“To Be or Not to Be, that is the question” a quote famously written by Shakespeare in his play Hamlet, but when it comes to Dickinson Plumbing and Sewer problems, the question is “To Dig or Not to Dig?”

Dickinson, ND homeowners can safely complete some drain cleaning and maintenance tasks themselves; however, sewer drain line repair and replacement tasks are recommended to be reserved for a certified, professional plumber. Why? An error in the repair or replacement could result in even more clogging, leaks, or sewage back-up.

A broken or leaking sewer line, which is can be very embarrassing due to the smell, is a seriously stinky problem with a very bad odor coming from your property.  If you smell it, then your neighbors smell it, you it’s a necessity to get it fixed! Occasionally the repair is a simple clog that can be removed, but when it has a smell, then is a probably something worse such as a broken pipe.  The repair or replacement of an entire sewer line or even just a section is sometimes required if drain clearing efforts do not work.  The indicators of the need to employ a repair or replace procedure are:

  • Broken, cracked or collapsed pipe due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, among other possible causes.
  • Severe grease buildup or a foreign object restricting flow.
  • Corrosion of an older pipe that caused the pipe to break or collapse.
  • A point in the pipe section has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, which has resulted in a low spot where paper and waste collect and cause repeated blockages, also known as a “bellied” pipe.
  • An excessive number of roots in the line that cannot be cleared using a cable machine.
  • Leaking joints where the seals between sections of pipe have broken, allowing water and sewage to escape.

Dickinson homeowners and businesses, if sewer problems become apparent, can contact the foremost expert in sewer repair, Drain Man Plumbing.  Drain Man can identify the problem and pinpoint its exact location, with our secret weapon, in-line video inspection camera.  The camera captures images, transmits to a device operated by the camera technician for recording and further review. Concurrently, the radio transmitter, located on the camera, records the physical location of the line and its depth from the surface for planning and implementation of appropriate repairs.  The use of the in-line video inspection camera has demonstrated faster and less costly repairs.

Dickinson Sewer Line Repair & Replacement Options

After the leak or clog has been detected and found that a sewer line must be repaired or replaced, we will describe in-depth with the two methods available for you to choose from.

First, traditional Sewer Line Repair/Replacements are most often performed by utilizing a backhoe to dig up the area surrounding the line, permitting easy access to the distressed area.  After completion, the backhoe is used to refill the area. The traditional method could be your only option depending on the condition and configuration of pipes.

Secondly, Trenchless Repair (our favorite) which involves making small access points at the start and end of the damaged pipe; then, it requires pulling a new pipe through the existing pipe which breaks the old pipe into pieces while simultaneously laying new pipe. Trenchless repairs are less damaging to lawns and driveways because only the dirt at the beginning and end of the line is affected.

Sewer repair even in Dickinson is not fun and yes its smelly work.  We hope you never experience it but when the time comes you will know to call Drain Man.  Drain Man is the trusted Dickinson expert in both traditional and trenchless pipe repair and replacement for damaged sewer lines. We’ve replaced thousands of sewer lines and will be able to provide you with our professional recommendation on what option best suits your needs and budget.

Call today (701)595-0053