Camera inspections are becoming a more viable alternative to searching your sewer line and diagnosing the root cause of a potential plumbing issue. Many technicians and contractors are utilizing more modernized technology to inspect your plumbing because it’s non-invasive. This means that they won’t have to dig up your yard just to locate your sewer line and perform an inspection.
Camera inspections are ideal for plumbing that is located underground or behind concrete walls – especially your sewer line. Cameras reduce a lot of the confusion you would normally encounter with conventional inspection methods.
How Does a Sewer Line Camera Inspection Work?
Camera inspections involve a multi-step process, but they are easy to carry out. First, a technician will need to access your sewer line before inserting a small camera attached to a long and flexible cable. The camera will travel through your plumbing with bright lighting and will deliver a live signal and feed it back into an HD monitor. The technician will also produce a digital recording of the inspection so that they can go back and review the video. This will give them an idea of where the issue originates and what is wrong with your sewer line.
Technicians will also make use of a radio transmitter in pinpointing the exact location of the problem. This allows the technician to diagnose an issue more accurately so that they can propose all of the cost-effective solutions that are available to you.
What Will a Camera Inspection Detect?
As you probably know, many different things can go wrong with your sewer line. Many people wonder if a camera inspection can detect anything wrong with their sewer line, and it most certainly can. Also, once you have the issue fixed, your technician will likely perform another inspection to ensure that everything is in order. Some of the more common issues that a camera inspection can easily detect include:
- Root intrusion
- Shifting soil
- Corrosion and any severe damage
- Pipes that are not correctly aligned
- Leaks, obstructions, and buildup
When Should You Inspect Your Sewer Line?
There is honestly never a bad time to inspect your sewer line. There certainly are circumstances, however, where you should have a technician perform an inspection. For example, if you are shopping for a new home, then you should have someone inspect the plumbing. Otherwise, you could end up paying for the repair, which can be very costly. Also, if you cannot remember the last time you had someone take a look at your plumbing, then you should move forward with an inspection.
The main purpose of a sewer line camera inspection is to determine exactly what is wrong with you plumbing without having to tear up your entire yard. Even if it’s a small issue, the technology is always 100% accurate in detecting the issue. This is always a huge relief for homeowners because they can avoid potentially destroying their property to perform something as simple as an inspection.
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Our team of technicians can answer all of your questions and they can explain the inspection process in greater detail. You want to ensure that you are hiring an experienced professional for all of your plumbing issues. Don’t wait any longer and have an expert take a look at your sewer line today!