Being outside of the country with your family on vacation made you realize the importance of a working sewer system. The visit your family of four took to Costa Rica was beautiful, amazing, memorable, and adventurous. The volcanoes, the monkeys, the rain forests, the beach, the surfing, the sunsets. If it would have been possible, your teenage daughters would have easily missed their friends and summer commitments back home if it meant they could spend more time on the beautiful country.
The one thing, however, that no one was going to miss when they boarded their plane for their return trip to the states was the plumbing. That’s right, the plumbing. Turns out the sewer pipes and systems in Central and South American countries are not what we have become accustomed to here in the U.S. The basket beside every toilet, as well as the reminder signs, are a constant indication that the pipes in these lesser developed countries can not handle the toilet paper that we flush without thinking twice.
As a result of this toilet paper revelation, so to speak, when your family returned home to their happy home in the suburbs it was very alarming to see that the neighbors had a sewer repair truck parked in their driveway. A quick visit next door informed you that your neighbor was going to need to replace their aging sewer system. The visiting contractor, in fact, said that he was surprised that this was the first house in the 40 year old neighborhood to have to do so.
Turns out that most homes that are 40 years old would benefit from a sewer camera inspection. Spotting small problems before they become major issues, camera and video pipe inspections are great predictors of upcoming problems. And, when it comes to sewer pipes, it is always better to fix a potential problem before it has a chance to become a major disaster.
Although sewer work may initially sound like a very messy project, this does not have to be the case. Trenchless sewer options, for example, can provide single pipe, or entire system repair without destroying sidewalks, lawns, gardens and flower beds, and decking and out buildings. In fact, a trenchless plumber can handle a major repair with only two small button size holes. One at the beginning of the repair site, and one at the end of the repair site.
Perhaps the very best news about trenchless sewer and pipe repair is that without digging up your lawn and other items, the new products that are installed will prevent a second repair in the near future. It is definitely no vacation if your home sewer system quits working. Perhaps it is time for a preventative inspection if your home is more than 30 years old.