How to Fix a Leak in a Sewer Line

Imagine this scenario as a homeowner: you wake up to water spraying out of your lawn, or you see massive puddles of brown water. What do you do? CALL SMEDLEY!

When you see this, it’s a sign of a broken sewer line or a main water line that has massive leakage – either way, you need a plumbing company you can trust who deals with main sewer lines and sewage backups. We’re able to tackle sewer systems, sewer pipes, and sewer line problems. There’s no blockage, clog, or sewer leaks our master plumbers cannot fix – and remember, EVERY PLUMBER that comes to your home from Smedley meets our 10,000 Hour Minimum guarantee; that our plumbers have at LEAST 10,000 hours of experience before they ring your doorbell!

Main Water Service Line Leaks

A telltale sign of a main service line leak is to have water spraying out of a couple of openings in your yard, which means your plumbing system needs IMMEDIATE attention.

Not only is there the issue of damage to your beautiful landscaping with your main water pipe leaks, but your water meter will run like crazy, and your water bill will be high because the water leak is free flowing. This also causes little to no pressure inside of the home, where you turn on your faucet and get nothing.

This can happen from the main water service line or when it connects to irrigation or other plumbing systems designed to keep your landscaping in top shape.

Sewer Pipes Installation

Main Sewer Line Leaks

If you were experiencing slow drains or build-up in your drain lines and wake up to large puddles of dark water in your yard, you’re seeing the telltale sign of a broken sewer pipe. When the large sewer lines that move wastewater from our homes into the sewer system have an issue, things can get dicey. You may also be having backups and have to call for drain cleaning often – in that case, there may be something causing a blockage in the sewer pipe.

As these large drain pipes are carrying the septic water away from your home, tree roots can seek out the water that’s in the sewage pipes (which, yuck, who’d want that?? TREE ROOTS – that’s who!) and will constantly try to fix any crack or crevice and work the tree roots’ way into your drain pipe, leading to a sewer leak and backups no homeowner wants to have to deal with. The unpleasant odors that some with sewer gas and sewage backups are one thing, but the cockroaches, flies, and other pests that thrive in those environments can come out in full.

We know that a leaking sewer line, sewage backups needing major drain cleaning, and sewer line repair can be quite the out-of-the-blue, I need a plumbing service, situation; here at Smedley, we’re here to give you a straightforward answer to your questions, what you NEED to do, and what you COULD do, and whatever you choose you’ll be getting a plumber with a minimum of 10,000 hours of experience.

Fixing Our Clients Main Water Line Leak

When we get the call for a leaking sewer pipe or something that looks like a sinkhole in someone’s front yard, we get going and get there to help.

In today’s world, being a Modern Plumber means having the skills and know-how to use new technologies for leak detection, sewer camera inspection, and trenchless sewer repair and trenchless pipe lining!

Every homeowner’s situation is different, and some scenarios simply call for traditional sewer line repair, however many situations can benefit from trenchless sewer repair; meaning that we can replace your sewer line or use a method called trenchless pipe lining and ultimately restore your sewer system/plumbing system, without digging up your landscape and ruining your yard!

Superior Service is a Must

We work tirelessly at being the premier plumbing service in the area and have developed a guarantee that many homeowners comment on – it’s the 10,000-hour guarantee. EVERY plumber at Smedley plumbing has at MINIMUM 10,000 hours of plumbing experience – meaning your home is never the first home they’ve worked on!

Remember, if you find a leak in sewer lines, water lines, or have any plumbing needs, just CALL SMEDLEY!

How to Fix a Leak in a Sewer Line in Action

Join us in this video as we repair a leaking main water service line. This customer woke up to water spraying out of their lawn. They called the city and learned that the issue was with their main water service line. Then they called us! We came out the next morning prepared to get this fixed quickly and efficiently. We safely dug down to the water line using our Bobcat E35. We identified the issue and made the repair. We found a Sharkbite fitting that had failed on the plastic water service line. We replaced the Sharkbite fitting with a new Pack Joint fitting and restored water flow. We also had to work around their irrigation system and the backflow assembly that serves the irrigation system. Sharkbite fittings can be good in an emergency, but they shouldn’t be used underground if you can avoid it. Make sure to subscribe and hit the notification bell for more great videos from Smedley Plumbing.