If there is one thing property owners dread to hear it’s a plumber telling them they’ve got serious pipe issues that require technicians digging up large areas of their lawn to repair or replace damaged pipes.
In the old days, underground sewer repair conjured up nightmarish images of backhoes, jackhammers and other ugly excavation equipment destroying a person’s property. And the nightmare didn’t end with that image. Afterwards, you would have to spend more money reseeding or laying sod, planting new bushes and hoping a flood or drought wouldn’t kill your expensive investment.
If you’ve been told you need sewer line repair in Minneapolis, don’t despair. Call Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains today to have an expert team of trenchless sewer repair experts dispatched as soon as possible to your home or business.
No shovels or backhoes needed with trenchless sewer repair!
What Is Trenchless Sewer Repair and Why Would You Need it?
It’s easy to forget about the condition of your sewer lines simply because they are buried underground and out of sight. Sewer lines are connected to your building’s plumbing system to allow sanitary removal of kitchen and bathroom water. Every time you flush the toilet, use the shower or wash dishes, all that water you use is flowing out of your house and into underground sewer lines. Waterater is then directed via sewer lines to your local wastewater treatment facility where it is:
- Screened for removal of natural and artificial debris (rocks, dead animals, etc)
- Aerated to expose wastewater to air. This helps eliminate foul odors like hydrogen sulfide and improves taste by diffusing oxygen molecules throughout the water.
- Decontaminated with chlorine to eradicate bacteria and other pathogens
When sewer lines are not working properly to send used water to your treatment plant, you’ll likely experience one or more of the following issues:
Backups, Backflows and Blockages
If you have plunged and used drain cleaner to no avail, schedule an appointment with our certified Minneapolis, MN plumbers to perform a comprehensive inspection of your sewage system. We may be able to use a “snake” to unclog drains if the reason for the clog has not solidified.
Backflows happen when you run water in your kitchen sink and water comes up out of your bathroom sink or other sink in the house. Or, you could run water in your bathroom sink and water emerges from your kitchen sink drain. Additionally, flushing the toilet when underground sewer lines are clogged could lead to frequent overflowing of the toilet.
Sewer Odors Outside Your Home or Business
Sealed, well-functioning sewer lines are airtight and would not seep “rotten egg” smells indicative of a leaking sewer line. If you smell sewage odors in and outside your home, you’ve probably got a clogged or cracked sewer line.
Be wary of drains that continue to drain but too slowly. A blockage could be forming in your sewer line that could develop into a hard clog eventually leading to permanent line damage. When plunging or cleaners fail to accelerate draining, call us for immediate plumbing repair services. Trenchless sewer repair could be the answer to irritatingly slow drains and preventing a future plumbing catastrophe.
Your Yard Has “Squishy” Spots
Water leaking from underground sewer lines is rich in bacterial nutrients that can cause patches of grass to grow lush and green. Soggy yard areas fed by leaking sewer lines may also sprout mushrooms or other fungal plants you don’t usually see growing in your lawn. Alternately, leaking sewer lines may contain chemicals toxic to grass and plant life. Squishy, brown or yellow areas dotting your lawn is also a possible sign of sewer line damage that could be easily fixed with trenchless sewer repair.
Pooling of Wastewater on Your Property
The worst sign that an underground sewer line running through your property needs replaced is actually seeing a pool of water on your lawn. Consider this as a plumbing emergency and contact Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains for emergency plumbing help.
Trenchless sewer repair involves our plumbers replacing broken sewer lines without digging big, ugly trenches in your yard. In most cases, we only require a hole dug that is less than five feet in length and no more than five feet deep. Our goal is to restore your plumbing system to optimal working order with as minimal damage to your property as possible.
Other Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair Include:
Quicker completion of the job. Traditional sewer line repair may take days to complete due to equipment and manpower needs. Trenchless sewer repair usually takes less than 48 hours.
Less expense involving landscape restoration and plumber’s fees. Since no heavy-duty equipment or deep trenches are needed with trenchless sewer repair, you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on the extensiveness of your landscape design.
Pipe replacements are long lasting and durable. Sewer pipe lines today are made of stronger, more environment-friendly materials that will continue working properly for up to 100 years. Polyethylene and other exceptional materials used to manufacture sewer line pipes do not require pipes to be joined. This significantly reduces the chance of leaks and eliminates joint degradation. New pipes are designed to facilitate water flow, improve overall system functionality and resist tree root growth commonly responsible for clogs.
Call Today to Learn More About Trenchless Sewer Repair in Minneapolis, MN
Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains takes great pride in providing Minneapolis, MN homes and business owners with the most qualified and highly experienced plumbers available in southeast MN. We offer emergency plumbing services 24/7 for all your plumbing problems, from leaky faucets to water heater repair to the worst of all plumbing issues–damaged underground sewer lines. Whatever kind of plumbing problem you have, don’t give it another thought. Call Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains for fast, courteous service!