Keeping Your Plumbing Flowing Smoothly

If you deal with plumbing clogs on a regular basis, you might find yourself struggling with bent wire hangers, chemical drain cleaner, and unfamiliar pipes. Unfortunately, unless you are a trained professional, all of your efforts might be in vain. Most people don't realize it, but it is possible to damage your plumbing by making a few missteps. If you use the wrong chemicals or you push a little too hard, you might end up dealing with damaged pipes or your clogging problem could get worse. Fortunately, you might be able to use this blog to help you to keep your plumbing flowing smoothly.

3 Times When You May Need A Sewer Lateral Compliance Inspection


Your sewer lateral lines carry waste runoff away from your property to the designated city sewer system, so it is not unsafely disposed of in the ground. For the most part, these lines are out of sight and out of mind until something goes wrong. However, there will be situations when you will be required to have a sewer lateral compliance inspection of your lines to ensure they are properly running, not leaking, and in good overall condition. Here is a look at some of the situations when a compliance inspection of your sewer's lateral lines may be necessary.  

1. You Are Buying a Home 

Believe it or not, sewer lateral compliance is something that may have to be checked before a lender will consider loaning you the money to buy a home. Even though lateral compliance may seem like a small and fixable issue, improperly installed sewer lines can actually be a huge ordeal, costing you a lot of money to repair and possibly lowering the overall value of the home. Because lending institutions are well aware of this fact, they will often require a compliance inspection of the sewer lines before they will commit to giving you a mortgage. 

2. Your Home Becomes Part of an HOA

If you have never been a part of an HOA (Homeowner's Association), you may be surprised to find out that there are several things they will routinely require, and one of those things will be sewer lateral compliance inspections. The safety of the neighborhood as a whole is one of the top concerns of the HOA administration, so naturally, they will want to ensure that sewage runoff from your home is properly routed to the sewer system and not leaking into the neighborhood. If your home was purchased before it was part of an HOA and later becomes part of an HOA, there is a good chance a mandatory compliance inspection will be part of that process. 

3. You Are Sent a Compliance Letter from the City 

If the city notices sewage runoff and distribution problems coming from your property, they will send you a notice to let you know there could be issues, and the lines need to be inspected. Because the lateral lines are on your property, they will be your responsibility to have repaired. If you neglect to allow the compliance inspection, you could face hefty fines from the local government. 


12 August 2018