Plumbing issues can cause big headaches, especially if there’s a problem and you’re unsure of what or where it is. Sewer line camera inspections take the guesswork out of what your plumbing problem is and where to start digging. With sewer video cameras and locating equipment, it’s now a simple matter of calling a plumber who can locate the problem with sewer line camera inspection equipment.
Typically, sewer pipes are installed under the foundation of your house, so if there’s a problem or the system needs repairs from general wear & tear, they can be hard to reach. It can also be nearly impossible to know where to dig a sewer trench if there is a problem. That’s all changed with sewer video inspections. We describe how they work and when you should get one below.
What Is A Sewer Video Inspection
Modern technology has disrupted every industry, including plumbing. Plumbers now have access to very sophisticated equipment for examining and repairing your sewage system. Video cameras can now be inserted into your sewer pipes to visually inspect exactly what the problem is and where the repairs need to be made. They can also detect cracks and check to see if clogs have been completely cleared.
A plumbing camera cuts down on expenses and time when getting your home or office back up to speed. A video inspection entails an experienced plumber running a waterproof camera into your sewer line to pinpoint the problem. Then the plumber watches the monitor from ground level to see what’s going on inside your pipes and can recommend repairs from there.
If a problem is detected, the plumber will see it on the monitor and will wave a locating device on ground-level until it picks up the signal. Then, they will spray paint the location and dig the sewer trench there. By accurately discovering the true problem by having a camera inspection done, you could save a lot of time and money in the long run.
When To Have A Sewer Line Camera Inspection Done
Always, always, always have a sewer line camera inspection done when you are considering buying a home. Whether or not your agent or home inspector suggests it, it is smart to get the sewer system checked out before purchasing. If you end up purchasing without an inspection and find out the system is damaged, the consequences and costs will severely outweigh the costs and time for taking proper precautions and getting the inspection done.
Many homebuyers make the mistake of believing that a general inspection will uncover any and all problems the home may have, but the reality is that a home inspector only checks to see if toilets flush, drains drain, and water flows without leaking. This can be an easy test to pass, even for houses that have been vacant for some time. Buying a home isn’t the only time to get a sewer line camera inspection done. Here are other times it might be necessary:
- If you think tree roots might be causing damage
- If you’ve been experiencing sewer line backups, slow drains, or overflowing toilets
- If you live in an older house and want peace of mind after natural disasters that may have affected your home
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