Three Shocking Signs Your Home is In Need of a Sewer Line Replacement

Oil lickign from pipeWhile going through the motions of your day-to-day activities and responsibilities, it’s easy to forget about your sewer lines — the system of pipes that helps keep your plumbing functioning at its optimal level. However, these sewer lines often need repairs or even replacements to keep working.

As a result, it’s imperative that you never forget about your sewer lines, especially if you have lived in your home for several decades or plan to do so. Luckily, there are a few key warning signs to let you know if your sewer lines need a trenchless sewer replacement or not.

Not sure if you should invest in a replacement sewer line installation for your home? To find out, take a look at these three indicators that your home needs a trenchless pipe replacement:

You own an older home
Did you know that homes that were built more than 40 years ago are the most likely to need a sewer line replacement? This is because the average sewer system is built to have a lifespan of about 40 years; if they aren’t repaired or replaced before their lifespan is up, you could risk having your sewer lines collapse, causing waste water to flood your yard and home.

Tree roots have grown into your sewer line
Above all else, tree roots are the top cause for clogs and blockage within sewer lines. If a sewer line develops even the smallest crack, it will leak moisture into the surrounding earth. And because tree roots seek out moisture in the ground for survival, small, hairlike roots will soon begin to grow into your sewer lines. If tree roots have clogged your sewer lines, it might be time for a trenchless sewer replacement or repair.

Slow drains throughout your home
Have you noticed that the drains in your home are going much slower than they should be — and typical drain-clearing products aren’t working? If so, your sewer lines could be in trouble. It’s helpful to have a sewer line inspection performed to determine the root cause of the problem; from there, a sewer specialist can tell you how to fix your sewer lines.

Have any other questions or thoughts about the trenchless sewer replacement process? Feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Three Quick Ways to Give Back to Your Community When You’re Short on Time

Charity Worker Collecting From Couple In StreetTo say the least, Americans are very generous people with big, open hearts. According to recent research, more than half — 70% — of Americans make charity donations in some form each year in the United States. This is especially evident during the winter holiday season, when donations for non profit organizations reach their peak.

Unfortunately, however, it can be difficult to find time to make charitable donations with today’s hectic lifestyles. Not only are Americans generous in terms of helping families in need, they’re also extremely hardworking, with many Americans juggling several jobs, college, and their personal lives.

Luckily, if you find yourself unable to carve out a large chunk of time in your schedule to make charity donations to non profit organizations in your area, there are still a number of ways you can give back to your community, even if you’re short on time.

Here’s just a few ideas to keep in mind.

Clothing donations
Donating gently used clothing is perhaps one of the easiest ways to support your local community, requiring very little time and effort. There are a number of organizations that accept clothing donations and will pick them up directly from your home, office, or business. Simply schedule a donation date and pick up time and leave the items outside. That’s it! In addition, clothing donations help to reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfills. Did you know that 99% of clothing that is thrown away could have been recycled or reused?

Blood
The gift of life is perhaps one of the most valuable donations you can make, and only requires about half an hour of your time. A single pint of donated blood can save up to three lives! The Red Cross is always in need of blood and plasma donors, and frequently has mobile blood drives, allowing you to donate on the go or at a time that is most convenient for you.

Care package
Assembling a care package online only takes a few minutes. Simply select the items you’d like to include in the package, pay the fee, and that’s it, you’re done! There are a number of organizations that offer this service, especially for military families and active duty military personnel. You can choose to remain anonymous, or attach a personal note.

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