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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Trenchless Sewer Lining

If you’ve ever had a problem with your sewer line, you probably had a lot of questions. At Schneller, we want our customers to feel confident and informed about their options when it comes to repairing integral parts of their home. Today our plumbing, heating, and air experts are answering your questions about our newest service: Trenchless Sewer Lining.


Do I Have to Dig Up My Yard?

he trenchless process is exactly what it sounds like – no trench digging involved! Depending on your sewer system, there may still be a very small amount of digging required to access particular areas of pipe. However, this digging won’t mean destroying city sidewalks, retaining walls, or your landscaping.

How Do I Know I Need My Sewer Relined?  

f you’ve noticed leaking or excess water along your sewer line, you may have a break in your line, and you need to have it fixed to prevent major damage to your lawn and home. Breaks can be caused by growing tree roots, cold weather related freezing and thawing, as well as aging. Relining is also a great preventative measure, particularly in an old home where pipes may be naturally reaching the end of their lifespan.

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Why Do People Avoid Sewer Relining?

Trenchless technology has been in use for decades, but most homeowners haven’t heard about it. Because they don’t know there’s a better way, homeowners are concerned that fixing serious sewer problems means big trenches in their lawn.

Rather than have their yard torn up, ruining walls or established trees, they avoid fixing the main issue. While small fixes can help prolong the life of your sewer system, avoiding the problem for too long can mean your pipes collapse completely, which might mean trenching after all.

How Long Will the Trenchless Repair Last?

Even though it’s faster and easier, our trenchless lining is a long-term solution – not a quick fix. When the new lining goes in, it replaces the entire pipe rather than patching the specific problem area.

The liner, known as a “cured-in-place pipe,” or CIPP, is a flexible tube coated in resin. This new pipe is seamless and won’t rust, pit, or wear down like traditional piping.

Can Anyone Have Trenchless Relining Done?

Most bursts and breaks can be fixed with our trenchless technology. Depending on the cause of the break, there may be additional steps to the project, such as removing tree roots. With this technology, even some pipes that have collapsed can be fixed without trenching.

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