Underground pipes are often forgot about, especially when there is nothing wrong with them. When the drains and toilets are working properly inside your home and there is no water backing up in your basement, you completely forget that there are pipes underground. That is completely fine if you are having regular maintenance done. Regular routine maintenance will ensure that any problems in their small stages, will be found, fixed, and prevented from becoming larger. However, if you are not having any regular maintenance done, you may be setting yourself up for problems in the future.
How will I know if I’m having problems underground?
If there are issues underground, they will eventually show themselves. It may be in ways that you may not connect in the beginning. You may start experiencing problems inside of your home such as: toilets backing up, sink and shower drains not draining, water in your basement, all are examples of above ground problems that can be caused by issues underneath the ground.
What do I do when I realize there is something wrong within my pipes?
The first thing to do is to find an experienced professional who can find the problem, fix it for you fast, effectively, and within your price range. Once you have decided on a professional, they will come to your house and access the problems.
Will my property have to be damaged during inspection?
Due to new procedures and new technology being implemented, no damage will have to be done during the inspection process. The experienced professional will see everything that is going on with a sewer camera. The camera is made to go directly inside of a drain and then down into the pipes. There is a monitor attached to the other end that stays above ground so that the professional can see everything, without having to actually be underground. The camera has the ability to not only broadcast everything it sees onto the monitor but it can also give the exact coordinates to where the problem is located. This means that once it is time to start the repairing process, the professional will know exactly where to go without having to do any major damage to the property.
What will the sewer camera show?
Aside from showing the location of the problem, the camera shows just what that problem is. This can be something as small as a simple blockage that can be blasted out or something as big as a damaged pipe that needs to be replaced. In any event, the sewer camera will help determine what the next step will be and just how the professional will go about handling it.
How will the professional repair my underground pipes?
Considering the pipes are underground, you would think that digging would have to be done. This was actually the case in the past. Heavy equipment was used to dig large trenches on the property, in order to find out just where the problem was and to fix it. That process was expensive, took a long amount of time to complete, and it caused a lot of damage to the property. Thanks to advancements in technology, there is a technique known as trenchless sewer lining system that has changed the way underground pipes are prepared, for the best.
What is trenchless?
Trenchless is a process that is used to fix underground pipes without the need to dig any large “trenches”. This has been heaven sent for homeowners due to the fact that the price is less expensive, the work is less destructive to the property, and the process can be finished in as little as 24 hours. There are several variations of the trenchless method and the one that will be performed depends on what your situation is.
No matter how big or small the problem is, an experienced professional can come out, inspect the pipes with a sewer camera, and begin working on fixing the problem so that you can get back to your life.