When Is a Sewer Scope Needed?
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Bad sewage odors usually indicate there is a problem within a sewer or septic system. Most odors originate from a leak in a sewer drain line that allows waste and bad smells to seep out. In some cases, bad odors indicate the settling of sewage within lines that could result from a clog. Either way, a camera inspection will reveal what problems could exist and how to eliminate odors
SLOW DRAIN/SEWER BACK-UP
If you are noticing slower drains, odds are there is an obstruction or blockage that is preventing wastewater from making its way to the sewer system. A more obvious sign is when you begin to notice sewage back up coming from your toilet, showers, and sinks.
THE HOME IS OLDER THAN 30 YEARS
The older the home, the more critical it is you get the pipes tested. It isn’t uncommon for older homes to have been built with clay or concrete pipes. And clay and concrete pipes are more susceptible to root intrusion. On the other hand, we have seen brand new construction fail sewer inspections.
Common Types of Repairs That Camera Inspections Identify
Sewer camera inspections can properly identify just about every serious issue your sewer lines may be enduring, including the following common repairs:
Tree Root Infiltration: This is a very common issue for many homeowners, especially with older homes that are still utilizing clay, cast iron and other types of porous pipes. A tree’s roots will always be seeking water as they grow and develop, so if there are any weaknesses in your sewer pipes then they’ll inevitably grow into them to get to the water
Cracked, Collapsed or Broken Pipes: Because cameras will be fed within your actual pipe system, our technicians will easily be able to tell if your pipes have been damaged or altered in any way.
Serious Blockages: There are many instances in which there may not be any actual structural damage affecting your pipes, but a continued disposal of things that shouldn’t enter your plumbing system has created a serious buildup of gunk, grease and other blockage debris.
Bellied or Sagging Sewer Lines: Sometimes sewer pipes will begin to sag, and when this happens this particular section will cause waste to become bellied and result in repeated blockages.
How long do They Take?
A typical sewer inspection can take only 15-30 minutes. The length of the inspection also depends on the sewer pipe access, length and configuration (turns) in the line and the number of issues needing identified and located.
Who can Conduct an Inspection for me?
We're glad you asked! Dunne Inspection Services can. Simply click the yellow button below, it will direct you to our online scheduling page. Thank you for choosing Dunne Inspection Services for your Sewer Inspection.