Everyone has heard the scary story of a plumbing incident gone wrong. It all started with a clogged toilet and then the sink becomes clogged. Several attempts were made to use chemicals from the home improvement store, with nothing working. You hesitate calling a plumber, because of the costs. But then, the problem escalates and your entire bathroom and kitchen are flooded. You finally call a plumber out, and learn that there is a problem down the line, and they now have to dig up your entire front yard. The few hundred dollar plumber cost just turned into a few thousand dollar repair cost. The good news is that this can be prevented. Homeowners or commercial business owners should regularly have their sewers inspected. A video inspection allows an easy plumbing inspection without having to dig up the entire yard.
Homeowners should ensure that they have a sewer inspection every few years to prevent a costly plumbing repair or a costly sewer line replacement. This is even true if a new home is purchased. Even if your home is new, its plumbing might be connected to an older pipe. Nearly a quarter of Angie?s List members who responded to an online poll have replaced their sewer and 3% say it?s a project in their imminent future. Additionally, even if you have lived in your home for years, it?s worth hiring a professional to examine your line. That way, you can budget for future repairs or replacement, and don?t have to make snap decisions when an emergency happens. Inspection prices usually run between $250 to $350; which is a lot less than the cost of a replacement line. Inspections are extremely easy with the use of video inspection, as well.
When a problem does arise, there are advances to the technique that is used to replace sewer lines. Once a video inspection shows the problem down the line, a trenchless replacement can be done to prevent digging up the yard and pipes. This is a relatively new concept, but is a large advancement from the previous technique used. It is also more cost effective. Trenchless options can cost 30 to 50% more than conventional digging in some cases, but can still be more cost effective because you?re not spending thousands of dollars in additional restorative work. You won?t have to spend money to re soil or re grass your yard.
There are many advantages to using a video inspection for your sewer inspection needs. It is also important to keep on the preventative maintenance to prevent any costly and timely plumbing repairs. An inspection can save a homeowner hundreds, and even thousands of dollars and a lot of stress and anxiety.