As a homeowner, you may not often think about your sewer system. However, it’s an essential part of your home’s plumbing and should be maintained just like any other system in your house. In fact, ignoring sewer problems can lead to costly repairs and potential health hazards. Fortunately, camera inspections can help prevent these issues from going unseen.
What is a Camera Inspection?
A camera inspection is a process where a plumber inserts a camera into your home’s sewer system to identify any issues that may be present. The camera is connected to a monitor, allowing the plumber to see the inside of the pipes and identify any areas of concern.
Why Should You Consider a Camera Inspection?
There are many benefits to having a camera inspection done on your home’s sewer system. Here are just a few:
- Identify Issues Early: A camera inspection can detect any issues that may be present in your sewer system, including blockages, cracks, or breaks. Early detection can prevent small problems from turning into larger, more costly repairs.
- Save Money: By detecting issues early, you can save money on costly repairs in the long run. Additionally, camera inspections can prevent the need for unnecessary digging and excavation, which can add to the cost of repairs.
- Avoid Health Hazards: Sewer problems can lead to health hazards such as sewage backups, which can cause serious health problems for you and your family. A camera inspection can identify any issues that may be present and prevent these health hazards from occurring.
- Ensure Proper Functioning: A camera inspection can ensure that your sewer system is functioning properly. This can help prevent issues such as slow drainage or backups, which can be inconvenient and disruptive to your daily routine.
How Does a Camera Inspection Work?
A camera inspection is a relatively simple process that can be completed in just a few hours. Here’s what you can expect during a camera inspection:
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
Before the camera inspection, your plumber will likely conduct a pre-inspection to determine the condition of your sewer system. This may involve looking at the outside of your home to identify any potential issues, such as root intrusion or broken pipes.
Step 2: Camera Inspection
Once the pre-inspection is complete, your plumber will insert a camera into your home’s sewer system. The camera will be slowly moved through the pipes, allowing your plumber to identify any issues that may be present. The camera will also provide a real-time view of the inside of your pipes, allowing your plumber to identify any potential future issues.
Step 3: Post-Inspection
After the camera inspection is complete, your plumber will review the footage and identify any areas of concern. They will provide you with a detailed report of their findings and recommend any necessary repairs.
What Can a Camera Inspection Detect?
A camera inspection can detect a wide range of issues that may be present in your home’s sewer system. Here are just a few:
- Blockages: A camera inspection can detect any blockages that may be present in your sewer system. This can include things like tree roots, grease buildup, or foreign objects.
- Cracks: Cracks in your sewer pipes can lead to leaks and other issues. A camera inspection can detect any cracks or breaks that may be present in your pipes.
- Bellied Pipes: Bellied pipes occur when a section of the pipe sinks or dips, creating a low spot where waste can accumulate. A camera inspection can detect any bellied pipes that may be present in your sewer system.
- Corrosion: Corrosion can occur over time and can cause your pipes to weaken and break. A camera inspection can detect any signs of corrosion that may be present in your pipes.
In conclusion, taking care of your home's sewer system is just as important as maintaining any other system in your home. With the power of camera inspections, you can identify any potential issues early, save money on costly repairs, prevent health hazards, and ensure that your sewer system is functioning properly.
Don't wait for a small problem to turn into a large, expensive repair. Contact a Titanium Plumbing and Heating to schedule a camera inspection of your sewer system today.