Sewer Line Inspections
A sewer inspection is generally part of any effort you put towards annual home maintenance.
Sewer Line Issues
Sewer inspections are essential because If something was to go wrong, plumbing issues can get costly over time.
Replacing sewer lines is not an easy thing to do. There is a large amount of labor that takes place. Other than replacing the sewer lines, you’ll have to also redo your driveway and/or landscaping. This depends on where your system is located. Some sewer line clogs develop slowly.
Dealing With Insurance
Getting your insurance to help pay for the service means jumping through a ton of hoops and most of the time, they don’t like paying for any plumbing repairs. They’ll often pay for the diagnosis but unfortunately, they won’t pay for any of the plumbing related work that has to be done. They will pay for the ensuing water damage but not for the actual plumbing repairs. It’s crazy!
They may also deny the claim because you failed to perform maintenance which is your responsibility as a homeowner. Insurance companies pay for sudden and accidental losses not wear and tear. Most sewer line problems develop slowly and are not sudden and accidental. Typically sewer lines tend to last for a very long time — around 40 years — Prevention is always your best defense.
Why Inspections Are Needed
Avoiding regular maintenance towards your own home means you’ll constantly get blockages, cracks, and roots at the line and other severe issues. Acting quickly to fix small problems protects you against really bad backups or other unpleasantries.
Routine maintenance will make your home last a lot longer. If you keep up your routine maintenance, you won’t have to repair or replace your entire system as quickly
Tree Roots Can Cause Some Problems
Other than normal wear and tear, roots from trees and other plants can cause some bad issues. In fact, sewer pipes are incredible sources of water and nourishment for plant and tree life.
Roots in drains are a pretty common plumbing problem. The roots can grab and get in the smallest hole or crack in the pipe. It can even happen if the root is growing indoors. Regular inspections allow you to detect these issues before developing or getting worse. That’s why we recommend contacting your local plumber to perform yearly maintenance.
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