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Services / Sewer Lines

Sewer Pipe Repair and Installation

Sewer lines are one of those things we don’t think about until something goes wrong. You start noticing the problem when you hear gurgling noises from the toilet, or when water drains more slowly than usual, or when a smelly sinkhole appears in your yard. Stemmle Plumbing has been dealing with sewer lines in Richmond for over 2 decades. We are the most trusted sewer line repair and sewer line replacement company in Richmond.


Sewer Pipe Fail?

Nothing lasts forever, and sewer lines are no exception. The older the pipes are, the more likely you’re going to have problems with them. Although properly installed PVC pipes are supposed to have a lifespan of well over 100 years, older pipes are usually made from clay tile, steel, or some other material that may only last 50 or 60 years. If you have an older home that was built before the late 1980s, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with clay pipes.

It’s common for tree roots to wedge their way into pipes. Trees love the moisture! After a while the roots grow so dense and matted that they plug up the pipe completely. Sewer pipes can also get clogged up with an accumulation of grease, muck, and other nasty stuff that gets washed down there day after day. Sometimes, sewer lines just break, collapse, or rot away. Tree roots have a way of hastening this process. The bad news is that every time you run a snake through your pipes to clear out the tree roots, you damage the sewer line even further.

Call Stemmle Plumbing, and allow us to analyze the situation. The great thing about Stemmle Plumbing, you have our technology on your side. Often we can save you thousands of dollars, by using our advanced solutions to fix your sewer line problem. When sewer lines block up or stoppages become frequent and expensive, it is time to take action and stop paying for frequent calls to clear the pipe. Repairing the damaged section of pipe, or possibly replacing the entire sewer line are your best choices at this point, as most plumbing companies can NOT warranty regular drain cleaning. We can, however, warranty complete sewer and drain line replacements or repairs.”Spot” repairs, consist of digging up the section of damaged sewer or drain line (located precisely ahead of time with hi-tech specialized equipmen); this ensures no uneeded damage to your yard), cutting out the affected section, and replacing it with a new piece of pipe. We will also inspect the sewer line and drain line while performing this process to make sure no further issues exists down line. After the repair has been tested, we will cover the hole or trench and grade it back smooth.

Entire sewer line or drain line replacement is the recommended choice to make sure that no plumbing problems will occur again. During this process, we dig and extract the entire sewer line from the ground, removing any impediments from around the pipe and clear a path for the new sewer piping. We install the new sewer line in PVC, beginning at your home and running it all the way to the curb or city/county tap. During the process, we will install a backwater valve if necessary, as well as cleanouts (access points) every 50 feet as required by atlanta plumbing code. We will then lay the new sewer line in correctly. “Bedding in” is the term given to seating the line properly in the trench, using hard earth, gravel or sand to form a solid base on which the new piping will rest. Many companies skip this step, and as a result are often called back several years later to repair bellies in the sewer line. Once complete, we will test the line proplerly before covering it up and grading the ground smooth to allow for proper grass growth and landscaping repair. We do not perform landscaping work, but will make it easy for whoever does. Our sewer line replacements include a 5-year warranty on function and service. Make sure to call the #1 Richmond Sewer Repair plumber for the last 25 years.

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Stemmle Plumbing and HVAC Richmond, VA

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