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Sewer Camera Inspection

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 CleaningOur 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.

What Is Hydro Jetting and Why Is It Worth It?

What is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting is specialized plumbing equipment that shoots high-pressure water throughout the pipes in a house or building to unclog the accumulation of grease, human hair, feces, tree roots, and other debris. Hydro jetting is an excellent solution for when a regular power rodding or plumbing snake is proving ineffective. The beauty of hydro jetting is that it not only clears out any clog, it also totally cleans your pipes and sewer lines of large-scale backups.

Most homeowners have experienced clogged or slow-moving drains and it’s likely the pipes in your home could have a more severe problem. Unclogging tough clogs and clearing pipes of debris doesn’t have to break the bank. Hydro jetting is a fairly cost-effective way to clear your pipes and sewer lines of obstructions and is less expensive than having to open up pipes.

Reasons why is hydro jetting worth it:

  • Environmentally Friendly – Other methods of clogged drain removal often require chemicals, which are harmful to the environment. Hydro jetting doesn’t use chemicals, making it safe to use near rivers and other bodies of water.
  • Fully Cleans Pipes & Sewer Lines – Using hydro jetting services to clear your pipes not only gets rid of major obstructions but clears them of ALL residue down to the particle.
  • It’s Versatile – Hydro jetting is capable of working for a variety of jobs including residential clogs, commercial and industrial drain issues, as well as severe factory clogs. Hydro jetting has the flexibility to get to those hard-to-reach places without damaging your pipes.
  • Bacteria Reduction – Plumbing pipes are a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria. The process of hydro jetting can lend to a cleaner environment for your family. Hydro jetting clears out the grime that is trapped in your pipes and contributes to a more sanitary plumbing system overall.
  • Saves Money – Hydro jetting is much faster than using a snake and plumbers can efficiently clear clogged lines with accuracy. Additionally, it can be time-consuming and costly if damaged pipes need to be exposed in order to repair them.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, our highly trained plumbing technicians will inspect the pipes and sewer line to determine the severity of the clog, pinpoint it, and check to see that there aren’t any broken pipes before proceeding. Once it’s safe to proceed, our plumber will use the hydro jetting tool’s rotating nozzle with multiple jets and blast the clogged pipe with 3,000 – 5,000 PSI of water pressure to flush out the obstruction.

If you suspect grime build-up in your lines, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Tony’s Drain & Sewer Cleaning to take care of your pipe and drain cleaning issues. We have the right equipment to evaluate your problem and then fix it. We work hard to clear clogs, provide excellent customer service, and leave you happy. Trust us with hydro jetting services to clean any clogged problems you may have.

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Is Your Main Sewer Line Clogged?

There are drain lines carrying wastewater away from sinks, toilets, showers, and tubs throughout a house. Each one of these lines leads to the main sewer line. If one of these drain lines gets clogged it is extremely annoying; however, if the main sewer line gets clogged, you can end up with water backing up out of your fixtures, widespread flooding, leaky pipes, and plumbing problems in the house.

Causes of a clogged sewer line:

Most clogged sewer lines don’t happen overnight, they happen gradually over time. There are all sorts of things that can harm a sewer line, including:

  • Tree roots – they creep through tiny cracks feeding off the nutrients found in the line. This causes the roots to grow and eventually block sewage from passing through.
  • Fat, grease, or oil – even if you run hot water when throwing these down the drain, they typically firm up by the time it reaches the main sewer line, sticks to the lines, and causes a clog.
  • Paper towels, flushable wipes, and sanitary products – none of these should be flushed down the toilet, only liquids and toilet paper should be flushed down the drains.

Signs of a clogged sewer line:

  • Gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from drains or the toilet
  • Dark, stinky, gross looking water coming up from drains
  • Slow-running drains throughout the house
  • Foul odors coming from your drains
  • Multiple clogged plumbing fixtures in the house

Being able to identify the signs of a clogged sewer line in the early stages will help you address problems before you end up with sewage water flooding the entire house. Once you realize these issues are happening, the solution is simple: turn off the water and contact the experts at Tony’s Drain & Sewer Cleaning. The ‘do it yourself’ unclogging tricks won’t solve serious sewer line clogs. Our skilled, licensed plumbing professionals provide reliable drain cleaning and sewer repair services guaranteed to get your system back up and running in no time!