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Clogged Main Sewer Lines Service | AK Water Works

Clogged Main Sewer Lines Service

Clogged Main Sewer Line backup can be caused by blocked drains, clogged toilets, broken pipes, damaged sewers, and cracked manholes. If you are experiencing a sewage backup, it is vital to identify where the problem lies and get it repaired quickly.

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Sewer Line Repair

Sewer line clog repair typically involves digging up the area around the drain pipe, pulling out the existing pipe, replacing it, and putting in a new one. If there are cracks or holes in the old pipelines, our plumbing technicians will also patch those areas. When pipes become damaged, you must call a plumber as quickly as possible to prevent further damage and ensure that you don't experience sewage backup into your home.

The process varies depending on where the problem sewer line clog is located. The specific steps will depend on what part of the system needs work. For example, we might need to pull up the sidewalk outside your house to access the sewer pipe under the street, or we might need to go down inside your basement or crawlspace to reach the pipe. Call for an accessible sewer line repair quote.

Once we've determined how to fix the problem, we'll start repairing the pipe immediately. This plumbing repair usually involves cutting away the broken section of pipe, taking it out, and installing a new piece of pipe. Once the new line is installed, we'll put some temporary patches over the cut ends to keep water from leaking into the surrounding soil until the job is complete.

We're happy to answer questions about the types of pipes used in sewers, what each type of pipe costs, and what kinds of problems they can cause.

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Sewer Line Repair Service

Broken Sewer Line Solutions

AK Water Works offers reliable, affordable sewer line solutions for residential and commercial properties across OH and PA . Our professional plumbers specialize in identifying sewer line issues and repairing problems. These repairs could include sewer line replacement, sewer line clog removal, or a trenchless sewer line option. Our team is highly trained and experienced in handling every problem you might face with your sewer lines. From broken water mains to clogged sewers, we aim to provide fast, quality workmanship and exceptional customer service.

Trenchless Sewer Services & Repairs

What is trenchless sewer repair ? Trenchless sewer repair is a method of repairing underground pipes without digging up the pipe. The process involves using an auger to drill holes in the ground and inserting a flexible liner into the hole. Once the liner has been inserted, it expands against the walls of the pipe and seals off any cracks or breaks that may be present. Trenchless sewer and pipe repair prevent further damage from occurring and allows for repairs to be made with minimal disruption to the property.

Common Causes of Sewer Line Damage

Poor Maintenance

The most common cause of sewage backup is poor maintenance. This type of pipe backup includes blocked drains, clogged toilets, broken pipes, damaged sewers, and cracked manholes. If you are experiencing a sewage backup, it is vital to identify where the problem lies. Is it due to a blockage or leak in the main sewer line? Or is it because there is a break in one of the smaller pipes leading to your home? Once you know what is causing the issue, you can take steps to correct it.

The buildup of Hair, Debris, Grease, Sludge, Oil, Toilet Paper, Etc.

Hair, soap scum, food waste, and other materials build up over time inside the pipes. These items can eventually cause blockages or, even worse, burst a pipe. When this happens, water rushes into your home. You don't want to learn about this when you return from work or vacation.

Tree Roots Infiltrate Sewer Pipe Holes/Joints

Tree roots can infiltrate sewer pipe holes or joints. They grow through cracks and crevices in the concrete lining of the pipe. Over time, tree roots can weaken the pipe's integrity, making it susceptible to damage.

Regular Ground Freezes & Thawing

Ground freezes and thaws can crack the concrete lining of the sewer pipe. As the temperature changes, the concrete will expand and contract. Eventually, the expansion causes small cracks to form in the concrete.

Sewer Leaks

A sewer leak occurs when a crack develops in the concrete lining of a sewer pipe. Cracks develop as a result of normal wear and tear on the concrete. However, if a sewer leak is not repaired, it can lead to serious health issues.

Cracked Manhole Covers

Manhole covers can become loose and fall off. If they do, they can create a gap between the surface and the base of the utility hole. This gap creates a pathway for water to enter the sewer system.

Buried Pipes

If you notice that your basement floor feels damp or cold, it could mean a buried pipe underneath. The buried pipes can be damaged due to pressure caused by the ground or house settling. Damaged buried pipes can cause flooding during heavy rains.

Other Possible Causes:

  • - A faulty backflow valve
  • - Faulty plumbing fixtures
  • - Faulty sump pumps
  • - Faulty drainage systems
  • - Faulty foundation
  • - Faulty septic tanks
  • - Faulty storm drain lines
  • - Faulty water supply lines
  • - Faulty well pump
  • - Faulty water heater