Sewer Replacement

Houston Sewer Replacement Service

In Houston, TX, your sewer line is the drain piping system that connects your house’s main drain with the sewer system or your private septic tank. When installed, your main drain was watertight and the joints are impenetrable. Due to the way the pipe sections are joined or earth movements (earthquakes and earth settling) the joints can be compromised and roots from trees and bushes can find a way into the sewer system. Over time these roots or pipe movements can prevent proper water flow and your sewer backs up.

Wedgeworth Plumbing offers drain cleaning and sewer pipe replacement services. We can cut the roots that are growing in the pipes to allow the water to flow freely again. However, just like pruning a bush, the roots will grow back, often in greater size, strength and number than before. In Houston, there are several options to consider for this problem. We can simply cable the drain, treat the sewer line chemically with a product, which retards root growth, or replace the broken pipes.

Call Wedgeworth Plumbing today to have our sewer and drain experts evaluate your challenges.

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What causes Houston sewer line problems?

There are many reasons your pipe could be damaged. While age is one of the most common factors, the following are some other reasons your line may need repairs:

Damaged Pipes

Many older pipes are made from cast iron or clay tile. Over time your cast iron pipes will suffer from metal fatigue and deteriorate. Clay tile pipes can break down from root infiltration and ground settling issues causing offsets and gaps in the pipe walls. Wedgeworth uses the most durable material, SDR 26, a plastic piping which meets or exceeds the latest plumbing code. With proper installation, this material will provide long lasting structural integrity requiring far fewer service calls.

Tree Roots

Tree roots are continuously searching for water sources, even if that source is a nearby sewer line. As roots grow, they may break through your sewer pipe walls and connections, which cause major issues if left unaddressed.

While doing a spot repair or complete sewer line replacement is the most permanent solution to tree root pipe infiltration, a regularly scheduled preventative drain cleaning may prolong the life of your sewer. It is important to consult with one of our experienced plumbers to determine if it is time for a repair or replacement.

Recent reviews from happy customers

Alice Maki
Alice Maki
18:43 13 Feb 20
Have used them for many years for our home and our office. Always friendly and professional. I worked with Mr & Mrs Wedgeworth many years ago when they ran the business. Glad to see that their hard work has been passed down.read more
Natalie Swirsky
Natalie Swirsky
00:02 31 Jan 20
I was very impressed with my experience. Me. D and TJ came to replace my hot water heater and did an excellent job. They arrived when they said they would and were very professional. There were a few hiccups along the way, some of my tubing and other components were so old they fell apart and needed to be replaced. Despite the extra time needed he still honored the original quote price. I would definitely recommend working with this company.read more
Enrique Fiallo
Enrique Fiallo
15:26 21 Jan 20
I’m always grateful for a great customer experience and this one was one of the best I’ve had. First, they actually answered the phone. Second they made the appointment and called me to confirm when the plumber would be coming. Third, they showed up when they said they would. Fourth, the plumber was professional, knowledgeable, thorough and quick. And the price was fair. I was blown away! Great service Wedgeworth!!!!! Great job James!!!!read more

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Wedgeworth Plumbing Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 125 customer reviews

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Tankless hot water heater fixed quicker than expected




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Transparent and fixed tankless hot water heater a day earlier than expected. Rates were reasonable.


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Very pleasant experience




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Crew was friendly, professional and on time. Even did another minor plumbing to-do while on hand.


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Efficient, Superb Service !




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I would highly recommend Wedgeworth Plumbing. As well as fast replies, the team support I received was well executed. I would absolutely go through them again and recommend to others. Not only was the time it took to come to my home, they were punctual and professional.


Map of El Lago, TX

Great service




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After hours on a Saturday didn't stop Sean from helping my family. Very detailed and responsive.


Map of Pearland, TX

Quick excellent service!




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My husband tried to install our fancy new electronic kitchen faucet. He is pretty handy but this was too much. We called Wedgeworth Plumbing, they arrived on time, and got the installation done quickly. I especially appreciated the time that Rex took to explain the operation of the faucet.


Map of Houston, TX

Great Service, super friendly, and really good price!




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Damondrick was such a great guy, going above and beyond to make sure the problem was really fixed. I had not experienced such care with other plumbers! He was also very genuine and super friendly.


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Great Service




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Damondrick and T. J. did a wonderful job - quick, efficient, friendly and informative. They swooped in and resolved my sewer line problems, leaving me very happy!


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Project not complete as yet...




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Damondrick is always very skillful & attentive. I trust his opinion & his work.


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Awesome service




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From the appointment to the service call the experience was great Friendly and professional


Great people




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Outstand service. Called today about getting a gas fireplace installed. By 5:00 it was in and working perfect. Your guys are the beat.


Easy and quick




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Have recommended to several friends


Fast Service




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This is a no nonsense business. You call, they send someone out asap, they install asap. They worked late into the evening.


Happy customer!




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Showed up on time, called before arriving, changed water heater and fixed toilet leak same day service, reasonable price, good work and 2 employees were good.


Great service




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Demondrick did a fantastic job. I will hire him again.


They showed up on time. Solid service.




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Friendly efficient service!!




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Great service




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Provided great service and were knowledgeable


Great service!




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You fit me in early, completed job in one afternoon. Servicemen were thorough, professional, courteous, and left the area spotless.


I could not be more impressed!!!




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I am incredibly impressed by the very high level of customer service and professional expertise at Wedgeworth Plumbing! The office staff (Denise) was extraordinarily helpful and scheduled service within 24 hours of my call. The highly experienced and professional journeyman plumber they sent, Damondrick, went well above and beyond the level of care and service expected. A real gem of a guy! We've done a lot of renovation work over the years and I know great plumbers are hard to find. Based on my recent experience, I am truly relieved to know that there is a nearby plumber that I can trust. Thank you, Wedgeworth Plumbing!!!


Rex R.

Rex R.

Tankless repair and flush

Near Gross St, Houston, TX 77019
Rex R.

Rex R.

Gas smell

Near Chapelwood Ct, Houston, TX 77024
Damondrick B.

Damondrick B.

Water heater install

Near Berendo St, Houston, TX 77092
Houston, TX - Water heater install
Damondrick B.

Damondrick B.

Main line stoppage

Near Acorn Valley Dr, Spring, TX 77389
Spring, TX - Main line stoppage
Rex R.

Rex R.

Water heater replacement

Near Harbor Chase Ct, Pearland, TX 77584
Damondrick B.

Damondrick B.

Installed new owner supplied faucets

Near Ruland Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Houston, TX - Installed new owner supplied faucets
Sean G.

Sean G.

Kitchen sink stoppage

Near Tallowood Dr, El Lago, TX 77586
El Lago, TX - Kitchen sink stoppage
Rex R.

Rex R.

Disposal replacement

Near Larston St, Houston, TX 77055
Rex R.

Rex R.

Faucet repair

Near Watts St, Houston, TX 77030
Rex R.

Rex R.

Toilet repair

Near Asbury St, Houston, TX 77007