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Sewer & Drain line repair in Buda

Starr specializes in sewer & drain repair and cleaning in the Buda neighbor hood and the surrounding Areas.

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Starr specializes in sewer & drain repair and cleaning in Buda and the surrounding Areas.

When you need sewer and drain repair in Buda it is best to call a specialist.  Sewer and drain repair is a specialized field within the plumbing industry.  As a homeowner, it is important to hire a company with the certifications and proprietary knowledge uniquely associated with sewer and drain replacement.  At Starr, in addition to being licensed and insured, our Master Plumbers and technicians are specifically trained in sewer and drain replacement and most importantly, due to the confined space they work in, they are OSHA certified.

Whether you are seeking a sewer & drain cleaning or a replacement, we will treat your time and your home with respect.  Our commitment to you is to quickly answer your call, arrive on time, and accurately evaluate your lines with fiberoptic cameras and specialized testing.  During your evaluation, you will have an opportunity to watch the camera video in “real time”. 


In early 1830s Stephen Eggleston sailed his ship from North Carolina to Matagorda Bay, Texas.  Eggleston stayed in Matagorda until preparations could be made to travel by wagon to the Stephen F. Austin Colony in what was part of Mexico at the time.  Following his arrival, the Mexican government provided Eggleston with a land grant that would later be used as land for the town of Buda.   Eggleston joined the Texas Army and fought for Texas independence from Mexico.  He fought and survived the Battles of Brushy Creek, Guadalupe and San Jacinto.  After returning from war, he was attacked by raiding Indians in front of his house and died three days later from his wounds. 

Throughout the 1830’s, settlers began building homesteads on what was originally part of the Mexican land grant to Eggleston.  Their settlement was between the Tonkawas and Karankawas tribes who were very friendly with the settlers.  In 1840, their friendship was tested when the Comanche tribe launched the largest raid ever mounted by Native Americans on a white settlement.  The Tonkawa Tribe teamed up with the Texas Rangers in opposition and fought off the Camanche. Unfortunately, due to the alliance with the settlers, other tribes would eventually fight and massacre most of the Tonkawa Tribe.

In the late 1870’s, The Great Northern Railroad planned a rail link between Austin and San Antonio.  To encourage the railroad to establish a stop close to the settlement, Cornelia Trimble offered land to the railroad and community for a planned future train stop and town. In 1880, armed with the land donation, the settlers would lobby and win a request for a train stop.  

Cornelia Trimble platted the town in 1881, she established streets and a 150-foot wide right of way for the railroad to build tracks and buildings. Following the construction of the railroad, businesses sprang up, lumber mills, banks, newspapers and hotels, including the Carrington Hotel (also known as the “Buda House”), which served meals to railroad travelers.  A column written in 1886 in the Hays County Times and Farmer’s Journal notes that “The Buda House is one of the best hotels in the state. The polite and entertaining hostess, Mrs. Carrington, meets all with a courteous welcome.”

Inspection & Report in Buda

If your drains are slow moving or not moving at all, we would be happy to come out quickly, diagnose your problem, and get your system up and running as it should.  Slow moving or clogged drains might be frustrating, you’ll be happy to learn that they are common and often easy to fix through sewer and drain cleaning.  Cleaning is most often performed by hydro jetting or “snaking” the line.  Hydro jetting is essentially power washing the interior of your lines. Hydro jetting will clear the most common causes of slow moving or clogged drains.  At Starr, we have the expertise and specialized high-tech equipment needed to address a full range of sewer and drain cleaning problems. Through the use of hydro jetting, we will break up the sludge and debris, pulverize roots, cut through and flush hardened scale, and emulsify grease. If you are experiencing clogged drains, sewer and drain cleaning is likely your best option.

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Sewer and Drain Repair in Buda

If your drain line has been identified as damaged, broken and or “bellied”, sewer and drain cleaning is not an option.  The most likely solution is to perform sewer and drain repair. Most compromised lines can be resolved by “spot repair”. Sewer and drain repair starts by excavating with handheld equipment. This may include tunneling if the damaged lines are beneath your foundation. The trenches and tunnels created by the excavation allows our plumbers access to perform repairs. Our goal when performing sewer and drain repair is to produce a quality product in a timely manner to minimize disruption to your drain system.

Sewer and Drain Replacement in Buda

As an alternative to spot repair, full sewer and drain replacement may be a more cost-effective solution in the long run. Reoccurring sewer and drain repairs can become costly and the risk of sewer backup and flooding the interior of your homes is also a costly risk to consider.

There are two primary reasons for complete sewer and drain line replacement.  Firstly, homes built 50 or more years ago likely have a wastewater system built with cast iron pipe. Cast-iron pipes oxidize and “flake” layer by layer eventually losing its integrity. Additionally, the regular flow of water along a narrow strip at the bottom of the pipe also contributes to the degradation of the line. The popular use of chemical drain cleaners in the 1970s & 1980s accelerated the degradation and is also considered a contributor to failing cast iron pipes.  It is generally accepted within the plumbing industry that cast iron lines have a life expectancy of about 50-60 years. This range will vary depending on pipe size, usage and volume of chemical drain cleaners and detergents used in the past.

The second cause is the highly expansive soils found in Central Texas. The seasonal cycle of wet weather and dry weather causes soils to heave and contract annually. Additionally, the cycle of El Nino and El Nina also contributes to the heaving and contracting of soil in a 5-to-7-year cycle.  Soils expanding and contracting with weather conditions cause wastewater lines to shift.

We understand the need to work quickly for you and your family. Our goal is to get your utilities up and running again. Starr is committed to more than fixing your plumbing needs!

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