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Winters® Home Services proudly offers our renowned drain repair and replacement services throughout Massachusetts. We stress to our valued customers that the sewer line is a crucial element which keeps the home functioning properly. In fact, the main sewer line carries dirty water from the home to underground sewer mains.

Call Winters® Home Services 24/7 at 617-221-5899  to schedule an appointment with a Boston plumber!

Why Does My Main Drain Need to Be Repaired or Replaced?

If the main drain is not thoroughly repaired or properly replaced, raw sewage backup could potentially come out of the drains. This, in turn, leads to significant damage to the home. When homeowners pay attention to early warning signs, they can prevent major sewer and plumbing issues in the near future. When you call our Boston sewer repair pros, we’ll be happy to explain more!

What Are the Signs of a Main Drain Clog?

When your home’s water has nowhere to go, raw sewage will likely flow back up through your interior drains and leave a foul smell.

Look for the following telltale signs to determine if you need main sewer line assistance:

  • Some or all plumbing fixtures drain slowly
  • Water backs up into the tub after flushing the toilet
  • Water backs up when using the sink
  • Sewage smell becomes potent

How to Repair a Main Drain

There are several ways to repair a main drain. The source of your drain problems generally dictates which repair method should be used. If your main drain line has a leak or breaks, a trench may have to be dug around the damaged portion of the line.

However, digging isn’t always necessary because trenchless sewer repair is also an option. To begin the process of trenchless repair, you must first find the damaged part of the main drain line that is causing the leak. To do this, plumbers can use a sewer camera to enter and explore the pipe until they find the damage. Once the damage has been found, either pipe lining or pipe bursting can be used to repair the problem.

Pipe lining involves inserting an inflatable tube covered in epoxy into the pipe. When the tube reaches the damaged portion of the pipe, it can be inflated. While inflated, the tube will press up against the damaged part of the pipe, applying the epoxy in the process. As the epoxy hardens, it will repair the damage to the pipe. After the damage is repaired, the inflatable tube will be deflated and removed. If the damage is too severe for pipe lining to work, then pipe bursting may be employed.

Pipe bursting involves sending a cone-shaped device through the pipe. The device does two things. First, it destroys the existing pipe. Second, it immediately replaces the old pipe with a new pipe. If neither pipe lining nor pipe bursting can effectively fix the problem, then traditional main drain pipe replacement may be necessary.

If your main drain line is only clogged and not leaking or broken, then other repair methods may be available to you, including drain cleaning or having the pipe snaked. Hydro jetting could also be an option. Hydro jetting involves using high pressure jets to clear clogs, blockages, and debris from the drain line.

Preventative Drain Maintenance in Boston

Regular maintenance of your drains can help prevent clogs, backups, and costly repairs in the future. Our team at Winters Home Services recommends scheduling routine drain servicing to keep your plumbing system running smoothly. By proactively addressing any potential issues, you can avoid unexpected emergencies and maintain the integrity of your home’s plumbing.

Benefits of preventative drain maintenance include:

  • Preventing clogs and backups
  • Extending the lifespan of your plumbing system
  • Reducing the need for costly repairs
  • Improving overall plumbing performance

Choosing Winters® Home Services for Your Boston Drain Repairs

With over 20 years in the industry, Winters® Home Services knows what it takes to accomplish a main drain repair or replacement. Our talented Boston and Cambridge plumbers will provide you with a thorough inspection of your drains to determine whether you need a simple repair or replacement. Each and every one of our technicians is fully trained, insured, and uses the safest techniques to get your home’s sewer line running back to normal.

Located in Watertown, we are always willing to travel to various locations in Massachusetts to assist with plumbing and drain needs. Call at 617-221-5899 or fill out our contact form.


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"Once again, we received amazing service from Winters and our guy Maury! When our air conditioner suddenly stopped working before an impending heat wave, Maury rearrange the schedule to get to us as soon as possible, diagnosed our issue, got our replacement part, and installed it after hours in order to get us up and running again! We appreciate the amazing customer service even more than we appreciated the cool comfortable home we had during the heat."
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