The pipes under your house transfer sewage and wastewater from your home’s plumbing system into the city’s main sewer lines. Whether there is a problem with the pipes themselves or their connection to other areas in your home, like drains or toilets, it can result in severe damage that may cost thousands of dollars—or more—to repair.
What is the importance of sewer line inspection?
When something is wrong with your sewer line, you could experience flooding or an odor inside your home.
To prevent these issues from happening, you should have your sewer line inspected regularly by an experienced professional who can determine whether or not repairs are needed. Not only will this help avoid potential problems later on, but it may also save money by identifying any minor issues before they become more costly!
What is a sewer line camera inspection?
A sewer line camera inspection is a non-invasive way to find the source of a sewer problem.
- How it works: The technician will place the camera into your sewer system through your toilet or floor drain opening.
- What do they see? The technician will view images on a video monitor as he navigates through your pipes with his hand controller.
What Does a Sewer Line Inspection Look For?
Sewer line inspections look for several things:
- Leaks and cracks in the pipe. Any leaks or cracks in your pipe can cause a huge mess and cost you a lot of money.
- Roots growing inside pipes will weaken them over time until they eventually break open. This can lead to massive repairs being needed down the road and having raw sewage coming up through the drains of your home—which nobody wants!
- Corrosion caused by rusting iron pipes may cause decay on iron piping systems like those located under sinks or toilets (and sometimes even underground).
Do I Need to Be Home For This Sewer Line Inspection?
TIt depends on the situation. If you are home, you can ask questions and get a better understanding of what is going on with your sewer line. The inspector will still be able to inspect without you being there. However, sometimes it may be difficult for them to access certain areas if they need assistance from an occupant at home.
What are some signs that I need a sewer line inspection?
If you have any of the following, it is time to have your sewer line inspected by an experienced plumber:
There’s Smelly Moisture in the Yard
It may mean a broken or clogged pipe under the ground. If soil is saturated with too much water, it will move upward to the surface and seep into your yard.
You Smell Sewage In Your Home or the Yard
If you smell sewage like odor in your home or the property, that signifies a problem with the sewer line.
- Sewage can be a health risk.
- Sewage can contaminate soil and water sources.
- Sewage releases can damage homes and property by causing structural damage to buildings and making them less aesthetically pleasing because they’re covered in waste material.
Your Septic Tank Overflows or Backs Up Frequently
Sewer line inspection is an essential part of maintaining your home. If you’re experiencing frequent septic tank overflows or backups, it’s a sign that there may be a problem with your sewer line.
A sewer line inspection is a great way to guarantee that your plumbing system is working well and not causing any problems. If there are problems, our sewer line assessment will let you know what needs fixing and how long it will take to do so.
Schedule a plumber if you need assistance, we are happy to help.