Among the most helpful advancements in plumbing technology over the years has been the advent of the video camera sewer inspection. The inspection utilizes a high-tech camera attached to a cable that can be fed all the way down your drains and into your sewer system, allowing you and your plumber to see the health of your lines in real time. If a sewer pipe is clogged, bellied, cracked, crushed, or completely disconnected, a video camera inspection will allow your plumber to quickly and accurately detect the issue so that they can get to work on the right solution.
Whether you’re dealing with stubborn drainage issues or you’re proactively looking for preventive care for your plumbing system, here are five reasons to consider a sewer camera inspection today.
All Pro Plumbing, Heating & Electrical offers San Bernardino County home and business owners cutting-edge video inspections to help identify a range of problems. To schedule, call (909) 253-0664 today!
1. Video Sewer Line Inspections Are Affordable & Non-Invasive
In the past, examining a sewer line meant digging trenches and disrupting landscaping, which would later have to be restored. This excavation process was labor-intensive and expensive. Now, we can feed our video cameras directly into your sewer line and identify problems the same way. This saves you money because it helps us detect and stop damage faster, and it saves you from the time, inconvenience, and labor costs associated with digging and filling trenches.
2. Video Inspections Detect a Range of Sewer Line Issues
As mentioned above, having your drain and sewer lines inspected with cutting-edge video technology allows your plumber to catch all types of potential issues, no matter how far down your sewer line they may be. From pipes that have broken or collapsed, to nasty clogs that are causing back-ups and foul odors, there’s almost no problem that a video inspection can’t detect. Speaking of which…
3. Video Sewer Inspections Can Detect Root Intrusion
Root intrusion is one of the most insidious plumbing issues. What starts out as a small leak can soon grow into a big problem.
The roots of trees and shrubs in your yard are naturally attracted to the moisture in your drain and sewer lines, which acts as a kind of natural fertilizer. When these roots start to grow around or even into the line, they can cause severe leaks or clogs, interfering with your entire plumbing system.
Unless you have strategically planted the trees in your yard, root intrusion can be hard to prevent. It is also hard to detect. However, with a video camera inspection, your plumber can identify whether you are dealing with root intrusion and pinpoint the specific spot where roots have entered your line.
4. Sewer Camera Inspections Track the Health of Your Pipes
Over the years, the walls of your sewer pipes are bound to accumulate gunk and grime from things like congealed cooking grease, soap scum, decaying food particles, trash, and more. With a video inspection, your plumber can keep an eye on the condition of your pipe walls and assess whether your lines need to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced.
5. Video Sewer Inspections Prevent Property Damage
Some sewer line issues are serious enough that they could threaten your property and your health. If toxic sewer water backs up into your home or business or floods your landscaping, you could find yourself dealing with a serious health hazard that will be expensive to correct.
A video sewer inspection can identify potential problems before they turn into huge wastewater leaks. If a vulnerability is spotted, your plumber can review your options with you. Depending on the nature of the problem, your situation may benefit from services like hydro jetting or trenchless sewer relining.
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