Sewer Line Repair

A clogged sewer line creates big problems with your plumbing which can only be cleared up with professional sewer line repair. If you’ve noticed that your drains are draining slowly or you hear a gurgling sound coming from your toilet bowl, it’s time to give our professional plumbers a call.  Our plumbing experts will start with a video sewer inspection to find the cause of the problem and then help you decide on the best course of action for your repairs.

Sewer line damage can be caused by many different things. One of the main causes is tree roots. Tree roots constantly seek moisture and often finding it in sewer lines. Older clay pipes are most susceptible to invasion because they are easily cracked. Tree roots use these tiny cracks to get water, which increases the damage. Over time, tree roots can penetrate more durable concrete and PVC pipes.  When you plan your landscaping projects, you need to give your sewer line plenty of room.  

In addition to tree root damage, broken or clogged sewer lines can have other causes. Objects, like a child’s toy, can find their way into the line and become lodged. Extreme temperature changes and general deterioration of the pipe can cause sewer lines to twist, bend or break. Broken sewer lines are commonly caused in soils susceptible to ground shifting. Improperly installed sewer lines can lead to misalignment.

One of our tools to identify sewer line blockages is a camera inspection. A tiny, flexible sewer camera attached to a snake-like cable is fed feed through the sewer pipe until it reaches the cause of the clog or break. A radio transmitter on the camera records the physical location of the line and depth from the surface. This allows the plumber to locate exactly where the blockage is and what work needs to be done to repair it. 

Hydro-jetting

In the past, sewer line repairs usually meant excavation on a large scale, with serious yard repairs needed once the line was repaired. That’s not always the case now. Hydro-jetting drain cleaning is faster and more landscape-friendly. 

Hydro-jetting is the process of using a high-pressure flow of water to scour the interior surfaces of the plumbing pipes, up to 5,000 psi or more and delivers as many as 20 gallons of water per minute through the sewer line. This removes debris that accumulates in the drainpipes, like hair, soap residue, grease. It also removes tree root infiltration and mineral and scale buildup. As opposed to rodding, where a plumber uses a tool to power a hole through the blockage, hydro-jetting achieves a more comprehensive cleaning of the pipes. Hydro-jetting sewer pipe cleaning technology saves valuable time and money by avoiding a massive excavation of the yard.

An important part of owning a home is having a complete home service contractor with the right skills and experience for the job you need completed.  For over a century, Wolfer’s Home Services has been the contractor of choice for quality-minded customers in the Willamette Valley. We offer complete HVAC and indoor air quality services as well as complete plumbing services, designed specifically for your home or business. Besides the fact that we have earned a reputation for being the best in the business, there are many more reasons to choose Wolfer’s for all your home service needs. Call Wolfer’s Home Services today at 503-220-1901, or request your appointment with us online and work with a company that’s dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction.