It may be more of a concern for commercial or industrial business owners, but as a residential property owner, please do not underestimate yourself here or take matters for granted. Because even in your neck of the woods, it may be incumbent upon you to respond to a sewerage breakdown beneath the floorboards of your home or down the edge of your driveway. And, yes, there may be very little you can do to alleviate any damage or flooding dramas, but at least there is always the call for help you are able to make.
The sewer line repair technician can respond to any number of issues at a moment’s notice. This short note can take care of a few highlights for you in the meantime. Would you believe that if you have trees on your plot or close to it, your sewerage network is vulnerable? You will also find that if you are dealing with a good underwriter, your insurance company will have made provision for being compensated for sewerage repairs or installations resulting from incidents beyond your control.
And no matter where you live, sewerage line issues are a lot more common than you would have imagined. Ageing trees will continue to push their roots through any barrier in its way. The sewerage network system could be one such barrier. But it becomes vulnerable if hairline cracks start showing up. Once the tree’s roots have penetrated the sewerage system, the crack will turn into a gaping big hole. No stretch of the imagination is required to realize what sort of calamity the residential property owner may be faced with.
If you are dealing with an accredited and registered insurance agent, he can quickly advise you whether your current homeowners policy covers sewerage repairs. And if there is a gap in the cover, rest assured that policy inclusions can be made accordingly. In any case, insurers will insist on such a proviso the moment they get wind of the fact that your property is fairly close to a sewerage network, or if you are the express owner of such a network.
Let a qualified and registered repair and maintenance and installation technician visit your premises and decide whether your sewerage network is due for a big renovation or complete replacement. This will help alleviate higher costs down the line.