jetting processes send high-powered streams of water through clogged pipes to break up any clogs, debris, or other drain-blocking objects. As you can imagine, this high-velocity water jet clears and cleans the insides of drains, and is fairly effective for small to medium-sized clogs. Before the hydro jetting process, our technicians take the time to inspect the customer’s plumbing lines, simply to ensure that hydro jetting is the ideal solution. If pipes are old and beat up, hydro jetting may not be the best drain cleaning solution for the situation.
Drain Snaking –
Before hydro jetting, the most popular option for small to medium-sized clogs was drain snaking, or using a drain auger. Drain snaking uses a long, flexible metal line to break up any debris or objects clogging pipes. On the end of the wound metal line, the drain snake has a little metal corkscrew which physically breaks up clogs and debris within the drain.
Types of Sewer Line Repair
If the problem goes beyond the drain pipes inside the house, it may be time to evaluate the sewer lines. Our technicians use a sewer scope, or a small inline camera, to see exactly what is needed within a sewer line. This will help tell us what kind of repairs we’ll need to make. In general, two modern forms of sewer line repair and sewer line replacement exist. Feel free to contact us to discuss each option further.
Conventional Sewer Line Replacement –
In the past, the standard and only method of sewer line replacement required digging down to the sewer lines, cutting out broken or tattered lengths of pipe and replacing them. In many cases, conventional sewer line replacement requires removing existing concrete or area, and excavating a front, back or side yard, since the plumber must get to the physical pipe. Once there they replace the pipes with up to date piping and materials and make sure that sewage or waste water is properly disposed from a property to the cities main sewer line. While this may still be the best route to go for many sewer line replacements, another option is available.
Trenchless Sewer Repair –
Today, trenchless sewer repair is a much more common method of sewer line repair. As it sounds, trenchless sewer line repair doesn’t require plumbers to dig a trench in most cases. There are two types of trenchless sewer repair – pipe bursting and pipe lining. When using the pipe bursting technique, technicians use a cone-shaped “bursting head” to break up broken pieces of pipe, before pulling new pipe to replace the broken pipes. In pipe lining, plumbers pull a felt pipe lining through the pipe, only to later cure and harden this felt tube into rigid sewer pipe.
Running into to waste water back up or sewer line problems is never fun or convenient. It is our job to make sure that your sewer and main water line plumbing are functioning and in optimal working order. Give Hahn Plumbing a call. We will have one of our plumbers experienced in sewer and water mains come out a diagnose any issue you may be experiencing.
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