Sewer Line Maintenance Saves On Repair Costs
Most municipalities have an extensive system of sewer and storm pipes to handle sanitary waste water and storm water. Sewer line cleaning is an important part of any maintenance program for a city’s network of sewage and storm water pipes.
Obstructions in the sewer system can cause a partial or complete stoppage of the waste water flow. When this happens, the system backs up and will eventually overflow. This overflow damages streets, homes, and businesses and poses a health hazard because it contains raw sewage. Repair costs increase due to the damage caused by the overflow.
Blockages can occur from:
- Tree roots intruding into pipes
- Grease buildup
- Infiltration of surface debris such as gravel, leaves and twigs
- Damaged pipes
- Pipe joint failure
Sewer Line Cleaning Is Preventative Maintenance
Regular sewer line cleaning will prevent blockages from roots, grease buildup and infiltration of surface debris. CCTV inspections will show areas in need of maintenance or repair. These two actions will save money by preventing damage from blockages and allowing preventative maintenance to be done before pipes deteriorate beyond repair.
A city’s storm water sewer system also needs to be cleaned and inspected periodically. Reduced flow capacity and blockages can occur from intrusion of tree roots and buildup of surface debris such as gravel, leaves, sediment and trash that gets washed into the storm sewer system. This can cause the system to overflow when heavy rains occur.
By inspecting and cleaning the storm sewer system regularly, the network of storm sewer lines can be kept clear of roots and debris that would reduce water flow, as well as detect areas where repairs are needed before they cause a breakdown of the system.
J & J Boring, Inc. Provides Municipal Sewer Line Cleaning
Sewer line cleaning is often necessary before a proper CCTV inspection of sewer lines can be performed. Once grease, roots or other debris is removed the CCTV inspection can reveal cracks or open joints and other problems needing attention.
Our goal is to provide you with the best service possible and assist you in the successful maintenance of your sewer system. Call us at 636-566-6766 for a quote on sewer line cleaning and CCTV inspection.