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Rodent in a sewer pipe

If You Have a Rodent Problem, Read This Before Calling an Exterminator

Rodent infestation is a pain, it poses health risks, property damage, and can be hard to control. It can also be very costly if you have to have an exterminator come periodically to set traps. The most important step to ending the infestation is determining how these pests are getting into your home. And that can sometimes be a mystery, even to the exterminator.

Noises in the walls.

If you hear noises in the walls like scratching, it most likely means that you have rodents making nests in the crawl spaces throughout your house. And if they are in your walls it could mean that they got there through a crack in your sewer line. If an exterminator cannot locate how the mice or rats are getting into your home, you may need a camera line inspection. This inspection can pinpoint exact locations of cracks in your sewer pipes and determine if it needs repair.

In most cases, a crack in the sewer line is the homeowner’s responsibility, but depending on where you live and where the break is located, it can sometimes be the city’s responsibility. So it’s important to have a camera inspection with a video recording in case there are any disputes.

Other signs of a broken sewer line.

Some other signs that you might have a crack in your sewer line include:

  • Foul smells in your home or yard.
  • Wet and soggy areas of your yard that have patches of grass that are noticeably greener.
  • Multiple clogged drains in your home.
  • Gurgling toilets.

If you have any questions about your sewer lines or sewer line inspections, please feel free to contact us.

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