A sewer diagram is designed to locate all the sewer outlets on your property and then create a drawing that shows you exactly where they are. It is something that you can do yourself but you are likely to find it easier to get a qualified and reputable Sydney plumber to do it for you.
This is because you will need specialist equipment to scan the ground and identify pipes, without having to dig your entire yard up. It is worth investing!
There are a number of benefits to having a sewer diagram.
Helps When You Have Plumbing Issues
The sewer lines under your yard are your responsibility. This lasts from the point of origin, your appliances, to where you connect to the main sewer line just off your property. Any issues in your section of these pipes are for you to resolve.
It can be costly digging up pipes in order to repair or replace them. It can be even more costly if you have got the location wrong. That’s not an issue when you have a sewer diagram. You will know exactly where the pipes are and how to fix them.
Dealing With Blockages
If you have a blockage in your pipes you will have to locate it and unblock it or get a professional to do it for you. At this stage, it is handy to have a sewer diagram. The diagram will help to illustrate the most likely clog points and, in combination with a sewer camera, should be able to locate any clog.
This will make it much easier to deal with the clog, especially as your approach will vary depending on how close to your home it is.
Should you feel the need to add extra appliances to your home, such as an additional bathroom, it will be easier to plan with an existing sewer diagram. This will ensure you know the best route to connect your new appliance into the existing system without damaging any of the existing sewer pipes.
It will also ensure you get the pipe angles and establish the shortest distance when laying your new sewer pipes.
Building In Your Yard
If you are planning on building a shed or even something larger then you will want to know where the sewer pipes run. After all, you don’t want to build anything over the pipes and make it hard to get to them if you do have a broken pipe.
In addition, the building work may include foundations. Position the building over the pipes and you’ll risk damaging the pipes when laying the foundations. Knowing where the pipes are will help to ensure you choose a safe spot for any extensions or other work you intend to do in your yard.
If you own a house you will want to know everything possible about the house and yard. A sewer diagram should be considered as important as an electrical wiring diagram, ensuring you can deal with any issues when necessary.