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Why Do Plumbers Camera Sewer Lines?

If you are having problems with your plumbing; many times, plumbers will camera sewer lines to see what is going on. Professional plumbers will want to get a clear picture of what is causing the plumbing in your house to fail. So, if you have a plumber who goes off what you initially tell them, and they don’t test any of the appliances, then they aren’t providing you with the best service. One of the best pieces of equipment a plumber can suggest is a camera. What are the reasons why plumbers camera sewer lines?

Saving You Money

When plumbers camera sewer lines they are trying to spot the problem without having to guess and work on a part of the line that doesn’t even relate to the initial problem. Using a camera, it is easy to see inside the line and make note of where the problem is. If a plumber didn’t use a camera to spot the issue, then they would have to start digging up the line so they can expose the pipe in order to spot the problem.

Costly Sewer Problems

If you are having plumbing problems, it is best not to wait but instead to catch the problem before it is a huge plumbing disaster. You can be preventative by learning what causes sewer problems and sticking to what is best for your sewer.

What Causes Sewer Problems?

    • Household Items
    • Paper Towels
    • Sanitary Products
    • Foreign Objects
    • Tree Roots
    • Tree Roots may grow into sewer pipes
    • Older pipes are more susceptible to being invaded by roots

When to Camera Sewer Lines

There are three key moments for when to camera sewer lines:

A very good time to be camera a sewer line is before buying a home. Regular home inspections don’t include any inspection on the sewer line. Therefore, having a trusted plumbing company come out and camera your sewer line is a must. Sewer problems are a must-know when buying a new house and are a definite condition for you to note and take a look at prior to purchasing a home.

      • Backed-up Plumbing
        If more than one line is backing up then there is a possible sewer problem. Backing up includes water coming up from the drains or in the toilet can be a red flag of a sewer problem. Gurgling or bubbling sounds are also a red flag if they are coming from multiple plumbing fixtures.
      • Drain Clogs
        Similar to backing-up plumbing, a clogged drain may be another larger cause than just debris in the drain. This goes along the lines of tree roots getting into sewer lines, causing clogs and then eventually full blockages.

The Process Behind

If you suspect that there is a problem with your sewer system, give a trusted plumbing company a call. They will come out and initially use an auger to try to break up whatever is causing the blockage. However, in some cases, the problem won’t be fixed by this method. So, they can use a camera inspection that shows exactly what and where the problem is. This helps reduce the damage to your yard by preventing unnecessary excavation.

Who to Call

Not every plumbing company has the equipment to get the job done right. We at Express Plumbing Service do have all of the tools and the equipment to handle any plumbing problem you have. We are a trusted premier plumbing company that services the Treasure Valley here in Idaho. Do you have a plumbing problem? Contact us today by either calling us or going to our contact us page on our website.

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Brad Jordan

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