Typically, your sewer line should last for at least fifty years or more, depending on the material and how well you maintain it. Sewer line replacements can be costly but necessary at times, but there are certain maintenance and protective measures you can take to prevent the need for such replacements. Here are some ways to prevent the need for sewer line replacement.
- Regular inspections: One of the best ways to prevent the need for a sewer line replacement is by scheduling regular inspections. During this time, we can check that there aren’t any cracks that need to be patched up or any other needs for repairs. That way, there won’t be any chances of minor issues escalating into bigger and irreparable problems just because they were left undetected.
- Regular cleanings: Cleaning your sewers regularly will also help prolong the life of your sewer line and prevent the need for a sewer line replacement. As we eliminate any clogs or built-up sewage, we can also ensure that there is nothing left in your sewer line that could lead to corrosion or otherwise.
- Remove impeding trees: One of the common causes of sewer line damage that calls for a sewer line repair is tree root invasion. It often starts with a crack that already existed in the sewer line, but nearby tree roots will be attracted to the water running through the sewer line and force their way through the crack and further damage the line. This can be avoided by removing any trees that are growing a little too close to your sewer line.
- Know the sewer line boundaries: Another common cause for sewer line replacements is having heavy equipment driven over your sewer line. It wasn’t built to handle so much weight. If you know the boundaries of your sewer lines, you can direct heavy trucks and tractors driving over your lot away from the area to prevent any damage.
These are just a few of the things you can do to prolong the life of your sewer line and prevent the need for a sewer line replacement. If you’d like to learn more protective measures you can take, just give us a call at Troy and Sons Plumbing today.