What were you doing in 1976?
- Were you born yet?
- Were you in high school?
- What kind of car did you drive? Are you still driving that car today?
- How did you listen to music? Did you have an eight track player?
- Were you able to get a flu shot to prevent the latest strain of this dangerous virus?
- Did you have to make sure that you made it to the bank to get the cash you needed before they closed?
- Did you wear a helmet when you were riding a bike?
- Did your parents let you walk across town and play with your friends until dark?
- Were you living in the same house that you live in now? If so, have you made decorating updates to that house? Do you still have the same shag carpet and orange laminate flooring?
No matter what you were you doing 40 years ago you likely will admit that things are pretty different now. Today, few drivers go anywhere in their cars without wearing seat belts. Today, parents do not let their children roam city streets unaccompanied by adults. Today, healthcare advancements have created vaccines and flu shots to combat these current flu strains and other medical conditions. Today, many home interiors mirror the latest trends and offer many low maintenance conveniences.
Unfortunately, one thing in many homes that has not changed in the last 30 to 40 years is the sewer system. And while many home owners ignore their sewer system until it becomes an emergency problem, studies indicate that any sewer system that is 40 years or older is likely in need of repair or replacement. Even newer homes with new plumbing likely connect to an aging sewer system.
It seems interesting that many home owners who have different cars, different homes, and different styles than what they had 40 years ago never take the time to consider updating, or even inspecting, their current sewer system.
Sewer Camera Inspection Can Help Home Owners Predict Problems Before They Become Future Emergencies
Trenchless sewer repair and other technologies make any kind of sewer maintenance less messy and less destructive than what home owners would have expected 40 years ago. In fact, trenchless sewer repair and pipe inspection allows home owners to completely replace entire sewer systems through two small holes at the beginning and the end of the line.
Although previously used for commercial work, trenchless sewer repair has also been available for residential jobs for the last 10 to 15 years. In spite of its availability, nearly 80% of Angie’s List poll respondents have never heard of “no dig” sewer technology. Once informed, however, many of these same home owners realize the value of trenchless sewer repair:
- You do not need to tear up landscaping. From something as small as a prize rosebush to something as large as a 50 year old tree, landscaping is safe when trenchless sewer work is completed.
- You do not need to pay to replace expensive driveways and sidewalks. Because trenchless sewer repair is essentially placed inside the old system, it is not necessary to pay to remove and then replace sidewalks or driveways.
- You do not need to replace expensive sod. Again, this process goes inside of a previous system so it does not require digging up your yard. Experts indicate that this convenient pipe bursting and lining process is equally durable, and many come with warranties as long as 10 to 50 years.
- You do not need to wait weeks for the job to be completed. Trenchless pipe repair can, in some cases, take just a few hours or a day or two. After thorough camera inspections, these professionals come to a site ready to execute a fast and efficient plan.
Does It Make Sense That Your Sewer System Is Older Than Most Other Things In Your Life?
As newspaper across the country continue to report about aging water systems throughout the U.S., home owners begin to demand more information about the infrastructure. These same home owners would do well to also explore the stability and reliability of their sewer systems. A cost efficient sewer camera inspection can indicate whether or not a system may have an upcoming problem which, if found, can be fixed by trenchless repair methods.