Sewer Line Repairs in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Sewer Line Repair Experts

At TLC Plumbing, we understand that sewer line problems can be stressful and disruptive to your life. That's why we offer fast, professional sewer line repairs to customers throughout Albuquerque & Rio Rancho. Your home’s plumbing system isn’t just confined to your home it begins and ends at the street. When you have a plumbing problem it may not be inside your home but in your yard along with your sewer or water line. Residential sewer lines use grade and angles to move waste and wastewater from the home’s branch drain lines to the main sewer line and eventually into the septic or city’s main sewer waste line.

Why Choose TLC Plumbing?

  • Fast, reliable service
  • Experienced plumbers
  • The latest technology and equipment
  • 24/7 emergency services

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TLC Sewer Line Repair Services

Our experienced team of plumbers uses the latest technology to identify and repair any issues with your sewer line. If you have a drain problem and unclogging the drain doesn’t help the issue you may have a problem with your sewer line and a repair may be needed. TLC’s plumbing experts are here for you to get your sewer repaired quickly.

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What our customers say about our service

My sewer line in my crawlspace broke. I had amazing service and help. I am very grateful to TLC for their help... They did a really good job they came in and let me know right away what was going on. Their team worked together and got everything fixed. I will continue to use TLC and recommend to other people that need help!!!

- Devonna H. | Albuquerque Homeowner

We needed a lower lateral sewer repair. TLC helped us calm the jolts with a plan for repair and while the cost is hard on anyone ...with a fixed budget, we were thankful for such a fair and honest proposal from TLC. TLC was timely, efficient, and professional, but most importantly showed honesty and concern for the customer. We are happy to be over this hurdle and are amazed at how TLC handled this project from the moment we called for an estimate to the last barricade pick up.

- Ronnie S. | Albuquerque Homeowner

Robert called this morning to make an appointment and arrived at our house to look at a potential sewer repair ... He was absolutely terrific! We walked the site and property, and he explained to me all that the project would entail. It is seldom to meet an individual like Robert who is a definite cut above most people that you find in the workforce today! You are lucky to have an individual like Robert work for you at TLC! Robert is articulate, affable, straightforward, and has the ability to see a problem, understand the project and suggest several alternatives, which no one else saw or suggested at the potential project site. I am grateful to Robert for his candor and honesty.

- Steve S. | Albuquerque Homeowner

Types of Sewer Line Repairs

TLC's experts will evaluate your sewer problem and recommend the best option that has the least amount of disruption to your home and your yard.

Excavation (Dig)


Some repairs require digging trenches to repair the pipe. Sometimes this is unavoidable and the only way to repair is to dig a trench to access the sewer line.

Pipe Bursting


This is a trenchless repair method that involves breaking and expanding the existing buried sewer line while replacing it with a new HDPE pipe.

Pipe Lining


This type of repair lines the old pipe with a new permanent pipe inside the old, broken line. This is the latest technology in sewer line repair and replacement.

What Causes Sewer Line Problems?

TLC responds to sewer line problems every day. Usually, these are emergency repairs and customers that are very frustrating and stressful for customers. Here are the most common causes of unexpected sewer problems.


Root problems are the most common cause for sewer line repairs. Tree roots will push right through the sewer pipe in search of freshwater. Eventually the roots will block the flow in the sewer pipe and crack it completely.


Orangeburg pipes were installed in communities throughout the United States in the 1970s. However, over the years these types of pipes have been found to become very brittle and have consistently failed to hold up under normal conditions. They are not installed anymore and typically have to be replaced.


Sewer line pipes have an average lifespan of about 50 years. However, over time the pipes will deteriorate. If you use liquid drain cleaners to clear clogs and slow drains the deterioration can be accelerated. Our plumbers never recommend the use of liquid drain cleaners.


New Mexico’s high summer temperatures and low winter temperatures can cause shifting in the ground which can cause the pipes to disconnect and become misaligned disrupting the sewer line.

Sewer Repair Frequently Asked Questions

Sewer repairs happen unexpectedly and need to be repaired as soon as issues are discovered. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions our experts receive about repairs.

7 Signs You May Need A Sewer Line Repair

Sewer line problems are messy, frustrating, and expensive. Understanding the signs may help you avoid a major backup in your home. If you see any of these signs it’s probably a good idea to call TLC to evaluate further. We always offer free estimates on sewer line repair and replacements.

  1. Clogs & Backups: Frequent clogs and backups could be a sign that your sewer line is slowing down.
  2. Slow Drains: Frequent slow drains or gurgling noises when you flush the toilet might point to a bigger problem.
  3. Odors: If you have a sewer problem you may notice foul odors around the drains in your home.
  4. Mold Growth: Even small amounts of mold growth may point to a problem in your sewer line.
  5. Unusual Spots in Landscaping: If you notice consistent wet spots or indentations in your yard it is worth getting it checked out.
  6. Rodent or Insect Infestation: This could be a sign that these unwanted guests found entry into your home through a cracked sewer line in the crawl space.
  7. Home Inspection Failed: If you had an inspection and they found any low areas (aka) belly, offset pipes, tree roots, grease build-up, cracking, or collapsed pipe could mean you have a problem.

Trust TLC with your sewer line repair

TLC offers a full range of sewer repair services, it doesn’t matter how big or small your break or blockage is, we have the experience and resources to make the repair quickly. TLC stands behind all of our work with a 100% Make It Right Guarantee.

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