The Benefits and Limitations of Sewer Camera Inspection

Sewer line replacement is one of the top 4 most expensive home repairs for homeowners. And if your sewer has started to smell, your drains aren’t draining, or you’re experiencing leaks, it’s time to get a professional involved.

But you want to be sure that whoever does the job does it right. And part of that means being an informed homeowner.

One of the best options for detecting sewer pipe problems without breaking the bank is using sewer camera inspection. But it won’t be able to find everything.

Keep reading for the what sewer camera inspection is, how it can help your home, and what it won’t be able to do.

What Is Sewer Camera Inspection?

To keep it basic, sewer camera inspection is when your plumber is able to take a camera attached to a flexible line through your sewer pipes. Then they are able to watch a live feed of exactly what’s happening inside your home’s pipes.

This helps your plumber be able to determine exactly what’s going on in your pipes and how to fix it.

What Are the Benefits?

Having a sewer camera inspection done has several benefits for both you and your home.

  • Finds The Problems: With a camera that can get a full 360-degree view, your plumber is able to get a really good view of the problem happening in your pipes. It can find the source so you can start focusing on getting it fixed.
  • Prevents Problems: If your home is more of a fixer-upper, getting a preventative drain camera inspection could help you avoid major issues before they become a top-tier expense.
  • Saves You Money: Sewer pipe repairs can be very expensive, even causing many homeowners to take out loans. And using a sewer line camera is the least invasive option to ensure that they’re working properly.

What Are the Limitations?

While a plumbing camera can find the source of your problem, it won’t be able to locate a leak.

Because the camera is inside of your pipes, it can’t show when fluid is escaping them. While you may be able to see a hole or crack from the camera, it can be hard to tell the difference between that and debris from your sewage.

Ultimately, the using a plumbing camera to get a look is great, but you can’t use the camera alone to be sure of locating the leak. Be sure to use a professional who can use multiple methods to determine where your leak is.

Solving and Preventing Home Leaks

Your house is not only an investment, it’s your home. And keeping it safe and preventing damage is a top priority for us.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you prevent leaks and keep your pipes in their best shape.