Drain line repairs and replacements help realign and adjust the pipe connection between your indoor water fixtures and the larger sewer system they're connected to. The pipes that connect the underground and below your sinks and drains can become frozen, punctured, or collapse from weathering elements, pests, or even natural wear and tear. When this happens, however, it can be damaging to your overall water system and fail to transfer waste away from the home and water into the home's fixtures such as the sink, shower, faucets, or drains.
What Clogs a Drain?
There are various things that can clog a drain and lodge into the drain line to prevent water from passing. Items such as food, pastes, gels, grease, and foreign objects, can all prevent water from flowing to and from the pipes with ease. Drains can become clogged over time and it’s not immediately obvious what has caused the clog, but the items themselves can cause your drain line to eventually fail, break, or bust, if not cleaned and unclogged frequently. We recommend obtaining a catcher that can be attached to the top of your drain and readily catch any materials that could potentially clog a drain or drain line.
One of the frequent problems that we see when assisting with drain line repairs and replacements is that the pipes attached to the system have simply corroded and are no longer able to allow the flow of water to pass naturally and readily. Corrosion can cause your pipes to crack or break extensive blockages, and can eventually lead to massive leaks and floods when continued use occurs. We don't recommend operating pipes that have corroded as the damage from them could ultimately cause more severe damage to the rest of your drain line system, resulting in more broken pipes and leaks than anticipated.
Drain Line Repair
Drain line repair refers to the patch repairs that can be done when there’s a minor fault in the drain line system but it does not require an overhaul repair. Most drain line repairs can be fixed using localized repair methods that can patch up any holes, remove surface rust, or strengthen the pipes in the drain line system to be sturdier and avoid leaking. Drain line repairs are also less expensive than drain line replacements, which is why we like to assess the extent of the damage first, before recommending any sort of replacement since repairs often do the trick.
Drain Line Replacement
When your drain line has been damaged beyond repair, as in the pipes have burst or the system could benefit from new ones, we can offer drain line replacements that ease the frustration of attempting to find a new system and install it on your own. Drain line repairs are done using the items from your existing system that are salvageable and turning them into something brand new and functional. Don’t stress about finding a new drain line system or the parts and pieces that go with it – let us do the work for you!