Because most of your home’s sewage system is underground and out of sight, it’s probably not something you think of very often. However, having a healthy sewage system is vital to the safety and sanitation of your home. If you suspect there may be a problem or blockage in your sewage system, a sewer and drain line camera inspection can identify the problem and determine the best solution.
Foul Odor in Your Home
If you notice a foul, rotten egg or gas-like smell emanating from your drains, sinks, and toilets, it is time for an inspection. Foul odors coming from your kitchen or bathroom drains are a good sign your sewage lines aren’t ventilating correctly or that a fixture doesn’t have a trap installed allowing gases to enter.
A slow draining sink, bathtub, or toilet is a common household problem that can usually be fixed with standard drain cleaning chemicals and methods. However, if the issue persists, you should call a plumber. A sewer line inspection could determine you have a clogged or damaged sewer line.
If you are experiencing excessive clogs or backflow, you should call for an inspection right away. When a sewage line is completely clogged, it will force water back up through the lines and into your home. Clogs can be caused by grease, roots in the sewage lines, or even flushing paper towels.
Consider a camera inspection before you buy a house
If you are in the market for a new house, a sewer inspection should be a mandatory part of your house buying checklist. Sewer inspections may be an extra expense but are worth it in the end as sewer replacements are very costly and can be a major inconvenience to the entire family. Roots are the main cause for blocked sewer lines but luckily, they are easy to see in a sewer inspection. Don’t overlook this simple and inexpensive task!
Problems with your sewer system can cause serious damage to your home and can be unsanitary for you and your family as well. Contact Plumb Doctor to schedule a sewer and drain line inspection.