Sewer Line Services

We get calls regularly from people who are wondering if they need a new sewer line. It can be hard to know for sure, because sewer lines rarely become completely blocked, but there are some things we look for when we are evaluating them. Wimpy’s has plumbers on staff who specialize in sewers and know exactly how to fix or replace them. There is no need to worry when we are on the job!

Only a professional plumber will be able to tell you what, exactly, is going on in your sewer. It’s never a good idea to attempt sewer work on your own, because the sludge inside can carry dangerous bacteria. We’d be happy to examine your sewer lines and let you know what needs to happen to fix them. Call Wimpy’s Plumbing at (941) 322-1911 to make an appointment.

Why choose Wimpy’s for your Sarasota area Resources needs?
  • Our employees are fully-trained & licensed technicians so you can trust we get the job done right.
  • We’ll show up on time and work hard to get you the very best solution to your problem.
  • We’ve been trusted in the community for 49 years!

Questions?

Give us a call, we’re always happy to help!

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  • Are all of your drains slow or backing up? A single drain or even several problem drains in one bathroom, usually indicates a clog somewhere in the plumbing in the house. But if all your drains are acting up, there is likely a problem further down the line in your sewer.
  • Do you have damp, foul smelling spots in your yard? If your sewer line has burst, water will flow into the soil under your yard. If you have places in your yard that are always inexplicably wet, it’s a good idea to call a plumber. If these places also smell like sewage, it’s time to call them fast.
  • Do you have damp spots in your basement? If you see signs of water in your basement, most likely around the drains, or you can smell sewage down there, it’s time to get your sewer line looked at. A broken or backed up sewer line can cause sewage to backflow up the drains and into your home, which can cause a lot of damage. Dampness and odors in the basement are usually the first signs that something is about to be very wrong.

Sewer Repair & Replacement

If you need to have your sewer lines repaired or replaced, you have a couple of options for how that can be done.

Trench Sewer Repair

The traditional way is to dig a trench along the sewer line, or along the section of it that needs repair. This allows good access to the line, though it can also involve the removal of trees, shrubs, sidewalks, driveways and more, in order to get to the entire line.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenchless technology is newer, and it permits access to your sewer lines without the hassle and headache of digging a trench. A plumber simply digs a hole on either side of the leak. He then pulls a pipe liner through the existing pipe, inflates it, and lets it harden. When the process has done, you basically have a new pipe without any hassle at all.

Sewer Replacement

For sewer replacement, your plumber will use a winch to pull a new pipe into place and take out the old one. It can even grind the old one up if your plumber’s winch uses a pipe-bursting head, and then no one has to dispose of the broken material.

No matter what type of work your sewer needs, there are ways to do it without digging up your yard. If you need a sewer repair or replacement and you’d like to look into using trenchless technology to facilitate it, give us a call. At Wimpy’s Plumbing, we have all of the capabilities mentioned above and more, so we can do what needs to be done to your sewer without disrupting your life. Call us or schedule online today.

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