Replacement Sewer Line Installation in Hagerstown, MD
Let Us Diagnose Your Sewer Line Issue Before It Escalates
Occasionally, your home’s sewer lines will need to be replaced rather than repaired. When this happens, Griffith Plumbing can handle your new sewer line installation in Hagerstown and surrounding areas of Maryland or Virginia. You can rely on our many years of plumbing expertise to get the installation done as efficiently as possible. Thanks to our state-of-the-art video camera technology, we can diagnose many types of sewer line repairs quickly to provide you with a replacement installation before the issue escalates and becomes worse. If your pipes have corroded or been infiltrated by tree roots, we’re here to assist you with minimal disruption to your plumbing system. Give us a call today for emergency plumbing service at your home or business, day or night!
Understanding Why Sewer Lines Are Essential to Your Property
Sewer lines make it possible for wastewater to be transported from your property to your closest sanitation facility for treatment. Sewer lines are connected when your home is built, but busted or blocked sewer lines often cause significant damages to your pipes and property over time. Factors that contribute to sewer pipe damages include hard water, changes to the soil, tree roots, and even frost. Sometimes a sewer line repair is not enough to preserve the integrity of your system. Additionally, if your home or business was built before 1980, there’s a good chance your plumbing was installed using clay, copper, or galvanized steel pipes that tend to crack, break, or collapse with time. Today, PVC pipes or pipes using PEX tubing are preferred for their durability and versatility. If it’s time for a sewer line inspection, we’d be happy to take a look and help you update your system with a new sewer line installation for your Maryland or Virginia property if necessary.
What to Expect During a Replacement Sewer Line Installation
The first thing Griffith Plumbing will do when you give us a call is a property inspection, which may include a comprehensive sewer line camera inspection. Once we’ve determined that your property could benefit from a replacement sewer line installation rather than a repair, we’ll need to determine how far down your new sewer pipes will need to go. This may involve the use of traditional surveying equipment to help us evaluate your property’s elevations and slope. Precise calculations are critical to ensure your sewer line connects to your city’s main line, which is usually referred to as a tap connection. The slope is used to ensure proper drainage for your system, which must also meet local city and county code requirements. The fees and permits necessary to install new sewer lines will vary by municipality, but Griffith Plumbing is experienced with obtaining these permits in Carroll, Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington Counties in Maryland, as well as Berkeley, Howard, and Jefferson Counties in Virginia.
Once the calculations are complete, we’re ready to dig the trench and lay the pipes. We install sewer pipe carefully one section at a time to ensure it meets the recommended material and size requirements. Once the new sewer pipes have been installed, we’ll backfill the trench with compacted soil. Because so many steps are necessary and everything must meet local codes, we do not recommend attempting to install your replacement sewer lines yourself. Always contact an experienced professional such as Griffith Plumbing for peace of mind that your sewer line installation is done correctly. Sewer line replacement can get costly because landscaping, driveways, and walkways usually have to be excavated during the process. The amount of time it takes to complete a new sewer line installation will vary according to your property’s layout and any complications involved.
Call Griffith Plumbing in Hagerstown, MD & Surrounding Areas
Griffith Plumbing has been a well-trusted plumber in Hagerstown, MD and surrounding areas for over 25 years. Whether you have an issue with your tankless water heater, sump pump, or sewer lines, you can call us 24 hours a day for expedient service. We’re capable of repairing leaky pipes or installing new pipes for a whole home repiping project. If you’ve experienced clogged drains, burst pipes, or higher-than-average water bills lately, we welcome the opportunity to explain the benefits of a new sewer line installation. Replacing your outdated sewer line pipes can be an excellent property investment.