Buying your own home brings you pride of ownership and allows you and your family to establish roots in a community. But when you buy and move into a home, you also have a responsibility as the homeowner to maintain and repair any problems in and around the home in order to keep your home in good condition; you no longer have a landlord to call. Here are some tips to help you deal with plumbing problems in your newly moved into home.
Contact Your Home Warranty Company
When you buy a home, it is a good idea to purchase a home warranty with the property, which provides a coverage for repairs and replacement of many home components and appliances that may break down shortly after you move in. A home warranty usually covers the first year of your home ownership, but you can extend the coverage if you feel the need to. Buying a home warranty will cover most types of plumbing problems and clogs and can be well worth its cost.
If you begin to notice plumbing problems in your home, such as leaking pipes, recurring clogs, or slow draining pipes through your home, contact your home warranty company for coverage protection. They will put you in contact with a local residential plumbing service which will send someone to come out to your home and determine what the problem is with your home plumbing.
Determine and Remedy the Problem
Your hired plumber will investigate the source of a clog in your line. When several of your home's drains or toilets are draining slowly or not at all, it can indicate a clog in the main drain line of your home. They will use a plumbing snake auger to remove the blockage in the line and to pull out debris to determine what was causing the clog. Often, your plumber will need to complete a visual inspection with their plumbing line camera if they cannot determine the cause. This will give them an idea of what the interior of the line looks like and what debris is remaining, such as food or waste debris or debris from tree root growth or sewer line damage.
If your home is an older home, it can be common for the main sewer line to be reaching the end of its useful life and deteriorating or collapsing and also filling with tree root growth. Your plumber will recommend a repair or entire line replacement to restore your home's plumbing system to working condition again. And the best part about a sewer main replacement is the new line will be likely made of a longer-lasting, durable PVC line.