Like anything else in your home, pipes won’t last forever, and the state of your sewer lines is a common concern for new homeowners. If you live in an older home, it’s a good idea to know how old your pipes are, and whether replacement could be in the near future. In this post, we’ll discuss the life expectancy of sewer lines and signs it may be time for a repair or replacement.


Sewer lines should typically last between 30 and 50 years. How long they last mainly depends on the type of material used in construction. Older clay pipes may last only 30 years, but newer construction that uses PVC piping could last up to a century! If you’re not sure what kind of piping you’ve got, it should be in your home’s inspection report. Regardless of the type of pipe you have, it’s important to keep a maintenance log whenever the pipes are serviced.


Of course, there’s a lot that could go wrong and prematurely end the life of your pipes. This could stem from anything from tree roots in your yard to improper installation that makes your pipes susceptible to underground leaks.


Replacement of your sewer pipes is a big decision for any homeowner. That’s why it’s important to know when it’s the right time to make such a crucial investment. Here are a few factors to look for:

  • Unexpectedly high water bills
  • Cracks or other problems in your foundation
  • Strange sounds like gurgling coming from toilets or other drains

If any of these sound familiar, the experts at Trenchless Replacement Specialists can let you know just how big of a repair is needed. A simple repair may do the job, or you may need an entire sewer line replaced. Either way, Trenchless Replacement Specialists have the know-how and state-of-the-art equipment to get the job done right the first time at a fair price. Make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 580-9673.