Sewer Repair is a Process
When it’s finally confirmed that you need your sewer repaired professionally, the worst thing you can do is get in a hurry. A sewer leak isn’t going to cause extreme damage in a short time so it’s best to weigh out your options and choose the contractor that you trust the most.
ALWAYS GET MORE THAN ONE BID!!!
Contact several contractors before making a decision on two. If you get a pushy salesman on the line, go ahead and move on. Sewer repair is something you want done right. If it’s not done right, you will literally pay thousands for it and good luck getting the contractor to admit he was at fault.
Sewer Repair Testing
To start a sewer leak test we start by locating and uncovering the sewer clean out system and sliding in an inflatable rubber test ball that has been attached to an air hose with a device that is unique to sewer isolation. It has a certain flexibility that plumbers are able to maneuver around corners and isolate your sewer leaks to certain sections of the home. The sewer cleanout area is usually located in the front of the house. After the ball is inflated, your technician will fill up the existing sewer system with water via toilets and sinks. Once the system is full of water, the level is then marked. After 15 minutes or so, if the level of water has decreased, you know have you a leak on that section of the house. The process is repeated on each plumbing section of the house until the technician has a firm idea of exactly where the leaks are.