Sewer Inspection

Workman assembling drainpipe system on construction siteWhat is a Sewer Line Inspection?

A sewer line inspection is performed when there is a suspected problem within your sewer pipes. We use a high-resolution video camera to perform an inspection of the pipes in your sewer system. The camera is attached to a flexible rod that travels through the entire pipe to locate and identify any issues within the sewer system. One of our certified plumbing professionals will operate the camera and recommend the best method for repair or replacement.

Advantages of a Video Sewer Line Inspection

Recent advances in technology have eliminated the need for having to break ground in order to inspect a sewer line. This saves time, money, and will protect your yard during the process. Radio transmitters attached to the camera allow us to record the exact location of any sewer line issues, and real-time video transmission gives us a visual of the problem itself. There is no guesswork involved!

When Should a Sewer Inspection be Performed?

Most of the time, a sewer inspection is performed after multiple instances of drain line backups, slow drains, or clogs in your sinks, toilets, or showers. Additionally, we recommend having a sewer inspection performed before you buy a home. This will ensure that the sewer lines will not require expensive repairs in the future.

Possible Sewer Line Problems

There are many possible reasons why a sewer line would not be functioning correctly. Some of the most common sewer line problems include clogs, leaks, or breaks. These are often caused by:

  • Tree root invasion (tree roots sneak in through seams in the pipe and interfere with the flow)
  • Lack of maintenance (sending feminine hygiene products, hair, grease, or thick toilet paper down the drains can cause backups)
  • Earthquakes/ground shifting
  • Improper support when installed
  • Extreme fluctuations in temperature/weather

If you notice any clogged drains, irregular noises, or foul smells coming from your plumbing, contact Pete Fer & Son. One of our service professionals will be able to quickly diagnose and fix your sewer issues.