How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?

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Damage to your sewer pipe is probably the last thing you want to hear as a homeowner. Not only can it be expensive, traditional sewer repair means workers and heavy equipment digging up your front yard. This is far from ideal, and we know it. That’s why in a lot of situations, Massachusetts and New Hampshire homeowners should opt for trenchless sewer repair. But how does trenchless sewer repair work?

Trenchless Sewer Repair Process

While it seems impossible or maybe like magic, trenchless sewer repair is oftentimes the best approach to sewer repair. The methods used are often less expensive than traditional pipe repair, but they are also significantly less invasive. As a Massachusetts or New Hampshire resident, this is why you need trenchless.

Sewer Inspection

First, a camera is snaked through your drains to identify the issue or location of the damage. This is the most accurate and effective way to assess damage, allowing us to determine the most appropriate approach to repair. Usually, this can be done from within the home. 

Trenchless Sewer Repair Methods

Once the issue has been determined, there are a couple of ways to go approach it:

Pipe Lining

Trenchless sewer pipe lining repairs involve a flexible resin-coated tube being pulled or blown into the damaged pipe. The resin then hardens, creating a new pipe within the old one. The process is perfect for older properties with dated systems and can help existing lines last a further 50 years.

Pipe Bursting

The bursting method is thought to be more superior to pipe lining. It’s preferred for sewer line repairs as it’s less likely to corrode or get damaged by harsh cleaners and chemicals. A hydraulically powered bursting head pulls a seamless, high-quality HDPE pipe replacement, in the place of the existing pipe, without losing any capacity. Bursting can also be more cost-effective when there are challenging obstacles around your line, such as patios, porches, trees, and pavement.

Now that your question, “how does trenchless sewer repair work?” has been answered, I’m sure you realize why this is the best method of sewer pipe repair for your Massachusetts or New Hampshire home. If you are interested in saving your property from additional damage after a broken sewer pipe, call Spencer Home Services. Be sure to check out our reviews while you’re here!

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