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How Trenchless Technology Works and the Benefits of This Service

trenchless-technology-benefitsHave you been told that your sewer line needs to be replaced? We get it—this news is enough to make anyone cringe. Traditionally, this service has always been a very intrusive and intense process, involving digging up your whole yard to gain access to your sewer line.

However, with Wilmette, IL trenchless sewer line repair, this whole process can be avoided! We provide fast and reliable trenchless technology to get your sewer line back up and running quickly. But how does it work?

The Method of Trenchless Sewer Repair

As mentioned above, normally a sewer line repair or replacement requires extensive, inconvenient work. Trenchless sewer repair or replacement, however, can typically be done in a day! Rather than digging up and uprooting your entire yard, only two small holes need to be dug at either ends of your sewer line.

Once these two holes are in place, our professional plumbers use specialized equipment to drag a new pipe through your old one—a method called pipe bursting—which leaves you with a brand new pipe in your yard. There is another method of this service called pipe lining—an inflatable tube is run inside your old sewer line, and once inflated it hardens and dries against the inside of your old pipe.

How Do I Know I Need This Service?

There are two typical culprits that could necessitate sewer line repair. The first one is leaks from your sewer line—typically indicated by soggy patched in your yard or the smell of sewage. The second is tree roots.

Homeowners often don’t realize just how damaging tree roots can be, and unfortunately they do grow aggressively towards water sources. Even the tiniest pinhole leak in your sewer line can attract them, and then they grow into the line looking for more water. You might notice your drains backing up if tree roots are blocking the sewer line.

For expert plumbing service, installations, or maintenance contact Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Our knowledgeable plumbers serve the North Shore and Northwest Chicago suburbs. Rely on Reliance!

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