Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought some love would be in order. As a homeowner, you know that it’s one of your largest investments. You want to sleep well at night knowing that your home is safe and loved. There will most likely be unwanted surprises on home repairs, so be proactive with your maintenance. I had a major plumbing nightmare in my home when I was finishing my basement 16 years ago. I had a clogged drain, and a plumber came that day (not Pipe Works Services). As he opened the sewer line in the basement, it flooded the basement in the most disgusting tsunami you can imagine. To make matters worse we had to call in the town Public Works Department to help solve my problem. The saving grace was that I hadn’t put down any flooring yet.

Another thing I was grateful for was that my sewer line was not broken or cracked. The traditional way to fix a broken sewer line is digging up the front yard from the house to the street, otherwise known as trenching. This means any trees, bushes, or plants are also part of the casualty. Imagine, you have a house full of people during the holidays and your sewer pipe backs up in your basement! One other potential scenario you should consider when purchasing a new home is the length of time the previous owner lived in the home, the number of people, and what maintenance they performed. If you are purchasing a home and you have a large family, the extra stress of years of unchecked plumbing can result in major plumbing expenses. Having a camera inspection can help circumvent a potential disaster.

If you don’t like the idea of a long trench across your front lawn, Pipe Works Services offers trenchless repair called Perma-Lining. I think you will love it!

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