When you think about keeping your family and home safe, clean and healthy, the well-being of your sewer lines probably isn’t at the top of the list. After all, once the water goes down the drain from your sink, tub or toilet, it’s gone for good, right? Wrong. In fact, inspecting your sewer lines on a regular basis plays an important role in the health and safety of both your family and your property.
Having a professional come out to inspect your pipes prevents clogs, smells, buildup and back-ups that remain undiagnosed and can get much worse. A professional can tell you if your pipes need to be replaced soon to prevent issues. If you aren’t set up for regular maintenance inspections, watch for signs of sewer line issues, such as:
- Sinks and tubs not draining or draining slower than usual
- Discoloration of the water
- Change in odor and/or flavor of the water
- Drains are bubbling
- Waste sewage is coming up into the home
- Your sewer line hasn’t been inspected in a long time
Knowing When to Schedule an Inspection
Inspecting your sewer lines must be done before a major issue occurs, or sure enough, issues can pop up when you least expect them. Even if you aren’t having any of the above plumbing issues causing issues in your home, schedule an inspection as a preventative step. Call a top Asheville plumber at Blue Planet Plumbing for an inspection if:
- You don’t know the last time your sewer lines were inspected. Whether you’ve just moved into a house or didn’t keep good records, it never hurts to get your inspection schedule back on track.
- You have old pipes that haven’t been replaced in years. Inspecting your sewer lines can help you understand the potential for issues and when you may need to replace them.
- You know that you have older pipes in your sewer lines and you’ve been experiencing consistent extreme hot or cold weather, which can cause old pipes to malfunction.
How Sewer Lines Are Inspected
Plumbers have a variety of techniques to determine whether there’s a issue when inspecting sewer lines, such as:
- Plumbers use a tool called a snake, which they push through your sewer line. By checking the snake when it’s withdrawn, they can see if your pipe pulled out significant amounts of gunk or clogging material. This indicates the sewer line needs cleaning. If your plumber finds no major issues, the snake will clear a minor clog.
- Advances in plumbing have made it possible to use video technology to diagnose a issue. Cameras are fitted onto a snake-like device. This makes inspecting sewer lines a quick task. The plumber can find out where the exact issue is and troubleshoot it from there.
To check your sewer lines for issues that are already occurring, or to prevent one from happening, call Blue Planet Plumbing. Inspecting your sewer lines can become a costly issue if left unattended. By being proactive and having sewer lines checked, you can save yourself from a costly fix, and avoid having a sewer line out of commission.
The Asheville plumbers from Blue Planet Plumbing offer knowledgeable advice so you can make an informed decision. They recommend the most up-to-date, cost-effective and environmentally conscious plumbing available. Call Blue Planet Plumbing at 828-423-6289 for all your plumbing needs.