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How to Find Sewer Lines Outside of Your Home

Much like your roof or the carpet inside of your home, your plumbing must be maintained to keep it functioning correctly. Eventually, just like many aspects of your home, your plumbing will need to be replaced.

In addition to caring for your indoor plumbing, you will also need to monitor your outdoor plumbing for issues that may occur such as a broken pipe or a clogged main line, so it is essential for homeowners to know where their sewer lines are in the event of a plumbing emergency.

It is also important to know the location of your sewer lines before doing any major remodeling projects such as expanding your driveway or adding on to your home. If you don’t know the exact location of your line before starting a major project, you risk hitting your sewer line and damaging it.

Ways to Locate Your Sewer Lines

Before you can begin locating your sewer lines, you must first understand how your home’s plumbing system works. Your indoor drains are all interconnected and lead to one central drain pipe. This central drain pipe leads away from your home and towards a septic tank or into the municipal sewer system.

To begin locating your sewer lines, start by looking around your basement or crawl space to see if you can find where the drain line exits the home. This will help give you a headstart in locating your sewer lines.

Another simple, straightforward solution would be to ask the previous homeowner where the sewer lines are located. If you don’t have their contact information, many times, you can get this information from the deed or the municipal tax records. If you don’t have any luck getting in touch with the former owner, check with the next-door neighbors. They may recall work being done on the line in previous years or may be able to tell you where their lines connect to the central sewer system.

Contact a Professional Sewer Services Provider

Although the above methods may help, the best way to locate your sewer lines is to contact a professional who specializes in sewer services. At Affordable Sanitation, we offer a wide range of sewer services, including sewer line locating to help you pinpoint the location of your sewer line, including the depth and direction of the line, quickly and easily. Contact the experts at Affordable Sanitation today to take the guesswork out of locating your sewer lines!
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