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Sewer Repair versus Replacement

Are your clogs backed up? Do you have wet spots in the yard? Every homeowner relies heavily upon the integrity of the pipes beneath your property that supply and remove water. But of all the issues that can occur with your plumbing system, few homeowners want to hear the phrase “sewer replacement” in their lifetime. It can be a big job, but it’s also a necessary one, so you can ensure that you get rid of wastewater effectively. But it can be difficult to determine whether your sewer needs repair or replacement. Call Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today for comprehensive Ambler, PA sewer repair and replacement services.

The sewer line joins the drainpipes in your home to a wastewater disposal system, typically either a septic tank or a municipal sewer. Because your wastewater system is not pressurized, it depends upon gravity to do its work, and this is why your sewer is pitched at a certain angle to facilitate removal. Considering all the use and abuse it gets, it’s no wonder that it might develop problems. Let’s take a look at a few so that you can identify them should they arise.

  • Tree root penetration: As tree roots travel underground, they exert incredible amounts of force. If a particularly large root comes up against the surface of the pipe, it may crack it over time, which can lead to leaks and other issues. Depending on the severity of the issue, your sewer may need to be repaired or replaced.
  • Collapsed pipe: If your sewer line collapses, then it needs to be replaced. While there are various reasons it may have occurred, it may have just given out under the weight of the earth above it. This can occur in old piping. Alternatively, if there is any soil erosion nearby, the weight of the earth can shift, causing the pipe to move.

The most important thing you can do for any drain and sewer problems is to call a professional plumber for consultation sewer repair and replacement in  Ambler, PA. Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is here to help, so give us a call today!

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