Most homeowners address the issues of home maintenance on a periodic basis. You’ll remember to have your air conditioning and heating systems checked seasonally, getting the gutters cleaned before the rain and snow starts, and winterizing your outside faucets to prevent frozen pipes. However, having your sewer line inspected on a regular basis is a task most homeowners overlook. This is probably the most overlooked home maintenance task, but can potentially lead to the costliest, worst (and smelliest) damage to be had. Don’t wait to find out the hard way that your sewers are backed up and in need of
AVOID SEWER PROBLEMS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! The holidays are fast approaching, and the last thing you’ll want to have happen is a sewer or drainage backup, especially when your friends and family are visiting! Many factors lead to plumbing problems, and knowledge of them beforehand could help to prevent, or at least minimize them. More people in the home equals more flushes and showers Colder weather prompts people to stay indoors more, often resulting in more food waste and showers to stay warm More precipitation, especially here in the PNW, creates more ground water and potential tree root intrusion in
Eek!! Your plumbing is backing up! There’s sewage coming up into your bathroom, and it smells awful! This isn’t the first time it’s happened! What’s a person to do? No one wants this scenario to happen, but unfortunately, you may be faced with it at one time in your life or another. What do you do? Call SewerTechs and let us “scope” you out! With a free CCTV camera inspection, we will find your blockage, and determine the source of the issue. Hydro-jetting service could be all it takes! What is Hydro-jetting? Hydro-jetting, also known as sewer jetting or line
While real estate agents frequently encourage buyers to have a video sewer inspection prior to closing on a new home, there are several important reasons sellers should consider having the sewer line inspected prior to putting a home up for sale. Below are just a few of the potential benefits to homeowners. No Surprises The last thing any seller wants is complications when selling a property. It’s already difficult to coordinate the sale of one property and purchase of another without adding unnecessary problems to the mix. Every time a sale is delayed, the odds for additional complications are multiplied.
A garbage disposal now serves as an essential item in the home, yet imagine inviting family or friends over for an evening of adult conversation only to have the garbage disposal break. When food builds up in the unit, it can begin to smell and the odor may permeate the entire home. Thankfully, this common household appliance can be easily fixed by the average person and no special tools are required. Here are two common causes for a non-working garbage disposal and how to correct them without calling in a plumber. nbsp; No Sound From The Unit When no sound
Homeowners dread sewer backups, and with good reason. The toilets won’t flush, bathtubs won’t drain, and there may even be raw sewage flooding a basement or bathroom. Sewer line issues can be easy to access or, in many cases, difficult to locate and even harder to clear. Professionals can readily clear clogs located close to a drain point, but stubborn clogs located in lines running from the home to a main sewer line or septic tank can be far more problematic. That’s where a video sewer inspection comes into play. When Are Video Sewer Inspections Important? There are several scenarios
Clogged drains can prevent you from performing the most basic daily activities. A visit from a plumber can eat into your bank account balance, so it pays to prevent clogged drains in the first place. Put these six simple strategies to work in your home so you never have to unclog a stubborn drain. 1. Clean All Drains Regularly Your bathtub, shower, sink, and other drains need regular cleaning. Otherwise, debris can build up out of sight and eventually cause a clog. First, use a wire hanger or other long, thin object to remove any debris from inside the drain,
Don’t Dig Up Your Yard for Sewer Repair! When sewer lines were damaged in the past, their repair pretty much demanded the yard be dug up to find and replace the damaged lines. That meant damaging landscaping, sidewalks, and even driveways and roads in the process. Today, none of this is necessary. Modern solutions may require only one or two access holes be dug, leaving the bulk of landscaping and hardscaping intact, and in some cases no digging at all. What Kinds of Sewer Line Problems Are Resolved by Trenchless Repairs? The most common issue is lateral pipe damage caused