The sewer line is a part of your house that you never want to deal with. In fact, you probably don’t think about it much at all: it does its job out of sight and out of mind.
But like any pipe, a sewer line wears down and can suffer damage leading to blockages and leaks. There are a number of ways for plumbers to address sewer line trouble. Using digging equipment to reach the buried pipe is a common technique—but it’s no longer the only way. Lateral tools, such as trenchless technology, allow a plumber to fix sewer lines with little or no digging: patching up leaks, breaking through tree root infiltration, and even complete sewer line replacement.