For most homeowners, their sewer system is out of sight and out of mind. But what happens when your sewer starts to act up?
The fact is, most homeowners don’t know the first thing about their sewer system. Most of the time that’s perfectly fine, but when you’re dealing with clogs, leaks, and the effects of municipal sewer work, it can make things worse. Gaining a basic understanding of your sewer system allows you to make better, more informed decisions about its maintenance and service. For example, video sewer inspection services are becoming more popular because they’re minimally invasive, but they’re not available for every property. The inspection cameras need to be inserted through a property line or main cleanout, and some require a main cleanout specifically. Calling a plumber out for an inspection when you don’t have the necessary access is a good way to waste a dispatch fee, or at least your time.