Get Your Sewer Line Scoped Now to Avoid Bigger Issues Later

Get Your Sewer Line Scoped Now to Avoid Bigger Issues Later

Inspecting sewer lines in the past has always been a tricky business. Typically, a homeowner never knew they had a problem until there was a sewage backup or another major issue. Even then, plumbers usually tried methods like snaking the line. If that fixed the problem, the specific cause was never found. If a homeowner wanted to get to the bottom of the issue, they had to go through the process of digging up the sewer line and replacing it. Fortunately, we now have a method to inspect the sewer line without all the hassle. By sending a scope into the sewer line, potential problems can be diagnosed, and plumbing issues can be corrected appropriately.

How Do I Know if I Should Get My Sewer Line Scoped?

Although routine sewer inspections are ideal for identifying problems you may have down the road, there are a few indicators that you should get an inspection immediately. Be sure to call a plumber for a sewer scope if you experience any of these signs of sewer problems.

  • Cracks in your home’s walls or foundation. Broken sewer lines allow wastewater to escape into the soil around your home. This can cause your foundation to shift and create cracks.
  • Odor of sewer gas. A sewer line should be airtight and not allow any odors to escape. If you are smelling unpleasant odors, you may have a crack in your line.
  • Very lush green grass patches. If you have an underground sewage leak, the waste can act as a fertilizer and create noticeable lush grass patches.
  • Slow drainage. Showers, tubs, and sinks that do not drain as efficiently as they once did likely have a clog.
  • Overflows or backups. If you experience a backup when you turn on your water or your toilet overflows, this may indicate that you have a clogged line.

If you are experiencing any of these plumbing issues and need your sewer line scoped, call Birmingham Plumbing at (248) 952-9900.