Sewer line repair is much more complex than most homeowners assume, and sewer camera inspections are a big part of that complexity!
It’s very likely that you’ve seen sewer camera videos when looking up certain concepts pertaining to sewer line repair. Video pipe inspections are an increasingly popular technique for plumbing companies all over the country, and it’s generally because this particular technique is one of the best ways to properly diagnose sewer pipe damage and serious backups.
Because sewer camera inspections are so widely utilized, it’s important for homeowners to have a thorough understanding as to what this process is used for and how they can treat any current or future plumbing problems within your household.
Understanding How Sewer Line Camera Inspections Work
The general purpose of a sewer line camera is to essentially be able to clearly see what exactly is causing a backup or blockage within a home or business’ sewer pipes, without having to dig up a yard or simply guess what’s happening. In the past many homeowners would have to pay for expensive repairs without even 100% knowing whether or not their plumbing issues would be adequately resolved, but cameras have done wonders in terms of maintaining plumbing clients’ peace of mind.
How these inspections work is by utilizing a very small, flexible camera that’s firmly attached to a snake-like cable. One of our technicians will feed this cable through your sewer pipes via a motor until it safely reaches the overall cause of your plumbing problem (clog, break in line, etc.).
We utilize a cutting edge radio transmitter system that allows the camera to record its physical location within your line, as well as the depth from the ground’s surface. This type of vital information makes fixing these complex issues much easier, because our technicians will know precisely where your blockage is coming from and the amount of work that’ll ultimately be needed to fix the issue once and for all!
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.
Common Types of Sewer Line Repair/Replacement
When our experts have properly identified the origin of your sewer line issues, there will typically be two options to effectively solve the plumbing problem, including:
Traditional Sewer Line Repair/Replacement
Traditional sewer line repair may be your only adequate option when a camera inspection provides evidence of bellied, sagging or collapsed pipes. The traditional route entails our team digging out a trench on your property to fully uncover the portion of your sewer line that requires repairs/replacement, and then sufficiently handling the issue.
It is sometimes possible for this traditional method to affect your lawn or even concrete driveways, which is why it’s unfortunate when this is your case’s best option.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair/Replacement
The trenchless sewer line repair method of course doesn’t require digging a trench and is much less invasive. This method entails our team of technicians creating very tiny access points to the specific areas of your damaged pipes, and then utilizing a cable that’s pulled through the existing line that also pulls the replacement line along with it into the proper positioning.
This process is rather complex, and we’ll always be available to answer your more intricate questions as to how this innovative procedure works!
Reach Out To The Beehive Plumbing Experts For More Sewer Line Repair Information!
Having a damaged sewer line is a serious issue that all homeowners should try to avoid at all costs, but when the unfortunate does occur there’s not much else you can do but get the pros to your home to get the issues efficiently resolved.
Contact us online or call us at 801-661-8155 today to talk with one of our expert technicians about how our team can support your sewer line repair needs!