If your property is displaying anything from the list below and you just can’t find what’s happening at all, a video inspection of your sewer system is what you need.
- Foul sewer odor – Sewer odor is usually blocked by water in the drain traps or by vents that only allow airflow in one direction (out of the building). If water in the drain traps evaporates, such as in an unused sink or bath, the sewer odors are free to rise up the drain into the building. If a vent pipe is not joined properly, or is damaged, the outdoor air pressure could force sewer odors into your property.
- Backed-up sewer line – Sewer lines back up due to blockages. Blockages could include root intrusion, debris, grease build-up, or crushed pipe.
- Overgrown patch of grass in yard – If your sewer lateral is faulty, it could be leaking water and waste into your yard. As the soil absorbs the additional moisture and “nutrients”, the growth of the surrounding area could significantly stand out in color and growth rate.
You can easily identify the following problems using a sewer video inspection:
- Cracked sewer lateral
- Bellied drain line
- Separated lateral joint
- Debris blockage
- Root intrusion
- Leaking pipe joints
- Deteriorated piping materials
If you have any symptoms or feel like you need a video inspection, then don’t delay. Our inspection will read very specific information about the depth and location of the problem for a minimal cost of repair.
Video cameras are one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially designed waterproof plumbing cameras allow plumbing technicians to conduct a visual inspection of sewer lines and other underground pipes, including pipes under cement and under your home’s foundation.
To begin your sewer camera inspection, a professionally trained and skilled technician inserts a rod with a high-resolution video camera on its tip into your sewer lines. These high-tech drain cameras are flexible, allowing them to travel through twists and turns in sewer lines and thoroughly examine pipes and pipe walls in drain lines from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter.
The video footage is transmitted to the technician in real-time, so the condition inside your sewer and drain lines can be assessed immediately. You’ll be able to view any problems right on a monitor, and footage is saved for future reference. Plumbing cameras are just one part of our sewer line inspection process.