Sewer Line Repair


Exodus Plumbing, Inc. has a team of experienced drain specialists able to quickly diagnose causes of sewer blockages, such as root intrusion, breaks, missing sections, and deterioration. Once we have accurately determined the cause and location of damage, we can recommend the ideal solution to fit your property needs and budget.

Common Sewer Repair and Replacement Causes

While normal drain use occasionally leads to backups, frequent issues signify larger issue in the sewer line. With an in-depth sewer camera inspection, our experienced team can identify the cause and the best method to make repairs. 

  • Roots – Tree roots are the biggest cause of broken and backed up sewer lines. While trees enhance any property, roots seek out the moisture rich nutrients found in the sewer pipe and can cause breaks and severe damage to the line.  
  • Hard Scale Buildup – Poorly maintained drains and heavy use lines can become damaged from hard scale buildup in the pipe. As organic material sits in the line, it can stick to the inside of the pipe and slowly close off drain flow. Scale buildup can also weaken the pipe material leading to cracks and breaks. 
  • Breaks and Deterioration – Aging lines will eventually deteriorate leading to backups from missing or collapsed sections. Roots can also cause broken lines, as well as general wear and tear or natural shifting of the earth. 

Sewer Line Repair

Main sewer line repairs can be performed by routine and professional snaking for minor clogs, hydro jetting for roots or heavy buildup, and with epoxy pipelining. 

Professional sewer snaking is typically the first step in diagnosing and repairing a blocked main sewer drain. However, if our drain experts encounter a hard spot, pull back roots, or suspect damage, we will recommend a sewer camera inspection to view the line. With a sewer camera inspection, we can determine next steps in the repair process.  

Hydro jetting can remove roots from the line and dissolve hard scale buildup. Using high pressure water streams and a multi directional nozzle to scour 360 degrees of the drain, hydro jetting is an effective repair for sewer pipes in good condition. 

If the sewer line has cracks, holes, or small missing sections, epoxy pipelining is one option to rehabilitate the pipe. Using an epoxy resin and specialty liner, pipelining creates a brand-new pipe inside of the damaged line or section without excavation.

Sewer Line Replacement

When aggressive root intrusion has broken a sewer line, if there are large sections missing, collapsed pipes, or large holes, the pipe will need to be replaced.

The traditional method of sewer line replacement is through excavation of the sewer pipe and replacing it with a new ABS sewer pipe.  For small breaks, this is easily the most cost effective for sections that are underneath the home or easily accessible earth.  

If the broken line is under concrete, the entire line is damaged, or if you want to save expensive landscaping, then pipe bursting is a great alternative. 

Pipe bursting simultaneously breaks up the old damaged line while replacing it with a new High-Density Polyethylene pipe (HDPE). Pipe bursting has many benefits, and does not require full trenching, removing the damaged line and can be completed in half the time of traditional replacement.

Trenchless and no-dig solutions, such as pipelining, and pipe bursting are the most cost-effective ways to repair major breaks in sewer drain lines. 

Our team has extensive training and skill in all methods of sewer line repair and replacement. 

Preventive Maintenance for Sewer Lines

Regular maintenance is essential for preventing costly sewer line repairs and replacements. Our team at Exodus Plumbing offers preventive maintenance services to keep your sewer lines in top condition and avoid potential issues. By scheduling routine inspections and cleaning in San Diego, you can identify any potential problems early on and address them before they turn into major repairs.

Benefits of preventive maintenance for sewer lines include:

  • Early detection of leaks and clogs
  • Prevention of sewage backups and overflows
  • Extended lifespan of sewer lines
  • Cost savings on major repairs
  • Peace of mind knowing your sewer system is in good condition

Don't wait for a sewer line emergency to occur. Contact Exodus Plumbing today to schedule preventive maintenance for your sewer lines and avoid costly repairs in the future.

Call Exodus Plumbing, Inc. for expert sewer line repair and replacement in San Diego, CA from the border in the south to north county. We offer exceptional customer care, quality work and unbeatable prices. To learn more or schedule your consultation, call (858) 544-6064 today!

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