3 Things That Could Happen if You Don’t Take Care of Your Sewer Lines

trenchlessBeing a homeowner means you are responsible for every aspect of your property. A lot of people don’t look at it that way and only want to focus on things they enjoy.

If you aren’t keeping up with maintenance regarding every aspect of your home, you could be in for some expensive damages down the line.

It’s hard for some homeowners to keep up with sewer maintenance because not too many people enjoy it. Enjoy it or not, it has to be done. If you aren’t regularly checking and taking care of your pipes around your property, you’ll be faced with a lot of damage.

Tree Roots Causing Damage

It’s important to not only know when to inspect your drains but what to look for. If you have plenty of trees on your property, don’t just chalk that up as an aesthetic benefit of your home. These trees can cause serious problems with your pipes.

The root of a tree can grow up to three times the entire width of the tree’s crown. If this happens and the sewer lines are in the path of the roots, serious intrusion can occur and damage the lines. It’s recommended that trees should be located at least 10 feet away from sewer lines to limit the potential for this damage.

Pipes Backing Up

The main reason people do not want to take care of sewer lines in the first place is because of what is in these pipes. There is no fun way around it — sewage is nasty. Not staying up to date with maintenance, however, can lead to much more nasty issues than just checking them every once in a while.

If you don’t regularly inspect your sewer lines to make sure everything is working properly, the pipes could potentially build up and cause extreme damage to your home. The damage will be almost as expensive as it is unsanitary.

Damage to Property During Repair

If you aren’t taking advantage of trenchless sewer repair technology, you may need expensive treatments that damage the rest of your property. Just because you have an issue with your drains, doesn’t mean that you should have your entire lawn aggressively dug up.

Trenchless sewer repair methods have been utilized for more than 15 years but are still a relatively unknown technology. Angie’s List released a poll showing that wholly 78 percent of all respondents have never even heard of trenchless sewer technology.

It’s all important. Protect your wallet, property, home, and sewer lines.