Richmond Virginia Plumbing

Sewer Line Repair

Our team is skilled and experienced with a variety of issues related to fixing water and sewer lines. Sewer lines can become clogged or rupture due to a variety of factors.

The sewer line is the main drain from your home. It usually has to travel through your property before joining with the municipal sewer line. It is the homeowner’s responsibility for any issues with sewer lines between your residence and the municipal sewer hookup.

Over time, tree roots, rocks and or shifting soil can cause breaks or blockages in sewer lines. Depending on the type of issue and the severity of the issue, repair or replacement of your sewer line may be needed.

Sewer Line Clogs

Sewer drain line clogs are common, and are frequently caused by something going in the drain that should have.

Common household items that cause clogs are:

  • Baby wipes (even those labeled as “flushable” really don’t flush that well)
  • Toys
  • Large chunks of food or other kitchen waste
  • Grease and oil (never put cooking oil down the drain!)

Cast Iron Pipes

Some older homes may have used cast iron for the sewer line. Cast iron slowly degrades over time, and it can become clogged from its own debris. The internal surface of the cast iron pipe does not stay smooth as it degrades, and that provides a surface for hair and other debris to cling.

In many cases, a clog in a cast iron pipe can be removed, but sometimes a cast iron pipe has degraded to such a point that it will need to be replaced.

Video Inspection

Our team may use video inspection equipment to identify the cause of your issue, and to evaluate the condition of your sewer lines. With that information, a practical repair recommendation can be made.

Contact R.J. Tilley 804-355-7110 for your sewer line repair issues. Our team will address your issues promptly!

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