Sewer Plumbers Best Friend: The Camera For Sewer Location And Inspection

root intrusion inspected with sewer camera

Sewer Camera Inspection

A camera inspection is a vital part of keeping your property’s sewer line working properly and effectively. Whether it’s a residential or commercial property, a sewer camera inspection can help property owners maintain their sewer line and identify issues before they become a bigger problem.

What is a Sewer Camera Inspection?

sewer camera inspection  is a process that inspects a property’s sewer line by inserting a video camera in the sewer pipe. Potential issues can be identified and located with a high resolution video camera. Some problems that can be identified are leaks, cracks, breaks and blockages, such as roots.

The Sewer Camera Inspection Process

A sewer camera inspection, done properly, could mean the difference between lots of time and expense wasted (without being any closer to knowing what the problem is)—and getting a clear read on the problem with the “best case” advisement given as to how to solve it.

A service technician finds a point of access, such as a sewer clean out. A camera is then fed into the sewer pipe and run through the entire length of the sewer line until it reaches the city’s sanitary main. Throughout this process, the sewer line is inspected for flaws. See the video below for an example of a sewer camera inspection.

Why Obtain a Sewer Camera Inspection?

A sewer camera inspection is critical to keeping your sewer line working properly. Camera inspections are able to identify issues within your sewer line, before there is a backup event. Problems that can cause a backup event are:

  • Clogged/blocked sewer pipes
  • Root intrusions
  • Cracked/broken sewer pipes

Although a small crack or blockage may not seem like a big deal, these issues can quickly become a major problem – and cost you a lot of time and money trying to diagnose or repair them.