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Should You Get A Pipeline Inspection For Your Home?

September 2, 2021 | Blog

Your sewer line is easier to leave out of sight and out of mind, but don’t forget about your sewer line health for too long! San Rafael pipeline inspections reveal that sewer line breaks have increased at a rapid rate in recent years. If you want to avoid a huge mess and costly pipeline repairs, it’s best to stay ahead of the game.

Gotelli Plumbing has spent decades perfecting the pipeline inspection process, capitalizing on modern technology like sewer cameras to make your experience better than ever. If you’re wondering whether or not to have your sewer line or water line inspected, keep reading! We can share all the important information you need to know about keeping your pipelines healthy.

What Causes Pipeline Damage?

Holes or breaks in your pipeline are the worst-case scenarios for everyone involved — they’re messy, labor-intensive and costly to repair. That’s why it’s essential to know what causes your pipes to decline in health in the first place. While sudden impact or damage can certainly contribute toward a pipeline rupturing, the most common cause of leaks or repairs is natural erosion. 

Sewer and water lines are buried under a considerable amount of dirt, and that dirt corrodes the pipes over time. Specifically, in highly corrosive materials, pipes tend to wear out faster and require repair or replacement. Depending on what material your pipes are made of, they might wear out at different speeds. For example, cast iron pipes buried in corrosive soil see 20 times more breaks than other materials.

When Do Pipelines Need To Be Replaced?

As mentioned above, your pipeline’s health depends on your soil and climate, but most pipelines have an average life expectancy of 80 years. Unfortunately, due to lack of maintenance and highly corrosive soil, most pipelines fail at only 50 years of age. That’s 30 potential years that we’re losing that could be prevented. 

Your Pipeline Health

Your pipelines are as much a part of your life as your AC or your car, and you should treat them that way. Any appliance or machine you use on a daily basis requires some kind of maintenance to keep it running properly. Whether you clear your drains, have a technician check on your AC or change your oil in your car, you are maintaining your home constantly. Your pipelines are no different. In fact, pipelines don’t require near as frequent care, which makes the care you do give them all that much more important. 

Pipeline inspections are the best way to ensure that your pipelines are healthy, but they’re also the prime opportunity to identify any looming repairs. Preventative maintenance isn’t difficult to subscribe to when you think of the risk of flooded yards or homes — or overflowing sewage!

Work With The Best

Here at Gotelli, we go above and beyond to serve you and your pipelines. All of our plumbers are PACP/LACP certified. This means they have attended and excelled at specific training to ensure the pipeline inspection process is efficient and effective. We know what we’re doing. That means something when you have to decide whether to take our recommendation to replace or repair a stretch of pipeline. 

Schedule Your Pipeline Assessment Today

Don’t let this to-do stay on your list any longer. Invest in your pipeline, and reap the many benefits that peace of mind and extended lifespan bring you. Work with Gotelli Plumbing if you want a reliable team of industry experts on your side. Give us a call today!

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