Sewer lines can fail for several common reasons.

The most common are water leaks from joints or couplers that are not water tight. And over time can erode the support out from under the sewer line. And then tree roots can get in the sewer line. With the tree roots comes worms and bugs can start to invade. Then rats can invade the sewer line for food and shelter. They will dig under and around the sewer line and up to the surface. For bird seed, garbage cans, dog and cat food. And if you see holes in a lawn that’s a good sign you have rats in a sewer line. The best way to stop rodents in your sewer line is by a trenchless sewer repair.

Then the next type is pipe made form material that’s not water tight.

Concrete sewer pipe, Orangeburg pipe and Transite sewer lines. These types of pipe will leak very slowly over time and roots will grow under the pipe to get to the water and nutrients / plant food. This can go on without you knowing it for a long time, And the sewer will work for you with out giving you trouble. Having a sewer inspection on your sewer line is a good idea. Sewer districts inspect sewer mains every five years or so.

And sewer lines can have holes in them and still work with no hint that a sewer repair will be coming. That’s why sewer inspections are done on real estate home sales. And the cost for the sewer repair can be done in the real estate transaction. Well if your house was built before 1980 it’s a good idea to have a sewer scope done. And a sewer inspection will show you the type of pipe you have, concrete, transite, terracotta, Orangeburg, clay, or cast iron pipe. And will show you what shape it’s in. (Just like taking your car in for a servicing) this can give you time to plan for a sewer repair to be done. For what it costs versus what it can show you, it’s well worth it.

Then the third is a spot sewer repair.

This happens when there’s a transition of pipe. Concrete to terracotta

Ground rod through sewer

Ground rod through sewer

and Cast iron pipe to concrete is very common root intrusion point and is usually the first place for root intrusion to start, If you have a ranch house without a basement the cast iron to concrete is shallow and tree roots can start to invade there. A spot repair can happen at a weak joint in the pipe. A line can have a broken fitting or crushed pipe form utility excavating. And even a ground rod can push a hole in a sewer line and still work with out you knowing it. A spot repair is very common in a real estate transaction. With the home owner not knowing that the sewer needs a spot repair for the sale of the house.
A sewer scope/inspection saves you from the guessing game. The sewer scope gives you insight to your sewer line shape. Weather its in good or poor its better to know before it becomes a sewer failure. And for Portland Oregon and the surrounding cities its the most cost effective way to save you from a sewer line failure.

 There are several different ways of doing a sewer repair. 

Trenchless sewer repair by pipe bursting is the most common way to do a sewer replacement and the most cost effective way. then a sewer replacement by Horizontal boring, and cured in place pipe/CIPP are the other method of doing it. They all have their place, as to what they can do. That’s where our experience will make the difference. We can let you know the best way to get the job done. And of course a sewer inspection is one of the best ways to do that. It will show you what shape the pipe is in and if pipe bursting is going to work for your job. With new technology and good old hard work to get the job done right. We’ll get your sewer going again.

We can help with sewer repairs, Of all types, big pipe or small, small jobs and large. With trenchless sewer repair or excavation. Always a free estimate in these cities, Aloha, King City, Tigard ,Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Tualatin, Forest Grove, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Gladstone, West Linn, Portland, Cedar Mill, Gresham, Rainer, Raleigh Hills, Wilsonville, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Scappoose, and St. Helens.

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