Know Your Options Before You Need Them
Sewer repair is one of the most important – and often one of the most expensive – plumbing services homeowners can buy for their homes. Unfortunately, decisions about these critical repairs are often made under stressful conditions – when the sewer system has backed up or a pipe has broken they can expand quickly into messy unsafe conditions.
It is important that you know what to do when your sewer malfunctions! To prepare for eventual sewer problems, get to know your property.
The life span of a sewer system depends on several factors, but if your sewer is at least 40 years old, it is likely that it needs replacing. Even if your home is new, its plumbing might be connected to older pipes.
- What is the age of your sewer system?
- If it is a new system, is it connected to newer or older systems?
- Where do pipes leave the building?
- What is their route to the main line in the street?
- Do pipes tunnel under sidewalks, driveways, hardscape, garages or other buildings?
- Do you share a side sewer system with neighbors?
- When you know the layout of your sewer system, you can plan a strategy to fix potential problems.
- If you have pipes under buildings, concrete or hardscape you want to know about trenchless versus traditional pipe repair options.
- If you are remodeling or landscaping, you can plan around the sewer lines and make sure you plant trees away from the pipes.
- If you share a system with neighbors, you can strategize on how to share costs and provide access before some emergency pits you against each other.
A Strategy For Every Situation
If you suspect your sewer line has a problem – whether it’s a back flow problem or an odor – don’t delay getting help. The longer you wait, the more strain you put on your system.
Sewer repairs can be very expensive if you don’t catch them early enough. Call Fischer Sewer right away and one of our technicians will quickly arrive to diagnose the trouble.
Fischer Sewer solves a wide range of sewer related problems – everything from using our sewer scope to quickly locate a blockage – to trenchless pipe-bursting or pipe relining – to full excavation and installation of a shared side sewer system. We have a 35-year track record for providing high-quality, reliable service.