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How Often Should You Have Drains Inspected?

Drains are an important part of your home’s system. If they’re not working right, any number of issues can arise that create all manner of troubles throughout your home. Fortunately, you can do a lot to take care of your drains with routine maintenance and care, including regular drain inspections. Mind you, it’s not something that you need all the time, but the occasional once-over will give you peace of mind.

Typically, most plumbers recommend having your drains inspected at least once per year. If you have newer drainage or sewer lines, you might be able to hold off on getting an inspection for a few years, but if you have an older home, the more frequent inspections will benefit you in several ways.

First, it will provide a way for you to monitor your drains and know what’s going on underground and inside the walls of your home. Regular inspections can also identify problems early on before they become serious issues, saving you a small fortune and a ton of hassle. Some people will tell you that you don’t need a drain inspection unless you suspect there’s an issue—unfortunately, sometimes it’s the inspection that tells you that there is an issue in the first place.

It’s a good idea to have a good relationship with a plumber that you can call as needed. They will be able to set you up with a maintenance plan that suits your needs and the needs of your home. They will also help you understand inspections and other maintenance. And when you do need some type of drain repair or service, you’ll have them right there to do the work and you won’t have to go out and find someone new.

Drain inspections are a routine part of home ownership. Those who have older homes or drainage systems will want to schedule these more frequently to keep an eye on their drains and make sure there’s nothing wrong. However, everyone can benefit from regular inspections and maintenance to protect the drains of their home and ensure that they are always in good working order.

Most plumbers will come out and perform a visual inspection of the drains and related elements. They may also use a sewer camera to perform a visual inspection of the actual drains and get an idea of what things look like. Then, they will let you know what they’ve found and how to proceed. It’s never been easier to protect your drains. Contact Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing to learn more!

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