We Offer In-Depth Sewer Camera Inspections – We Won’t Miss a Thing
Small plumbing issues can sometimes be resolved with a plunger, some elbow grease, and a bit of know-how, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, if the problem grows and becomes indicative of larger, hidden issues, calling in a licensed expert to perform a sewer camera inspection is a must.
What’s a Sewer Camera Inspection?
A sewer camera inspection is an effective way to find the source of your plumbing problems, without having to dig up your yard or tear up your home in the process. Essentially, a waterproof camera is attached to a long, flexible rod that is then snaked into your pipes. This technology gives our techs a thorough view of your system, without having to use up a ton of time and labor in the process.
With our quality equipment, we can see just about anything, no matter where your pipes are located (be it under your home, behind walls, beneath concrete, or somewhere else). And once any damages, obstructions, or other issues are spotted, we can then move forward with the best plan for correcting them. When it comes to pipes and plumbing, we’re equipped to handle it all.
What Issues Do Plumbers Usually Find?
What are the most common plumbing problems sewer camera inspections uncover?
- Damaged Pipes: If your pipes are older and made of metal, they’ll be more prone to corrode. This affects the water quality in your home and can cause significant leaking, too. Pipes can also shift overtime, which will affect the overall efficiency of your plumbing.
- Tree Root Troubles: If there are any gaps or openings in your pipes, tree roots will be drawn to them as a water source. And, as they further infiltrate this opening, it’ll only become harder for your pipes to transport water.
- Clogs or Blockages: There are lots of reasons why a pipe might become clogged up, but a camera inspection will get to the root of it in no time. And if this is the case, it’s nothing our sewer rodding services can’t resolve.
- Sagging Sewer Lines: If a section of your sewer pipe starts sagging, it can lead to a lot of trouble, like blockages and other damage. This is one issue you’ll definitely want to spot early, so that fixes can be administered before more problems occur.
Signs You’re Due for a Sewer Camera Inspection
In your home…
- Your toilet is clogging up more, and plunging is proving less and less effective.
- Foul odors are making their way from your drains and into your household.
- Your drains are extra noisy when draining.
- Your drains are backing up sewage into your sink or shower.
- Your drains are draining slower than normal.
- When draining the sink or tub, your toilet bubbles.
In your yard…
- You notice unusual wet spots throughout your lawn.
- Certain patches of your grass are unusually green.
- There’s a distinct sewage-like smell in your yard and/or surrounding your home.
Are You Buying a Home?
If you’re in the market for a new house and think you’ve found your dream home, it’s a good idea to have a sewer camera inspection completed. When it comes to sewer lines, there’s simply no way of knowing for sure that the ones in your (potential) new home are up to par without an in-depth overview. And if they’re not, you could wind up with a huge – and expensive – mess on your hands down the line.
Spotting any issues early can ensure you’re not paying more than you should for a new house, and it ensures you won’t be hit with any heart-sinking problems a few months down the line, either. And if all looks well, then that’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about throughout the moving process.
And while we’re on the subject, keep in mind that most homes that have been around for a couple of decades or more are more at risk for experiencing sewer-related issues. If your home (or the one you’re about to buy) is on the older side, there’s a good chance your piping is either not up to code, about to fail, or potentially still connected to a cesspool, which isn’t ideal.
Play it safe. Schedule a sewer camera inspection with our team now to avoid a headache later on.
Locate Issues Early With Help From Us
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again… when it comes to sewer issues, spotting problems early on is key! Call us to your home in Naperville, Aurora, or anywhere nearby by dialing 630-978-9696 today to ensure you get the repairs and preventive maintenance you need sooner, rather than later. You can also book online! We look forward to speaking with you soon.