A backed-up or broken sewer system can quickly lead to disaster and be hazardous to your health.
Go Direct specializes in sewer services (sewer inspections, installations, repairs, and replacements), which many Denver area plumbers do not. We have the equipment and experienced technicians to make sure your sewer lines are in good shape and working properly.
Most sewer line problems are hidden from view, so our sewer inspection begins with a sewer camera pushed through your pipes. Go Direct’s technicians are able to view the sewer inspection on a handheld device. Depending on where the sewage has backed up in your home, the sewer inspection may start with branch lines (from sinks, showers, or bathtubs to the main line) or down the house’s main sewer line where it typically leads out to the street and connects with the municipal sewer line.
The sewer inspection allows us to identify the cause of the sewer backup – tree roots, clogs, scale, cracks, debris, slope issues, bellies, sewer channels, or other issues. The sewer inspection can also uncover misaligned, broken, punctured, off-grade, or corroded pipes, as well as grease and waste buildups, leaks, and obstructions.
In older metro Denver homes, we might find vitreous clay pipes (VCP), which are prone to problems with tree roots, shifting, cracking or offsetting. If installed improperly, these pipes can have a belly (low spot). We might also find Orangeburg pipe (layers of wood pulp and pitch pressed together), which are susceptible to cracks and breaks from tree roots.
If the sewer inspection uncovers problem areas, we will recommend snaking or sewer jetting to clean out your sewer line. If we find extensive damage during the sewer inspection, we will recommend either sewer line repair or sewer line replacement.
If you are in the process of buying a new house, we can do a sewer inspection as part of your home inspection process.