Old clay sewer pipe lines can fracture from ground movement; if you have an older home, it’s likely that you have clay pipes. Iron pipe joints can become offset after a minor quake. If you know you have a newer HDPE plastic sewer pipe, then it’s unlikely your sewer line has been damaged.
What should you do, if you suspect you have earthquake damage to your sewer line? Call Pipe Spy for a CCTV pipe inspection. Our technician will inspect your sewer pipe from the city main to the entry to your house, inform you if we see any damage and provide you with a competent assessment for any necessary repairs.
If you have sudden low water pressure or air in your water flow inside your house after an earthquake, Pipe Spy can refer you to a local qualified plumber who can repair potential earthquake damage to your internal plumbing.
Everyone should check for these symptoms of trouble after an earthquake: