Tampa Sewer Repair – Tampa Plumbers
The Tampa sewer repair specialists at EVERYDAYPLUMBER.com have the tools and the experience to diagnose and repair your sewer and drain problems correctly and complete the needed plumbing repairs at a price you can afford.
Many plumbing companies will save money on parts by using low quality, thin-wall PVC when completing a sewer repair or replacement. Firstly, this type of pipe material has a shorter service life. Secondly, is much more susceptible to root intrusion. Finally, over time shrub and tree roots can even collapse the sewer pipe.
Due to it’s poor overall strength, thin wall PVC is more prone to stress fractures. Additionally, it is very common for bellies to form in the sewer line causing chronic stoppages. This may save the plumbers money, but it will cost the consumer in the long run.
Our Tampa plumbers will ensure the proper bedding and grading of your new sewer line to avoid the common problems seen with cheaper materials. EVERYDAYPLUMBER.com uses only high quality schedule 40 PVC piping. Schedule 40 PVC can stand up to much higher stresses and is very difficult for roots to intrude the joints or crush the pipe.
Sewer Line Failures
Tampa Sewer Repair – Clay Sewer Pipes
Many older homes, for example in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa, were originally equipped with clay sewer pipes. Clay sewer pipes are slightly porous, have many joints, and are a favorite target of tree roots. Tree roots seek out any source of water and will wrap around the pipe. As the roots grow they penetrate the pipe and continue to grow creating a blockage and even potentially collapsing the entire pipe. Subsequently, once the pipe has been compromised the only courses of action are to repeatedly pay a local plumber to perform a drain cleaning to clear the roots, or more effectively, have the compromised sewer line replaced by a professional licensed plumber.
Tampa Sewer Repair – Cast Iron Sewer Pipes
Cast Iron Sewer pipes have been in use for many years and can have a service life averaging 30 yrs. In neighborhoods like Lake Magdalene and Town and Country cast iron sewer pipes are very common. Rust and corrosion are inevitable over the years. Any metal pipe that is continually in contact with waste water will begin to rust over time. Rust and scale build up on the inside of the pipe reduces the interior size of the pipe and inhibit the proper flow of the sewer line. Additionally, this rust creates a rough surface which slows the rate at which waste water flows through the pipe and allows for waste materials to get hung up.
Corrosion of the pipe also contributes to the failure of a cast iron sewer line. Constant waste water flow will eventually create a channel on the bottom of the pipe. Over the years this will weaken and erode the pipe structure allowing dirt and other foreign materials to enter and clog the sewer line. As a result waste water can escape eroding the soil supporting the pipe causing a “belly” to form in the line that will lead to total failure of the sewer line.
Tampa Sewer Repair – PVC Sewer Pipes
PVC main sewer lines are still susceptible to failure. For example, older homes that had the original clay or cast iron sewer lines replaced years ago. And even in newer homes with PVC piping installed at the time of construction. PVC sewer line repairs can be required for many reasons. Incorrect pitch (slope) of the line causing either a flow that is too fast or too slow. For example, too steep of a pitch will cause the water to flow too fast and leave behind the waste materials in the line. On the other hand, too shallow of a pitch will hold water and waste in the line allowing for build up of waste material and cause repeated stoppages.
Another cause is tree roots penetrating low quality PVC piping. Some plumbers save material costs by using cheap, thin-wall PVC. Again, this may save them money but will cost the customer in the long run. Finally, improper bedding of the ground the sewer line is installed on. When the ground the pipe is on is not properly bedded to support the pipes, the ground can erode and “bellies” can occur. Bellies in the line are low, or bowed sections of the pipe that will hold water and waste material and cause reduced flow and repeated clogs and backups.
Sewer Repair & Installation
You can count on EVERYDAYPLUMBER.com to complete your Tampa sewer repair the right way. Using only top quality materials. Performed by plumbers with years of expertise who take pride in their plumbing craftsmanship. From the moment we receive your sewer repair call until the job is done; EVERYDAYPLUMBER.com is committed to offering honest and affordable plumbing repairs. Our plumbers provide unmatched customer service, with dependable and guaranteed results.