Our team uses an advanced drain camera, which is mounted on a specialized pushrod. This camera is inserted into the main building drain and building sewer line, providing us with clear, full-color, high-resolution pictures and videos of the conditions inside your home’s most expensive plumbing component. By doing so, we can quickly identify and diagnose any current or potential issues before they cause clogs or sewage backups that could lead to expensive repairs. With our sewer scope inspection service, you can have peace of mind knowing that your plumbing system is in top shape
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 sewer pipes. A tree’s roots will always be seeking water as they grow and develop, if there is any weak spots in your sewer pipes, they’ll inevitably grow into them to get to the water.
Cracked, Collapsed or Broken Pipes: Camera will be fed into your sewer pipe system and our Inspectors will be able to identify 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 damage affecting your pipes, but a continued disposal of things that shouldn’t enter your plumbing system may have created a serious build-up of gunk, grease other blockage debris.
Bellied or Sagging Sewer Lines: Sometimes sewer pipes begin to sag, when this happens that particular section will cause waste to become bellied and result in repeated blockages.
How long do they take?
A typical sewer scope inspection can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. The length of the inspection depends on the sewer pipe access, length and configuration (turns) in the line and the number of issues needing to be identified and located.
Who can conduct an inspection for me?
We’re glad you asked! Dunne Inspection Services can. Simply click here, it will direct you to our online scheduling page.
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.
IF 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, concrete or Orange Burg pipes. Clay and concrete pipes are more susceptible to root intrusion, while Orange Burg is more susceptible to collapse. On the other hand, we have seen brand new constructions fail sewer scope inspections.
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