Ask a group of homeowners what their worst repair nightmare would be and a majority would raise their hands when asked about repairs related to the septic system, plumbing, or sewer. Maintaining your household can seem like a chore, for many it is about properly maintaining things. However, there are some repairs that can be a huge hassle to take care of and require professionals. Leaving these issues up to amateurs or unskilled laborers can often times result in more expenses, more damage, and more inconvenience. Here are three secrets you need to know now about sewer repair.
1. The more you ignore it, the worse it gets.
Any system (plumbing, septic, etc) that goes untreated will only continue to worsen and cause extra damages and more expenses in the long run. If you have a suspicion that your systems are not working properly, you should call the professionals immediately and have it looked at. At best you will be out a small inspection fee and will get the peace of mind knowing that the potential problem is a non-issue. At worst, you may find out there is an immediate need for a repair. It is better to find out sooner than later so that the problem can be isolated and fixed without the extra inconvenience of more damage and expenses.
2. Issues can be gross and smell awful
One of the main reasons you want to stay on top of any potential issues is to avoid the inconvenience that comes with these types of repairs. As you can expect, working with plumbing and sewer lines can result in messy work. Often times pipes need to be dug up, structures need to be moved, and the smells can be toxic and disgusting. It is best to have any issues that are creating undesirable odors looked at immediately. Letting problems go can sometimes make a home unlivable and even dangerous.
3. Clogs, breaks, frozen lines
There are many reasons your system can fail. Clogs are the most common. This can arise from debris being flushed or thrown down drains (toys from little children or inappropriate food items for disposal) or can arise from faulty septic systems. Sometimes lines can break due to tree roots and in places with colder weather freezing conditions can also damage pipes and lines. Make sure to take the proper precautions in these instances and if all precautions fail, make sure to call in professionals who can handle the job correctly.
Use these 3 tips before you look into your home repairs.