Having issues with your sewer line and think you may need a repair?
There are a variety of factors that will impact the cost of your sewer line repair, including:
Below, we’ll explain each of these cost factors in more detail, so you can get a better idea of how much it will cost you to repair your sewer line.
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The harder-to-reach your sewer line repair is, the more costly it will be to fix.
For example, if a damaged pipe is located near a utility line or is under your driveway, sidewalk, or deck, it will be more expensive to repair than a damaged pipe that is located under grass. Why? Because hard-to-access piping requires more tools and more time, which ultimately means it costs more.
In addition to the cost of actually repairing your sewer line, you will also need to pay to fix and clean up the area where the damage was. For example, if your entire front yard has to be ripped up to access a damaged pipe, you’ll need to pay for the actual cost of the sewer line repair as well as landscaping to “fix” your front yard. If your damaged sewer line is located under your driveway, it will have to be repaved once the repair has been made.
Repairing a small part of your sewer line will cost less than replacing it.
If there is damage to one small part of your sewer line, a plumber will generally be able to repair it. However, if the line has a belly or sag that covers a distance of over 15 feet, the entire line will need to be replaced. Because your sewer lines run underground, you won’t know if you need a repair or a replacement until a professional can take a look at your sewer line and diagnose the issue.
The cost of your sewer line repair will depend on the type of piping you have as well as the length of piping.
If your piping is made out of...
...your pipe repair will likely be more expensive.
If your piping is made out of…
...your pipe repair will likely be less expensive.
Trench sewer repairs are usually more expensive than trenchless repairs.
Trench repairs require a plumber to actually dig up your sewer line, which adds cost in the form of:
Trenchless sewer line repairs are usually cheaper, and a plumber will usually use a method call pipelining.
Pipelining is the method a plumber will probably use if there is only a short length of piping that needs to be replaced. If a plumber decides on pipelining, they will lay a fabric liner that’s coated with resin inside of your existing pipe. Eventually, the resin will harden, creating a new pipe inside of the old, damaged one.
The more experienced a plumber is, the more they’ll likely charge for your sewer line repair.
However, when it comes to complex plumbing repairs like a sewer line repair, the cost of paying for an experienced plumber is worth it. Hiring an inexperienced or “cheap” plumber could cost you a lot more in the long run if the work is done incorrectly.
To find an experienced plumber, our suggestion would be to ensure the plumber or company:
If you think (or know) you need a sewer line repair or replacement, reach out to us. We’d be happy to assess the situation and help you find the best solution for your Tampa home.