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Sewer Camera Inspections

How does a sewer camera inspection work?

In the past, sewer issues were difficult to pinpoint because in order to identify the problem plumbers typically had to excavate the entire length of the sewer pipe in order to determine where the repair was needed. Thanks to advances in plumbing technology, by conducting a sewer camera inspection experienced plumbers can pinpoint sewer line problems more rapidly and cost-effectively.

What is the most common cause of sewer line issues?

Tree roots, collapsed pipe lines, clogs, cracks in the pipe, and faulty installations. If you are experiencing issues such as sewage backups or your household drains are all slow, you may want to consider calling a licensed plumber to perform a sewer camera inspection. This allows plumbers to look far into a sewer drain and locate the exact location and depth of your sewer’s problem – without excavating and damaging your lawn. This typically expedites the time it takes to complete the repair.

How does a sewer camera inspection work?

The process begins by inserting a long cord equipped with compact sewer video cameras at the end with built-in lights to help illuminate the inside of sewer drains. This cord is maneuvered throughout the sewer pipes and the sewer camera emits a signal that helps the plumber identify the exact location of the problem as well as the layout of the pipes below the ground. From there, the sewer camera transmits a live action video to a T.V. monitor that enables the technician to see what the issue consists of and determine the most effective way to eliminate it.

Instead of expensive and time-consuming excavations, a sewer camera inspection saves homeowners time and money because they allow plumbers to quickly know where to dig and what to repair in order to unclog your drains quickly and effectively. As such, by having the level of detail provided by a sewer camera inspection, an experienced plumber can provide you with a very accurate quote to complete the repair to your clogged drains or blocked sewer lines. All this combined gives you the peace of mind knowing that your sewer problems can be eradicated quickly in order to get your plumbing running smoothly again with minimal disruption to your home.

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