One of the most important parts of your home’s plumbing system is your sewage line, which transports waste from your sinks, tubs and toilets to the main sewer line under your street. In order to prevent damage to your plumbing system, residents in the Dallas area must have access to the sewer line inspection services they need. A leak or clog in your sewer line can be very challenging to find without the right tools.
Plumbing problems can be difficult to detect when they occur. It is obvious when a water supply pipe in a wall bursts — the drywall becomes moist and moldy. If a sewer pipe bursts, the area may become a moist, marshy terrain with overgrown vegetation. Yet, it can be challenging to locate a blockage if your sewer line is clogged.
To locate leaks, dig spots were previously determined by educated guesswork. This would often result in a few exploratory holes that had more misses than hits. The better approach for doing this today is with a sewer camera inspection, which is surprisingly affordable.
There is no need to dig exploratory holes or trenches thanks to sewer video cameras and locating technology from Jim’s Plumbing Now. Instead, a camera can be passed through your pipe by a sewer video inspection specialist to pinpoint the precise site of a clogged sewer line.
When Do I Need A Sewer Camera Inspection?
If you’re struggling with a clog that cannot be resolved by plunging, liquid drain cleaners or augering the drain, it may be time to seek a sewer line camera inspection.
Prior to building a bathroom or remodeling a kitchen, many of our customers choose to schedule this service. It may be required to inspect the sewage line to ensure that your plumbing system can manage the extra demands due to a renovation or expansion.
What Can A Sewer Camera Find?
By using a camera to inspect your entire sewer line, our team is able to see the full path from the trap, all the way through the sewer system and up to any blockages. If the camera can get around the barrier, it might go all the way to the start of the municipal line. Since this technology was created to pinpoint blockages from the inside, it’s impossible to identify if your pipe is leaking.
A sewer line pipe is about six inches in diameter, meaning that minor clogs from hair and toilet tissue are rarely the problem. More often, invasive tree roots work their way into weak points in your pipes and grow to fill the space. Our technicians use the latest in plumbing technology to identify the cause of your sewer line blockage — be it tree roots, buildup or broken pipes.
There is a transmitter on the camera unit. The camera will be stopped by the video technician or plumber at the blockage. A locating device will then be inspected by the worker from ground level until it detects the transmission signal. With this extra assistance, our team is able to locate the exact location of your clog.
How Cost-Effective Is It Really?
Depending on the length of the line being inspected and any problems within the system, inspection prices typically range from a few hundred dollars to nearly $1,000.
Some homeowners choose to invest in outdated equipment with a lower price tag. While these services are a smaller upfront investment, lower-priced video line inspections can create low-quality images. These promotions then lead you to purchasing more costly options to complete the job. For instance, in exchange for the cheaper video inspection, you may have to invest in drain augering to complete the service.
For individuals looking to go the DIY route, you can rent a video pipe camera with 200 feet of line for $300 to $400 per day or roughly $1,000 per week. Although this is a little less costly than what most plumbing companies would charge, the learning curve will reduce the amount of time you spend locating your pipe problem. That’s why the team here at Jim’s Plumbing Now believes plumbing services should be left to the professionals. Reach out to us to learn more about if sewer line inspections are right for your home.
Sewer Repair In Dallas
A sewer camera examination alone might not be enough to identify potential issues, depending on the situation. If leaks are what you’re after, our team is there for you, too. No matter the nature of your pipe problems, we’re equipped to handle it all! Jim’s Plumbing Now is dedicated to providing you with premier and quality services in the greater Dallas area. Schedule your service appointment today to ensure your sewer lines are in good condition.