The sewer might seem like a strange and alien world to most homeowners, but the reality is that most homes experience a sewer line problem at some point. The sewer line is the drop-off point for dirty water and other less desirable substances from a home. But, because it’s mainly out of sight, it can be difficult to locate and repair any issue that may be impacting your home. Leave the headache of sewer inspections and repairs to the professionals at First Choice Plumbing Inc. Using state-of-the-art sewer video inspection tools, we can locate and find a solution to even your toughest sewer problems.
Once our plumbers have found the location of a blockage we can help with expert drain cleaning and trenchless pipe repairs.
How Do Sewer Video Inspections Work?
Sewer line camera inspections are an essential step in verifying the integrity of a home’s plumbing and sewer lines. A certified sewer inspection is conducted by a licensed plumber. Such sewer drain camera inspections require a specific set of equipment, which primarily includes a scope and miniature camera that is inserted into the base of a home’s plumbing line to investigate any sewer problems that could arise.
The camera investigates the lateral sewer line of a home, which connects to the main sewer line of the city out in the street. The camera is capable of detecting any dips, leaks, or other problems that indicate the sewer line might fail or deteriorate in the near future.
Thermal Imaging: Why Use It? How Does it Work?
Thermal imaging is the premier method used to locate the main drain and plumbing lines as part of a sewer drain video inspection in a home and assists in detecting any problems in those areas. Infrared cameras detect changes in temperature and display it on a handheld screen via changes of color.
The type of imaging can be conducted by driving the camera into the plumbing line and trailing the camera to look for any problems that may be in development. One of the most common methods used to detect any such problems is running warm water down the pipes and following its course through the drain and plumbing with the infrared camera.
Any leaks or extreme variances will be detected as the warm water travels through the pipes. Not only does this ensure a more effective inspection, but also it can help handle issues specific to your hot water lines and system.
Dealing with any of the issues above? It may be time to upgrade the plumbing in your home. Be sure to ask about our repiping services and give your home the care it needs!
Common Sewer Repair Troubles
Homes are guaranteed to experience the need for a sewer repair at some point. The most common sources of trouble include tree roots, plumbing collapse or deterioration, and leaks.
Tree roots can spell trouble for sewer lines when they grow through the pipeline itself. Such growths can clog pipes and in extreme cases result in the collapse of the pipes. Removal must be conducted by a qualified plumber who can comply with county and state laws when conducting the removal. The usual solution is the removal of the roots and replacement of the lines.
Plumbing collapse and deterioration happen naturally over time. Pipes erode as acidic substances and materials pass through them. Additionally, the earth around pipes can erode over time and result in the collapse or dipping of pipes, resulting in their ability to flush sewage properly. Repairs can go so far as to involve entire sewer line replacement.
Leaks are another natural result of age and deterioration of the pipes over time. Pipe joints can loosen or break down over time, resulting in the need for repairs or replacement.
Why Choose First Choice Plumbing Inc?
First Choice Plumbing Inc has you covered for plumbing repairs. We prioritize our clients’ needs and are ready to jump into the fray night or day, and holidays too. Our licensed plumbers are continually trained on the latest plumbing technology and trends. You can trust that our dedicated team will fix your problems right the first time. Our team is ready to help you with all your plumbing projects and needs.