Using Sewer Inspection Cameras Before Sewer Line Repairs
Most parts of the sewer lines are buried underground. The major downside of this is that it can be challenging and invasive to diagnose and repair underground sewer line problems. However, plumbers can use special devices called sewer inspection cameras to help cut costs and reduce the hassle of diagnosing issues and performing sewer line repairs. This article is a quick discussion about what sewer video inspection is, the signs it’s needed, and how it is beneficial.
What Is Sewer Video Inspection?
Sewer video inspection is a service offered by professional plumbers that can help homeowners determine if they have serious sewer line problems. Sewer inspection cameras allow plumbers to inspect sewer lines and more accurately spot problems and what has caused them.
During a sewer line inspection visit, the plumber will use a small camera to inspect the sewer lines. This camera is on a long cable with a light attached that can be fed into sewer lines. The camera relays video back to a screen so the plumbing technicians can see the inside of the lines and what is causing problems.
When Is Sewer Video Inspection Helpful?
The signs that a sewer camera inspection is needed are also the signs that the sewer line is acting up. Some of the things that can tip homeowners off about sewer line problems and the need for sewer video inspection services are:
- Chronic clogging in drains or toilets
- Slow draining
- Sewage or water backups from the drains or toilets
- Foul odors like the smell of sewage
- Wet or soggy spots on the lawn
- Patches of grass in the yard that are greener or have grown faster
What Are the Benefits of Using Sewer Inspection Cameras?
The drawback of burying sewer lines is that inspection and repairs can be costly, time-consuming, and invasive when having to dig and excavate to access them. Using a sewer inspection camera can be advantageous because they:
- Allow plumbers to make a more accurate diagnosis of problems.
- Minimize the invasiveness of inspection and repairs since they require no digging and destruction.
- It can reduce the cost and time needed for sewer line repairs by minimizing the guesswork and because no excavation is needed for inspection.
- Allow plumbers to catch other potential sewer line problems before they get out of hand.
- Allow plumbers to see the condition of the pipes.
- It can accurately detect all sorts of sewer line problems, such as corrosion, leaks, clogs, and tree root invasion.
About Super Plumbers
Super Plumbers is a family-owned and operated company that has been serving Tyler and the surrounding areas for over ten years. They offer upfront pricing, personalized service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call them today for sewer camera inspection and sewer line services in Tyler, TX.