The Perks of Regular Drain and Sewer Camera Inspections

There are a variety of unexpected plumbing problems that can come up for any homeowner. Problems like clogged pipes, leaks, or a blocked sewer can cause a headache.

When materials like wet wipes, paper towels, grease, and debris enter your sewer lines or drains, clogs can form fast. Old pipes are also more susceptible to broken pipes or leaks.

However, it is possible to spot these potential problems before they get worse with drain and sewer camera inspections. Today, we will share why these inspections are important for your home’s plumbing system and how having one can save you money.

What Is a Drain and Sewer Camera Inspection?

A drain and sewer camera inspection consists of inserting a flexible cable with a fiber optic camera attached to the end into your sewer and drain system. The plumber remote-controls the cable and camera to steer through your pipes. This gives the plumber a total, real-time view of your drains and sewer lines.

When Do I Need a Drain & Sewer Camera Inspection?

A drain and sewer camera inspection may be recommended for many reasons.

Sewer Back-Up

If you’re noticing that your sewer is beginning to back up, a camera inspection is highly recommended as it will locate where the problem is in the sewer line. Even if you’re thinking that a simple clog is starting the backup, that’s not always the case. Tree roots can grow through your sewer line and cause this issue as well.

Old Home or Purchasing a New Home

Old pipes tend to have more issues with leaks and clogs. A drain and sewer camera inspection will help the plumber identify where the problem is and if there are any other potential issues in your pipes.

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Just like with old pipes, if you’ve purchased a new home you’ll want to know if there are any potential problems with your plumbing system. A camera inspection can help assure you that your plumbing is free from any issues.

Low Water Pressure

If your showerhead is just dripping when you go to turn it on, you have low water pressure. Typically caused by clogs or leaks in your plumbing system, you’ll want to know where exactly the problem is so that it can be fixed quickly.

Perks to Regular Drain and Sewer Camera Inspections

Having regular drain and sewer camera inspections will help keep your plumbing system running well and save you money on expensive repairs.

Locates Water Leaks

Finding which pipe a leak is coming from can be tough. A camera inspection eliminates the guessing and will show the exact location of the leak and they will be able to repair the problem area quickly.

plumbing memeIdentifies Blockage

From grease and debris to tree roots growing through the pipes, there are many reasons a blockage will occur in your plumbing system.

Camera inspections are a great way for your plumber to assess the blockage and learn what kind of repair and tools are needed. It may be an easy fix that you can do on your own or it may be more complicated and require stronger equipment.

Evaluations The Condition of the Pipes

Knowing the condition of your pipes is important in avoiding future problems. A camera inspection will be able to spot any signs of broken pipes or corrosion. If these are present, your plumber may recommend replacing the pipes.

Quick Repairs

If there’s a problem with your plumbing system, you’ll want to fix it quickly. A camera inspection can help plumbers locate the area that a clog or leak is in and resolve it fast. They’ll also be able to see any other potential problems and fix them before they turn into a worse issue.

Protects Your Lawn

The new technology of drain and sewer camera inspections allows the plumber to see where the broken or clogged pipe is before tearing into your lawn. In the past trenches would be dug alongside your pipes to find the problem destroying trees, shrubs, and grass.

detecting plumbing leaks protects your lawnHelps You Save Money

You don’t need to wait to have a pipe burst to know there’s an issue with your plumbing. And waiting till then can be costly as emergency repair bills are very expensive. These camera inspections will point out any signs of problems before they get any worse which will save you money on emergency repair bills.

How Much Does It Cost?

The average cost of a drain and sewer inspection done by a licensed plumber is only a few hundred dollars. This is a huge difference if you’re considering doing it on your own. Keep in mind that the cost of the camera alone ranges between $1,000 to $15,000.

Our team at Bell Bros Hayward is experienced and knowledgeable in drain and sewer camera inspections. Schedule your appointment today!