Drain Line Repair – Plumbing services in West Georgia and East Alabama

What Is Drain Line Repair?

Drain line repair usually consists of digging up the damaged part of the pipe, cutting it out and then replacing it with a new pipe. Sometimes it is necessary to dig up and replace the entire pipe line. Sometimes a trencher or a backhoe is necessary, especially if the lines are old and brittle. If your line is simply clogged, we can use a large auger (snake) to clean out the clogged pipe making a way for your pipe to drain easily again. Roots from trees or shrubs are a common problem with the clogging of drain lines. These roots grow fast can eventually put so much pressure on the drain pipe that it cracks, causing a blockage requiring drain line repair. A blockage may occur if you have what is called a “sag” in your line. A sag is when somewhere in the middle of your sewage line the earth surrounding the line has settled making a “belly” effect on the pipe. The line then has an upper slant which causes it to back up. Reasons for broken drain lines that require drain line repair include:

  • Broken, cracked, offset or collapsed pipes due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.
  • Blockage may occur when there is a buildup of grease or if a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.
  • Corrosion occurs when the pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing sections of the pipe to collapse and restrict flow.
  • Leaking joints occur when the seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
  • Bellied pipes occur when a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste.
  • Root infiltration occurs when tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line, damaging the pipe or preventing normal cleaning.
  • Off-grade pipe occurs when existing pipes are constructed of substandard or outdated material that may have deteriorated or corroded.

Problems with your drain lines need to be repaired as quickly as possible. If they are not repaired, you can experience foul smells coming from your yard or from under your house where human waste has gathered. This accumulation of foul water may also cause insects to gather and to enter your house.

What You Can Do

We encourage you to survey the areas around and under your house for any of the signs that you need drain line repair. Again, the odor usually gives it away, but if you catch the issue early, you can prevent a very unpleasant scenario on your property and inside of your house.

Our Solution

If you believe that you are in need of drain line repair, it is time to call the experts at Shad’s Plumbing. We have the correct diagnostic equipment, including sewer cameras, to accurately determine what needs to be done to locate the damaged area of pipe and to repair that section.

Shad’s Plumbing is an industry leader for drain line repair and for drain line replacement.

Client Reviews

R.P. - Oxford, AL


We had a leak under the bathroom sink and needed a plumber. I ask on Facebook for a good and reasonable one. Someone recommended Shads Plumbing. I called and spoke with Steve and was told he would be out that evening. Steve showed up as promised and fixed the problem. He was totally friendly and knowledgeable. I truly was impressed with his quality of work and his professional manner of dealing with me his customer. I highly recommend Shads Plumbing for all your plumbing needs.



J.W. – Temple, GA


Had a pipe burst in my garage after these freezing temperatures started to rise, Steve was referred to me by a friend & neighbor, Called him at 4:30 pm on a Friday and told him my situation by 6:00 pm my busted pipe was fixed, Great response time from initial call until problem solved as well as reasonable rate, definitely will call him again with any future plumbing issues & would recommend anyone with a plumbing problem to give him a call!



D.R. – Villa Rica, GA


This is a great company. If you want the job done right call this company. I want to Thank you and all of your staff for job well done. I will be using this company again and he will be referred to friends and family. Shad's Plumbing Honest, on time, reliable and good prices. If you need plumbing work done call Shad's. 5 BIG STARS!!!!!



S.D. - Carrollton, GA


I just wanted to say "THANK YOU!!" again for coming to my house on a Sunday and fixing my kitchen sink!!! I went 5 days without the use of my sink! Tried to fix it myself lol but they came out and fixed it pretty quick! I will definitely recommend you guys to anyone who asks me who to call for any plumbing needs!!! Five stars!!!!!



B. H. - Tallapoosa, Ga


Called about an installation of a water heater. Shads plumbing came out promptly. They were very friendly and did a great job of removing my old hot water heater and installing my new hot water heater. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants great service at a reasonable cost.



N.M. - Tallapoosa, GA


These guys are great!! I called Shad's Plumbing and told them my issue. He was very informative and responded very quickly. He assessed the situation and explained to me my options and the cost. He fixed my sewage problem at a low cost. I was a very happy customer!



H.B. - Villa Rica, GA


We had a great experience doing business with Shad's plumbing. They were quick to respond and repair our emergency situation. They also repaired a few other plumbing issues we had. I would recommend them for your plumbing needs.



J.W. - Bremen, GA


These guys were the best. They were very professional and courteous. I knew the shower installation was gonna be a hard task but they kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Shads Plumbing to anyone. They were great and actually saved me hundreds of dollars !! Thanks !!



M.B. - Carrollton, GA


I was very pleased with the quality of work, quick response, punctual, value and professionalism. The face bowl looks great and the kitchen drain no longer leaks. Woo hoo! I’m so pleased. Thank you, Mr. Steve, and your helper for all that you did today. God Bless.



R.W. - Tallapoosa, GA


We called Shads Plumbing to come out to look at some problems we were having. I met Steve and he walked me through some problems that he saw and explained to me in detail how he would fix them. He gave me an estimate of what I wanted done and he was a whole lot cheaper than others that I had called. They came out the next day and fixed all my problems. I was very impressed!! I would recommend Shads Plumbing to anyone who wants a job done right at a great cost.



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