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Thurmont Plumber’s Tip: Benefits of Trenchless Water Line Replacement

If you have a leaking water line or sewer line near your Thurmont home, time is of the essence. You can’t let it continue to leak for long because at some point you may lose the pipe entirely. But, it’s good that you’re reading this because you may be able to save your property from the destructive digging that most people associate with pipe replacement and/or repair.

The trenchless technology that has been around for about 20 years allows your plumber to access your pipeline for inspection, repairs or replacement without actually digging up your yard. Yes, there are a couple of small pits dug in the yard, but these can be filled with minimal impact on your property while a trench might involve ripping up trees, shrubs, concrete or fences.

Why Trenchless is the Way to Go

Consider the benefits offered by trenchless technology for pipe repair and replacement. First, there’s the obvious benefit in that you don’t have a big ditch in your yard. This means many things. It’s less disruptive to your life and to the lives of your neighbors. It is also a relatively quick process and it rarely costs more and sometimes costs less than traditional pipe replacement methods.

Another thing to keep in mind is that your plumber can be much more accurate with trenchless technology. Instead of digging up the whole yard and replacing the pipe from street to house, they can access the pipe through a single entry point and use video inspection technology to check for the leak or clog.

In some cases, high speed jetting may be all that’s needed to clear out a clog and fix the problem. In other cases, a new liner for the pipe can stop a leak and save you a tremendous amount of money in the process.

Think of trenchless technology as a complete toolbox compared to the sledgehammer used in past instances of water and sewer line problems. Sure, you may need a sledgehammer for some repairs, but a subtler, more precise set of tools will get the job done better and with far less collateral damage. The same is true of trenchless technology – it is minimally invasive, highly effective and environmentally friendly.