Roto-Rooter does more than just clear your drains.

Our comprehensive sewer services encompass main sewer line repair, full sewer line replacement, zero-dig pipe restoration (trenchless repair), and sewer line cleaning.

Roto-Rooter technicians and plumbers are fully trained in the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to solve all of your plumbing and drain problems, including sewer line repair and replacement.

As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to ensure the proper functioning of your sewer line, which directs wastewater from your home’s plumbing to either the main sewer line that connects to the municipal sewer system or a septic tank.

If you need sewer line repair, there are 2 main methods: traditional and trenchless.

Traditional Repair Method

Sewer line repairs are typically performed using the “open cut” or “trench” method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe. A backhoe may be used to open and refill the work area.

To mitigate disruption, proper planning is essential. Before excavation begins, a Roto Rooter plumber will survey the area, marking underground utilities and implementing traffic control measures if needed. During trenching, walls deeper than 4 feet get shored up for safety. Once the repair is complete, we backfill the trenches with gravel and compact it.

Trenchless Repair Methods

Thanks to Roto-Rooter, sewer line replacement doesn’t mean destroyed yards, ruined driveways or devastated parking lots. Roto-Rooter’s Trenchless Repair causes less damage than traditional repair methods. Trenchless Repair is our next step in quality sewer maintenance with less environmental impact.

With lower energy consumption and decreased material waste, trenchless approaches contribute to a smaller carbon footprint. By reusing existing infrastructure and protecting natural resources, trenchless methods support sustainability and conservation efforts.

Pipe Bursting

We make small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends. Using your broken sewer line as a guide, our hydraulic machine pulls full-sized replacement pipe through the old path and breaks up the damaged pipe at the same time. The new pipe is highly resistant to leaks and root intrusion, with a long life expectancy.

Common Causes of Sewer Line Damage & Preventative Measures