Sewer Camera Inspection
Hidden behind your walls, trapped in your foundation, and buried underground is your home’s plumbing system. To keep your home clean and happy, these pipes give and take twenty-four hours a day. Because it is hard to know what kind of condition your sewage system is in or if there are any underlying problems, a sewer camera inspection is used to navigate these hidden pipes to show you what they look like.
What is Sewer Camera Inspection?
Using modern technology, a plumber will operate a sewer video camera to inspect the pipes and record what’s going on in your sewer system. This plumbing system inspection involves a flexible cable with a small waterproof video camera that is snaked through the sewage system and pushed through the pipes. Using a monitor, the plumber can watch the camera as it moves through all of your plumbing lines. The plumber will only need a small entry point where they can insert the camera directly into the main sewer line from several access points. Sewer camera inspections are able to identify issues within your sewer line before there is a backup event.
Problems that could cause a backup event are:
- Clogged/blocked sewer pipes
- Root intrusions
- Cracked/broken sewer pipes
- Flushing or disposing items down your drains, including:
- Paper towels
- Feminine products
- “Flushable” wipes
- Excessive toilet paper
- Facial tissue
Taking proper care of your sewer line can help your sewer system last for years to come. The worst thing you can do if your plumbing is acting weird is put off having a sewer camera inspection done. When small issues are caught early, they can be remedied before they become large, expensive problems.
Plumbing cameras also help plumbers locate leaks. While some leaks leave obvious indications of water damage, the ones hidden behind walls or under your home’s foundation aren’t so easy to find. Using a sewer inspection camera can help your plumber quickly pinpoint the location of a leak. Undetected and untreated plumbing leaks cost money and create serious damage to your home.
Buying a Home?
If you are buying a home, it is highly encouraged for home buyers to hire a qualified plumber to do a sewer line inspection. Most home inspectors don’t offer this service as part of the general home inspection process. Knowing the condition of your new plumbing system today can save you from a plumbing emergency and a costly repair tomorrow.
The plumbing system is a huge part of your home. If you’re experiencing plumbing problems and can’t figure out where they’re coming from, call the professionals at Tony’s Drain & Sewer Cleaning. Our affordable sewer camera inspections use the latest technology and equipment to give you an accurate and detailed view of your sewer and plumbing lines. Our goal is to solve your plumbing issues and repair them in a timely manner. Contact us today for more information about sewer camera inspections.