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Trenchless Sewer Line Technology in Santa Fe, NM
Trenchless sewer line technology is a term you may not have heard before, but it’s something you’ll want to know a lot more about if your sewer line is compromised. Unfortunately, any sewer line will need repair or replacement at some point in time. Typically, this requires a plumber to dig up the area of your property where the sewer line sits, rip out the old pipe, and put in a new one, with much hassle and a big mess.
Not anymore. Trenchless technology is a revolutionary way to handle the pipes. We only have to dig two holes in your property, rather than a giant trench spreading across the entire yard. We can also provide trenchless gas line installation. Contact our team to learn more, and trust our plumbers to handle your sewer repair in Santa Fe in the best and fastest method possible. Why wait for service when you can get it express? Call Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain today to schedule a plumber in Santa Fe, NM and the surrounding area.
How "No–Dig" Technology Works
Another name for trenchless equipment is "no–dig" technology, although this is a bit inaccurate. We will have to dig a couple of holes on your property, but this is certainly preferable to a giant trench along the length of the yard.
One hole is near where the sewer line enters the home, and the other is near the exit route to the municipal line. First, we’ll have to use hydro jetting to clean out the existing pipe. Then, we’re able to insert a pipe lining of a smaller diameter than the existing pipe using hydraulic equipment. This new pipe lining is deflated and coated with an epoxy. As the pipe is inflated, the lining seals into place, and the new lining is just as effective as any new pipe would be.
How Can You Tell Your Sewer Line Needs Replacement?
Trenchless sewer line replacement is perhaps the best way to make your sewer line good as new, but how can you tell you need a new sewer pipe to begin with? Of course, you won’t be able to see the damage, but you may be able to smell it. Any of the following symptoms deserves a thorough inspection, as you definitely don’t want to be responsible for a sewage leak:
- Odors from the drains or the outdoors.
- Patches of grass that seem greener and more, well, fertilized than the rest.
- Slow or stopped drains, especially if this is true in multiple drains.
- Drainpipes and sewer lines are 50 years old or older. At this point, it’s time for an inspection.
Trenchless Gas Lines and More
We can also provide trenchless installation for gas lines as well. Trenchless gas line installation involves pulling an entirely new gas line through after disconnecting the old piping. While the city is responsible for your gas line up to the meter, you are responsible for the piping that follows from that.
If you suspect you may need a new gas line or sewer line, contact a team with the right tools for the job. Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain carries professional trenchless equipment you won’t find from just any company. Schedule your next trenchless pipe service in Santa Fe, NM with us.