Outdoor drain and sewer pipe leaks pose a substantial risk of property damage to your home and yard. To determine your own home’s risk for outdoor leaks, consider these questions:
Do you have large trees near your home or sewer line?
Underground drain and sewer lines are an attractive water source for growing tree roots. Roots can grow right through pipes, breaking them and causing underground pipe leaks.
What is the soil composed of around your home?
Clay soil can corrode underground sewer and drain pipes. This could lead to leaking sewage and water into the soil, which could severely damage your home and yard. You may be legally obligated for pipe repairs to the main connection at the street.
How old are outdoor pipes?
In the event you are buying a home, it is very wise to have a thorough plumbing inspection done by your St. Cloud Roto-Rooter Plumbers. Some homes still have pipes that were installed after WWII. This makes them very old and highly prone to leaks and breakage.