Out of sight, out of mind. That’s how most homeowners think about the systems powering their humble abodes — until something goes wrong. Consider all of the equipment and materials and indeed, machines needed to keep your home liveable 24/7, 365 days a year. With a little effort, you can probably think of a few.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing. A lot of equipment you might find in an American home is designed to last decades, which understandably affords homeowners the luxury of not having to think about them very often. It would truly be an inconvenience and a step back technologically for our culture if we were to go back to digging latrine pits every few days, so the systems in place now are made to function as close to autonomously as possible.
What did you think of when you gave thought to what systems in your home might be playing the “wizard behind the curtain” role? Can you think of anything that makes your life tremendously more convenient, but doesn’t weigh too heavily on your mind most of the time?
Most folks will say their plumbing. Others think of the electrical wiring all throughout their homes. Both are good and correct answers. Both also have something else in common — the absolute mess and nightmare it can be to perform repairs and renovations when something goes wrong.
Even when the experts are involved, there’s no getting around the fact that they’ll have to dig apart your lawn or some portion of your property to perform the pipe repair work needed. Fixing issues like these will not only cost you big money directly, but will bring along with them indirect costs like those needed to fix up your lawn, and more.
A lot of homeowners are increasingly switching over to a relatively newer process known as trenchless sewer repair. Trenchless sewer repair offers a homeowner the opportunity to have a highly functional, effective sewer system on their property that does not bring with it eventual renovation and repair costs. These systems are built to last for over 50 years, buying you even more time to let them do their job while you focus on enjoying life.
Experts say it may be time for you to consider an inspection if your system is older than 40 years old. If you do have one performed, consider learning more about your trenchless options.