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Fixing Your Sewer Problems in Port Huron Since 1959

Though often forgotten, sewer pipes are essential to your home’s plumbing system. They are responsible for carrying waste away from your home and into a septic tank or city sewer line. Without them, you’d be stuck with a sanitation nightmare. Unfortunately, as they age, these pipes often develop leaks or clogs. Buried beneath a slab or yard, accessing your home’s drain and sewer lines can be a nightmare. Fortunately, as a resident of the Port Huron area, you have access to a sewer repair expert with over 63 years of plumbing experience.

Signs You Need a Sewer Repair

In the Port Huron area, we’ve seen the results of an undiagnosed sewer problem time and time again. And, there’s good reason sewer issues go unnoticed. The signs of a sewer problem are often subtle. They often persist undetected for years until a catastrophic failure makes them impossible to ignore. Below are the most common signs of a sewer problem:

  • Patches of your yard are uncharacteristically lush or green
  • Bubbling or gurgling noises crop up when you flush the toilet or drain the tub
  • The smell of sewage permeates your home or yard
  • Parts of your plumbing back up on a regular basis
  • Areas of your yard are always wet and squishy without explanation

What’s at the Root of Your Sewer Line Problems

Many of our customers are surprised by the sudden need for sewer line repair. They aren’t sure why it happened to them and feel singled out. But, rest assured, in almost all cases, one of the following is to blame for a persistent or sudden sewer problem:

  • Tree Roots: Plants are always on the hunt for new sources of water. Unfortunately, this can lead them to extend to and through your sewer pipes. Over time, these roots can form a clog and restrict the transport of waste or water. Though hydro jetting can remove these obstructions, replacing the damaged pipe is often recommended.
  • Temperature Changes: When severe heat or cold hit, the ground shifts in response. This movement can disconnect old pipes and allow waste water to leak into your yard or foundation. Unfortunately, reconnecting these sewer line separations often means digging up the pipes in question.
  • Age: Old pipes are more prone to leaking and cracks. As metal ages, it develops rust, bends, and weak spots. Eventually, these elements will fail, resulting in leaks and back-ups. Heavy reliance on chemical drain cleaners can speed up this deterioration.

Fortunately, no matter the cause, our local plumbers are here and ready to tackle your sewer line repair or replacement. Just call (810) 985-7103 to get scheduled.

Sewer Repair Techniques

Once upon a time, the typical sewer line repair was a nightmare. It often meant tearing up your entire yard with a backhoe or digging unsightly trenches through your flowerbeds. These days, however, there are less invasive options available. When you count on Vincent's Heating & Plumbing for sewer line repair, you can expect one of the following to be employed:

Hydro Jetting

Hair, feminine products, roots, and grease can roll up into a large obstruction in your sewer line. When this happens, full pipe replacement may not be needed. Instead, clearing away the clog should be the priority. Hydro jetting uses high-pressured water—instead of pipe-eroding chemicals—to punch through root balls and other obstructions. By smashing things up into easier to pass pieces, your drains can get back to their job.

Relining

If the issue is mild, we often suggest relining the sewer line. This involves snaking a balloon down the pipe that’s coated in a special layer of epoxy. We then used compressed air to expand the balloon. The outer coating then forms a secondary pipe inside of the affected area. Though this can narrow the existing pipe, it’s often more than enough to end the leak.

Pipe Bursting

When your pipes are beyond saving but a trench repair isn’t needed, pipe bursting is a great option. Using a cone-shaped bit and high-pressure water, our plumbers will destroy the damaged pipe. At the same time, they’ll push a pipe of the same or similar size into the gap left behind.

Trench Repair

In some cases, digging up the pipe is the only way to fix a sewer pipe in Port Huron area. When that’s the case, we’ll do our best to minimize upheaval to your property. This includes targeting our digging to the affected area and working with professional excavating contractors.

Our Sewer Repair Process

When your basement has a layer of sewage or your toilet won’t flush, you don’t want to wait days for service. We get that. For that reason, we typically prioritize sewer line repair issues. Just give us a time that works for you, and our dispatch team will do what they can to accommodate it.

Once your plumber arrives, he or she will greet you and ask a few clarifying questions. Once we have a better understanding of what’s happening, we’ll pull out our camera. This will be lowered into your sewer line, allowing us to pinpoint the issue, its location, and its cause. In doing so, we also gain insight into the condition of your sewer pipe and if replacement may be necessary.

Armed with that information, we’ll come up with a plan to get rid of the clog or back-up and finish your sewer line repair. If a second appointment is needed, we’ll schedule it them to ensure a time that fits with your schedule.

Sewer Repairs Can’t Wait. Call (810) 985-7103 for Prompt Sewer Service!

When you need your sewer line fixed, it’s important to work with a plumber Port Huron trusts. You need a company you can trust to do the job right and take the steps needed to prevent sewer pipe issues in the future. The team at Vincent's Heating & Plumbing fits both criteria and has been serving our corner of Michigan since 1959. Because sewer issues are stressful enough, we provide free repair quotes.

To get scheduled for sewer line repair in Port Huron, reach out to Vincent's Heating & Plumbing’s team of plumbing experts at (810) 985-7103.

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