Should I Do A Sewer Inspection on PVC Pipe?

Yes, here’s why:

PVC snapping under natural ground pressure.

Roots in a 5 year old PVC sewer line
DIY self install break causing clogs on a pvc line
This root intrusion in a pvc sewer main caused $10,000 in flood damages. Backed up through a floor drain.
Massive roots on a PVC sewer line.

Breaks, roots and low spots are the most common pvc clogs/issues. Every week I am giving bad news on newer sewers with PVC and all the issues are unexpected.

It’s always a good idea to get a sewer inspection on your home or business when transferring ownership. If it’s been more than 1 year since the last inspection then do another inspection when you purchase or sell.

Some eco or green toilets will not send enough water down the line and even though it sounds hard to believe, the line will clog with toilet paper and feces buildup. Eco and green toilets are a very bad investment and may cost you much more is clearing clogs associated with them.

When the ground shifts like on a hillside home, the ground can snap the PVC as shown above.

Roots are the most common unexpected PVC sewer issue. They cause backups that ruin basements sheetrock and floors. Cost thousands to cleanout through you or your insurance wallet. Since roots can grow big enough to clog a line in 3-5 months then a root intrusion can occur and clog within a year. This is why it’s always important to sewer scope the line for issues as often as you can afford.

1-5 basements clog and backup and cause tens of thousands in damage once a week in Spokane. That’s why we have so many cleanup and restoration companies. You can avoid this with a simple camera inspection every 1-2 years.

It’s better to know the plan and install water sensors now and avoid a flood from your floor drain or lowest point. Book an inspection today for $129.

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