Timothy Off is a locally owned and operated plumbing company that serves homeowners in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and throughout the surrounding areas. We offer a full range of services, and one of our specialties is curb trap replacement. Curb traps are necessary to prevent water from flowing into the home but also to prevent sewer gases from entering a home’s main drain. You may have received a notice from your local water utility informing you of a problematic curb trap, or perhaps you are experiencing a leak or blockage that is traced back to your curb trap. In either case, this can be a rather substantial repair that involves digging up the sidewalk and coordinating with local government agencies. It is therefore imperative that you choose a company like Timothy Off that has extensive experience planning curb trap replacement projects and carrying them out with precision.
What is A Curb Trap?
A curb-trap is a J-shaped or U-shaped pipe that connects your home’s main drain to its lateral drain. The sanitary sewer lateral is the pipe that carries wastewater from your home to the sewer main, which is typically buried under the street. Curb traps are required by building codes because they prevent wastewater from reversing into the home and also prevent gases from the main sewer line from seeping into the home. Curb traps can become clogged, and most modern curb traps are installed with easily accessed cleanouts that allow the curb trap to be unclogged without digging up the sidewalk. If curb trap replacement or repair is required, then it generally is necessary to dig up the immediate area where the trap is installed.
How We Repair a Curb Trap
Timothy Off has expert plumbers who are fully licensed and insured and specialize in curb trap replacement and repair. The first step will be to perform a thorough inspection of your home’s plumbing system and, if applicable, review the notice you received from the local water company. Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, we’ll explore your options with you and seek to minimize the extent of the repair. If digging is required due to the nature of the original installation, we’ll limit how much we have to dig, and we’ll plan to reduce disruption to your home and property. If we’re installing a new curb trap, we often will not need to dig and can instead drill a hole long enough and shoot a line. We’ll also install your new curb trap in a manner that is much easier to maintain and repair in the future.
Signs You Need Curb Trap Replacement or Repair
One of the most common indications that you have a clogged curb trap is water backing up in a sink or toilet. If you have a clogged toilet, for instance, that clog will typically be isolated to that toilet. If you have a clogged toilet and also hear gurgling noises and have water backing up from other drains, then that is a sign that the sewer line is clogged. Slow drains are similar. One slow drain is likely an isolated problem, but multiple slow drains in a home point to an issue with the main drainage. Any unusual smells coming from your drains are an indication of gases that should not be there, and which may be entering your home due to a failed curb trap. Standing water in your yard is also a sign of a bad curb trap. That water may be smelly, and since sewer lines are buried several feet below ground, you may notice the smell before the water and should take immediate action when you do.
Sewer Line Replacement & Repair
Your drainage issues may not be limited to the curb trap and extend to other aspects of the main sewer line, and Timothy Off can assist with those problems as well. We have sewer experts and excavation specialists on our team and offer a full range of sewer line installation, replacement, and repair services. We have the most advanced equipment available, and our extensive experience gives you peace of mind that we will complete your sewer line replacement or repair project the right way the first time around.
Drain Cleaning Services
Most residential drainage issues are local problems that do not indicate a sewer line issue, and we offer a wide range of drain cleaning services as well. Our team can use an advanced camera system to diagnose the problem quickly and accurately, and then, we’ll carry out the repair in a manner that limits your expenses and that will keep your drains flowing. If we identify a particular reason why your drain is clogged, we’ll also discuss that with you in order to help you avoid the problem in the future.
Choose Timothy Off for Curb Trap Replacement
Timothy Off is a trusted and established name in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and we have planned and carried out many curb trap replacement and repair projects for area homeowners. Call us today at 1-610-701-9020 or contact us online if you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions about the services we offer.