Sewer Line Camera Inspection 101
Septic systems, main drain lines, and similar segments of your home's plumbing system can be damaged by all sorts of things. Whether you're dealing with a sizeable clog, a flow problem, or a broken sewer line, it's important that you can isolate the problem before any repair work is started. That's why many plumbing contractors and other professionals offer sewer line camera inspections. Here's a look at what you need to understand about sewer line camera inspections.
How Do You Know if You Have a Septic Line Problem?
Knowing that you have a septic line problem is the first step toward identifying and addressing that problem. That means it's important for you to know the signs of problems with your septic lines.
Slow drains, clogging toilets, and backups in your drains are all signs that your septic lines aren't draining the way that they should. Bubbling and gurgling when your drains empty can also be a sign of slow draining, usually caused by a blockage or poor vacuum in your drain lines. Additionally, any saturated areas in your yard in the area where your plumbing lines run can also indicate that there's a problem with your septic drain lines.
How Do You Determine the Cause of a Septic Line Problem?
There are two primary ways to identify the source of a problem with your septic lines. You can call a plumber who may dig up your plumbing in the yard to find the source of the issue. You may also call a professional who can inspect the pipes without having to dig up anything. This is done with sewer line cameras to inspect the condition of the pipes as well as any potential obstructions.
Why Choose Camera Inspections for Septic Line Problems?
There are a few reasons to opt for camera inspections to identify the source of a septic line problem. First, since camera inspections prevent the need for digging up your plumbing lines to inspect them, it's usually more affordable and efficient. You can find out the cause of the problem much faster, which reduces the labor costs as well.
Additionally, when you opt for camera inspections for your sewer lines, it reduces the amount of cleanup and restoration work you will have to do when the work is done. The only digging that will be done, and the only sections of lawn that will need to be restored, is just what's in the immediate area of the plumbing that needs to be repaired.