Home and business owners are equally responsible to maintain their sewer pipes, the overall sewage systems and its connection to main city sewer lines. Sewer line inspection is a critical aspect of maintaining a functional and healthy sewage system. It is the process of assessing the condition of the sewer lines to identify any issues that are causing or may cause problems along the plumbing systems.
There are different methods of sewer line inspection, but sewer camera inspection is becoming increasingly popular due to its few costs and effectiveness in detecting issues that are not visible to the naked eye.
Video inspection cameras are one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially designed waterproof cameras allow trained technicians to perform a complete sewer line inspection of drains and any other underground pipes. By conducting a sewer camera inspection, a Roto-Rooter CA technician will be able to find what is causing the problem without doing any damage to the cement or structure of your home.
Sewer Camera Inspection
To begin your sewer drain camera inspection, a professionally trained and skilled technician inserts a high-resolution video camera into your sewer lines. These high-tech drain cameras are flexible, letting them navigate through the twists and turns in sewer lines and thoroughly inspect pipes and the condition of the pipe walls.
Video inspections can done be in drain lines as small as 2 inches in diameter up to as large as 36 inches in diameter.
The camera footage is transmitted to the Roto-Rooter Technician in real-time, so the condition inside your sewer and drain lines may be assessed immediately. You will have the ability to see any problems right on a monitor, and footage can be saved for future reference. Camera inspections are just one portion of our sewer line review procedure.
Commercial Plumber Camera Inspection
Roto-Rooter CA is dedicated to providing the most cost effective and precise camera inspection services on the market. One of the options we provide is utilizing cutting-edge video camera inspection technology to diagnose any sewer line issue that might affect your chances to remain in business.
Business owners tend to relegate sewage systems and its maintenance to a second level type of task, and yet, fewer things can put you out of business as quickly as a problem on your sewer system. Here is where a sewer line camera inspection comes in handy as it will save cost and time when it comes to identifying the source of the problems.
Tree roots, sediment buildup, poor maintenance are among the common causes for sewer line problems, and yet, the definitive reason for the problem might be hard to assess without sewer camera inspection methods and procedures.
The Symptoms of a Faulty Pipe
There are typically a few tell-tale 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 if you want the reassurance that comes from knowing the condition of your pipes.
Why do We recommend Sewer Line Camera Inspection?
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 sewer line 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.
When we execute a video drain review, our technicians can spot problems such as leaks, 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 the maximum possible and extend the life of a plumbing system.
Plumbing camera 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 can 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 into something bigger.
Our technicians recommend plumbing 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.
Roto Rooter Plumbing Video Camera 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 line inspections are waterproof and tiny enough to fit in even small-diameter pipes. The tube the camera is attached to is flexible enough to 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 that 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 in 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.
How Long Does A Sewer Line Inspection Take?
The duration of a sewer line camera inspection depends on the length and condition of the sewer lines. Typically, a sewer line camera inspection can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. However, if there are any issues present, such as blockages or leaks, the inspection may take longer to complete. It safe say to say that in most cases, sewer camera inspection can be done within the same day and save you a lot of future worries.