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Residential Sewer Line Repair and Replacement FAQs

When it comes to repairing or replacing a residential sewer lines, as a homeowner, you may have quite a few questions. Hansen Family Plumbing & Air is here to help answer your questions and ease your worries. Sewer line repair or replacement doesn’t have to be a daunting service to request from your local plumbing company, especially when working with the right team. Listed below are the top 10 questions we receive most often in regards to sewer line digs that result in repair or replacement of your home’s sewer lines.

What is a residential sewer line dig?

A residential sewer line dig is a method of repairing or replacing damaged or clogged sewer lines by excavating the ground and physically digging out the old pipe and installing a new one.

When is a residential sewer line dig necessary?

A residential sewer line dig is typically necessary when the sewer line is severely damaged or clogged, and other methods such as hydro jetting or trenchless repair are not sufficient.

How long does a residential sewer line dig take?

The length of time it takes to complete a residential sewer line dig depends on the extent of the damage and the length of the sewer line. Typically we see residential sewer line repair or replacement take anywhere between 2-5 days, depending on the scope of work.

How much does a residential sewer line repair or replacement cost?

The cost of a residential sewer line repair or replacement services can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the length of the sewer line. It can cost several thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. An estimate performed by your local plumbing experts will give an accurate quote and most companies offer financing options to help with larger jobs such as this.

How do I know if I need a residential sewer line repair or replacement?

Signs that you may need a residential sewer line repair or replacement services include slow drains, foul smells, water backups, and sewage leaks in your yard.

What is the process for a residential sewer line dig?

The process for a residential sewer line dig typically involves excavating the ground around the damaged sewer line, removing the old pipe, installing a new pipe, and backfilling the area with soil. Typically a video inspection is done on the sewer line so that the plumbing team knows exactly where repairs need to be made. This ensures that the least amount of damage is done to the property during the repair process.

Will I need to relocate during the repair or replacement process?

It is usually not necessary to relocate during a residential sewer line dig, but you may need to avoid using certain areas of your property for safety reasons. Our technicians work diligently to get the repair or replacement done as quickly as possible and avoid making the repair inconvenient to the homeowner. We make sure to communicate the work we plan on doing, where the work is being done, and how long it will take in order to prepare residents of the home, prior to any work starting.

Do I need a permit for a residential sewer line dig?

This depends on your local municipality. An established plumbing company will know local laws and regulations and will abide by such when performing a sewer line repair or replacement service for your home.

Can I prevent the need for a residential sewer line repair or replacement services?

Regular maintenance, such as sewer line cleaning and inspections, can help prevent the need for a residential sewer line repair or replacement. It’s also important to avoid flushing non-biodegradable items down the toilet. Take a look at this blog to learn how to learn the top reasons sewer line get clogged and how to avoid it!

How do I choose a contractor for a residential sewer line dig?

When choosing a contractor for a residential sewer line dig, it’s important to look for someone with experience, proper licensing and insurance, and good reviews from previous customers. You should also get multiple quotes to ensure you are getting a fair price. Hansen family Plumbing & Air is a leading plumbing contractor in Greater Phoenix with extensive knowledge on sewer line repair and replacement. If you are a homeowner located in the Greater Phoenix region and think you may have a sewer line that needs to be repaired, contact our team today!

published on Friday, March 24th, 2023
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