If you’re moving into a new location a sewer camera inspection helps ensure that your new space is safe. Many people tend to overlook the importance of the condition of their sewer line because it’s not usually included in a home inspection. A reputable plumbing company can assist with this inspection and the camera footage is an extra perk to have for reference. 

What sewer line problems can be found in a sewer camera inspection and how will you benefit? Keep reading to find out.

Main Reasons for Sewer Camera Inspection

A sewer camera inspection is performed with a tiny camera that records the lateral sewer line in a residence leading from the foundation to the main sewer line. This recording helps to locate any potential problems that exist within the pipeline. These types of inspections are most commonly done for buildings 20 years or older. Here’s why:

Sewer Line Problems

A sewer line can get damaged in a number of different ways. For example, tree roots can find small cracks in the line and push their way through. This will result in blockage and plumbing issues that you wouldn’t necessarily assume came from trees. Plumbers will perform a sewer camera inspection and be able to identify the invasion of the roots. 

Indicators of Plumbing Issues

There are certain signs a plumber will look for before performing a sewer camera inspection to determine whether the sewer line has been damaged. If the plumber observes any of the following they will use the inspection to confirm. 

  • Foul odor coming from the drain.
  • Wet and soggy lawn.
  • Rodent and insect infestation within the home caused by a broken pipeline.
  • Mold and mildew.
  • Broken slabs and wall cracks.

Benefits & Risks

Generally, a sewer scope inspection is a small price to pay to help you identify an existing issue before enough damage results in the need for expensive repairs. Get the peace of mind that you know your sewer line is in good condition so you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on replacements and plumbing work. Additional benefits of a sewer camera inspection include:

  • Eliminating the need for digging. If the sewer line bursts the plumber will have to dig up the yard to make repairs. Without an inspection, there is no way to know exactly where the leak is coming from. Avoid the need for excessive digging by spending the extra fee to locate where exactly the issue is.
  • Having a video for reference. Having a video that shows that your sewer line is in good condition is a great asset if you’re selling your property. This will provide evidence to potential owners that nothing is damaged down there and eliminate the need for them to have the sewer camera inspection performed themselves.

Have Your Sewer Inspected Today

Need someone to perform a sewer inspection camera for your residence? Flow-Rite Plumbing can help! We offer affordable plumbing services to Milwaukee and the surrounding area, including:

  • Leak repair & detection
  • Drain clearing, cleaning, and replacement
  • Tankless water heater repair & installation
  • Emergency plumbing services
  • Sewer inspection
  • And more

Reach out today to get your free quote or schedule an appointment!