Affordable Sewer Inspection & Repair Services in Schererville, IN
Here at Reichelt Plumbing, we are committed to keeping your sewer system in the best condition possible for as long as possible. Even if you are not currently in need of professional sewer repair, there is a good chance that a major or minor sewer problem is currently in the works. Allow our experienced technicians to perform a sewer inspection to make sure that everything is working as it should and that there aren’t any issues you need to be made aware of.
Signs That You Need a Sewer Inspection and Repair
If you aren’t a plumbing professional, you might not notice the signs that you need a sewer inspection or repair. Some of the warning signs that you should be on the lookout for include:
• A leaking sewer
• A backed up sewer
• Offensive odors coming from your pipes
• Discolored water or rusty water
It is always best that you give us a call if you even suspect that you need professional sewer repair. In most cases, major problems start out as minor problems indicated by minor symptoms. Never ignore the signs if they are staring you right in the face. If it’s money that’s keeping you from reaching out to us, you will be glad to learn that we do everything we can to keep our prices as low as possible without compromising on the quality of our professional services.
Since we can’t exactly crawl down your pipes to inspect them, we use video inspections instead. The way a sewer video inspection works is that we send a camera inside of the pipe and examine the returning video feed to determine whether or not everything is in order. Our technicians use the most cutting-edge inspection technology and the most current techniques.
Trenchless Sewer Repair
Most homeowners see only the expense and inconvenience when they need an underground sewer pipe repaired. Until recently, the process entailed tearing up the lawn and lengthy repair times. Now, professional plumbing technicians have the tools and experience to perform trenchless sewer repair without damaging your landscape.
Trenchless sewer repair means we no longer need to dig up large portions of your lawn. We can quickly and safely restore your sewer pipes and water lines using advanced techniques. Our repair work takes less than a day to complete, is non-intrusive, and saves you time and money. By cutting a small hole at the front and back of the piping, we can securely guide new piping into place. All replacement pipes have a lifespan of over one hundred years and are completely code compliant.
Sewer Line Maintenance
A sewer backing up into your home or business is one of the most devastating plumbing problems in the South Cook County area. Backups are typically caused by either tree and plant roots or grease. Luckily, there are a few ways to help prevent backups:
- Roots – Don’t plant trees or shrubs near your home’s (or business’s) cleanouts or sewer lines. (If trees already grow near the lines, just watch for slow drains and call Reichelt Plumbing if you notice a problem.)
- Grease – Never pour grease down a drain and scrape food scraps into a garbage can, not down the disposal.
To keep your sewer lines in top shape, call our plumbing pros for regular maintenance (every 18 to 22 months). Our friendly, knowledgeable plumbers will inspect and clean your sewer line and help avoid the chance of ever having a nasty backup.
Sewer Line Replacement
Sometimes, unfortunately, sewer pipes are beyond repair. They may be decades old, could have been installed improperly, or tree roots may have seriously damaged a large section of the sewer line. If you find that every single drain in your South Cook County home or business is slow or stopped completely – or worse, you’ve had a backup – you may need sewer line replacement. The experts at Reichelt Plumbing have the knowledge and training needed to complete this complex job and will take you through every step of the process so you understand exactly what will happen and how long the process will take.
Sewer Repair: Pipe Bursting
Reichelt Plumbing is proud to offer one of the latest technologies in sewer repair – pipe bursting – to the South Cook County region. While it may sound dangerous, pipe bursting is actually an exciting new trenchless technique that allows us to repair your sewer lines without digging up your lawn or property, and it can even save you money.
Here’s how it works:
- Two small access holes are dug at either end of your sewer line.
- A cable with a pipe-bursting tool at one end and a pneumatic jack at the other is fed through the line.
- The bursting tool end is attached to a new sewer pipe.
- The jack pulls the cable through the line and the bursting tool breaks the old pipe apart as it pulls the new, seamless HDPE pipe through as a replacement.
- We connect the new line to your sewer cleanout and main sewer line, fill the access holes and your new sewer pipe is ready to go!
Call us today and see if pipe bursting is the right choice for your sewer repair needs.
How much does it cost to replace a sewer line?
The average cost to repair or replace a sewer line can change drastically from home to home. As a property owner, you are responsible for the water and sewer lines running from the exterior of your home to the public connection. Should a line break, the cost could be upwards of $2,600 to repair. Some repairs, unfortunately, could cost homeowners up to $10,000, depending on the location of the break and the damage caused.
At Reichelt Plumbing, we utilize efficient methods to perform trenchless sewer repair services, cutting down the repair cost for you. Our services are priced affordably to ensure we work within your budget. Before any work begins, our experienced technicians will survey the damage and your landscape, then provide a comprehensive quote for our repair services. You will always know what we charge and what work is being completed. We like to keep homeowners in the loop for all plumbing matters we handle.
What is the sanitary sewer?
Most homeowners believe that if you’ve seen one drain, you’ve seen them all. However, sewer systems have all been designed intricately to handle different loads and pressure amounts. The sanitary sewer system, for example, is a series of underground pipes that move sewage from the bathroom, kitchen, and other plumbing applications throughout your home to a wastewater treatment facility. At the wastewater facility, all waste produced by the household is carefully filtered, treated, and finally discharged safely.
Without the plumbing system in place, all waste generated by your household would simply sit in place and flow back into the fixtures over time. A backflow issue could cause serious damage, so be wary of what you flush into the sanitary sewer. You should always be wary of leaks, too.
How much does it cost to replace a sewer line?
The cost to replace a sewer line will change depending on the size of the replacement required, the position, the amount of time it takes, the workforce needed, and the method we use. For example, the traditional replacement method requires we dig up your lawn and remove the debris from the immediate area so technicians can replace the broken portion of the sewer. This process can easily cost between $50 to $250 per foot, depending on length and depth.
For trenchless sewer repair, the cost may not be as bad. Many homeowners pay significantly less for trenchless repair, as it removes an entire step of the process – the digging portion. Before any work begins, the professionals at Reichelt Plumbing will survey the damage and offer a complete quote of our services. We will work with your budget and provide the highest quality service.