Sewer line repair used to always be a big, expensive job, involving backhoes and other heavy equipment. Now, modern plumbers have tools that can often correct the problem without the need to dig up your yard, which can run up a bill and destroy your landscaping in the process.
When you suspect a sewer line problem, the first thing our plumbers in Salt Lake City do is insert a tool with a camera into your sewer pipe to determine what the issue is. It seems hard to believe that tree roots can break a metal pipe, but it happens. In fact, “rooter service” is so named because the reason for the clog
is often tree roots.
If we see tree roots or another type of clog with our camera, we blast it out of with a pipe-jetting tool. Then we repair the cracked pipe by injecting an inflatable pipe liner. This saves you money as well as the hassle of a big mess.
Sometimes, however, the sewer pipe is not merely cracked; it is broken beyond repair. That’s when pipe replacement may be necessary, unfortunately.