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Sewer Replacement in Reading

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What’s the most important part of your plumbing system? Any guesses? No? Well, it’s the sewer line. Unfortunately, though, this vital aspect of your plumbing is located underground, making it hard to access and maintain.

When that main line gets clogged or malfunctions, the rest of your home’s drain system won’t work either. But, because the sewer line is so hidden, you may not even know you have a problem with it. If a problem is left unattended to, and the line gets to be in bad enough condition, you may end up needing a replacement.

At Essig, we try and avoid the replacement option at all costs because there is some excavation involved, but sometimes we don’t have a choice. Don’t worry, though. We always make the process as easy for you as possible, and will be there for you all the way!

About Sewer Line Replacement

The sewer replacement team at Essig has over 70 years of experience performing this type of work, and have learned quite a few things along the way. One of those things is how we know for sure when it’s time for a replacement. If you find that you sewer line backs up more than once a year, it would be worth the time and money to have the entire thing replaced.

  1. We will always use every method of repair we can first before even thinking about replacement.
  2. But, if we decide that our repair efforts are not enough and that your line is too far gone, we will suggest replacement. At that point, the only other option you have is living with a broken line and – trust us – you don’t want that.
  3. Once you approve the replacement job, we will have the ability to do it right on the spot. And, after we’re done, we’ll help you clean up the mess as best we can because we don’t want to leave all that burden for you.


Vent Stack Repair or Replacement

Another vital piece to your plumbing system is the vent stack that removes sewage from your home, releases sewer gas, and regulates air pressure in the waste system pipes.

Essentially, a vent stack is used to remove waste from a home or building and route it to the sewer. It sounds like a pretty hefty job, but believe it or not, they don’t require all that much maintenance. But, like anything else, at some point they can become faulty and need a repair or a replacement. You’ll know when that time has come, based on the distinct sewer odor you’ll smell throughout your home.

Does it Need to be Repaired?

There’s a very simple way to determine if your vent stack needs repair: if your drains are gurgling or emitting sewer gas odors. And, even though the diagnosis is easy, the repair process is not, so don’t go attempting it yourself!

Whether you need a vent stack repaired, or a sewer line replaced, Essig is here to help. Call us today!


About Essig

Since 1938, Paul W. Essig, Inc. has been recognized as the plumbing expert in Berks County. Over the last 70 years, we’ve expanded our services to include heating, air conditioning, drain maintenance and installation, water conditioning and electrical. And we’re proud to deliver the same level of expertise and professionalism we have established in plumbing, to these other areas.

Essig has built a standard of outstanding service and our commitment to excellence begins with your call. Our highly trained technicians will determine the best solution for your situation and you can be confident that you’ll be presented with price options whenever possible. When you call Essig, you can rest assured that your emergency is our emergency. Our customers know that we’re available 24 hours a day. So whether it’s a clogged drain, leaking pipe or malfunctioning heat or air conditioning unit, we’re there for you when you need us the most.