What Common Problems Are Found in a Sewer Drain Inspection?
Whether you’re dealing with a reoccurring slow-moving drain in your
home, unexplained spikes in your water bill, or another type of draining
problem, a thorough inspection of your system via your sewer drains allows
us to quickly locate the problem and offer you a reliable, affordable solution.
Some of the most common problems we find during a drain inspection include:
Low Points – If your sewer sags or bellies, it can create the perfect trap for dirt
and other debris to build, often leading to a large clog or obstruction
that reoccurs even after cleaning. If the low point is ignored for long
enough, the seals on your pipes may come undone, leading to disastrous
results. Our cameras provide our team the chance to locate the exact point
where your pipe sags and should be repaired.
Offset Pipes – Whether shifting is due to weather, earthquakes, or another environmental
change, a large enough offset of your pipe can lead to an obstruction
in flow. Once the area is identified, a few repair options will be presented,
including minimally invasive
trenchless sewer repair.
Physical Obstructions – From a tree root or rock to an unlucky rodent that found its way through
a crack, physical obstructions could be the cause of your drain problems.
Depending on what exactly is stuck in your system, our team should be
able to complete a thorough cleaning and repair to make sure the chance
of it happening again is reduced.
Gunk Build-Up – Your pipe’s walls trap a little bit of everything that passes through
your system, from soap to leftover cooking grease. Since grease and oil
aren’t water-soluble, the trapped gunk will eventually lead to a
major clog and prohibit the free flow of waste. Using
jet cleaning, we can get your pipes looking like new usually within the same service.
The added benefit of video inspections is that everything is recorded,
allowing you to compare the before and after videos of our work.
Pipe Damage – Ultimately, the chance of discovering that your sewer pipes are collapsing
or cracking depends on the exact materials used and the age of your pipes.
If the water flow is not obstructed and no signs of damage are occurring,
there may not be anything that needs to be done! Regardless of the severity
of your plumbing damage, our team can locate the cause via our drain camera
We recommend having a video inspection of your system completed at least
once a year. If your system is older than a decade, you may need to have your system
inspected more often, around every six months or so.
Even if you’re currently not experiencing any problems with your
drains or plumbing and sewer system, you should have your sewer system
inspected regularly to ensure everything is working properly. Just like
the rest of your system, routine inspection and maintenance is key to
preventing future plumbing emergencies and headaches.
More often than not, sewer camera inspections in Orange County cost a great
deal less than any type of sewer line repair, replacement, or relining
would cost. When you have your sewer system inspected via a video camera,
you are ensuring your drain specialist has the best view of your pipes,
allowing them to provide a more accurate diagnosis and recommended solution.
When you want to schedule a video drain inspection in Orange County, reach
out to our team by phone at
contacting us online!