Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sewer Inspection: What You Need to Know

What many homeowners don’t realize is that there is a space lurking beneath their homes that needs as much attention and inspection as the rest of the house: the sewers. Here are several reasons why a regular sewer inspection is important.

Tree roots can grow into your sewer lines and cause the pipes massive damage. Growths, when expanding, may latch onto debris that are already stuck in your sewer lines like trash that you dump in your toilet or kitchen drain, and cause a major backup or blockage. The roots can also break through the pipes themselves.

Your home might even be hiding a more sinister secret from a long time ago: cesspools which may have been used by the previous owners of your home before municipal sewage systems were developed in your area. You need to hire professionals to have your sewer lines inspected, as they might still be connected to an unused cesspool.

Call your local plumbing company to have your sewers checked for possible problems. The contractor can simply use cameras to take a look at your sewer lines. He can also determine if the pipes are clean or clogged, and in good or bad condition. It’s always better to prevent disastrous plumbing and sewage issues than to fix them. Inspections cost anywhere from $80 to $300, but having to repair or replace the sewer is much more costly.


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