Just a few decades ago, tree roots encroaching on sewer lines was a serious issue that required days of digging, removal and installation to fix. The costs involved could be ruinously expensive, and whole streets could be shut down while the work was in progress. Nowadays, however, homeowners can enjoy a modern solution to an old problem through trenchless sewer repair. If you are exploring your options to repair a sewer line impacted by tree roots, consider the following benefits of using trenchless technology.
Sparing the Tree
Typically, the trees that manage to dig their roots into a sewer line are old and well established, and cutting them down can be expensive, dangerous and a waste of an otherwise beautiful tree. Trenchless sewer repair is minimally invasive and destroys only the roots that have grown into your pipes, allowing the tree to continue growing healthily. This spares you an extra …Read More
If you have a leak under your bathroom sink then you may be able to fix the problem on your own. By learning more about your bathroom plumbing you will be able to fix more things on your own and you will recognize when you should call a plumber out right away. Putting off certain plumbing problems can lead to bigger repair issues, along with other problems such as mold growth, floor damage, wall damage, and more. Follow the instructions in this article to repair a simple bathroom sink leak by yourself.
Prepare the area
When you discover a leak, the first thing you want to do is shut the water off to the sink. This will stop the leak and allow you to repair it. Remove everything from under the sink and set it to the side. Lay a thick towel down to protect your knees while you are …Read More
If you have a drain in your kitchen where grease has been forced down into the plumbing, then you will likely see a large clog formation at some point. Grease is likely to form an impenetrable and congealed mass, and your plunger will be unable to remove it. In this case, you may need the assistance of a plumber and a drain snake. However, there are a few things you can try first to see if the grease will release, like using a chemical cleaner.
Use Chemical Materials
You can use chemical drain cleaning solutions to get rid of drain clogs formed from grease. You should understand that you should only do this if your plumbing pipes are made from PVC. Drain cleaners will create heat that is far less likely to cause damage to PVC than it is to old steel piping sections. Also, certain drain cleaners will interact with …Read More