Sewer repairs are often the result of age, weather, and damage to the sewer line from your home or business. If you are experiencing drain problems, then it’s time to reach out to the reliable and friendly sewer line repair experts at Summit Drain. With more than 10 years of experience, we are the trusted sewer line replacement service provider for the region of Ottawa.
Sewer and Drain Line Services
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We make sure that all our sewer pipe replacement services are done right the first time. Before we begin work we do a complete evaluation of your drain system using the latest camera inspection technology. This allows us to get a detailed picture of what is causing your pipe issues so we can do the right sewer line repair. Once we know what the cause of the problem is, we can begin work. In most cases, sewer repairs require excavating the area around the lines. Once we have gained access, the sewer pipe repair can begin.
The sewer replacement is coordinated by experienced project managers who understand the importance of protecting your property’s landscaping. This may include doing trenchless sewage pipe repair which has minimal impact on your greenspace.
Causes of Sewer Line Problems
Sewer replacement is usually an unplanned event. Clogs and damage can form underground, causing a sudden break or crack in the sewer line. The most common reasons for sewer replacement are:
Our professional plumbers can pinpoint any risk factors that could lead to pipe damage so you can prevent possible clogs and leaks in the future.
24/7 Emergency Plumbing Services in Ottawa
Fast and reliable emergency plumbing service Ottawa is available 24/7 because some plumbing issues cannot wait.
What are the signs of a broken sewer pipe?
If you notice these signs in your home, you could have a broken sewer pipe. Before there are any further damages to your home, give us a call. We’re here to help.
Flooded or smelly yard
If your yard becomes flooded, that could mean you have a broken sewer pipe. A burst pipe can create a pool of water on your lawn and may even smell like sewage.
If several draining areas of the home have problems, there could be a clog in your main sewer line. One key red flag to watch out for is a toilet that makes gurgling noises when flushed.
Water damage in the house
The spread of mould on the floors or walls or your basement could initiate a drain leak or break in your home.
Underground Sewer Line Repair Prices
There are different factors that will determine the exact price of underground sewer line repair in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. We need to take into account the age of the house, the material of the sewer line, concrete thickness, and more.
On average, underground sewer line repair starts at $250 per ft and can range up to $350 per ft.
Sewer Line Repair by Linear Foot (Between $250 and $350 per linear foot)
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Main drain camera inspection – $350
Video report by client request – $150 (in addition to main drain camera inspection)
Replacing A Sewer Line Running From House To Street
For 30 feet of outside and underground sewer line, also considering the time of year, type of soil, and several other factors, you could pay anywhere between $10,000 and $20,000 on average. If you need sewer line replacement during winter, there may be additional costs involved.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Under Slab
Trenchless sewer liner repair under slab starts at $250 per ft.
Excavating basement to expose the drain line costs $1,700.
From basement to city property line, to break concrete costs $1,700.
On average, a 10 ft underground trenchless sewer line repair can start at $4,500.
*these costs depend on a variety of factors such as season, concrete thickness, age of house, material of sewer line etc. Prices may be subject to change.
Getting rid of intrusive tree roots from a sewer line depends on the method you choose. Snake line service – $450. Hydro jet – $550. These prices do not include the cost of main drain camera inspection.
Using a snake or auger to clean a sewer clean can cost between $300 and $600 while using a hydro jet could cost up to $1,100.
Breaks or Cracks
Repairing a cracked sewer line buried outside can cost between $1,100 and $4,000. That price is between $75 and $500 per linear foot.
If you have a collapsed line, expect to pay anywhere between $55 and $250 per square foot. If the line collapse is inside your property, it will need to be replaced by hand and may be subject to additional fees.
Sewer Line Repair and Sewer Line Replacement Options
When you have a broken sewer pipe in need of repair there are two main options plumbers may use to carry out the fix. After a camera inspection and consulting the homeowner, we will typically recommend either of the following:
For pipes that are minimally damaged, we can insert an epoxy-covered inflatable tube into your line, known as pipe lining. Once inserted, the epoxy hardens and covers up the leak.
If the sewer line is too damaged for pipe lining, we may suggest trenchless repair which is when we insert a special drill bit through the old line. The bit destroys the old line and instantly replaces it with a new line as it works through your system. This costs more money and takes more time, but doesn’t require excavation.
Note that if there is too much damage to the sewer system, digging a trench and major excavation may be your only option.
Factors Impacting the Cost of Sewer Line Replacement or Repair
Tips to Protect Your Sewer Lines
Nobody can ensure total sewer protection forever, but there are some steps you can take to ensure durability:
Sewer line inspections: For a small fee each year, we can investigate your system and catch any small problems before they can turn into costlier issues.
Tree removal: Stop roots from invading your sewer line before they have a chance to start. Consult with us about which trees should be removed from your yard to minimize risk.
Proper sewer system usage: Only flush human waste and toilet paper. Do not flush other hygiene products, baby wipes or kitchen grease.
Pros and Cons of Sewer Line Repair
Contact Summit Drain & Plumbing Today
For expert sewer line repair in Ottawa, contact the team that people trust to provide fast and friendly repair service. We stand behind our commitment to provide the highest level of professionalism, punctuality, and price. We offer standard and 24/7 emergency sewer line repair. Summit Drain & Plumbing offers years of knowledge and experience that you can rely on to ensure your sewer line repair is done right. Contact us today for a free estimate (not including camera inspection) or consultation.