Sewer line replacements can quickly become very expensive – thankfully, Western Rooter & Plumbing offers several no-dig sewer line replacement services, along with sewer line replacement cost estimates – 100% free!
We also provide free sewer video camera inspections with any drain cleaning service, so don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (626) 448-6455.
Here are the topics we’re going to cover in this blog post:
- What is a sewer line?
- Why do sewer lines need to be replaced?
- How much does sewer line replacement cost?
- Sewer line replacement cost per foot…
- How to get a sewer line replacement cost estimate from Western Rooter…
- Sewer line replacement from house to street…
- How can I save money on my sewer line installation?
- What does a no dig sewer line replacement cost?
What is a sewer line?
A sewer line is a plumbing pipe (usually made of cast iron) that carries wastewater away from your home towards the street’s main sewer line, connecting all of the homes and businesses in a neighborhood.
Wastewater can include things like toilet water, shower water, and sink water, and can come from any of the main drains in your home – including the toilet, kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower, tub, and other drains.
For more information about common plumbing terminology, visit our plumbing glossary.
Why do sewer lines need to be replaced?
There are several major things that can damage or break your sewer line, causing wastewater to back up in your home or business.
- Tree roots: one of the most common causes for a sewer line replacement is tree roots that have grown into and damaged it over time.
- Pipe corrosion: sewer lines are often made of cast iron, which corrodes over time. This can cause small holes in the pipe.
- Settlement/ground movement: homes and businesses often settle over time, which can cause the sewer line to move and crack.
- Old age: sewer lines typically have a lifespan of around 50 years – after that, they often need to be replaced.
- Poor installation: an improperly installed sewer line can have the same issues that an old one does, and may crack or move earlier than its intended lifespan.
As you can see, there are many reasons why a sewer line may need to be replaced – luckily, the experts at Western Rooter will come out and provide you with a completely free sewer line replacement cost estimate!
How much does sewer line replacement cost?
Sewer line replacement can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000 and sometimes beyond. Most residential homeowners can probably expect to pay between $5,000 – $10,000 depending on several factors including the location of the sewer pipe, the severity of the damage, and the length of the piece of pipe that needs to be replaced (see sewer line replacement cost per foot, below).
Of course, every problem is different, and not every quote will be the same. There are exceptions to that estimate. Western Rooter & Plumbing offers free sewer line replacement cost estimates to help you get an idea of what your specific job may entail in terms of labor, cost per foot, and time.
Sewer line replacement cost per foot…
One thing that’s important to take into consideration is the sewer line cost per foot, which can sometimes run anywhere between $50 – $300 per foot (depending on the type of pipe and conditions of the pipe). Often, a sewer line replacement job may only require a few feet of new pipe… but that’s not always the case. Some repairs that are for pipes that are over 40 feet in length may cost even more than this.
Every plumber charges a different sewer line cost per foot, so you should always call ahead and get estimates over the phone.
Get a sewer line replacement cost estimate from Western Rooter:
As we mentioned above, sewer line replacement can sometimes cost anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000 (and sometimes even more than that). Typically, homeowners spend between $5,000 – $10,000, though.
The most accurate way to find out how much a sewer line replacement costs is to call Western Rooter & Plumbing, at (626) 448-6455, or send us a message through our website. We provide free sewer line cost estimates both over the phone and in person.
Sewer line replacement from house to street:
If you’re replacing a sewer line from your house to the street, it’s probably going to cost more than $10,000 (but under $20,0000). It all depends on what your plumber is charging you for the cost per foot. However… if there is damage along the way and you have some extra work that needs to be done (like a new lateral line), that will definitely increase the cost.
Give Western Rooter & Plumbing a call at (626) 448-6455 and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with a free estimate after we come to your home and perform a sewer video camera inspection.
How can I save money on my sewer line installation?
We’ve written up a blog post detailing how you can go about asking your plumber for a discount in order to get a better price – we recommend reading up on that blog post and then reaching out to us to learn more about our services for sewer lines.
Another option is to ask specifically for a no dig sewer line replacement cost estimate, often called a trenchless sewer replacement.
What does a no dig sewer line replacement cost?
A no dig sewer line replacement, or a trenchless sewer replacement, is a very cost-friendly (and yard-friendly!) way of replacing sewer pipes. This method involves accessing the area around your sewer line and then pushing a brand new section of pipe through the old one, allowing you to replace it without having to dig up any large portions of your yard or driveway!
This is a much less intrusive process than traditional sewer repair and replacement, which involves digging a large hole around the sewer line and replacing it from there.
In addition to being faster than traditional methods of sewer replacement, trenchless sewer installation can be completed at a lower cost per foot – meaning that you’ll save money on your project and get high-quality work done on a budget.