Being Aware of Your Sewer

sewer and what you should know about the specifics of your system

Even though you don’t notice it every day, your sewer is so important to your home. The sewer system in your home keeps things running and can cause a lot of damage if you don’t stay on top of it. That is why being aware of sewer can go such a long way and when something goes wrong, you’ll be able to do something about and call for immediate help. Sometimes sewage problems happen that worst time but fortunately for you, we’ve generated some tips so that as a homeowner you’ll know the specifics of repairing your sewer system for the fastest and easiest repairs possible.

Why Listen to Riley Plumbing and Heating?

Here at Riley, we care about your home and how it is treated. With our professional and hands-on service, we know how to take care of any task the moment you call us. And not only that, but our contractors and experts know how to deal with home issues whether it involves plumbing or heating because each one of our members is well-trained and highly trustworthy. When it comes to home care, Riley stays at the top and our expertise is what has helped us remain consistent over the last 30 years.

Know the Parts of a Sewer

Your sewer system can have a lot of different parts, small or large, that affect the way it works. You should always take the time to consider every unique part of your sewer system so that you are more prepared in a time of an emergency. For most sewer systems, they are all laid out pretty much the same. Each pipe has been laid out different depending on the parts or components needed to make that sewer run smoother. That being said, the differences you might come across are the parts that need to be adjusted based on your home. Since every sewer is the same yet somewhat different based on its location, you should definitely take the time to understand your sewer system and the repairs it would need in case something goes wrong.

Understand Your Options

There’s always a great benefit in understanding your options especially when it comes to taking care of your sewer system. Knowing which options you have on the table before going out of your way to get a repair can obviously save you time, money, basic effort since you’re already equipped with knowledge that will help you decide faster. This is especially helpful when trying to decide which contractor you want to hire to take care of the repair because ultimately, you’re just going to be dealing with all kinds of estimates and repairs that’ll be thrown your way. A full replacement of your sewer system is going to be a big chunk of money, so knowing what things to keep in mind before you decide on a replacement can prepare you for the huge mess that’s bound to follow. Even though every sewer replacement looks messy from the beginning, a professional company will be equipped to handle the situation and you’ll be able to make an educated decision, which all comes together in the end.

What to Consider as a Homeowner

Sewer replacements are common so some considerations take place for certain scenarios. Since not all sewer systems are the same, it is helpful to know the specifics of each process and what kind of things to look for based on the location or placement of the sewer system. Ultimately, you’re only going to help yourself even more by speeding up the process and making things smoother. Each neighborhood, city, and county are going to have codes that are specific to its area. This will include information such as how deep the pipe must be buried, what material that pipe should be, where the pipe should be subverted etc. Your repair company will know the necessary codes but again it never hurts to know yourself. Another thing to consider is knowing your state codes which can help speed up the process and make you feel better about the sewer repair or replacement.

The More You Know

Some states have a specific pitch or angle that the pipes must be buried to insure the waste is moved away from any household. Knowing where your house trap is located helps you catch anything that may be dropped down the pipes. If your trap is not under your basement floor you may not have that added expense, however, if you do have it then you may need to plan for a budget to have the floor taken up. Knowing the distance of the sewer line will let you know how expensive a repair will be based on the number of pipes that are laid. This will prepare you for that bill that will come your way. Also, obstructions are something to note as well, such as tree roots, rocks, concrete driveways, and flower beds, which all pose a threat to your system. Understanding the type of pipe that is used for your system is extremely helpful as well since odds are the pipes under your home or yard were placed the way they are for a reason.

Stay ahead and avoid problems with your sewer—call us today for all questions or sewer services here at Riley Plumbing and Heating!