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Sewer Line Service in Cincinnati, OH & Northern Kentucky

Repairing & Replacing Sewer Pipes Since 1928

A damaged sewer line can be a huge source of stress for a Cincinnati homeowner. You need service from professionals who can ensure the problem is handled swiftly, accurately, and with the assurance that things will be just fine.

At Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air, our certified plumbers can promise all that and more.

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We’ve offered Ohio and Northern Kentucky clients the best in plumbing service for decades, and backed by our top-class training, we can guarantee a complete resolution to all your plumbing repair needs, including total sewer line service and repair.

For quality you can rely on and priority service that puts your needs first, you needn’t look further than Schneller Knochelmann.

Sewer Line Replacement Options

There are many types of sewer line replacement options. The first is the traditional replacement, which is the most common. This involves digging a trench above the pipe to be replaced. On the other hand, a trenchless replacement can involve lateral pipe lining or pipe bursting.

With lateral pipe lining, the existing pipe is used, and a layer of epoxy resin is used to reline the pipe, which repairs any cracks or damage. With pipe bursting, a pneumatic or hydraulic head destroys the broken pipe, which is removed, and a new pipe is slid into place.

Contact Schneller Knochelmann in Kentucky or Ohio for more about our sewer line replacements.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair & Replacement

Digging up and replacing a sewer line takes considerable effort, can be costly, and will leave a massive mess in your yard. If you want to protect your valuable landscaping, avoid driveway damage, and minimize the mess in your yard, trenchless sewer line repair may be the best option for your Ohio home.

At Schneller Knochelmann, we offer trenchless sewer repair using the pipe lining method, as well as pipe bursting options. 

Learn More About Our Trenchless Sewer Process 

Our trenchless sewer line replacement process involves creating access holes at one end of the existing sewer or drain pipe. The pipe is inspected with a video camera to determine its condition and suitability for pipelining. It’s then cleaned to make the trenchless sewer line installation easier.

A flexible, epoxy-coated liner is inserted into the pipe using air pressure before it’s allowed to cure in place. The result is a long-lasting, durable sewer pipe with a service life of 50 years or longer.

Little excavation is required, and the process can repair pipes up to 120 feet long for pipes of 2 to 4 inches wide or 600 feet for pipes 4 to 8 inches in diameter.

The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

With our trenchless sewer line replacement process, we can resolve your sewer problems faster with less impact on your yard and property. The benefits of trenchless pipe lining include:

  • Significantly less excavation
  • Less mess and cleaning
  • Faster installation time
  • A long service life of 50 years or more
  • Safe, odorless, environmentally friendly materials

Plus, pipe lining can resolve many existing sewer problems like cracked pipes, missing sections, or tree root infiltration. Once the installation is complete, our experts can keep your new sewer in excellent condition with trenchless sewer line maintenance, ensuring these issues don’t return.

Sewer Line Repair

Schneller Knochelmann also provides sewer and drain line repairs for homes in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. In these areas, it’s common over time for the main drain line to start cracking and breaking.

This can happen with the old clay and cast iron sewer lines that were used on many older homes, typically built before 1987. That means tree roots can get into your drain lines and cause clogged drains and even drain failure.

Usually, when that happens, you have to dig up your yard, excavate the line, and replace it with the new drain pipe. Schneller Knochelmann has many options to repair these lines, such as traditional and trenchless methods.  

We can also offer the option to return your yard to a presentable state. 

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Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair

Ideally, you should get service before things get out of hand. Getting a repair early tends to be less costly and much less stressful since you’ll avoid many of the other plumbing issues that can come from a damaged or clogged sewer line.

But what are the signs?

  • Unpleasant odors: The stink of sewage is immediately recognizable. You might catch a whiff in the home near a drain or maybe even out on the lawn. Either way, if you smell sewage, a sewer line needs professional attention.
  • Water backing up in the home: Most frequently, a damaged sewer line will cause water to back up in first-floor drains or basement drains. If you get a lot of backflow and gurgling when you flush or use the shower, your sewer line needs attention.
  • Constant clogs: Clogs aren’t uncommon, but if you’re dealing with them daily or your clog won’t go away, there’s likely a larger issue with your sewer line.
  • Slow-draining fixtures: A single slow drain typically means you have a small, local clog. But when the problem spreads to every fixture in the home, from the bath to the toilets and even the sinks, then the problem is with the main sewer line.

The best way to avoid high costs is to get service right away. Not sure what the problem is? That’s why our specialists are always available to offer plumbing and sewer line assessments. Any time you think there may be an issue, call us to avoid further damage and risk.

When To Replace or Repair Your Sewer Line

Small cracks can be repaired, while major leaks may require sewer line replacement. Our team will perform a pipe leak test and visual inspection of the pipe to determine whether sewer repair or replacement is the best option. 

Common signs that your sewer line needs repair or replacement include:

  • Sewer gas odors
  • Frequent clogs and backups
  • Insect/rodent infestations
  • Damaged slabs or sidewalks
  • Gurgling/slow-draining fixtures

Why Choose Schneller Knochelmann for Sewer Services in Kentucky & Ohio?

For nearly 100 years, homeowners and businesses in Kentucky and Ohio have trusted our teams to maintain, repair, and replace their sewer lines. Our professionals undergo extensive training to quickly identify sewer line problems and perform the required repairs or replacements.

We know the most common problems inherent to sewers in the region, and you can depend on our team to deliver quality services that will leave your sewer lines in good condition.

Professional Plumbing Services & Solutions in Ohio & Northern Kentucky

No matter the scope or scale of your plumbing need, we have the solution and service to match here at Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air.

Contact our plumbing team at any time to schedule service and speak with our plumbing experts.

If your Cincinnati-area home needs the drain or sewer line replaced, we can do it quickly and with less mess.

FAQs About Sewers

Can you patch a sewer line?


Yes, it’s possible to patch holes in sewer lines. However, the pipe must be properly prepared, and the appropriate patch must be applied. If done improperly, the leak will recur.

Does homeowners insurance cover sewer line repairs?

Homeowners insurance policies vary. It’s important to contact your homeowners insurance company for individual coverage amounts. 

How long does it take to replace a sewer line?

A full sewer line replacement can take two to three days to complete. Before any replacement, our teams will assess the steps that need to be taken and provide a reliable time frame for project completion.

How much does it cost to repair a sewer line?

The cost of repairing a sewer line depends on the problem. A Schneller Knochelmann representative can provide you with a detailed evaluation and cost of all options. 

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