Is a Sewer Camera Inspection Worth It?

By |Published On: August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Sewer Systems|

A sewer camera inspection is recommended if you are considering renovating your house or purchasing a new property. It is done to check that the sewer plumbing is up to code and to minimize any potential concerns that could become expensive. A video inspection of the sewer system can detect possible issues before they become significant wastewater leaks. If a vulnerability is discovered, we are prepared to discuss your choices with you. It will depend on the nature of the issue; your scenario may benefit from services such as hydro jetting or trenchless sewer relining. But again, it will depend on the severity of the problem.

How Sewer Camera Inspection Works

Sewer pipes are often put beneath the foundation of your home. There’s a concrete slab approximately 4 or 5 inches thick, followed by about 2 feet of earth above the pipe. 

A unique sewage video camera head coupled to a flexible cable is placed into the main sewer line cleanout or, in certain circumstances, the vent stack and snaked through the pipes to inspect the pipes and discover potential problems. Using a monitor, the plumber then monitors what’s going on in your lines from ground level. 

Sewer Cameras Can Help In Preventing Pipe Leaks

Some sewer line problems are significant enough to endanger your property and health. If hazardous sewage water backs up into your home or business or floods your landscaping, you may face a critical health concern that will be costly to remediate. 

A video sewer check can detect possible issues before they become massive wastewater spills. If a flaw is discovered, our plumber can review your options.

Identifies The Exact Location Of The Problem

Before the development of technology that allowed sewer cameras, plumbers would use their knowledge and experience to identify the source of a problem, such as a flooded house, a leaking pipe, or a drain that moved very slowly. Even if a plumber has adequate experience in getting near the source of the issue, it may still be necessary to dig up parts of the yard or break through the house walls to locate the problem and correct it. 

This uncertainty may be eliminated, and a plumber can be guided directly to the source of the problem with the help of a sewer camera. This makes it easier for the plumber to resolve the customer’s plumbing difficulties and minimizes the overall cost to the consumer.

Searching For Lost Valuable Items

Diamond earrings, cash, and even children’s toys are just some of the unusual items that may be found in sewers. These objects rarely make it down to the sewage line because they rarely get caught or trapped in the pipes. Our plumber can recover any lost goods discovered thanks to the camera check.

A video sewer check can help if you’re buying a new property, misplaced a diamond, or have slow drains. New Flow Plumbing uses the latest camera equipment to repair drain issues—dial 310-299-9284 for a sewer inspection. The inspection will help you determine if your sewer line is clogged or damaged. If there are problems, we’ll provide a detailed report of the findings and an estimate for the repairs.

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