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Learning About Septic Services

Welcome to my site. My name is Jorge. The septic company sent a notice to my home recently about pumping out the tank. After living in my home for a few years, it was time to service the septic tank to keep it in good condition for years afterward. I watched in awe as the septic truck cleared the tank and restored the function of the system. I will use this site to discuss the process of servicing the septic tank. I will also talk about repairs commonly performed on the septic components. I hope you will visit often to learn more.


Learning About Septic Services

How To Decide If You Want Your Damaged Sewer Line Replaced With A New Pipe Or Liner

Rose Austin

If your sewer line is leaking sewage or bad odors onto your lawn, it's time to call a contractor for help. The sewage is a biohazard, and if the pipe is in trouble, your drains might stop flowing. You can have the pipe repaired by pulling it out and putting in a new one or having a new liner put in the old pipe. Here's how the options compare on three important factors.


Digging up the old pipe is usually less expensive than putting in a liner, but it isn't always that simple. If the pipe is fairly short and a straight shot to the city sewer, then digging it up would probably be better. However, if there's a shed or expensive landscaping on top of the pipe, it will probably be less expensive in the end to have a liner put in when you calculate the cost of replacing the landscaping and repairing your yard. You'll want to factor in all the costs associated with each method of sewer line replacement so you have accurate figures to use for comparison


If you want the least amount of disruption, then having a liner installed is the obvious choice. When the pipe is replaced, a trench is dug along the entire length of the pipe. This will tear up a large part of your yard. In a worst case scenario, the pipe is under a sidewalk or side street, and you'll have to tear those up as well to get to the pipe. You can avoid all the disruption by having a liner put in so no trench is needed.

Pipe Location

Sometimes, you don't really have a choice on the method that can be used. If your pipes are too deep or if they have sharp turns, then it might not be possible to put in a liner. Also, the condition of the pipe is a factor. If the pipe is crushed and broken apart, a liner can't be pulled through it. If your plumber can't find a way to use a pipe liner, then the old standby method of digging a trench must be used to replace the sewer line.

When deciding which method to use, you'll want to factor in the amount of disruption you're willing to tolerate and the cost of each method. There is no one perfect solution for everyone, so your contractor can help you make the best decision for your property and condition of the pipes. For more more information, contact a local repair company like Jarrach Cesspools