When it comes time to have your septic system repaired or replaced, it’s always best to do it yourself. You’ll save money in the long run. And if you are inexperienced with doing repairs on the main sewer line, it may be worth paying a professional for their services. The price range of replacement varies as well. It can start as low as one dollar and go all the way up to several thousand dollars or more. There is no clear-cut guideline as to what the average price is since different systems will vary depending on their age, type, size, and other factors.
Sewer line replacement is actually quite simple. Most Phoenix plumbers like our team at Ben Franklin Plumbing can easily and quickly repair most clogs without having to do anything else at all. But it’s important to know exactly what’s wrong before calling a plumber. If your toilet or drain isn’t draining properly, it could be because there has been a clog in the pipes. Or maybe your drain doesn’t quite fit into the toilet anymore, making it easy to see that there is a clog.
One of the easiest, quickest, and cheapest ways to repair most clogs is by using a high-pressure nozzle attachment to remove the blockage. Most plumbers can do this in minutes with no additional tools required. Sometimes, a simple plunging down into the drain itself with a wrench can solve the problem. But often, the clog is deeper in the pipes and plumbing fixtures. In these cases, a longer, narrower auger will work better than a plunging motion.
Whether you’re repairing a toilet or drain, a Phoenix plumber’s services come with a price. The cost factor includes the amount of time the plumber spends fixing the problem and the damage to your property, not to mention the clean up that usually needs to be done. But if you take the time to find a quality Phoenix plumber and the right tool for the job, you can reduce the cost of your sewer line repair.
A cheaper option for Phoenix plumbing contractors is trenchless pipe lining. Trenchless pipe lining involves cutting a new, clear-cut section of piping in the ground beneath your foundation footer drains and footer pipes, then replacing the section with a steel liner that sits atop the pipes. The resulting configuration is more aesthetically appealing, more efficient, and far safer than digging holes and filling them back up again. And the overall cost per foot is less than half as much with trenchless pipe lining as it is with traditional plumbing repair methods.
Before hiring a professional plumber to do either of these jobs, however, be sure that you ask for their opinions on whether trenchless sewer repairs are even an option. The professional may tell you that trenchless sewer repairs aren’t possible. When pressed, he or she might tell you that they have tried it and the results were not satisfying. It’s then time to find another professional who can perform both tasks for you at a fraction of the cost. If you’re not sure which professional to hire, you can always ask for references. And don’t forget to ask about the company’s replacement guarantee!
If you need Sewer Line Repair and Replacement in the Phoenix, AZ Metro area call our Sewer Plumber Experts at Ben Franklin Plumbing!