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PVC Pipes and Your Home's Sewer Line

Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas
Call 980-355-2356 For Drain Cleaning & Sewer Repair

Here at Next Level Pipe Lining, we are experts at diagnosing the condition of your residential sewer lines. The most common problem our team encounters is root infiltration, and this is normally due to the age of the sewer line, shifts in the soil, and other various factors. The earth will sometimes shift and settle in different areas, whether by man-made or natural causes. While there are not many earthquakes in Charlotte, the intense storms have the potential to wreak havoc on your sewer pipe system, particularly on PVC pipes. PVC pipes have various qualities that have made them especially common in homes.

  • PVC is the world’s third most produced plastic.
  • The PVC material was accidentally discovered by Henri Victor Regnault in 1835, and later, it was discovered a second time by Eugene Baumann in 1872, where it was initially very difficult to work with until a few decades later.
  • PVC material is a low-cost, very durable, lightweight, and non-corrosive, qualities that have made it so commonly produced across the world.
  • 66% of all PVC pipeline material in America is used for water. Sewer pipe installations with PVC increases the percentage of the material used up to 77%.

While PVC has many positive qualities,there are flaws and weaknesses in the design that can create problems. Most PVC pipes are 8 or 10-foot long sections that require joints to be installed, and with PVC and ABS, these joints are often vulnerable to root penetration. Because roots actively seek water, the sewer line acts as a fantastic and dependable water source for the roots, as every time water is flushed down the city’s sewer main, the roots are able to grow stronger and more abundantly. While PVC is an impressively strong pipeline material, it can’t withstand the pressure the roots create on the joints. This often results in the sewer line flushing water more slowly, or having unusual sounds being emitted from the pipeline, and these early symptoms of problems commonly lead to accidents such as sewer backups in homes.

At Next Level Pipe Lining, we strive to impress upon our customers in Charlotte the importance of having the sewer lines inspected. Proper maintenance conducted by our team will extend the life of your PVC sewer line. If you are experiencing problems with your sewer line, give us a call and we can run a sewer camera down the line to better diagnose any potential problems. This insight into the pipe also allows us to plan a course of action for repair or rehabilitation. We are a company that is environmentally conscious and we do not typically need to dig and disrupt your property. Next Level Pipe Lining offers a no dig solution for all pipe repair, we can fully rehabilitate you sewer pipe by creating a pipe within the host pipe. The condition of the pipeline partially informs our repair decision, and as long as our experts are able to shoot a liner inside of the pipe, our advanced technology can take care of the rest.

Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas
Call 980-355-2356 For Drain Cleaning & Sewer Repair
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