Top 3 Reasons to Have Your Sewer Lines Checked Before Winter

A rusted sewer pipe with flowing water draining into a garden

If you’re wondering whether your sewer lines require a check-up before the incoming winter, let us answer that for you: they most certainly do! Research shows that 10% of America’s homes waste more than 90 gallons of water in a day! People don’t generally give a lot of thought to maintaining their sewer lines while examining their home for loose ends. But regular checks before the changing season can ensure nothing’s stuck down there, or there’s no leakage. Here are some important reasons why you should get your sewer lines checked before winter.

Got a Leak, Take a Peek!

Leaking pipes are a dime a dozen, but if you’ve experienced winter in Fort Worth, you would know that the cold can expand or contract your lines leading to cracks in the sewer line. Shrub roots can also fill the gaps and cause a jam. Either way, a cracked pipe will leak the sewer contents every which way.

Studies have shown that the average household’s leaks in America waste roughly 10,000 gallons of water annually. Aside from the cost of repairs, can you imagine sewer pipe filth leaking into your newly constructed flowerbed? Our heart’s breaking at the thought of it! Simply checking in to see how your sewer pipes are doing before the onslaught of winter can take care of any impending problems.

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Frozen, Fast, and Failing!

With the changing weather, wintertime can be especially brutal to your drainage pipes. When the temperature reduces significantly to below zero, the frozen ground will also cause the pipes to freeze. If you’re living in an area with sub-zero temperatures, you may be aware of frozen pipes bursting in the bitter winter. Imagine the ordeal of going out in glacial temperatures to get your sewer pipe repaired, when you could be snuggled like a bug in a rug with a cup of hot chocolate. Need we say more?

Waste At Your Disposal

If you were planning to cook a mean Thanksgiving turkey, or baking Christmas cookies during the winter, examining your sewer pipes before the festivities begin will be the only way you enjoy these holidays. Kitchen drains undergo the worst treatment of disposal when you’re draining food down the chute. Overburdening your disposal will only result in a clogged drainage system. Who’s willing to clean that mess, especially when you’re hosting about 50 guests at your humble abode?

Looking to avoid colossal damage to your home? Having been in the plumbing business for 15 years, our team offers professional sewer line repair, leak detection, garbage disposal repair, and much more, available 24/7 with affordable and quick service! Contact us today at 817-244-0614 for a free on-site estimate!