Video cameras are one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially designed waterproof plumbing cameras allow plumbing technicians to conduct a visual inspection of sewer lines and other underground pipes, including pipes under cement and under your home’s foundation.
To begin your sewer camera inspection, a professionally trained and skilled technician inserts a rod with a high-resolution video camera on its tip into your sewer lines. These high-tech drain cameras are flexible, allowing them to travel through twists and turns in sewer lines and thoroughly examine pipes and pipe walls in drain lines from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter.
The video footage is transmitted to the technician in real-time, so the condition inside your sewer and drain lines can be assessed immediately. You’ll be able to view any problems right on a monitor, and footage is saved for future reference. Plumbing cameras are just one part of our sewer line inspection process.
For a sewer line video inspection and other Southgate Plumbing plumbing services, contact a plumber in your area today. Call Southgate Plumbing at 313-420-8421.
Sewer line video inspections take the guesswork out of solving your plumbing problems. During a sewer camera inspection, radio transmitters on the drain camera record depth and physical location of any defects or obstructions it encounters in the drain line. In addition to the visual evidence transmitted by the drain camera, this data allows plumbing technicians to accurately diagnose problems and recommend solutions.
After the problem has been addressed, a follow-up sewer line video inspection can confirm that the problem is solved and give you peace of mind.
Sewer line camera services can identify the most common drain problems, including:
Sewer leaks and drain backups can be caused by pipes that are physically damaged—broken, collapsed, or cracks. In heavily trafficked areas, shifts in the ground or the weight of the soil can offset drain lines and cause misalignment around pipe joints, break seals between pipes, or cause sewer lines to collapse in on themselves. Plumbing cameras can help in identifiyng the damage and proivde a plumbing expert with the information they need to solve the issue.
Bulky waste or debris, including materials that should not have been flushed down the drain, can cause significant clogs to sewer and drain lines. Grease buildup is also a common culprit for commercial plumbing problems. Depending on location, homes and businesses can also experience tree roots breaking through drain lines causing sewer problems. Southgate Plumbing’s sewer line inspection process identifies these type of sewer line issues.
How familiar are you with the construction of your home or building? In older buildings, wear and tear on plumbing systems can be significant. Antiquated materials can corrode and deteriorate. A sewer line video inspection can help you assess the age and condition of your pipes so you can determine if parts need to be replaced before problems occur.
Sewer camera inspection services are recommended if you experience repeated sewer or drain line backups, slow drains, or clogs. Unexpected high water bills can possibly indicate a sewer line leak, and can also be identified with a sewer line video inspection.
If you are looking to purchase a home, keep in mind that drain camera services are not typically included in a standard home inspection. A sewer line video inspection will help ensure that sewer lines are in good repair and free of problems or defects that could cause headaches and expensive repairs after you move in.