How Does a Sewer Camera Work?

You’ve heard the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Well in the case of the sewer line in your home a picture can be worth a lot of money to you. When you have a problem in your home sewer lines at your house the problem can be caused by a number of different issues. It would certainly help to know before the digging starts what is causing the problem.

Specialized video cameras inserted into the sewer lines take the guesswork out of what is actually causing the problems. That way the best cost estimate can be given and the time needed to accomplish the fix is more accurate. The cameras are also good preventive maintenance tools that can spot potential problems in your sewer lines before they cause a backup. The cameras can spot tree roots growing into the system, minor cracks and many other potential issues that can cause you stress if they are left to fester.

What Happens In The Camera Inspection?

A miniature video camera is inserted into the sewer system in your home or business. The camera is inched through the system and video is displayed on a monitor above ground. The cameras are capable of identifying problems such as leaks, grease buildup, broken or cracked pipes tree root damage, and other obstructions. The cameras are also used after the service to assure that everything has been resolved.

Most companies will provide you with the video so that you can have it for insurance companies, adjusters or inspectors.

The video can also be a good tool for a property seller to show potential buyers.

Technology at Its Best

Miniature cameras are used for a number of things today. The camera is not really that new to the plumbing business and has been used quite successfully for years.

The improvement in technology however, has made the analysis of the problem in the sewer system much easier and much more accurate as well as less expensive to the homeowner. Technology is a good thing and the plumbing industry has made the best use of the tools it has been provided.

If you have a sewer problem in your home or business get a diagnosis with a sewer camera inspection. The inspection will save you money and give you a better idea of what’s involved with the repair in time and money.

About Preferred Plumbing & Drain

Preferred Plumbing & Drain has been providing plumbing services to the Sacramento and surrounding areas since 2004. Preferred Plumbing & Drain is a Licensed Contractor (Contractors License #856944) and a PHCC member.

With Preferred Plumbing & Drain, the estimate is always free and there is no extra charge for nights, weekends, or holidays. There are no trip or travel charges. And you approve the estimate before any work is started.