Sewer Inspection: Why It’s Needed and What to Expect

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A sewer inspection is necessary if you are considering buying a house. However, you may have never considered it. A sewer inspection can give you a clear picture of what is going on underground with the sewer so you can avoid problems in the future.

Sewer Inspection: Why It’s Needed and What to Expect

Why Get a Sewer Inspection?

If you live in or are purchasing a home over 20 years old, inspecting your sewer lines is a must. In 20 years, tree roots can damage or clog the lines, which could cause big plumbing headaches for your home. Plant roots enter tiny cracks in the sewer pipes and eventually block, cause leaks, or worse yet, cause the line to break.

Sewer pipe leaks or sewage backing up into your home can lead to health hazards such as:

  • Bacterial or fungal infections
  • Parasites
  • Viruses
  • Harmful gases
  • Mold

What to Expect From a Sewer Inspection

When we conduct sewer inspections, we use a video camera attached to a long, flexible tube that we insert into your drains and sewer pipes. When we find an issue, such as a blockage, we will mark that with tape on the floor and review possible solutions with you.

Fix Sewer Problems Before They Become Bigger Ones

Fixing sewer issues can be a significant undertaking or a simple fix. But either way, the repairs will only be more extensive if you let more time pass. Tree roots are a common and relatively easy sewer repair, while settling pipes is more complicated.

At BL Plumbing Service, our sewer inspection professionals can identify potential or current sewer pipe problems and advise you on the best action. Contact us today.