Sewer Line Lifespan: What You Need to Know

Broken sewer pipe repair Madison, MS

Your sewer lines have a finite number of years before they need to be replaced. Other times, simply calling Skeen Plumbing & Gas for sewer repair in Madison, MS would suffice. However, there are various factors that will dictate whether your sewer is nearing the end of its serviceable life and is in need of a complete replacement.

What are the aspects that dictate the lifespan of a sewer line so you know when to schedule a sewer line replacement.

Type of Material

Many builders installed clay pipes in homes and buildings before the 1980s. These clay pipes lasted between 30 and 50 years before you’d need to replace sewer line. In the 1970s, builders began to use a type of plastic called polyvinyl chloride. PVC pipes are a strong plastic that, under the right circumstances, can last for 100 years. Builders began to use PVC on a much more frequent basis from the 1980s to the present time.

There is also Orangeburg pipe that builders used between 1860 and 1970, which only tends to last between 30 and 50 years before it’s prone to needing frequent sewer pipe line repair and eventual replacement.

Common Problems

Pipes have several commonly encountered problems that may need sewer repair services. For example, the soil can become heavy and put excess pressure on the pipe. This may cause the pipe to collapse. Tree roots have the ability to grow into the pipe and damage it. There is wear and tear, as well as corrosion. All these things can shorten the life of pipes.

If you’re not sure how long your sewer line will last or even what type of sewer pipe you’ve got installed, get in touch with the professionals so that the necessary inspections and/or repairs can be made.

Contact Skeen Plumbing & Gas today to schedule your appointment.

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