That’s the sound of water dripping – alerting you to the fact that you have a leak somewhere in your house. That’s a pretty convenient way to detect a water leak.
When it comes to your sewer system, a drip or leak is not always so easy to find. Since sewage pipes are often nestled within the walls or underground, catching a problem before it’s a disaster is not as simple as listening for a drip.
If your sewage pipe has a problem behind the wall, the first sign that something is wrong will probably show up as a stained circle. By the time it’s large enough for you to notice, the damage is already there.
Even worse, if your sewer pipe’s problem is located underground it will be even harder to detect. Letting a small problem go unnoticed for a long time can lead to a pipe bursting or a clog that causes toilets in your building to get backed up. Imagine that sewage pouring out of the toilet and seething forth all over your precious floors!
It’s not a pretty picture.
Protect Your Business From Irreparable Damage With Trenchless Sewer Relining
Take the case of a business owner in Denver for example. He and his wife scraped together their earnings to open a new restaurant serving Russian cuisine. They had great success with their food, but customers were deterred by an overwhelming stench of sewage that plagued their building.
In their case, there was an obvious problem with the sewage pipes. The building owners argued that the restaurant owner had caused the problem during construction of his restaurant. But the restaurant owner felt that the problem had been there all along. They got into a big legal tangle over when the problem happened and who’s responsibility it was to fix it.
After several inspections and tons of money later, a building engineer concluded that the concrete slab foundation had deteriorated and would require digging up the entire system to fix it.
This led to the restaurant owner closing his business and losing out on thousands of dollars.
This entire disaster could have been avoided if the building had regular inspections on it. Furthermore, no digging would have been required if they had known about trenchless sewer relining!
That’s why it is so important to do your homework. If you own a business and are responsible for maintenance of the building – make sure it happens!
No-Dig Sewer Repair
Regular inspections of your sewage system should be included in your annual maintenance of the building, especially if there is a funky smell floating around. Don’t let small problems grow into larger ones that will be costly and inconvenient to fix later on.
Also be aware that technology has advanced for sewer systems. Camera inspections are non-invasive and can detect any problems in your existing sewer lines. If a problem is found, trenchless plumbing is a method of relining sewage pipes that don’t require digging an entire trench.
What this translates to for building owners is a hassle free, more affordable and easy way to reline your existing sewer pipes. An epoxy is inserted into the old sewer pipes to create a “new” pipe that is strong and durable.
If you are in the New England area, make sure to contact us for all your sewer needs!