Issues with your home's sewer line can be a major problem that must be addressed. Unfortunately, this is a part of your home's plumbing system that you may not have much experience with. As a result, you may need to have a few basic questions about handling sewer line problems answered.

What Are The Warning Signs You Need A Sewer Line Inspection?

There can be a number of warning signs that you are needing to have your sewer line inspected. Slow drains can be among the more common signs, but you may also need to have this work done if you notice that the area in your yard near the sewer line is staying wet, as this could indicate a major leak. Additionally, the grass around the sewer line being noticeably greener than the rest of the grass in your yard could also indicate a small leak that is allowing the nutrient rich septic water to seep into the soil. Sewer line problems are often progressive in nature, which means that you should have these issues addressed as soon as possible to help limit the damage to your yard and sewer line.

Will Your Yard Need To Be Excavated For This Inspection?

Some individuals may be leery of having the sewer line inspected because they are fearful of disturbing their landscaping by having the yard excavated. However, it is possible for you to hire a professional that offers video sewer line inspection. With this type of inspection, a specially designed camera will be inserted the length of the sewer line, and it will allow the technician to diagnose problems without needing to excavate any soil. In addition to saving your yard from being excavated, this type of inspection is also usually more affordable, as it can be completed by a single technician.  

Will Every Sewer Line Problem Require Excavation To Repair?

When issues are discovered during the video inspection, it is important to note that you might not need to have the yard excavated to repair the damage. In situations where the issue is caused by a basic clog, it may be able to correct the problem with the same tool that is used to guide the camera into position, because it will often have a sharp point at the end that can puncture clogs. Unfortunately, if the issue with the sewer line is due to structural damages to the pipe, excavation may be the only viable repair option, as it may be required to replace the sewer line.

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