It’s Time to Get Your Sewer Inspected

Give your sewer lines some much-needed attention

septic service new jerseyOut of sight and out of mind should not apply to the sewer pipes for your southern New Jersey home. When sewer issues go undetected, they can do quite a bit of damage. Regular maintenance on for your sewer lines is important.

Common problems found during a sewer scope inspection.

Here are some of the problems a sewer scope inspection can help you identify and address before they become more serious:

  • Low areas: Also called sag or belly. This is when debris collects in the low point, which can cause a backup or blockage.
  • Offset pipes: Usually due to a change in the environment (e.g., root growth or earth settling), sometimes two pipes that meet will shift independently of each other and no longer line up properly.
  • Tree roots: Believe it or not, but tree roots can crush or move a pipe so that it’s offset. This is common when trees have been planted without consideration for the location of the sewer line or sewer lines were installed before the surrounding vegetation had time to mature.
  • Grease build-up: Garbage disposals make this problem more likely. Because it isn’t water soluble, grease builds up in the line and sticks to the sides of the pipes. If it isn’t cleared out, the grease will eventually cause a blockage, especially when other materials get caught in it.
  • Cracks: Clay and cast-iron lines are prone to cracks when put under pressure. Not all cracks are created equally. If water flows, no action is needed. Depending on the location of the crack, you should consider adding a liner which will help reduce leakage.

When you consider all the parts of your home that require regular attention and maintenance, don’t forget your sewer. Call on Woodruff Energy to give your sewer the scope inspection it needs. As a full-service provider, we provide stellar plumbing services for your home or business. Our plumbers are reliable and skilled. And if something goes wrong, we’re there when you need us. Woodruff Energy’s plumbers are available 24/7 for emergency service.

From Sea Breeze to Salem and Woodstown to Williamstown, you can depend on the plumbers of Woodruff Energy. Click here to see if you’re in our service area.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong, contact Woodruff Energy today to schedule a sewer scope inspection and avoid an unpleasant surprise “down the line.”