Whether you have a new home or of gutted the plumbing in an older home, you invest a lot of money into your sewer system to keep it in good shape. After all, in what state would your home be if it were flooded with sewage? When sewer line problems arise, it is important to tackle it right away so that disaster never has the chance to strike. In order to keep the cost of sewer line repair to a minimum, it helps to know a bit about your sewer lines.
First of all, you should figure out exactly what kind of sewer problem you are struggling with. A plumber will examine your pipes with a camera and locate the damage. After he does this, you should ask him what the problems are and where they are located. This will help you assess the cost of handling damage inside your home and yard. Knowing the problem will also help you decide the best plan for sewer line repair. Different damages require different routes of repair. For example, small holes can possibly be handled through spot repair. Larger damage may require more intense repair or even a replacement.
It is also important to know the cost of each service before making your decision. Consult your plumber after he has inspected the sewer pipes. He might be able to give you a rough estimate of the cost for several options. In some cases, options will be limited. Sewer line damage is insignificant enough at times so that you can get away with putting off the repair. In some cases, this is dangerous and will cause more damage to your home when the tired sewer pipes finally crack or collapse. In a few cases, sewer line repair can be put off for a while with no harm. You will always have the option to go ahead and have sewer line repair or to make another appointment for some time in the future. This decision cannot be properly made without knowledge of what the problem is and its cost to fix. If the price is manageable, you should go ahead and repair before any more damage occurs no matter how insignificant the damage is. Better safe than sorry. If the price is not manageable and the damage is not significant, your plumber may decide it is okay to put repair off for a while.
While some may say sewer line repair is not as effective as sewer line replacement, this is not always true. Sewer line repair and replacement are two completely different services and both have their own place and times to implement. If your pipes could get away with repair and you replaced them, you potentially just wasted unnecessary money. Sewer line repair generally costs about 50 percent less than sewer line replacement, so if you can get away with repair, it can save you some money in the short run. Aside from saving you money, it will help your old pipes last as long as possible.
Call Ridgeway Mechanical now to make an appointment and find out if you need sewer line repair. It might seem complicated, but we will help you through the process every step of the way.