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Well, you are in the right place let’s get you acquainted with some helpful information.

The sewer line system is a system that is put into use countless times throughout our daily activities and has all sorts of materials passing through, it is bound to age with time. It is also worth mentioning that the piping system has a high tendency to move and settle with weather changes e.g. rain and snow, the freezing and thawing causes ground movements which in turn, lead to leakage at the joints. This can result in two things:

  • The ground settles and gives room for more leakage or
  • Tree roots are attracted to the joints.  

The failure of the sewer line can also be attributed to/depend on the type of piping material it is made from. The materials that are most often used in these old buildings include:

  • Clay sewer pipes
  • Cast iron pipes
  • Orangeburg
  • Cement-asbestos
  • Bitumen coated pipes 
  • Galvanized pipes

*These materials tend to leak at the joints as they age and some of the above listed have been banned or are obsolete*

The ‘revamped’ plastic sewer pipes have become a better variant for new sewer lines and repairs. They are glued and fastened tighter than the old piping materials making it difficult for tree roots to get into the joints herein reducing the tendency of leakage.

Proper plumbing maintenance and sewer replacement ensure the aging process of your system is stalled or slowed down.


The common signs you may encounter that raises alarm are:

  • Burbling noises in your pipes
  • Delay in draining
  • Sinking areas around your lawn or yard
  • Sewer smell in or around the house

But the only confirmed method to ascertain the state/condition of your sewer line is to put a sewer camera down the pipe and look through the entire length of the pipe. A camera inspection is best to have done professionally so you can get the most accurate result. Our plumbers clean and flush the lines out first then view the line with the camera from the house to the main street in case of the need for main sewer line replacement. And guess what? Once again you are at the right place at 5 Star Best Plumbing. We provide you with camera transmitters and experts that can help you ascertain your sewer line condition and fix the issues. 


Traditional sewer line replacement

Ideally, this is done using a shovel or excavator to dig up the area around the sewer line giving access to the problematic pipe area. After the problem has been fixed the hole is filled back using the shovel or excavator. This variant may be the only option at times, depending on the condition, configuration, and location of your pipes. At 5 Star Best Plumbing, we help sort out this issue and any other plumbing work you need.

Trenchless sewer line replacement

With the aid of modern technology, we have been able to discover this less invasive and destructive way of replacement. In this method the sewer line is cleared, the new pipe is inserted into the sewer and left to cure. It is made from resins that solidify and replaces your old pipe. All these are done with minimal digging rather small access holes are dug where the damaged sewer pipe begins and ends. This method has proven to cause minimal damage to your yard compared to the traditional digging. This gives you little or no need for a landscaper to fix up any rough patches. 

Sewer lateral replacement

If after video inspection, it has been ascertained that most of the sewer lateral is damaged, the sewer lateral replacement poses a better option. This method requires strategic access points and holes as well. We use the initial position of the sewer pipe as a landmark for the replacement.

As a homeowner, it is an added advantage to know how to fix common problems that may occur around the house with time. Some DIYs, however, are better left for professionals like the aforementioned sewer line replacement. While it may seem like a fun adventure, there are several reasons why it is advised to hire a licensed professional plumber. Here at 5 Star Best Plumbing, we cater to these needs and more. We offer vast coverage areas including Los Angeles, Orange County, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Clarita, Culver City, Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, North Hollywood, Anaheim, Torrance, Irvine, Long Beach, Playa Vista, Topanga, Huntington Beach, Oxnard, and Santa Ana.

If you need assistance with your sewer replacement or any plumbing issue, contact us now at (888) 909-0120. Want to have safer, cleaner water to use in your home? Check our whole house water filtration system installation service. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more.

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