A blocked sewer line is one of the most common plumbing issues
that homeowners encounter. Until recently, the only option to find the source of a blockage was destructive pipe excavation, but with the development of sewer line camera technology, there is now a more efficient solution. So, here we will explore the benefits of a video sewer line inspection.
Removing the Guesswork
A video pipe inspection provides no guess diagnostics that allow your plumber to determine the exact area where the pipe is blocked. This is far more accurate compared to a manual pipe inspection. The high quality images generated by the camera allows your plumber to trace the location and nature of the underlying problem without the need to resort to guesswork.
In the past, any issues with your sewer line would result in most of your driveway and large areas of your yard needing to be excavated. Since your sewer line runs from your home into the street, a blockage or damage could occur at any point. So, most of the line would have needed to be exposed to check for damage. A video pipe inspection allows you to eliminate the need to tear apart your existing infrastructure or dig up your yard. Your plumber will be able to identify the underlying problem with a minimal amount of disruption to both your home and landscaping. Although there may still be a need to dig an area of your yard to make any repairs, the affected area is usually very small and limited to the specific location of the problem.
Since a manual pipe inspection requires digging up large portions of the pipework to diagnose the issue, it is very inefficient. In addition to performing the actual repairs, a great deal of time is required just for digging. Since a video inspection can locate a problem without digging in far less time, it allows you to get back to your normal, everyday life in next to no time.
Since video inspection eliminates the need for digging, it is not only time effective, but also far more cost effective. Your plumbing estimate won’t be padded with equipment hire and labor costs to dig your yard and find the underlying problem. This means that it is far more cost effective and convenient.
Video inspection techniques have become more widely used in recent years and can provide homeowners with a faster, less costly and less disruptive method of solving sewer line issues. An inspection can be used to diagnose a clog or damaged line, but it can also be used to check on the state of your sewer line to determine if cleaning is needed to prevent future problems. So, there is no need to worry that a clog could disrupt your landscaping and leave your driveway out of action for days at a time. An appointment for a video inspection could have the underlying issue diagnosed in no time, so you can schedule a repair.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.