Since the time we are in business, we have had a lot of calls from various customers asking for the replacement of the sewer line at their house. The very first question they have in mind is – “can you tell us how much it will cost?” Well, yes! We definitely can help you with the estimate but before you go ahead with the replacement, you need to consider a few things.
There are a few things that effects the cost of sewer line replacement; and you must make sure that you are considering these following things –
1. Where is the manhole in the street – The manhole can be anywhere in the street – it can be at the edge of the street, in the middle of the street, at the side of the street or at the other side of the street. This will have an effect on the cost of replacement of your sewer line.
2. Where is your house trap – There are a few places that can be the place where your house trap is located. It can be either on your yard or in the basement near the wall. If it is in your basement, expect a pricier repair because the plumber will now have to cut open the concrete floor and remove the old trap. If the trap is in your front yard simply stick a 10 foot pipe down and check the depth.
3. Are there any major obstructions – When you finish locating your trap, you can easily presume whether or not the line will be running straight out to the street. If your line is going to be buried underneath, look for large trees, concrete porches, or for your driveway.
Other than these, there are many other factors that can affect the price of the job. Most important one is the distance of the sewer line. In other factors if there are any obstructions that can affect the distance of the pipe and that can make changes in the price.
However, most plumbing services will provide you a free quote for the job. And cherry on top, they will even help you out with all the calculations on their own. Do not forget to hire a licensed, experienced, plumber who provides warranty for their work and who has the insurance. These things are very important to look for when you are hiring someone for a job like this.