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Traditional and Trenchless Sewer Repair: The Differences

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Are you having trouble with your sewer system? Are you confused about which repair method to use? Worry not—The Plumber’s Plumber is here to help you diagnose your sewer problem and decide on the best solution to use. We specialize in traditional and trenchless sewer repair in Fort Myers, FL

Here is a quick look at the difference between the two:

Traditional Repairs

Traditional sewer repair involves digging trenches using a backhoe, allowing us to access and replace the damaged pipe. Once the fixes are made, we fill back the trenches. Post-work inspection is easier with traditional excavation than trenchless sewer replacement because we can make sure that the new pipes are installed the right way.

The problem is that it can extensively damage your yard, landscaping, and sidewalk. You need to handle restorations after the project, which can add to your total costs. Furthermore, it is labor-intensive and time-consuming. Unlike trenchless pipe repair, which only takes a day or two to complete, conventional repairs can take weeks.

Nevertheless, it’s the most practical solution if you have severely damaged pipes, poor soil conditions, or tree roots extending too far. Rest assured that we’ll consider all options before resorting to traditional methods.

Trenchless Repairs

On the other hand, trenchless pipe lining doesn’t require excavation. We only need to dig holes at both ends of the sewer line to access your underground pipes. We insert an epoxy-filled liner into the system that cures and forms a new pipe within the existing pipe. It addresses all the flaws in the pipeline, including leaks, cracks, and corrosion.

This approach is minimally invasive and disruptive, as it leaves your surroundings unscathed. It also requires less labor and equipment, translating into lower costs. We can finish the job fast and restore your sewer lines in no time, so you can go about your day as usual. We usually recommend trenchless pipe replacement and repair when the damage is minor or isolated.

Whether you need traditional or trenchless repairs, rest assured they provide the same lasting benefits. At The Plumber’s Plumber, we believe that every pipe damage is unique, which is why we are keen to diagnose your sewer problem and offer the best fix. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

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