A sewer repair in Jacksonville, Florida by a Jupiter plumber is between $3,000 and $30,000. The final cost for this sewer line replacement depends on several factors. Here are the signs a pipe repair is needed and what’s involved.
Signs of a Sewer Pipe Issue
There Are Five Signs That You Could Have a Sewer Pipe Issue:
- A smell similar to rotten eggs, a skunk, or sewage
- Slow drainage in sink areas
- Backups in toilets and bathtubs/showers
- Sinkholes that form on your lawn
- A gurgling sound around drains
Types of Sewer Pipe Repair
There are two types of sewer repair by a Jupiter plumber. The conventional method is the most expensive due to manual sewer line replacement. This costs between $60 and $150 per foot. However, the overall costs of excavation and equipment add to the final price.
Trenchless repair costs more. The average is between $60 and $280 per foot of pipe. Yet, this method of repair doesn’t require extensive digging and pipe removal. Thus, the overall cost is much lower.
To start, our plumbers will determine the source of the problem. If the issue is not visible, they will conduct a liquid smoke test. Running this through the lines results in puffs of smoke appearing above the ground. This approach lets them determine exactly where the issue lies.
The conventional method of sewer line replacement is to excavate the broken pipe. This requires heavy equipment to dig up grass or, in some cases, pavement. Once this is completed, the open area is repaired by the plumbing service or another contractor.
A trenchless sewer repair by a Jupiter plumber is far less evasive. The liquid smoke test is still conducted. However, instead of excavation, a small incision is made in the area of the damaged pipe.
If the crack or hole is small enough, then it’s repaired with a sealant inserted into the pipe. If the problem cannot be repaired, then our plumbers will insert a new pipe into the broken one, breaking it off in the process.
Instead of spending time to re-turf or repave surfaces, the affected area is covered up again. As a result, the repair is barely noticed.
On top of this, the return on investment for the service is enhanced.
Have you noticed the signs of a sewer problem mentioned above? If so, contact us at Metro Rooter. We’ll come out to your home or business to see if you truly have an issue. From there, our plumbers will see if they can find where the leak is and determine if a trenchless or conventional repair is required.
Overall, don’t let a problem like this fester. The quicker it’s addressed, the less expensive it is. Contact us if you need residential, industrial, or commercial plumbing services.