When could your plumbing need excavation services?

When could your plumbing need excavation services?

Plumbing can get tricky when you can’t figure out what the issue it. Hiring a trusted and experienced plumber to evaluate the problem is the best place to start. Once your plumber figures out what the issue is, it may require excavation to get to…

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Plumbing can get tricky when you can’t figure out what the issue it. Hiring a trusted and experienced plumber to evaluate the problem is the best place to start. Once your plumber figures out what the issue is, it may require excavation to get to the root of the problem. You don’t need to call an excavation company, A1 Choice Pluming & Drain does it all from start to finish. Having the equipment available and professionally trained on hand to do the excavation and the plumbing fix will save you time and money. 

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There is no magic formula in telling you when a drain needs to be replaced or repaired and how complex the solution is until your plumber investigates the problem.

Factors that impact a drain pipes longevity include:

Sewer line material

The material that is used is important and can corrode as the pipe ages.

Condition of soil

With climate changes the soil freezes and can damage the line or when the soil shift it shifts the placement of the pipe.

Tree roots

If you have large trees in your backyard the roots can invade the line and damage the drain and block the line. Learn more about why root intrusions happen and how we can fix them.

Blockages

Your lines can get blocked with items build up of food, grease, oils, toys and more. There are preventative measures that your household can practice to prevent blockages.

Tell tale signs that excavation may be necessary:

Here are some signs to look for to tell if your drain needs professional attention. 

  • If you have a slow drain
  • if you smell sewer gas around your sink and toilet
  • if you see that the soil in your sewer line is dissipating causing an indentation or a sinkhole
  • if you have an are of lawn that looks particularly great, it might be because your sewer line is leaking into your yard

Best to call a professional plumber to have the problem examined. Plumbers don’t like to excavate unless the job requires it. The excavation process is involved as the ground needs to be dug up properly to reveal the pipe that is causing the problem. It’s highly recommended that you hire a plumber that knows what they are doing and has experience in excavation so that no matter what the fix is, it’s done correctly and safely the first time. Safe digging is important when excavating so do your research.

If the pipe can’t be repaired because it’s broken then excavation might be the solution. It’s hard to tell without a plumber spending the time to find the source of the problem and diagnose the issue.

Contact your local trusted plumber

A1 Choice Plumbing Inc. has a long and trusted history in plumbing services throughout the Okanagan. Nominated many times by our peers and customers we take pride in the our staff’s knowledge, expertise and customer service.

A1 Choice Plumbing Inc. offers full excavating services that include:

  • Septic Repairs & Installations
  • Drainage Repairs & Installations
  • Backfill/Levelling & Trenching
  • Waterline Repairs & Installations
  • New construction site preparation
  • Removal of tree intrusions


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