Sewer Line Repair Jackson, MS
While a sewer line problem is typically not life threatening, it can pose a health problem if your toilet overflows and waste spills onto your bathroom floor. This kind of problem should never be ignored, because it could eventually lead to a complete collapse of your line and emergency repairs. Have a professional with Environment Masters fix your sewer line immediately so that you and your family are as safe as possible.
Why it Happens
There are several different reasons why sewer lines crack or backup, such as an intrusion of tree roots or some sort of obstruction. Here is some more information on some of the reasons why this type of problem occurs.
- Cracked Lines – If your soil shifts or your ground freezes, the result can be a cracked, broken or even collapsed sewer line.
- Blocked Lines – There could be some sort of foreign object causing an obstruction or a buildup of grease could also be prohibiting the proper flow of water.
- Corrosion – Over time, pipes can simply corrode and partially collapse, which will also restrict water flow.
- Tree Roots – Tree roots will look for whatever source of water they can find. In some instances, that means breaking through your sewer line. This is a particularly troublesome type of obstruction that usually requires the use of powerful equipment to clear.
- Outdated or Substandard Pipes – If a pipe is not properly installed or is made of obsolete material, there is a high likelihood it will deteriorate and collapse.
There are two main ways of performing sewer line repair; the traditional and trenchless methods.
- Traditional – This form of sewer line repair typically consists of using heavy equipment to gain access to the line. For example, a backhoe may be used to both create access and then fill the area where the repair took place.
- Trenchless – This creates far less damage because it only requires small holes to be created. A hydraulic machine pulls a new pipe through the path of the old one while breaking up the damaged pipe.
When you get in touch with Environment Masters, our experts will analyze your situation and determine what type of sewer line repair needs to take place. Call (601) 353-4681 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.