Using Camera Inspections for Sewer Line Repairs
Technology has come a long way over the years, making it easier than ever for the experienced plumbers at Hoover Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to find out what’s happening in your home’s sewer lines. Video cameras have become a valuable plumbing repair tool and can be used to perform sewer camera inspections. Our team uses specially designed waterproof plumbing cameras to diagnose the problem and come up with the best solution for sewer line repair, including clogged sewer lines. These unique pipe inspection cameras can be used to conduct visual inspections of sewer lines as well as other underground pipes. Get in touch with us today to schedule service or get your free estimate.
What Are Camera Inspections?
When our technicians perform a camera inspection, they will feed a long cable with an attached waterproof camera into the end of a drain line. This process allows us to look around inside the pipe remotely. Our team views the video feed on a monitor in real-time so we can immediately detect and diagnose any problems we find. The camera records its location inside the pipe, so we know the exact location of the problem when it comes time for the repair process. Most residential sewer lines are installed under your home’s foundation, with four to five inches of concrete and about two feet of dirt above it. Our professional plumbers insert the special sewer video camera head into the main sewer line cleanout or the vent stack.
When You Should Have a Camera Inspection
Sometimes repetitive plumbing problems such as slow drains or drain line backups indicate a more significant problem than just a simple clog and cannot be solved by snaking. Camera inspections show us what is causing these frequent backups to help us determine the best course of action to clean your drain line permanently. Camera inspections are also strongly suggested when purchasing a new home. You want to know about any potentially expensive repairs before you decide to sign the contract. Sewer camera inspections are ineffective at finding leaks, but we have other effective methods to do that. Check out some of the things that a sewer camera inspection can do:
- Locating Lines – Camera inspections can be used to locate sewer lines if you aren’t sure where they are. These special cameras contain location devices that send out a signal so we can pinpoint where the camera is at any given time. Our camera inspections can also determine whether you have a PVC or cast iron pipe system.
- Stoppage & Drainage Issues – If your sewer is not working as well as it should be, a sewer camera inspection can help. Sewer pipes use gravity so water, waste, and debris can flow through the pipes. When something causes this system not to work correctly, a sewer camera can find the obstruction. Typical problems we encounter include blockages, broken pipes, roots, mud, and more.
- Sewer System Connections – Sewer cameras allow our plumbing professionals to see fittings, tees, and other connections. We can see where the water flows to or from and get the entire picture of what we’re dealing with.
How the Process Works
Camera sewer line inspections have become increasingly common, and our team will be able to diagnose your sewer line problems in no time. To start, our professionally trained technician will insert a rod attached to a high-resolution video camera into your home’s sewer lines. Our high-tech drain cameras are quite flexible, which allows them to travel through twists and turns in the lines. These cameras can navigate and examine pipes and pipe walls anywhere from two to 36 inches in diameter.
Schedule a Camera Inspection Today
The professional plumbers at Hoover Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offer camera sewer line inspections for home and business owners in the Troy Metro area. We offer comprehensive plumbing services, including emergency plumbing services, plumbing repair, frozen pipes, leak detection, sump pumps, backflow prevention, garbage disposals, water heaters, sewer and drain services, water treatment services, and more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get your free estimate.