Have you checked your sewer lines for winter?
People tend to look past checking their sewer lines, especially when they don’t live somewhere that it freezes often. The truth is that it doesn’t matter where you live, your sewer lines need to be checked, especially before winter. The older your home is, the higher chance there will be damage to your sewer lines. Over time plants grow around them and weather can corrode the pipes no matter how strong they are. Repairing them in certain spots before you end up having to replace everything can save you large amounts of money and peace of mind.
Here are 2 big reasons why you should consider having your sewer lines checked regularly
- When it gets cold outside, plants have a bad habit of making their way through sewer lines in a search for water. When they do this, it causes serious damage and leaks in your lines. This will end up costing you a lot of money in the end, especially if you don’t know it is happening. If you have these areas checked beforehand, you can get a good feel if you need to trim your plants back during the colder times of the year.
- Fixing leaks: Many of us don’t worry about a leak until it is happening to us. The problem with that is the “out of sight, out of mind” thinking that can get us in trouble. Pipes expand in the summer months from the heat and then shrink down again when the weather gets colder. This makes them very susceptible to getting a leak in them. If you find yourself with a leak in the middle of winter, it can be very difficult to fix.
We want you to be as prepared as possible going into the colder months and save your hard-earned money. Sewer lines are not a fun thing to think about, but in order to prevent something major from happening, it is important that you pay attention to these few small things in order for you to have peace of mind year after year. Call us at (661) 347-4478 to schedule an appointment with one of our trained professionals.