If you are having issues with your sewer line, a plumber may recommend that you have a video sewer inspection. A video sewer inspection consists of feeding a small camera through your sewage pipe to help identify problems with the pipe. This is one of the fastest and more reliable ways to identify problems in the pipe and where exactly those problems exist within the sewer line. Here are a few of the problems that a video sewer inspection can help to identify.
Cracks or Punctures in the Pipe
One of the problems that a video sewer inspection can identify is cracks or punctures in the pipe. Cracks or punctures within a pipe can cause water and sewage to leak out of the pipe. The video inspection helps a plumber to see exactly how large the crack or puncture is and where it is within the pipe. This can help them determine what type of repair is needed and where they need to dig to access the damaged portion of the pipe.
Misaligned Pipe Sections
Another problem that a video sewer inspection can help to identify is misaligned pipe sections. As your pipes age, they may begin to shift. This typically happens where the pipes are connected to each other. If one pipe shifts downward from the connection, your pipes may become un-level. Debris may have problems passing through the misaligned pipe sections. An inspection can identify where these sections are, so a plumber can quickly access and repair them.
Obstructions In the Pipe
If your sinks, showers or toilets are constantly clogging, you may have an obstruction in your sewer line. A video sewer inspection can help to identify what is causing the obstruction, such as tree roots, grease, or things like food and toilet paper. Once the type of clog has been identified, a plumber can determine the best route of action to take to remove the clog, allowing water to flow through your sewage system properly again.
A video sewer inspection is not cheap. However, it can help a plumber determine exactly what is going on with your sewer line and where within the sewer line the problem exists. Ultimately, this helps a plumber to correctly diagnose and fix the problem. If you are having problems with your sewer line and suspect you may have a clog or a leak, contact Rapid Rooter Inc today to have a video sewer inspection completed on your sewer line.