If you go back to your grandparents era, you would see that sewer repairs were quite a headache. Thanks to ever-advancing technology, these repairs and inspections have become much easier to execute today. But, sewer repairs/maintenance can quickly become costly or cause much bigger issues with your piping. Especially, if you own a commercial property space. Understanding how to properly maintain your underground sewer for your commercial contracting properties can help to avoid costly repairs. We’re here to give you the inside scoop on sewer inspections, repairs, and maintenance so you know what to expect and how to properly care for your commercial property’s underground sewer.
Commercial Contracting – How We Complete Sewer Repairs
- Just a few, short years ago we would have to do extravagant work if a sewer needed repairs. Typically, involving huge excavations, a dug up yard or street, and a mess overall.
- Professionals often suggest a common repair called “pipe relining”. This process involves a high pressure hydro jet to help clean out a pipe. Then, he/she will insert the new pipe to line up against the old one in hopes that it hardens. This will prevent leakage in the pipes and help keep trees from rooting into them.
- Another common repair is called a Resin injection. An expert will often do this when there are a few minor cracks in the piping. Professionals will dig to reveal the cracked pipe and proceed to fill cracks with resin which will eventually harden sealing the cracks.
- Often, though, these repairs can get expensive fast at commercial properties. So, to avoid having to do repairs on your sewer, always do inspections and regular maintenance to your pipes.
How We Do Sewer Inspections
- Your first sewer inspection should take place before buying a commercial property. This way you can avoid buying a property with sewer problems – what a headache!
- Inspections are done by professionals with the proper knowledge and equipment to get a proper evaluation.
- The expert will do the sewer inspection using a camera. The camera goes down into the piping and can help us see, at the surface, if there are clogs, cracks, root intrusions, or other areas of concern.
Commercial Contracting: Maintenance Tips and Tricks to Avoid Costly Repairs
- Plant trees away from sewer lines on your commercial property (this will potentially avoid roots getting into the sewer pipes in later years).
- Keep trees watered during drought. One reason roots get so long is because they are searching for water. Longer roots means greater chance of interference with pipes.
- Know signs of sewer backup.
- If multiple drains become slow on the commercial property at once, you have an issue!
- Or, if water is running from one fixture to the next (instead of flushing down the drain).
- Also, there’s likely a backup if you hear gurgling noises when water is flushed down pipes.
- Always avoid putting any items down the drain that are not meant to be in pipes (hair, grease, etc) to help prevent clogging. Use proper tools to unclog drains from the store or contact a professional for extensive clogs.
Need Sewer Help?
It’s important to keep up with sewer inspections and do routine maintenance, especially in commercial space, to avoid costly repairs. Understanding how sewers work, how to maintain them, and how to avoid repairs in general will help save you money and a headache. We hope the provided information is helpful from our commercial contracting team. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing sewage issues, contact our professionals today for expert help and guidance.