Have you had your sewer inspected lately? Over the years, tree roots, grease, garbage, yard waste, and hygiene products get stuck in sewers which can cause sewer backups and blockages. Even if you have lived in your current home for years, it is worth the time and money to have a professional examine your sewer lines. This way, you can budget for future repairs and potential replacement costs. Prices for inspections usually cost between $250 and $350.
Sewer Camera Inspection
The technician will come out and complete a sewer camera inspection using a specially equipped video camera that is waterproof. The flexible camera is threaded through the pipes so it can see into lines that are underground, under cement, and even under your house. The video image is transmitted to the technician who can determine the exact condition of the pipe in real time. If there are tree roots in sewer line or other obstructions, it may be time for a sewer repair.
Trenchless Pipe Repair
If your sewer camera inspection shows damages or blockages in the line, it is time to consider a trenchless pipe replacement. Even if your sewer is more than 40 years old, it may need to be replaced. Yet, how long it will last will depend on various factors, including how much it is used. When considering pipe repair, consider trenchless replacement. Trenchless technology has been around for 10 to 15 years, yet according to a poll from Angie’s list, 78% of respondents had not heard of “no dig” sewer technology.
Trenchless sewer repair will fix the blockages and broken areas of the pipe without having to dig up your entire yard. Once a couple holes are dug, depending on where the problem in the pipe is, and it is repaired with a resin. Once the resin hardens, the trenchless sewer replacement is complete. Typically, one access hole needs to be dug per area that needs to be replaced.
Most customers prefer the trenchless sewer repair because it does not disrupt the landscape, concrete, or deck. In addition, trenchless repairs can save you money becuase you do not have to pay for costly repairs associate with digging up landscape and concrete.
If you have lived in your home for a few years or have not have your pipes inspected in a while, a sewer camera inspection is necessary to avoid costly repairs. If you do need a sewer line repair, the trenchless option will save you time, money, and your landscape.