Blocked sewer lines are a plumbing issue that many Alto and Grand Rapids homeowners face. Up until now, the only way to locate the source of the blockage was by excavating the pipe. Now, however, we offer sewer camera inspection services that are less destructive and more efficient at finding blockages. If you're having plumbing issues and think that the main sewer line is where the problem lies, call Sheely Plumbing Inc. for a video inspection.
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Benefits of Sewer Drain Video Inspection
With the advent of new technologies, inspecting your sewer pipe is easier than ever. Let's take a look at some benefits you may experience with this technique.
- Removes Guesswork - Video pipe inspection takes the guesswork out of diagnostics and allows the plumber to quickly and accurately pinpoint the problem area.
- Minimal Invasion - Before the advent of video technology, contractors dealt with sewer line issues by digging up portions of your yard and driveway. And, since some of the line runs from the house into the street, most of the pipe had to be exposed to find the damage. With sewer line video inspection, you eliminate most of the digging required to find the problem.
- It's Cost-Effective - Since video inspection virtually eliminates the need for digging, it saves both time and money.
How Does Video Inspection Work?
As an Alto or Grand Rapids, MI, homeowner, you want to be sure that your plumbing is in good shape to avoid costly repairs or inconvenient downtime caused by damage. The best way to ensure that your plumbing is in tip-top form is through routine video inspection.
Sewer video inspection works by a technician using a tiny camera mounted on a fiber optic cable, which is fed down into the pipe. The camera sends video back to the surface that the tech uses to find trouble in the line. Once the inspection is complete, the contractor can recommend a course of action depending on if there's a problem or not.
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How Sewer Lines Become Blocked
We bet you don't think about your sewer line any more than you think about the rest of your home's plumbing. However, the sewer line is one of the most critical pipes in your system, so it's essential that it flows freely and doesn't become clogged. Since most sewer lines are out of sight, out of mind until something goes wrong, it's wise to know what causes most problems so you can avoid a costly repair in the future.
- Waste & Grease - Cooking grease and fat are the two primary culprits for clogged pipes. To properly dispose of this stuff, put it in the trash rather than down the drain.
- Tree Roots - If your sewer line develops a tiny leak, tree roots will seek out the pipe for the water and burrow their way in, which leads to clogging.
To avoid these problems, don't put things down the drain that should go into the trash. Also, if you have issues with tree roots, get them trimmed regularly.