Odds are you haven't given your sewer lines in your home much thought unless you've had a major problem. Relining reinforces the pipes and cleans them out, removing debris like pinching tree roots and sediment from water sources. Relining also makes your sewer stronger and less likely to burst or collapse in an emergency. It's best not to wait until you have plumbing issues to get your sewer relined, and luckily there are small and simple signs that can indicate to you that this needs to be done before you end up in a flood. Here are three signs your sewer could use relining.
If you have consistently slow drains and have had the plumber come to your home on more than one occasion to run a snake down them and clean them out, then relining may be needed. Your sewer line extends way beyond your home and problem areas in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry area can indicate a clogged or slow-moving pipe way out to the sidewalk of your property. Have your plumber check your sewer lines in multiple locations to see if the lining is the issue. Slow drains are often accompanied by poor water pressure if issues with the lines are at fault.
If you rarely have your sewer lines looked at, then you may have small holes in your existing line from tree roots that slowly lets water seep into your foundation. Like any other major component of your home, your sewer should be inspected periodically. If you've been living in your home and have never had your lines looked at by a plumber with a camera scope, odds are there are at least minor issues that should be addressed. You can avoid future or further damage by taking precautionary measures and having your sewer relined, even if you don't notice any apparent issues.
Your water heater and home's filtration system should be able to weed out debris like small rocks, mud, and minerals from your water supply. When you have tiny tears in your sewer line, dirt and other debris can sneak into your lines from underground and be discovered when you turn on your faucet. Not only is this unsightly, but it can be damaging to your health and the health of your water heater as well. Don't hesitate to get your sewer lines checked and relined right away if you notice sediments coming from your faucets.
For more information on sewer relining and when you should have it done, talk to a plumber in your area.