As unfortunate as it is, problems with your home's sewer will occur from time to time. When your sewer system malfunctions in any way, it is important to understand what you should do next, as time is of the essence with this type of home repair.

A damaged sewer system can result in costly sewage backups that can do damage not only to your sewer, but also to the structure of your home and belongings if the issues are given time to become more severe.

To start, you will want to make sure that you are aware of some of the most common problems that sewers experience. The vast majority of sewer issues arise from backed up pipes, pipes that are cracked and leaking or the encroachment of roots from trees and plants on the pipe structure of your sewer.

The signs that you will notice when your sewer is not functioning properly include gurgling from drains, water backups in your sinks, tubs and showers and the overflowing of sewer clean out pipes.

When you notice any of these signs, it is important that you contact a licensed sewer repair contractor or plumbing service immediately. It is not advised that you try to fix sewer problems as a do-it-yourself project, as such repairs require professional training and a high level of experience, both of which licensed contractors will have.

The inspection of your sewer with a camera is an excellent option that you should discuss with your contractor. This is a modern take on inspections that is minimally invasive, fast and effective. Oftentimes, a professional can diagnose all of the problems your sewer has quite quickly and immediately move on to implementing a solution from there.

Trenchless repair methods can sometimes be a better solution, so that is also worth keeping in mind. Some of the benefits to trenchless repair include that it is environmentally friendly, fast, affordable, requires little actual digging and does not require the time consuming and costly removal of sewer walls.

As you can see, while sewer repairs are oftentimes unavoidable, there are excellent options in place that will help to get your entire sewer system running more efficiently and safely than ever before.