Hello, if you are looking for underground sewer repair recommendation for any broken sewer line in the NJ area we can help.
There are a few different plumbing pipe lines running through your home and under your property, one to ensure you have clean water coming into your home for daily use and one to ensure that dirty water and septic waste are flushed out of your property for disposal through city sewer lines. Each of these plumbing systems has an independent plumbing pipe line that runs underground outside your property and connects to the city water line or the city sewer line.
The sewer line runs from your house down your property and connects to the city sewer main that runs down your street. If your sewer backs up into your home, it is because there is debris blocking the line and water flow has been blocked or there is damage to part of the line, like a crack or break in a sewer pipe and water flow is being slowed or diverted.
If you’re having a problem with your sewer line we recommend you call a residential or commercial professional sewer contractor like A1 for a sewer video inspection of the sewer line to identify the problem in the sewer line.
We will run a small sewer camera down the sewer line at the sewer cleanout opening and will inspect the inside of the sewer line to see if there are any broken pipes or debris stuck in the sewer pipe.
Once we have a full inspection of your sewer line, we will be able to provide you with your options to get your sewer line running smoothly again, whether it be sewer cleaning, sewer repair or sewer replacement.
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A damages sewer line has the same symptoms as a sewer clog, it can be difficult to know if the sewer problem was caused by a one time clog or a broken pipe without a sewer inspection. Typically, if you simply snake the sewer to unblock the clog without a camera inspection and there is structural damage to the sewer line, the line will clog again shortly thereafter you will likely have repeated sewer clogs until you get sewer repair to fix the sewer pipe.
Several issues can cause repeated sewer line problems that will not be fixed with a simple sewer cleaning but will need sewer repair:
- Tree Roots in the Sewer Line: Tree roots can break through ang grow into the sewer line, snagging toilet paper and other debris causing frequent sewer backups.
- Broken Sewer Pipes: Sewer pipes can break and crack over time as the ground shifts, temperature changes weaken the pipes etc.
- Sewer Line Corrosion: Over time sewer pipes can deteriorate and crumble disrupting water flow.
- Sewer Belly: A sewer pipe belly is a portion of the sewer line that sinks down below the rest of the sewer line so that debris will collect in the sunken part and will not be able to move up and through the rest of the line, like a little valley in the line.
- Old Sewer Pipes: The sewer line may have been installed incorrectly or with substandard older materials that are causing early pipe deterioration and corrosion.
Any of the above issues will require sewer repair by a knowledgeable New Jersey sewer contractor. Call A1 today for a sewer inspection and estimate on any of the above issues. If you already have a camera inspection contact us for a free estimate.
A new sewer line connecting your home to the city sewer is called a sewer lateral installation. Sometimes new sewer installation is needed if your existing sewer line is too old, is in a problematic location, you have a shared sewer line or have a new addition you need the sewer connected to.
Installation of a new sewer lateral requires permits and inspection from your NJ Borough building department and is completed as follows:
- The first step for sewer installation is to determine the elevations for the sewer pipe. The sewer line will start at your home where the main interior pipe exits the house and then should slope downward toward the street and the main town sewer line.
- The elevation and the length of the sewer line is used to determine the slope needed to ensure gravity will move the water and debris through the line without clogging.
- A trench for the sewer line is excavated carefully to ensure that no other utility pipes are disturbed.
- The sewer pipe and fittings are installed in accordance with the type of sewer pipe and standard pipe diameter size designated in the NJ Plumbing Code for your NJ town. At this point the sewer line will be inspected by the NJ town plumbing inspector.
- The trench is backfilled with sand, gravel and soil and compacted. If the trench was in your yard, grass can be re-planted over the trench.
If the sewer line is found to have many broken pipes or is old and corroded, sometimes it is not worth the money to repair the sewer pipes and replacing the sewer line is a better option.
For sewer line replacement there are generally two options:
- Traditional sewer replacement by excavation which is similar to the process of installing a sewer line, digging a trench with excavation to remove the old sewer pipes and replace them with new sewer pipes.
- Trenchless sewer repair does not require excavation or digging up of the old sewer pipe. We use the sewer cleanout to run a special machine through the line that will reline the inside of the pipes with an epoxy coating (CIPP) or will destroy the old sewer pipe and pull a new one in behind it (pipe bursting).
Depending on the access to the sewer line, the condition of the sewer line and your budget, we will come up with the lowest cost sewer replacement option for you.
Would you like to get your sewer line fixed as quickly as possible by an A+ rated sewer repair company in NJ? Call A1 today at (201) 645-0888 for sewer services you can trust!