One of the great things about living in Denver is the communities and unique neighborhoods. Ask anyone in the Hilltop, Park Hill or Highlands neighborhoods why they love the area – chances are you’ll hear “the large, old trees” among the list.
Older communities are popular because they are already established, in the center of town and close to everything. They are also well loved because of the mature landscaping, and uniqueness in style from one home to the next.
If you live in an older home, especially in a home built before 1975, it may be beneficial to do a home check of your water main and sewer lines before they cause problems.
Homes built after the mid 1970’s were built primarily using plastic pipes. Plastic is strong, durable, and lasts indefinitely. But houses built before 1975 often had clay piping for sewer lines. Clay pipe is softer and more susceptible to tree root infiltration, and can easily be cracked or misaligned due to settling and erosion.
Signs you could have problems with your water main or sewer line:
- Toilets back up regularly
- Drains clog and back up regularly
- Water pooling in sinks, tubs and showers
- Water or sewage coming up in basement drains
Instead of waiting for disaster, schedule a water main and sewer line inspection. Using fiber optics, an inspector is able to see into the pipe system and discover potential problems and threats. As a homeowner, you should receive a copy of the results, and learn more about the course of action to prevent further breakdowns.
[Instead of waiting for a water main or sewage break, schedule an inspectionto determine the status of your pipes. An inspection can save you time, money and energy in having to repair damage from a break.]