Why You Need a Video Sewer Inspection
Video sewer inspection is a common service performed by professional plumbers. While plumbers and realtors highly recommend it, it is not a requirement of the home buying process. Yet, it can be a vital tool in assessing the property you are buying. A small investment in this checkup can help save thousands of dollars in repairs, as a video sewer inspection can find any number of issues with a plumbing system, including:
- Blocked drains
- Roots in drains
- Collapsed pipes and much more.
Why You Need a Video Sewer Inspection If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom or kitchen, you should consider calling for a video sewer inspection to ensure that your plumbing system will be able to handle the additional wastewater that comes with it. However, it is usually more common for homeowners to call for video sewer inspections when there is a blockage or other issue that can’t be cleaned manually, or where they need help locating the blockage. Many Atlanta homeowners love trees and have trees growing around their homes, near the plumbing system. When small cracks form in the pipes, tree roots will enter the pipes searching for nutrition and water, and as they grow, the cracks will become larger as the tree roots continue taking up more space inside the pipes. Eventually, the pipes will be clogged by the roots and debris that becomes stuck to them. Separated or cracked pipes can also cost a lot of money to repair, and a video sewer inspection can quickly pinpoint the issue, allowing you to implement fixes before it bursts and floods your home. If your sewers are blocked up, it may be difficult to know where you should dig. Now you don’t have to guess any longer – video sewer inspection cameras can show you the severity of the clog, while you can use it in conjunction with locating equipment to locate the exact spot where the clog is.
What to Expect When You Order Video Sewer Inspection
When you call Ridgeway Mechanical for a video sewer inspection, we will run a video line down the branch lines in your home’s plumbing system. Branch lines are the pipes that run from the drains in your kitchen and bathroom to the sewer line. While smaller, cheaper video sewer scopes exist for homeowners; you should consider that plumbing companies own systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars. These units have powerful lights and features that improve the accuracy of the inspection. Probably the most powerful function is the fact that the cameras are equipped with transmitters to help with leak detection and the location of clogs. Additionally, professional video sewer inspection units can reach far into the sewer system, all the way to the municipal sewer line. During the inspection, you will be able to see exactly what’s happening inside your pipes on the monitor. The image will self-correct to ensure you always see the visuals right-way-up. Once the camera has found the blockage, the technician will wave the location device at ground level, until he finds the transmission signal from the camera. He will mark the spot where the trench will be dug before retrieving the camera. Depending on the type of blockage and the location, the technician may recommend a trenchless sewer repair. Do you suspect that you may have a leak or blockage? Call Ridgeway Mechanical today to book your video sewer inspection.