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Sewer Line Replacement in Irmo


When you send water “down the drain” in your home, it will pass through the drain pipes and into a sewer line. All the drains in your home feed into one main sewer line, which feeds water and waste back toward the public water treatment system.

Problems with the sewer line can and do occur, and when they do, you need help fast. Meetze Plumbing offers sewer line clog removal and repair services and can respond promptly. The mess created from a sewer line backup is not something you want in your home, so be proactive to get help at the first sign of a problem.

If you need sewer line replacement or repairs in Irmo, call (803) 973-6689 today, or contact us online to schedule your appointment! 

Signs of Sewer Line Problems in Your Irmo Home

If your sewer lines are damaged or broken, you will notice some signs in your home. These signs are different than those of a drain clog. Common signs of sewer pipe problems include:

  • Water backing up into the lowest points, like your basement or laundry room
  • Backups getting worse when you run water into any drain in your home
  • Multiple clogged drains on the home’s lowest levels

If you’re dealing with a sewer line problem or clog, contact Meetze Plumbing today. We offer same-day service seven days a week.

Sewer Line Replacement & Homeowners Insurance

Under most homeowners policies, you are responsible for the sewer line up to your property line. This means the sewer line replacement costs fall on you, not your sewage company or the city. Most homeowners policies do not cover this cost either, but they may cover the damage caused by the sewer problem. Consult your insurance company or check your specific policy to see what may or may not be covered.

If it’s time to replace the sewer line at your Irmo home, contact Meetze Plumbing online today or call (803) 973-6689.

What To Expect if Your Sewer Lines Need Replacement

Root intrusion, backups, deteriorated lines, leaks, and shifting ground can all damage your home’s main sewer line. If it’s time to replace your sewer lines, there are two methods most plumbers use. The method used at your Columbia, SC, home typically depends on the extent of damage and ground stability.

  1. Full excavation is typically used on older homes. Before excavation begins, your plumber will find all electrical and gas lines, get the site ready, dig up the ground along the entire length of the sewer pipe, replace the old line with new piping, and patch everything up once the work is inspected and approved.
  2. Pipe bursting or sewer lining is used when a sewer main line is in good condition. In this case, a pipe-bursting device is run through the sewer line, breaking the existing pipe and pulling a new pipe through it. The new line is effectively “lining” the old one.

We know the sewer line replacement process is disruptive, so we always try to complete the work as quickly as possible.

When To Repair vs. When To Replace Your Sewer Line

A sewer camera inspection by one of our qualified plumbers can quickly figure out if your sewer line needs repairing or replacing. In many cases, we can make a repair. However, if you’ve already had multiple sewer line problems and repairs or if your Columbia, SC, home was built before the 1970s, it’s probably time to consider a replacement.

Keep your home and family safe by scheduling sewer line replacement as soon as you notice a problem.

Contact Meetze Plumbing online today or call (803) 973-6689 to schedule Sewer Services in Irmo.

Get Service in Irmo With Meetze Plumbing

Sewer repairs need to be handled promptly before you end up with a sewage backup in your home. Meetze Plumbing offers fast, same-day service every time you call for this type of emergency. We handle sewer line repair in the greater Columbia area from a locally owned plumbing team that’s been in the region for 40 years.

We treat your home or commercial property with the ultimate respect, ensuring you have a functional plumbing system as quickly as possible. We guarantee a high level of customer service, so you can be confident in the skill level you will receive when you call us.

Meetze Plumbing is here for you, whether you have a sewer line emergency in Irmo, SC, or want to schedule maintenance for your Columbia, SC, home.

Contact us online today or call (803) 973-6689 for sewer line replacement services.