So you’re considering a trenchless sewer repair — but you’re a little uncertain about whether or not it’s the right thing to invest in for your property.
Chances are that you’re considering this because your home is experiencing some sort of sewer line issues, and one way or another you’re going to be spending a good amount of money on the repairs.
However, as is the case with any kind of old technology versus new technology, it’s often more expensive upfront to invest in trenchless sewer repairs. With that being said, there are a lot of advantages to investing in trenchless sewer repairs, which can actually result in you spending less over time.
Much of the reason why people feel nervous about going for trenchless sewer repairs is that they simply don’t know much about how they work. They don’t realize that there are advantages including camera service and line locating, as well as the ease of spot repairs and even entire replacements.
Let’s look into why you may want to consider trenchless sewer repairs.
1. CIPP Solutions
Many homeowners don’t even know what CIPP is, let alone that it’s an option. CIPP stands for cured in place pipe, and this is the type of piping that is most commonly used during trenchless sewer repairs and replacements.
One of the advantages of using this type of process is the fact that CIPP is so long-lasting. In fact, it lasts at least 50 years. This means that you don’t need to worry about replacing that kind of piping for a long time, if ever, barring some type of out of the ordinary damage.
Although CIPP can eventually be replaced if necessary, it’s not going to age in the same way that typical pipes will. Therefore, though you’re paying more upfront, your dollar is stretched much further than it is with traditional sewer piping.
Of course, that’s not the only way that you can extend your dollar over the long term with this type of repair and installation method.
2. A Singular Starting Point
Essentially, a traditional sewer repair or installation method has multiple starting points, which causes a lot of damage to your property. This means that you can ultimately end up having to spend money on repairing that damage, often through landscaping.
When you have one starting point, there isn’t as much damage done — the piping can be laid horizontally, and fed with the help of camera service and line locating. One of the reasons why it’s better to have that singular starting point is that it’s less likely to be affected by the weather, or for that matter intersecting traffic.
You can still use your yard and move around without tripping or hurting yourself. A singular starting point is also just less noticeable and is easier to deal with as a homeowner during the repair or replacement process.
3. Camera Service And Line Locating
Cameras are often utilized during the trenchless repair and replacement process. The great thing about using this type of method is that it can rely heavily upon the use of cameras.
Camera service and line locating allow contractors to feed a camera underground. This allows them to locate sewer lines without excavating the property, as well as pinpoint locations where spot repairs are necessary. Sewer lines can be prone to invasions from tree roots and even damage from natural disasters.
A camera is essentially the starting point, and it allows for more precise repairs. Furthermore, the easier a spot repair is, the less likely you will be to have to spend money on an unnecessary replacement.
Ultimately, you will likely have to spend more money upfront on a trenchless sewer repair or replacement, versus a traditional repair or replacement.
However, you’ll be glad that you did after saving money that you would have spent on such pointless repairs down the road, as well as restorative landscaping. Trenchless sewer repairs allow you to invest in the long term goal of having a reliable sewer line.