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Drain And Sewer Replacement

One of the most intensive and challenging plumbing situations is a sewer replacement. Your home’s sewer system is one of the most vital components of your plumbing. It carries waste water away from your toilets and sinks to the city sewer system. Without a properly functioning sewer line, everyday tasks can become frustrating and even hazardous to your health. Drain Clear knows that your family’s health and safety come first. That’s why we make it our top priority to replace your sewer system as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can continue with your day.

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Why Do I Need To Replace My Sewer System?

Sewer systems are something we rarely think about as they are always working in the background. However, over time they can experience damage that requires them to be replaced. Some reasons you might need to replace your sewer system are:

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Broken pipes

The most common factor in requiring a sewer system replacement is cracked pipes. Iron and clay pipes can corrode naturally over time due to the reactive material they are made from. All pipes, including PVC pipes, can crack due to the settling of the earth which will require replacing.

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Invasive tree roots

Tree roots can often lead to issues with sewer systems when left unchecked. Tree roots tend to become more of an issue once a pipe has already cracked and they are drawn to the increase in nitrogen. However, they can also cause cracked pipes themselves by causing the earth to shift around your plumbing and creating a build up of pressure.

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Old age

The overall age of the plumbing system is another key factor to consider. Clay was the primary piping material used in many new construction buildings up until the 1970s. Clay pipes have an average lifespan of 50-60 years, meaning a house built in 1970 will need to be assessing the quality of their sewer lines in the next few years.

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Invasive tree roots

Tree roots can often lead to issues with sewer systems when left unchecked. Tree roots tend to become more of an issue once a pipe has already cracked and they are drawn to the increase in nitrogen. However, they can also cause cracked pipes themselves by causing the earth to shift around your plumbing and creating a build up of pressure.

PVC became the preferred pipe material from the 1970s onwards, and can be expected to last between 50 to 100 years. Whilst that sounds like most properties should be ok for a few more decades, it is always worth knowing the health of your sewer system to catch any issue before they become emergencies.

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What Is Involved In A Sewer Replacement?

Depending on the extent of the required replacement, the job could range from a simple pipe replacement to a complete system overhaul. Typically a sewer replacement will involve locating and extracting any broken pipes throughout the system. Any invading tree roots will need to be cleared and pruned back to prevent further damage. A brand new, high quality PVC pipe is then used as a replacement and the system covered again to protect it from the elements. Whilst the process can be intensive, if an expert plumber using industry-leading materials completes the job it should last for another century.

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Call On Drain Clear
Anytime For Assistance

Drain Clear has the expertise and dedication to get your sewer replacement done right on time, the first time. We have been serving Southern Ontario for over 25 years and our commitment to customer satisfaction has earned us thousands of loyal customers. Our local plumbers are fully licensed and insured so you can be confident your plumbing is in the right hands. We will ensure that your sewer is replaced quickly and efficiently with minimal impact on your home and routine. Our fleet is fully stocked with all major brands and parts, and we only use the best when it comes to your plumbing. Sewer replacement is a plumbing emergency that requires immediate expert intervention. Don’t risk your family’s health, call Drain Clear today.

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