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Is Your Fredericksburg, VA Home Slowly Becoming Another Battlefield?

Fredericksburg, Virginia is significant in the history of the United States. Its physical proximity to an intersection of the Rappahannock River and the Atlantic Seaboard fall line qualified it to function as a port. The famous Battles of Fredericksburg took place here. Visitors can learn more about them by visiting the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

While matters of battles are thankfully historical, your Fredericksburg, VA home may slowly be turning into a battlefield that you aren’t aware of. How?

Typical home maintenance checklists often overlook a critical part of your home. Beneath your home, there are sewer or septic system pipes that are responsible for draining away all wastewater. If not properly taken care of, they could be the source of problems threatening your home's functionality. And that can feel like a battle. The following post describes one of the potential issues that could face your sewer line:

Sag/Belly

A sewer belly or sewer sag is fallen spots or sagging spots in sewer lines. A normal sewer line will be straight and have a slight downward slope like a slide to move water downward by gravity.

A sewer line with a belly or sag in the middle will cut off the downward slope causing the pipes to be in a “V” shape.   This can lead to clogs because the water cannot go up the pipe by gravity after the sagging part, causing water and sediment to collect in the belly. Read more at A1 Sewer & Drain Services…

When wastewater is unable to drain away naturally, you may notice water backing up in your drains. The nuisance that would result is not a pleasant sight.

The good news is that you can discover such a problem or others in their early stages through a sewer line inspection. Learn more about such inspections in the following post:

Everything You Must Know About Sewer Camera Inspection

A sewer camera inspection will help to keep the sewer line of your property in a perfect and flawless condition. It hardly matters whether it is a residential or a commercial property, this type of camera inspection will aid the property owners to identify any issue beforehand and thus maintain its functionality in an effectual manner.

What exactly is a Sewer Camera Inspection?

It is the process of inspecting the sewer line of any property and for this, a video camera has to be inserted within the sewer pipe on most occasions. This will help to identify any prospective issues with the help of a high-resolution video cam. Amongst the issues which can be identified mention may be made of breaks, cracks, leakages, as well as blockages, including roots too. Read more at Raptor Plumbing…

A sewer camera inspection may well be the intervention for your home’s drainage system. Getting one is a worthwhile investment. It will prevent costly sewer repair or replacement projects.

Once the inspection is complete and all the issues sorted, to avoid future problems, some maintenance is required. The following post explains how you can do this:

4 Basic Sewer Maintenance Tips

Sewer backups and overflows are costly and inconvenient. While the Best Plumbing team is always available to help fix your sewer problems, there are small things you can do to take care of your sewer, too. Here are a few basic tips to help you maintain your Seattle area home and prevent sewer backups.

  1. Dispose of Grease Properly

Grease is a common cause of sewer blockages and backups. You should never pour cooking oil or grease down a drain or flush it down a toilet. Even if it’s in liquid form when you pour it down the drain, it will eventually cool and solidify, resulting in a blockage in your drain and sewer line. Rather than pouring grease down your pipes, always scrape it into the garbage. Read more at Best Plumbing…

You don’t have to wait until you’re in an emergency to call in the experts. Plus, you don’t have to look too far as you look for professional sewer inspection services in Fredericksburg, VA. Bell Harig Home Inspections is the company to work with. Our commitment to excellent service delivery is one you can count on for quality and reliable services. Call us today!