Sewer Line Video Inspection
Sewer lines cannot be viewed without the use of a camera unless you dig them up. We provide a sewer line inspection via the use of a video camera, of the main sewer line from the structure to the city connection in the street or septic tank connection. This process can help to locate and identify any blockages or problem areas within the line and help to avoid any future surprises.
The technician on site will try to locate the best possible clean out available on the exterior or interior of the structure. If a cleanout is not available, a toilet will have to be pulled (and re-installed with a new seal) or a vent on the roof may be used for entry.
The full color camera with a transmitter attached to 300 feet of fiber optic cable is then sent down the line to show the condition of the pipe, live on the full screen computer monitor at the other end. We are also equipped with a locator that will find the transmitter if necessary. That will help to locate the area where the potential problem is found.
Throughout the entire course of the video inspection, the technician will explain the process and any discoveries that may be relevant. He will be available to answer any questions that the client may have and will provide a dvd of the video scope on site.
The sewer drain line connects a structure containing plumbing fixtures such as a toilet, sink, shower, bathtub, etcetera to the city sewer connection in the street or a private septic system. These lines are underground and therefore not visible. The materials are not meant to last forever and have a limited life expectancy. Over time, pipes deteriorate and become brittle. They may be damaged, cracked or disconnected or offset by wear or ground movement. Blockages by tree roots are the most common cause of sewer line problems. Repairs to sewer line issues can range from $500 to $25,000 and up depending on the degree of damage to the sewer and damage to the structure due to back up. A video inspection is the only way to detect potential problems in the line before they become a disaster.
Yard drains are installed around a structure in a system designed to carry excess water away from the structure. These types of drains are also subject to the same types of damage and blockages as those sewer lines.