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How Often Is a Sewer Inspection Needed

Most people don’t like the idea of being surprised by sewer-related problems. Fortunately, you can reduce your odds of needing urgent services by working with a plumber in Erlanger, KY, from Kennedy Plumbing Services for regular sewer inspections. As for how often you should do this, we answer this question below.

Every 1-2 Years If You’re Not Noticing Any Issues

The general recommendation with sewer inspections for most homeowners is every 1 to 2 years, especially if you’re not yet noticing any significant issues and your sewer lines aren’t too old. However, if you’re already dealing with emergency plumbing issues related to your sewer pipes, we recommend scheduling inspections more often.

At Least Annually If You Have Older Sewer Lines

It’s more common to need plumbing repairs for older sewer lines affected by wear, corrosion, and tree roots. For this reason, we recommend having annual inspections done if you have older sewer lines or ones near mature trees. Older cast iron sewer pipes should also be inspected professionally at least once a year so issues with corrosion and wear can be identified, monitored, and, if necessary, addressed.

What Happens During a Sewer Inspection?

After enlisting our plumbing services for an inspection, our technicians will arrive with a camera and monitor. The real-time results are displayed on a monitor and recorded for review. During a typical inspection, we check for:

  • Tree root intrusions and any related damage
  • Weak joints and other structural problems
  • Any issues with accumulated debris or pipe scale along sewer line walls

Schedule an Inspection Today

We also recommend calling our plumbing company to schedule an inspection ASAP if you’re already noticing foul odors, problems with multiple drains in your home, and other signs of sewer line problems. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.

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