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Spot Repairs

Spot Repairs & Clean-Out Installation in Denver

A spot repair is an inexpensive solution when only a small portion of the line needs to be fixed. The sewer line may have a blockage, a break, an off-set, root intrusion or a partial/full collapse. Sewer Lines Only will dig a small trench at the spot of the repair, cut the existing sewer line and replace it with new SDR 35 or schedule 40 PVC. The new line is attached to the existing sewer line using strongback furncos. The new line will be properly bedded and then back filled. If need be, Sewer Lines Only can scope the remainder of the sewer line to check the condition.

Most spot repairs are completed in 1-day and will get your line back up and running!

Clean-Out Installation in Denver

No one likes to think of what could happen in the event of a significant clog, but when it happens, sometimes the best course of action to install double sweep clean-outs on the exterior of your home. While some homes are equipped with an indoor cleanout, say, in the utility room or another indoor area of the house, a clog cleanout can be a messy proposition, meaning that it’s nothing you want happening in your home.

If there is not currently an outside clean-out, doing a spot repair is a good opportunity to install new double sweep clean-outs. In fact, most cities require exterior double sweep clean-outs be installed anytime there is a sewer line repair of any kind. The installation of double sweep clean-outs will make is easier to perform maintenance on the sewer line in the future.

What is a clean-out?

A drain cleanout provides access to your main sewer line and is located outside of your home in the front or back yard. Cleanouts typically go unnoticed until there is a problem. They look like capped pipes sticking a few inches above the ground.

Single vs. double sweep clean-outs – What is better?

While a single sewer cleanout tee is a few bucks cheaper, it only sweeps in one direction. As a result, it makes more sense to put in a double sweep, especially if you’ve had plumbing issues in the past. Long sweeps are always preferable to short sweeps in cleanouts. There is also a two-way cleanout tee, which is shorter but can go in both directions.

The pipe indoors is also smaller in diameter than the pipe outdoors, which means a larger diameter for waste to flow, lessening a chance for blockage before the waste travels to the sewer system.

The gravity of a backup

A second consideration is the point of the clog. Because if the clog is on the top floor, or at the high end of the home, gravity is not a problem. However, if a leak is on the lower level or the lower side of the house, during the cleanout, all of the water in the higher part of the pipes is going to come rushing out. Any time one is dealing with water from the waste system, it’s vastly preferable to have it flowing outdoors, rather than in the home.

Also, a clog in the pipes, whether it’s in the home or between the house and the street, will have to be rootered out. While we do our best to keep plumbing equipment clean, it’s still a sewer machine, and going into many sewer pipes, and therefore subject to contamination.

Mainline damage

The sewer pipe buried in the yard can be subject to problems as the result of improper installation, damage, and root invasion. The capacity to deal with these issues from outside the home makes the most sense. The potential for damage inside the house to the toilet, floors, walls, or other fixtures is eliminated.

As you can see, there are some excellent reasons to consider having a sewer cleanout installed outside your home. Safety, cleanliness, and effectiveness are all critical in the event of a significant clog, and a sewer cleanout outside the house will aid tremendously, especially if you have frequent problems with your sewer drainage.

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