When you own a home or business, it’s important to provide preventative maintenance on your building to ensure that everything is functioning properly. In addition to the heating and cooling systems and roof, one thing you should plan on having inspected regularly is the pipes in your plumbing and septic system. One of the best ways to determine the condition of your pipes is by scheduling a high-resolution camera inspection by professional septic and sewer line experts.
Here are four reasons why you should consider scheduling a pipe inspection today.
1. To Prolong the Life of Your Plumbing System
While the pipes in your water and septic system can last for decades, they will eventually begin to deteriorate and may experience leaks or other issues. Routine pipe inspections and maintenance can help you prolong the life of your pipes by identifying problems early, before they turn into a full-blow plumbing or septic emergency, such as a burst pipe.
2. If You Are Buying a Home
If you are in the market to buy a new home, it is a major expense. It’s crucial to protect your investment by ensuring that the plumbing and sewer system is in good working order before you make an offer on a home, or if you are planning on putting yours on the market. A camera inspection will be able to catch issues that a home inspector may have missed, potentially sparing you costly septic line repairs down the road.
3. If Your Water Bill Increases Dramatically
If your water bill suddenly spikes, it could be a sign that there are leaks in your pipes. A professional inspection with a camera can help determine if and where any leaks are located, and pipes can then either be repaired or replaced.
4. If You Start Experiencing Low Water Pressure or Clogged Drains
If the water is starting to drain more slowly in the toilet or kitchen and sink drains, or you notice a “rotten egg” smell coming from the drains, the issue could be clogged pipes in your septic system. While it’s not abnormal for a drain to clog occasionally, if the problem is occurring in multiple drains, it could mean that there is an issue with the main sewer line. A camera inspection can explore the sewer line to identify the problem, such as debris in the pipe, or invasive tree roots.
Even if you don’t think you have an immediate plumbing or septic issue, regular pipe inspections are a good idea and can help save you money in the long run. If you’d like to have the pipes at your business or home inspected, call the experts at EcoClean today at (207) 358-3540.