When to Repair or Replace your Sewer Line

When the sewer line of your home breaks, springs leaks or clogs, then as its owner you are responsible for its repair or replacement. The line that runs from the exterior of your home to the public utility connection is considered part of your property, thus it is your responsibility.


If your sewer line breaks, then the first step you should take is to discover the root of the problem. Do this by calling a plumber for a full sewer line inspection. 


Here at Kwick-Fix, we can assess your case immediately and recommend if repair or full replacement of the line is needed. Usually, we suggest a video inspection of the pipeline, which helps to determine the location of the problem and the cause, such as deterioration, corrosion or tree roots damaging the line.

Sewer Line Replacement Costs

If sewer line replacement is required, here are the costs you should consider for such a job:
    1. Costs for parts. Usually these are determined by the length of the line to be replaced, the cost being approximately $50-$250 per foot.
    2. Labor costs. You will have to pay the technicians and the plumbers for their time and effort. These costs depend on the expertise and the technology used, but also on how long the replacement takes.
    3. Digging costs may apply if trenches are needed to replace the old sewer line. However, the Kwick-Fix experts can perform trenchless sewer replacement. We will use a machine to push the old pipe out while installing a new line at the same time.
    4. Additional costs, such as a bigger water bill (if the leak was serious) or repair costs for landscape damages.


At Kwick-Fix Plumbing, we use the latest technology in sewer line replacement. Contact us to assess your unique situation!

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