“Winter is coming” seems like an appropriate line to say to property owners who feel hesitant to prepare for the cold season. But it also sounds like the line from Game of Thrones when Jon Snow repeatedly wanted to warn his friends (including enemies) that there’s such a thing called a ‘White Walker’ that’s coming for all of them!
Seriously, though, preparing for the winter now is just like preparing for the attack of the white walkers. You wouldn’t want to be caught off guard or unprepared! So your preparation could mean advance planning now that there’s only a few months before winter comes.
Problems to your plumbing can be avoided during the cold season if you take all precautions to secure the entire system as well as the entire house now. One of the most important ways to do so is by conducting a sewer line camera inspection. Doing a sewer camera inspection when winter is here can be tedious and hazardous to everyone’s health and to the overall health of the sewer system. So the best time to investigate is now.
Here are some of the advantages of conducting an initial sewer line camera inspection:
A sewer line camera inspection can help you determine what type of blockage your sewer pipe has. Is it something that can be broken using a hydro jet equipment? Is it a tree root? Or something else that may require the digging up of the entire pipe?
An inspection is also beneficial in determining the best solution for a sewer problem, thus, saving you time and money in trying to figure out what is wrong and what methods should work.
By conducting camera inspection in the pipes, customers claimed they were able to take better care of their sewer pipes compared to when they did not have a peek at what’s going on inside their sewer pipes. They understood better how they should maintain the sewer system to give it a longer lifespan.
A sewer pipe inspection also gives customers real-time information, thus, avoiding being scammed of their money for repairing or replacing something that may actually still be working.
Once you have your sewer lines inspected and you understand the conditions of the pipes, then it is time to start working on the solutions and preventions.
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First, you will need to have all damages, great or small, fixed. If there’s a clog, have it unclogged. If there are leaks, patch them up with the newest trenchless technology methods. If there’s a damage, request for a relining to repair the damage. Also check all faucets to make sure they are not loose.
Second, if you’re leaving for a vacation to somewhere warmer, then it is just right to insulate all pipes with foam tubes, which you can easily purchase from a hardware store. This will give you the peace of mind that while you’re away, your home is safe and you will not come home to a flooded, messed up place.
Third, everything related to water and the sewer system that are placed outdoors should either be taken inside, shut off, or protected by a shed or insulation. For example, if you have a garden hose, remove it and turn off any outdoor faucets to prevent the cold from entering into the sewer pipes through them.
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Best of all, if you are staying home all winter, prepare a rake or any tool long enough to remove snow from the rooftops as it can block the airways and cause clogging. If you are unsure of any of the steps you wish to take, always consult the experts like Vietzke Trenchless if you are located somewhere in Washington.