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A Guide to Sewer Video Inspection Services

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FAQs About Sewer Camera Inspection

If owners know anything about their sewer lines, they are difficult to service. Sewer lines are buried beneath every building, making them difficult to access and even more difficult to troubleshoot when problems arise. This can be incredibly frustrating, and, in the past, it led to very expensive and invasive sewer line repairs.

With new digital photography and electronics developments, sewer line repairs are easier than ever. With sewer cameras, plumbers can get real-time feedback on what is happening inside sewer lines. Here is a short guide to help homeowners understand what sewer camera inspection is when to get it, and how it can make sewer line repairs easier.

What Is Sewer Camera Inspection?

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Most plumbers offer sewer video inspection services. Since the service requires expensive equipment, only some plumbing contractors will offer it, but it is indispensable for sewer line repairs.

A sewer camera is a special device with a camera and a video screen. The camera is on the end of a spool of flexible lines. The camera is fed into sewer lines and sends back high-definition color video of the inside of sewer piping. This allows experts to spot the exact source of problems. Most sewer cameras also have a gauge that tells the plumber how far down the camera is. This enables precise repairs when they spot problems.

What Are the Signs That It's Time To Get Sewer Video Inspection?

While understanding the process involved with sewer video inspection is important, it isn't usually a call that an owner will have to make. Most often, the plumber is called to fix a sewer line, and they decide when to use a camera to pinpoint the source of the problem. Due to this, the signs that sewer video inspection is needed are also the signs of clogged drains and sewer lines. These include:

  • Slow draining
  • Gurgling noises
  • Chronic sewer line clogs
  • Sewage backups
  • Wet spots on floors or out on the lawn
  • Sewer odors in the home

When these signs are spotted, calling a professional will allow them to make the necessary inquiries. If the plumbers decide to use a sewer camera, homeowners can be sure that they are keeping costs low and minimizing hassles.

What Are the Benefits of Sewer Camera Inspection?

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Upon inspecting the sewer line with a camera, plumbers can discover all kinds of underlying problems. Since sewer lines are buried underground, they can be subject to the following:

  • Invasive tree roots
  • Collapses
  • Shifting soils
  • Corrosion

Luckily, sewer video inspection allows plumbers to estimate the cost and scope of work accurately. These are the two biggest concerns during sewer line repairs for several reasons. First, dealing with unknown problems buried underground can waste lots of time digging, driving up the cost of repairs. Secondly, digging more than necessary can ruin lawns and destroy the foundation of homes. With a simple sewer camera inspection, all of this can be avoided.

About C & D Plumbing Inc.

C & D Plumbing Inc. uses sewer video inspection equipment to diagnose sewer line problems accurately. They offer expert solutions and fast service for repairs and installations. Call today for plumbing service in Fort Lauderdale, FL.