As a homeowner, you may have thought about everything around your home that needs routine maintenance — such as your HVAC system, landscaping, gutters, and more. Have you ever thought about sewer line inspections or wondered when you might need one? Are they just as important to maintain as other parts of your home?
At Raptor Rooting & Plumbing, we will share some tips that can help you know when it’s time to schedule a sewer line inspection as well as symptoms for when there is something wrong with your plumbing.
Understanding The Importance Of Your Sewer Line
Your sewer line plays an important role in your home. It is the single pipe through which all plumbing waste passes from your home to your septic tank or the city sewer.
Even though you can’t see it, it’s important that this pipe is maintained and cleaned so that it works in prime condition. It’s best to get a plumber to clean out your sewer line every two years to keep things flowing efficiently.
Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Sewer Line
There are a couple of signs that may indicate that something is wrong with your sewer. Here are some of the common signs:
- Backup in the toilet, bathtub or shower
- Washing machine backups
- Frequently clogged drains
- Slow emptying drains
- Foul smells from drains
- Water pooling in drains or on the lawn
- Gurgling sounds from pipes
If you are experiencing any of these issues in your home, the problem might be caused by a clog in your sewer drain. If you need help diagnosing and fixing the problem, a professional plumber from our team at Raptor Rooter & Plumbing can help address it!
When Should I Get My Sewer Line Inspected?
In addition to getting your plumbing inspected when there is a clog and the recommended cleaning every two years, there are other reasons to consider getting your sewer line inspected or maintained.
Many factors determine when it might be time to get an inspection for your sewer drain such as the age of your plumbing, the landscaping around your home and your plumbing’s history of repairs. It is situational, so here are a few occasions when it might be a good idea to reach out to our team:
- You’re purchasing a new home
- Your home is over 40 years old
- There are many trees in your yard (roots can interfere with plumbing lines)
If you’re thinking about getting a new sewer line altogether, it’s best if you seek the help of a professional plumber on our team to help inspect the situation and make recommendations on the next steps.
Spokane Sewer Line Services
One of the best things you can do for your sewer line is to be careful about what goes down the pipes to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. If you find yourself with a backed-up drain or facing other concerns regarding your plumbing, help is only a call away! At Raptor Rooter & Plumbing, we can help with your sewer line maintenance, so contact us for all your plumbing needs.