Sewer


Cat laying on a manhole coverWhen your sinks or showers start backing up, you know you have a problem. And unfortunately, sewer leaks and clogs are some of the most unpleasant problems you will face. Our qualified plumbers can handle small back-ups and drain clogs just as well as major problems with your in-home drains or sewer main. We can cable your drains, use cameras to locate major breakages or clogs, and replace pipes buried underground.

How Do I Know That I Need Sewer Repair?

This is where the professionals come in: Your problem may extend beyond a hair clog. Tree roots and settling dirt can break and block a drain line, requiring professionals to dig it up, re-support the line, and install new piping.

Video Inspection

Sewer repair that is performed correctly requires a video inspection. This is when a camera is inserted into the interior of the pipe and sends back live video of the condition and the blockage in your line. Our video inspection equipment is also equipped with locators to determine the location and depth of the damage from above ground. This allows for spot repairs if possible. Video inspections can tell if you have root intrusion, separated pipes, offset pipe joints, or a broken pipe. The pipe must be draining to be able to see within it, so that may be part of the sewer repair that we will have to perform.

We at Kay Plumbing can handle all this. We check the problem, acquire all the permits and paperwork needed, and handle the heavy lifting of drain pipe cleaning and replacement. It's kind of our specialty.

Common Sewer Problems

Sewer line repair is necessary to remedy certain common problems in older lines. Generally speaking, unless there is some kind of accident or earthquake activity, damage usually happens over time. One of the main causes of line damage are tree roots that grow through cracked lines. One small crack in an old sewer line will make it the target for a root system to take hold and block or destroy the pipe. You can use sewer line cleaning to remove roots, but this is only a temporary solution if you have older clay pipes or Orangeburg pipes. If you have older pipes like clay pipes (with crumbling mortar joints) or Orangeburg pipe (tar infused wood that was popular in the forties) line cleaning may actually destroy them. In this case , you will be looking at installation with other materials like plastic that are better suited for the Columbia Area.

Sewer InstallationSewer Installation by Kay Plumbing

Repair might not work for older clay and Orangeburg pipes, so sewer installation is the next step. We offer complete solutions for your sewer needs, and this includes the entire sewer installation. As always, we promise fast and dependable service, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business. At Kay Plumbing there is no need to call anyone else because we can do it all. This includes pipe material recommendations and delivery, root removal, video inspections, spot repair, line cleaning, permit acquisition, complete installation, as well as concrete removal and replacement.