Sewer Line Replacement

We all like to think our households’ sewer lines will work forever, but time, tree roots, gunk and Mother Nature can spell trouble for this essential residential artery. If your sewer line breaks down, Atlas plumbing technicians are here to help.

Trenchless Sewer Main Replacement

Signs of Trouble
Fortunately, there are usually clear signs that your sewer line has problems: Sewage backups, sewer gas odor, slow drains, pooling water in your yard and unexpectedly lush greenery are the most common. But insect or rodent infestation, mold, or an indentation in your lawn or paved area can also point to trouble.

Repair or Replace?
Your Atlas technician will assess the problem, including a video examination of your line, to see if it is blocked or broken. If the pipe is broken, he will discuss your options with you, taking into account the age of your line, the pipe materials, and the landscape that sits over the pipe.

Trenchless v. Conventional Replacement

Conventional methods involve completely exposing the sewer line and then replacing the old system with a new one. Trenchless replacement is easier on your landscape, with only two access points. A new main line is hydraulically pulled through the old pipe, bursting it as it goes and pushing the shards into the surrounding soil.

Consider a Service Contract
Talk to your Atlas technician about our sewer line maintenance plans. Periodic inspection and cleaning can save you thousands of dollars down the line.

Call Atlas Home Services for Your Sewer Line Issues Now!

Call us at 703-789-9070 to schedule an appointment, or complete our online inquiry form and we will promptly contact you to discuss your problem.

Fun Fact

Around 1810, DC’s sewer system got started when sewers and culverts were constructed to safely drain storm and ground water from the streets. By 1850, most of the streets along Pennsylvania Avenue had water piped in, creating the need for a sanitary sewage process. Sewage was simply discharged into the nearest body of water. (Source: District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority)

Did You Know?

The location and cause of a sewer line problem will usually determine who is responsible for the repair. Check with your local government before having any work done to your sewer main. In some cases, the city or town will remedy the situation if the cause is on their end.