The Importance of Sewer and Drain Inspections

The Importance of Sewer and Drain Inspections

Your kitchen and bathroom drains carry much more than water and other liquids to your home’s sewer system — fat and oil from food, hair, soap, grease and detergents end up there as well. Your drains can start to slow and become clogged after years of regular use. Arranging for a plumber service to perform a video inspection of your drains and sewers today, could save you from the hassle of dealing with an inconvenient worst-case scenario.

Video Inspections Are The Best Guarantee!

A plumbing professional can provide a video inspection of your drains, in addition to clearing any blockages. Should your drain unfortunately be in need of additional repair, other options include hydro jetting, relining or replacing the sewer.

Hydro jetting involves using high-pressure spray (up to 4,000 PSI) to remove debris and other obstructions that may be causing the line to slow.

If relining the sewer is required, one advantage to this option is that it doesn’t involve digging. The resin-soaked liner attaches to the inside of the sewer as it hardens; resulting in a solid piece that won’t shift or crack over time.

Although older style sewer pipes were cast iron or clay, modern sewer replacements and repairs are PVC. Once the pipe is installed, the trench is re-filled, and the lawn is seeded and covered with straw. Most of the time the end result is better than the yard was in the beginning.

An Inspection Identifies Problems Before It Becomes An Expensive Fix

Dealing with sewers is something no one likes to think about until they have a problem that can’t be ignored: a clogged bathroom or kitchen drain, a child’s toy that is flushed down the toilet, or tree roots. Having a plumber service perform a video inspection today will identify any potential problems before they become emergencies and provide homeowners with peace of mind.