Roto-Rooter is dedicated to providing the most effective and precise services on the market. One of the options we provide is utilizing cutting-edge video camera inspection technology to diagnose any sewage system problem immediately and correctly.
The Symptoms of a Faulty Pipe
There are typically a few telltale signs that you have developed an issue somewhere in your sewer line, and our sewer camera inspections are capable of exposing the origin of these problems as well. These symptoms often include:
- Slow-draining tubs and fittings
- mildew or mold growth
- Noticeable sewer gas smells seeping into your house
- Toilet backups
- Standing water or septic waste on your house
- Cracks in your foundation slab
- Levels of grass that seem greener or fitter than other areas of the lawn
If you have started noticing any of these red flags with your sewer system or in the event that you want the reassurance that comes from knowing the condition of your pipes.
Why do We recommend Video Camera Line Inspections?
Even if you have not noticed some of the warning signs listed above, it does not necessarily mean your pipes are in perfect condition. Routine drain inspections are an important preventive measure not just to evaluate the current state of your plumbing but also to help identify areas with the potential to become larger problems later on.
When we execute a video drain review, our technicians can spot problems such as leaks, cracks and cracked or misaligned pipes and recommend the best solution for fixing problems before they get worse. Normal drain cleanings, combined with video testimonials, help us keep your pipes working at maximum possible and extend the life of a plumbing system.
Drain inspections are done by utilizing our high profile camera that is connected to the end of an extended hose. The camera is run through the entire path of the drainage system, taking photos of the inside of the pipes. This does two things: It allows us to access the plumbing directly without digging up the lawn and allows us to get an in-depth look at the most significant part of the plumbing interior. Our technicians are able to review the video and photographs of the inside of the plumbing and diagnose any premature problems that would need to be repaired to prevent additional harm. This saves money and time by allowing you to fix issues before they grow to something bigger.
Our technicians recommend video camera inspections as a preventative measure, as well as a non-invasive way to identify frequent sewer line issues such as leaks, clogs, or broken or misaligned pipes.
Video Inspection Process
Our tech will insert a flexible rod with a high profile video camera attached to one end into the sewer system, typically utilizing a drain cleanout as the point of access. The cameras used in sewer inspections are waterproof and tiny enough to fit in even small-diameter pipes. The tube the camera is attached to is flexible enough maneuver through all angles of the pipe – even around corners or at hard-to-access regions, such as pipes located under building foundations.
The technician will direct the camera via the pipe, recording a video which both the technician and the property owner will be able to see in real-time. The clarity of the video footage is high-quality, which allows our technicians to readily identify big problem areas, as well as smaller flaws at the sewer pipeline.
The last step in the review process is for the tech and real estate owner to cover the footage, talk about any notable problems shown in the inspection, then talk through the best method to fix them. The video camera review method results in the most exact solutions and less hassle and headache for landowners.