Sewer lines in older homes can require periodic maintenance. Even newer properties can have occasional clogs. It’s important to get professional attention as soon you notice a problem to avoid a damaging backup. If roots and sludgy buildup are blocking your pipes, our water jetting procedure will scrub them clean.
We are the plumber to repair,
replace and install sewer lines
Sewer Line Repair
We specialize in sewer repair and clearing. Call us at the first sign of a clogged sewer. You might notice that flushing or the end of the washer cycle causes a backup in the bathtub. Gurgling sounds from a drain or toilet are typical indications of a blockage. Water or sewage backing up from a basement drainpipe is an almost certainly caused by a blockage to the main sewer line. Anytime you see water or sewage coming up where it should be going down, call us, your local plumber, for help immediately.
Act quickly to prevent damage. Until your sewer line has been repaired:
- Don’t flush
- Shut off the clothes washer and dishwasher
- Don’t run water down any drains
Clearing Sewer Lines
For simple sewer clogs, we can run a cable auger or snake through the entire length of your sewer lines. Most blockages though, are caused by tree roots infiltrating older drainage pipes. We can remove them with a cutting auger or an innovative water jetting technique.
Regular snakes and augers can do a very good job of clearing a hole through the middle of the pipe, but they leave behind the thick sludge that clings to the walls of the sewer lines. The inside diameter of your drain pipe could be reduced significantly, and that buildup is the perfect platform for new accumulation.
As well trained plumbers we know that water jetting can not only cut through tough roots and buildup, it leaves your pipes as clean as brand new. We have the equipment to reach the entire length of your sewer lines with powerful streams of pressurized water. Water jetting is highly effective at clearing:
- Fats and Grease
- Mud and Sand
- Scale and Mineral Deposits
We especially recommend water jetting treatment for older homes that have not had sewer line cleaning for several years; for high-occupancy residences like apartment buildings and condos; and restaurants because of the high volume of grease that can cause repeated problems. We are available for residential and commercial plumbing service.
Sewer Line Replacement
Unfortunately, aging sewer lines will eventually have to be partially or completely replaced. No homeowner wants to hear this news and of course we will do everything we can to keep your old pipes in service. If at all possible, when the time comes, we will try to keep your sewer operable for a short time so that you can schedule the replacement at a convenient time.
Even on an emergency basis, we will install your new sewer lines as quickly and affordably as possible and with minimal disruption to your home. Once the job is done you can rest assured that you won’t even have to think about it for years and years.
New sewer lines also add value to your home if you plan to sell in the next few years. If you sell an older home without a new drain installation, buyers will expect a reduced price or an allowance for the inevitable work.
We service Sewer Lines in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner and all surrounding areas in Louisiana.