A network of underground sewer lines transports dirty water away from your property. When one of these pipes cracks or breaks, the repairs can come at a hefty price. The sewer may leak onto your property, cause offensive odors, discolor water, or lead to backups. As a result, you’ll need repairs to happen quickly once you discover the problem. If you’re looking for sewer line repair services, you’ll have two main options:
The Traditional Dig-Up-and-Replace Method
For many years, plumbing companies have created long, deep trenches on customers’ properties to access the sewer lines. This process is expensive (potentially hundreds of dollars per foot of excavation) and a hassle for homeowners. Depending on your location and proximity to busy streets, the sewer line cost could total between $7,000 and $10,000.
Trenchless Sewer Repair
Thanks to advancements in plumbing technology, technicians can now conduct sewer line replacements without wrecking your landscaping. Trenchless repairs skip the digging process and are much less intrusive. More often than not, people pay upwards of $2,000 to replace a broken sewer line with the trenchless method, but it could be substantially more expensive depending on where the break occurred and what damage it caused.
In general, a sewer line replacement cost will vary depending on the size of the property, sewer line warranty, sewer line insurance, and other variables. The biggest decision the property owner has to make is whether to pay for a modern trenchless repair or a traditional service.
Prior to hiring a crew to fix the problem, you may want to schedule a sewer line inspection to assess what’s going on underneath the property. Companies can use a sewer video camera to find the problem areas. Then, after examining the situation, they can offer you a more accurate estimate for the repairs and potential replacements.
Contact Reichelt Plumbing
If you’re looking for trenchless sewer repair that will save you time and money, contact Reichelt Plumbing. Our highly-trained plumbing technicians will use their tools and experience to perform repairs without damaging your South Cook County property. To learn more or schedule your repairs, call (219) 322-4906 today.