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Can a broken sewer line be repaired without digging?

Yes, a broken sewer line can often be repaired without extensive excavation through trenchless sewer repair methods. Trenchless sewer repair allows for the rehabilitation or replacement of damaged sewer pipes without the need to dig up and remove the old pipeline. The process begins with a camera inspection of the pipes to assess the extent of the damage and determine the best repair options. There are two primary trenchless methods: pipe lining (Cured-in-Place Pipe – CIPP) and pipe bursting. Pipe lining involves inserting a resin-coated tube to create a new inner pipe, while pipe bursting fractures and replaces the old pipe. Trenchless methods offer benefits such as reduced disruption, faster repair times, and potential cost savings compared to traditional excavation and restoration. However, the applicability of these methods depends on the specific situation and the severity of the damage. While trenchless sewer repair may offer cost advantages and the longevity of resin pipes, it’s essential to note that it may not always be feasible in every scenario. To determine if your home’s pipes can benefit from quick and efficient trenchless repairs, trust the expertise of Mainstream Plumbing and Air’s professionals.