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Common Reasons You May Require a Sewer Line Video Inspection

Last updated 2 years ago

Sewer line video cameras are used by plumbers to take up-close footage of your plumbing problems. In fact, many sewer line problems are impossible to find without a video inspection. The following clogs are just a few of the reasons that your home could need a sewer line inspection.

  • Root Intrusion: Strong tree roots can penetrate and clog underground sewer lines. Unfortunately, these intrusions often take place several yards away from your home. A sewer line video inspection is absolutely necessary to pinpoint the exact location of the clog. Plumbers can then use this data to access the clogged pipe, remove the roots, and recommend preventative tips.
  • Metal Blockage: Your home’s hard water may lead to a serious sewer line clog. Metal salts trapped in hard water can solidify when exposed to the metals in your sewer pipe. Eventually this solid build-up can cause a serious clog. Schedule a sewer line video inspection if your home plumbing uses hard water—early checks will help you spot and solve hard water buildup before a clog occurs.
  • Homeowner Debris: Almost any item other than toilet paper can become a clog risk once flushed down the drain. You should have your drains inspected with a video line if your family has a history of flushing man-made items down the toilet. Children, for example, commonly flush large plastic objects like toys or blocks. Use early and routine inspection will to avoid larger costs down the road.
  • Deep Leaks: Old plumbing is bound to break down and cause deep leaks underground. Sadly, these leaks are hard to spot until your home is impacted by flooding or a surging water bill. Schedule regular video line inspections at your home to catch pipe wear before advanced foundation damage occurs.

Beacon Plumbing, Heating & Mechanical can provide emergency plumbing and sewer line video services for your Seattle home. Call us at (206) 720-2040 to learn more about our plumbing business or to schedule an inspection.


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