Many times when there is a sewer line backup it does not necessarily mean that the pipes are broken or need to be replaced. However, often the only way to be sure of what is going on below the surface is to look inside the pipes to see if they are just clogged or if there is additional damage that needs to be addressed. By using sewer video inspection to view the interior of the pipes, a true assessment of what is causing the problem can be ascertained.
Diagnosing Sewer Line Problems
In the past, it was often difficult to know why a sewer line was not draining properly. In many cases, it may have been assumed that the pipes needed replacing, even though they were only clogged with debris or tree roots. The use of video camera inspections gives both the sewer line technicians and the property owner a view of what is happening inside the pipes so that money is not unnecessarily wasted on unneeded repairs.
A sewer video inspection starts by attaching a high-definition camera to a fiber optic line that is snaked down through the sewer line. This gives a close up view of the interior of the pipe and can quickly find the problem without wasting time and money doing services that are not needed. The only other way to get this type of diagnosis would be to dig up the sewer line; that would have a high price tag and leave a big mess.
Benefits Of Video Camera Inspections
There are many benefits to having a video camera inspection done on sewer lines. As well as a useful diagnostic tool, they can also be used for preventive measures. Many older homes and buildings in the Seattle area have sewer pipes that have been in place for several decades. Having an inspection to determine the state of corrosion or blockages can help property owners address sewer issues preventively instead of reactively. Property owners that can benefit from sewer video inspections include:
- New homeowners. Knowing the state of the sewer lines in a new home, or in a potential new home, can save money and problems down the line.
- Drainage issues. If there have been draining problems or back ups, having a video inspection can identify the true cause.
- Old sewer lines. Property owners that have sewer lines that have not been replaced in many years can have a preventive inspection done to avoid future issues.
- Save money. Many times sewer pipes are clogged from debris or tree roots and just need a good cleaning, like a hydro-jetting service. A video inspection can eliminate costly unneeded repairs by showing the extent of the problem.
Not only does Budget Sewer provide sewer video inspections to our customers in the Seattle area, we even provide access to the videos online for their convenience. We want to provide a clear look at exactly what is going on in your sewer pipes, both for our technicians and for you.
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