The sewer lines around your home are the epitome of “out of sight, out of mind.” In fact, as long as your drains are working and your toilets are flushing, it’s easy to overlook the entire plumbing system altogether.
If you want to mitigate plumbing emergencies, though—a burst pipe or backed-up toilet is certainly enough to ruin your day—you must be proactive. Instead of waiting for problems to arise, take steps to prevent them in the first place.
This starts with scheduling a sewer line inspection. Every 18 months or so, it’s wise to call out a professional to assess the state of your sewer system. Here are some of the biggest reasons why:
If some areas of your home have developed a musty smell or you’ve discovered actual spores that you can’t seem to get rid of, the problem may lie within the sewer lines. When pipes crack, air can make its way into the lines, creating the perfect environment for mold to thrive and then spread throughout the rest of the plumbing system.
Combatting such an infestation starts with identifying the source of the problem, which demands a thorough sewer line inspection. And if the cracked pipes are beyond repair, sewer line replacement may be the only way to eliminate the mold spores entirely.
Regular sewer line inspections can locate problem areas, like the cracks mentioned above, that will expose your home to pests if left unchecked. Cockroaches and other insects can enter your property through compromised sewer lines and then breed in the nooks and crannies they decide to call home until you’ve got a full-fledged infestation on your hands.
If the technician spots any potential issues during the inspection, they can propose strategic solutions for addressing them before they get worse and invite pests.
If one of the drains in your home is slow, it may have a localized cause. If all the drains seem to run slow, however, there may be a much larger problem in the sewer line. From snaking tree roots to excessive debris, like solidified grease, there are more than a dozen scenarios in which the main sewer line can develop a clog. Regardless of the specifics, though, the only way to identify the cause is by performing a comprehensive inspection.
Scheduling regular inspections and addressing minor issues before they devolve into major problems could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. It will also extend the life of your system, thereby allowing you to put off a costly sewer line replacement until absolutely necessary.
If your property is due for a sewer line inspection, turn to the trained technicians at Go Direct Plumbing Sewer & Water. The most trusted sewer line contractor in the Denver area, Go Direct is backed by more than 50 years of collective experience in the field. Specializing in sewer line repair and replacement, they know what it takes to get the job done right the first time around. To book service for your Denver home, reach out online today!