Sewer Camera Inspections

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Take Advantage of Our Technology and Expertise With Drain and Sewer Video Inspections and Sewer Repairs in Detroit, MI.

The best way for our technicians to understand the problem in your drain or sewer line, and then determine how to fix that problem, is with a video examination of your pipes. Before sewer camera inspection, a plumber would need to rip up floors, walls or lawns and yards in order to determine what may be causing a pipe blockage. Now, with the help of advanced fiber optics and cameras, we can see exactly what the problem in your pipes is without destructive exploration.

There are many issues that can arise from sewer or drain blockages, but with a clear picture of what our technicians can fix for you, the job is much simpler, requires less time, and in most cases, costs you less.

When Should You Inspect Your Sewer Lines?

There are many reasons for sewer or drain blockages. Troubleshooting a cause for damaging water back ups or pipe blockages in your residential or commercial sewer lines is extremely important. Water Backing Up Into Your Home or Commercial Space Many times with burst pipes, tree root blockages, grease deposit blockages, or crushed or damaged pipes, sewage leaks can cause severe damage to property.

As well, water backing up into homes, basements, crawl spaces, etc. create unsafe living and working conditions. If you are experiencing a sewage or drain back up, determining the cause of it as soon as possible will save you time, money, and your property. It is important to perform emergency sewer camera inspections on your lines if water is backing up on your property from a drain or sewer line.

Large Trees in the Yard or Recent Ground Movement

If there are large trees growing in your yard close to your sewer lines, there is a good chance that their roots can cause blockages if they break into the pipes. If you have a large tree in your yard or on your property, routine sewer camera inspections are a good idea. If a root does break into your pipes, the only way to find out for sure is through video exploration of your pipeline.

Detecting a root entry in your sewer line early on is a sure way to avoid property damage and costly repairs.  Similarly, recent ground movement can shift, crush, or crack pipes, leading to blockages or water back ups. If there has been an earthquake, construction, or landscaping done on or around your property, a sewer camera inspection should be done in order to prevent future issues with your lines.

Old Home, New Home, or Routine Inspections

Sewer camera inspections can be save you money when done routinely or when moving into a new or old home, or if your home is older and needs a sewage inspection. Diligent home care should involve getting the sewer lines inspected regularly.  Houses built before the 1990s commonly used clay piping instead of more durable modern materials. Often, clay piping can burst, be crushed, or break at the joints after long use or physical damage.

Before moving into a older home, a standard house inspection will typically not include a sewer and drain video inspection. If the previous owner can’t tell you what kind of sewer lines are installed, then an examination of the pipes can save you from expensive sewer repairs. As well, newer homes can sometimes have improperly installed or damaged sewer lines from the get­go.

Sewer Camera Inspections Pinpoint Line Blockages

The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors are committed to providing our customers with quick and inexpensive sewer repairs. That’s why we are determined to troubleshoot any sewer line problem as fast as possible to get the job started as soon as we can. A crucial part of this troubleshooting is a sewer camera inspection. Line blockages and other sewer pipe damage is easy to diagnose when we can see inside of the pipe line with our cameras. A sewer pipe camera is a long fiber optic cable attached to head that houses the video capturing unit. The camera will send back an image of what it sees to a monitor it is connected to and can record the video as well for further analysis.

The camera and cable are small and can fit into almost all commercial and household pipelines. As the length of the cable increases the further the camera goes down the drain, the distance it travels is recorded, allowing our technicians to determine exactly where they need to do their work. This means there is almost no need for damaging exploratory plumbing. Our experts can find, show, and explain to you exactly what they need to do with a sewer camera inspection.

Sewer Lines are Easily Accessible for Video Inspection

As the camera unit and cable are designed especially for pipeline exploration, there is usually no need for any digging or exploratory plumbing when determining a cause of a sewer or drain line problem. Points of entry for the sewer camera can be any sewer access point in your home or commercial space, including the problem area. Typically, the camera will run the length of the pipelines on your property to where they meet municipal sewer lines.

Not only will you have a clear idea of what is going on with your sewer lines, you will have a map of the pipes on your property with measured lengths as well.

Why Drain and Sewer Video Inspection?

Taking advantage of The Sewer Repair Doctor’s technology and expertise with a sewer camera inspection is the right choice when it comes to planning out sewer line repairs or routine property maintenance. Video pipeline inspections provide valuable knowledge for you and our repair experts that will save you time and money on sewer repairs.

Buying a home requires diligent property inspection and standard home inspections do not usually include a detailed sewer line examination. New homes cab have faulty sewer systems and a video inspection will let you get to know more about the property you are purchasing, and can possibly save you thousands in repairs down the road. Old homes might have clay pipe sewer lines that are suceptible to breakages and a routine inspection and pipe replacement will avoid repairing costly water damage from line blockages. Trees and ground movements are common causes of sewer line damage and routine inspections can find an issue before it gets worse.

Recurring sewer problems can be treated with quick fixes based on a good guess, but its much more efficient, and much cheaper, to pinpoint the cause of a sewer or drain line problem. Good property maintenance includes routinely inspecting the integrity of your sewer lines. Knowing is half the battle with sewer line repairs, and best guesses never save you time and money. A sewer camera inspection will.