Don't you wish there was a way to know the signs of a needed CIPP repair before things got ugly? Pipe repair has to be at the top of the list of homeowners’ most hated repairs. It causes major damage and quickly gets expensive. Below, we are going to cover a few signs that just might give you a head start on some of those issues.
Rodent Infestations and Sewer Repair
A rodent problem may be a sign of a break in your sewer lines. We all know that rats live in sewers, , but did you know it’s possible for them to make their way from the main city lines and into your pipes? An average sized rat can squeeze their way through an opening in your sewer lines the size of a quarter! Rodents can carry and spread many different life-threatening diseases. Keep this in mind if you notice a rodent problem that you can't seem to solve through regular pest control solutions. There could be a correlation between your rodent infestations and a need for sewer repair.
Insect Infestations and Sewer Repair
Insect infestations and sewer repair can definitely go hand in hand. Insects such as cockroaches and sewer flies have an even easier time getting through cracked sewer lines than rats. Cockroaches can cause all kinds of medical issues, especially for children. The feces, saliva, and body parts can trigger allergic reactions or asthma symptoms. Again, as mentioned above, if you notice an insect infestation that cannot be managed through normal pest control measures, you may need to have your pipes inspected.
In conclusion, rodents and insects are drawn to moisture, food, and rot. If you are in need of a repair, this could be what is attracting these annoying pests. CIPP repair is typically less expensive and less time consuming than other types of pipe repairs. Moreover, if you wait too late, you could have even more damage to worry about. Be aware of any uninvited visitors. After calling for a technician, you just may have to call for an exterminator, too.