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One of the common myths surrounding sewer lines is that they are indestructible. Just like other components of your plumbing system, they are not resistant to wear and tear. You can expect a sewer line to last a minimum of 50 years, depending on how the pipes were originally installed and the maintenance routine. One of the best ways to ensure that your sewer line is healthy is to schedule an inspection at least once a year. A sewer line inspection is a thorough examination of sewer lines to determine their condition. This process is carried out by a qualified plumber to ensure the sewer line is in working condition.

How Is a Sewer Line Inspection Conducted?

A plumber inserts a specialized video camera into a sewer line via a cleanout and navigates through the pipes. The camera is attached to a snake line. As the camera runs through the pipes, the plumber will watch a live feed on a monitor. The expert will look for cracks, blockages, tree root intrusions, bellying, and breaks in the line. Once they're done, they will remove the camera and seal the access point. Clearly, a sewer line inspection is not the kind of task you can handle by yourself. This job should be left to a professional plumbing service that offers reliable sewer services.

Signs It's Time to Have a Sewer Line Inspection

  • Sewer backups

Nothing is more unpleasant than raw sewage backing up into your sinks, floor drains, bathtub, and even the toilet. Sewage backups are unsanitary and point to a sewer line problem that needs to be fixed. If you experience sewage backing up into your drains or toilets, reach out to a nearby plumbing repair service for an inspection. Sewer line experts will use specialized cameras to examine the condition of your sewer line and identify the location of the clog.

  • Lush green patches in your yard

If you have a sewer line running through your yard, unusually lush patches of grass in your yard are an indication of a leak. The problem could be caused by deteriorated pipes or tree roots seeking out water from the sewer pipes. Lush patches in your yard mean there's an extra source of water and nutrients. Do not hesitate to call a reliable plumbing repair service for sewer repair.

  • You just bought an older house

If you've recently purchased an older home, it's wise to have a sewer line inspection done as part of your overall maintenance plan, especially if there's no record of a recent inspection. A sewer line inspection can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. You'll not only be able to unearth hidden problems, but you'll also have peace of mind knowing the true condition of your sewer line.

  • Sinkholes in your yard

Have you noticed sinkholes forming in your yard? Are they accompanied by a foul odor? This is an indication of a sewage leak. A damaged sewer line, especially one with cracks or breaks, can leak sewage into the surrounding soil. This weakens the soil structure and can wash away particles, creating pockets of emptiness underground. Over time, these pockets can grow larger and cause the surface to cave in, forming a sinkhole. A sewer line inspection will help you determine the cause of the sinkholes and take the necessary action.

Reach Out to Mr. Rooter Plumbing for A Sewer Line Inspection

Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we've offered professional sewer line services to homeowners and businesses for decades. From sewer repair to sewer line cleaning, and sewer line replacement, we do it all. Call us today to schedule a sewer line inspection.

Mar 23, 2024

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