Why You Need a Sewer Video Inspection

Posted on April 25, 2018
Have you noticed an unpleasant sewer gas odor inside your home lately? Is your water not draining as fast as it used to? Previously, a problem in your sewer line meant a lot of work, a lot of educated guesses, and a lot of digging. Thankfully, video cameras have changed all that. Now, plumbers use sophisticated machinery in the form of sewer video cameras and locating equipment to pinpoint the location of the leak.
Image shows a camera-line-inspection in process.

How Does Sewer Video Inspection Work?

A flexible rod, extending as much as 330 feet, with a fiber optic camera at the tip is inserted into the underground sewer lines for inspection. Video images are transmitted to the camera operator, our plumber, to determine the condition of the pipes, and location of the problem. Transmitters on the camera communicate the depth and physical location of any blockage point. Using a location device at ground level, the technician can pinpoint the exact point of the blockage.

How Are Sewer Video Inspections Best Used?

Sewer video inspections help plumbers troubleshoot many problems, including…
  • Pipe Questions: In Broward County, sewer pipes are constructed with cast iron, galvanized piping, or clay matter. A sewer camera inspection can easily determine the type of system in your home.
  • Checking Your Sewer System Connections: A sewer camera inspection can check your system’s fittings and other connections to ensure everything is functioning at its best.
  • Drainage or Stoppage Issues: Sewer pipes flow downhill, using the power of gravity. When something – a tree rot, waste, or debris – causes your system to malfunction, a sewer camera inspection can find the stoppage.
If you feel you would benefit from a sewer camera inspection, contact usRaider Rooter has been providing South Florida with reliable, affordable and high-quality plumbing services since 1978. Let us put our expertise to work for you.

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