If your sewer line is broken and a sewer line repair won’t be enough, it’s time to get a replacement. Our technicians at Rocketman Plumbing are ready to take care of your broken sewer line at the first sign of trouble. We take pride in getting the job done right the first time so you and your family can get back to doing the things you love.

Call us at (505) 243-1227 for an inspection and estimate on the time and cost for your sewer line replacement today.

Signs Your Sewer Line Needs to Be Replaced

If your sewer line is damaged to the point that it needs replacement, it will be noticeable in your home and in your yard. The signs that your sewer line needs to be replaced include:

  • Water drains slowly in your home
    When the water in one drain empties slowly, it usually indicates a simple clog. But if the water in several drains in your home empties slowly, it’s a sign of a broken sewer line.
  • Sudden rodent or bug infestation
    Rats, cockroaches, and other bugs are attracted to the smell of sewage. If you notice that these pests are suddenly very interested in your home, it is likely because of a broken sewer line.
  • Pooling sewage in your yard
    One of the most obvious signs of a broken sewer line is raw sewage pooling up in your yard. These pools can be large or small, and they will have a strong and unpleasant smell.
  • Damage to your foundation or driveway
    When your sewer line is broken, the water softens the ground and displaces the soil. That can cause the foundation under your home to shift, leading to cracks and more costly damage. If the pipes are under your driveway, you might see cracks and shifting in the pavement there, as well.

If you notice any of these problems, don’t wait. The sooner we can get to your house and replace your sewer line, the less chance there will be costly damage to your property.

Causes of Sewer Line Damage

There are several common causes of damage to your sewer system. Our technicians at Rocketman Plumbing can detect the source of the damage and recommend the best replacement solution for your needs. Some of the common causes we see include:

  • Age of your pipes or tank
    When your pipes or septic tank get old, they will need to be replaced because, over time, your pipes will corrode and develop small cracks or holes. Sewage can leak out of these cracks and damage your lawn. If left unhandled, small cracks can turn into completely busted pipes.
  • Tree roots
    Tree roots can grow into your sewer line and septic tank. They can also grow around them, shifting their position underground and even bending the pipes. This can damage the pipes and tank and lead to a broken sewer line.
  • Temperature changes
    Extreme temperature changes from hot to cold can damage your metal pipes. The metal will expand in hot temperatures and contract in cold. If this happens fast enough, or too often, the pipes can develop cracks and eventually break.
  • Severely clogged pipes
    Unhandled clogs in your pipes or septic tank can lead to built-up pressure and backed-up sewage. This can lead to sewage backing up inside your home, as well as breaks and cracks in your pipes.

If you have any signs of sewer line damage at your home, call us right away for an inspection. Our technicians can find the cause of your sewer problem and get it handled for you.

Call Rocketman Plumbing for Your Residential Sewer Replacement

If you notice any of the problems listed above at your home, call us right away. Our emergency plumbers will come out to your property and inspect your sewer line for damage. We’ll be able to tell you if the problem can be handled with a simple repair or not and what the best solution will be for your home. And if your sewer line does need to be replaced, we can take care of it for you quickly and professionally.

Call us at (505) 243-1227 today for an inspection.

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