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What You Need to Know Before a Sewer Inspection

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A sewer system inspection doesn’t exactly rate high in the to-do list of most property owners. However, disregarding the need for one can result in messes, smells, backups, and ridiculous repair costs. At New England Pipe Restoration, we’ve seen the consequences. Here’s what you should know about sewer camera inspection services in Framingham, MA.

How Sewer System Inspection Works

Routine pipe inspection is essential for staying ahead of the condition of a home’s drain system and avoiding later disasters, especially in the case of purchasing an old house. Inspection is made possible through the use of a small camera attached to a flexible cable. The cable can snake a sewer line and allow technicians to relay any damage or developing problems.

Signs to look for include:

  • Clogged Pipes
  • Tree Root Infiltration
  • Wear and Deterioration
  • Leaks
  • Corrosion or Mineral Scale

Why an Inspection is Important

Prevention is always better than an expensive cleanup or repair. And early awareness is preferable to unexpected clogs, backups or smells. Sewer problems can be both messy and a health hazard. And extensive repair can be exceptionally costly. That’s what makes a camera drain inspection an effective preventive measure.

Signs of Trouble

Sewer and plumbing inspection every two years and before buying a home is recommended. However, the following signs indicate the need for action:

  • Foul Smells – Bad smells in bathrooms or elsewhere in the house are a sign of a leak, which can lead to serious problems. Sewage fumes also represent a health risk.
  • Unusually Green Grass – Green grass even without watering regularly is indicative of a leak. Sewage promotes not only grass but also tree growth. That includes roots that follow water leaks into the line, causing a blockage.
  • Frequently Backed-Up Toilets – If a toilet clogs more than a few times, it could mean a blocked pipe. Blockages can also result in extensive damage but can be cleared early with snaking or hydro jetting.

Contact Our Team

The four seasons and potential weather extremes in Framingham and the Boston area can mean unexpected sewer damage. For preemptive sewer inspection and maintenance by licensed professionals, contact New England Pipe Restoration. Feel free to call our team or fill out the online form for an appointment.

New England Pipe Restoration
Call 978-833-3431

Offering Trenchless Pipe Repair & Pipe Restoration to all of New England.

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