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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

Assessing The Condition Of Your Sewer Line

by Madison Dean

Having a sewer line inspected can reveal valuable information about the condition of this line and the potential problems that it may be experiencing. When it comes to these inspections, video systems can be among the most convenient options available.

Myth: A Sewer Line Inspection Will Damage Your Landscaping

A reason that a homeowner may not decide to have a sewer line inspection completed is due to the belief that this will cause immense damage to their landscaping. However, using a sewer inspection contractor that has video systems can avoid the need for major excavation work to be done to the landscaping. This is due to the ability of the video camera system to be inserted into the sewer line from the home's primary connection. In addition to sparing your property from extensive landscaping damage from excavation work, this option will also allow the problems with the sewer line to be assessed as quickly as possible.

Myth: It Is Only Necessary To Have A Sewer Video Inspection When Buying Or Selling A House

Prior to buying or selling a house, it is common for individuals to want the sewer line inspected to determine whether it is in good condition or whether it will need to undergo repairs in the future. However, this is not the only time when the sewer line should undergo a video inspection. You will also want to schedule this work whenever the home's drains start to slow, as this could indicate that there is an obstruction forming in the sewer line. It can also be useful to invest in this type of work periodically so that more subtle problems with the sewer line can be found and repaired before they have a chance to worsen.

Myth: Renting A Sewer Line Video Inspection System Is An Effective Option

There are some providers that will rent video sewer line inspection systems to homeowners. While the cost of renting one of these systems yourself will be less than hiring a professional to complete this assessment, it can be a much less effective option. Without experience and training, it can be difficult to effectively evaluate the images that the video inspection is providing. As a result, a homeowner may be far more likely to miss potentially significant problems with their sewer line. However, a professional sewer video inspection provider will have the experience and knowledge to effectively complete a thorough evaluation of your home's sewer line system.