What determines the cost of a sewer replacement?
When shopping for a sewer replacement in the city of Phoenix, customers call us every day to ask us how much this service costs. This is a very good question. Cost is certainly taken into consideration when considering which contractor to choose for such a service. There are a few possible method choices to consider, as well as several unique factors involved in cost. Let’s take an in depth look here.
Does the price vary depending on the replacement method used?
Often times, homeowners have choices for the method used to replace their home’s sewer line. The traditional method of time consuming excavating and trenching of a sewer line can often be avoided with a trenchless sewer line repair method. Of course, a no dig solution is not best for everyone, nor is it viable for every sewer line being considered. Only a trained technician can determine with a thorough camera inspection of a sewer line if conditions are favorable for epoxy sewer lining or pipe-bursting. If it is determined that a sewer line is a viable candidate for such a solution, then several factors are then considered when pricing such a specialized service.
What factors determine the cost of a trenchless sewer line replacement?
The cost of a trenchless sewer replacement depends not only on which method will be used, and through which process of administration, but the size of the sewer line, the length of the section to be replaced, any turns in the sewer line, the number of access points needed, and the number of secondary drain line tie-ins. These are a few of the critical details that are considered. A company that offers multiple trenchless sewer replacement methods will often provide a few different repair options, often including options involving a hybrid of trenchless repair processes.
What often overlooked factors determine the cost of a sewer line replacement?
While less options exist, excavating down to a sewer line and replacing it through a more traditional means is also dependent on several factors when being priced. Obviously the depth and length of the sewer line will be considered, but any obstacles must also be considered. Especially when replacing a sewer line underneath a home, the exact path that the sewer takes determines how involved the excavation process will be. Of course, excavation inside a home can be very invasive. A responsible company will take steps of air quality control to minimize dust generation and keep a home clean. Furthermore, many older home were built using materials containing asbestos and/or lead. If your home contains either of these materials, then you should seek a company that is trained in handling these materials. Taking these precautions affects the cost of a sewer replacement.
A few indirect costs, whether included in the actual cost of a sewer replacement or not, also exist. City permits are considered when a company prices a sewer replacement project. If digging in a street or a public alley is necessary, then a second permit is actually required by the city of Phoenix. This, of course, influences the cost of a sewer replacement.
How can I be fair when comparing prices?
One of the most important things to consider when comparing prices is to determine any additional costs that will be incurred in order to return your home to its original condition. Will the company that is replacing your sewer line also be responsible for any and all reconstruction repairs? If not, then these must be addressed by another company post sewer line rehabilitation. This is where trenchless sewer line replacement thrives. Often times, the direct cost for replacement may be more than that of a traditional approach, but when considering reconstruction costs, a great deal of money is actually saved!
Without considering the above factors, a monetary average may or may not be in the general ballpark of what it costs for a sewer replacement in the city of Phoenix. An accurate price range to expect is anywhere from $4,000.00 to $15,000.00. This range includes the cost of a sewer replacement in Phoenix for approximately 90% of homes.
Should you feel you need help finding the right sewer replacement company in Phoenix, let us know, we are always here to help.