Do you have a sewer problem? If you do, the truth is, you probably have no idea where the leak or blockage may be. In times past, the dig points were a matter of making an educated guess. However, with new technology such as sewer video cameras and locating equipment, we can quickly and easily locate the block, crack or break in your system.
A sewer video inspection is done by a camera attached to a snake line. The video records where there are cracks, tree roots, collapsed lines, clogs and any other problem that may be keeping your sewer lines from functioning properly. This allows us to see the problem up close and give us real-time details.
While having a regular sewer video inspection done isn’t typical, you may consider having it done if you plan to add a bathroom or do any remodeling in the bathroom or kitchen area. Due to the increased volume of wastewater involved, we recommend the inspection to ensure that your lines can handle the increased needs.
In our area, so many homes have older sewer lines, and many properties have large trees. Decaying lines and tree roots are two of the more common problems when it comes to issues with your plumbing.
The most frequent reason for having a video inspection done on your sewer lines is due to a potential problem. If you are experiencing any of the following, we recommend an inspection:
- Slow drains
- Gurgling drains
- Backed up drains
- Sewer odor in the home
- Have large mature trees on the property
- Sink holes in your yard
Another pertinent time to have us inspect sewer lines is when you are considering the purchase of a new home. Sewer problems are not always obvious. When looking at a new home, you typically run water through the faucets, flush toilets, check hose outlets, etc. Doing so does not show you the complete picture of the condition of the sewer lines. Even if all systems seem in good order, this doesn’t mean the sewer system is in good working order. A sewer video inspection can reveal unknown issues that can be addressed prior to closing and prevent future damage.
As the video/camera unit and the cable are specifically designed for inspecting the pipeline, we typically do not need to dig when determining a cause of a drain line or sewer problem. We can use almost any point of entry in your home or at your place of business to determine where the problem is. In most instances, the camera will run the length of the sewer line on your property to where it conjoins with the city’s sewer lines. Not only does this give us a clear picture of your problem, it will also provide you with a map of your entire system with precise measurements of your lines.
At E & K Contractors, we will come out, inspect your lines with the use of our sewer video inspection tools, and be able to determine the problem, and provide you with a solution to repair it.