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What Problems Can A Sewer Inspection Camera Detect?

Updated: May 16

Life is like a sewer; what you get out of it depends on what you put into it!


Having a clogged sewer line can be very expensive to fix when you don’t know what the problem is or where it is coming from.Using a sewer inspection camera to see through the drain line and know what is going on inside will make the situation a whole lot easier. Once the problem is found, your plumbing professional can suggest a solution to the problem.

Here Are Eight Problems a Sewer Inspection Camera Can Find:

1. Clogs In Pipes

This is the most common sewer blocka

ge problem among residential homes. Using a sewer inspection camera will allow your plumbing professional to see the root of the problem and remove it at the source.

2. Tree Root Infiltration

Tree roots around your property can penetrate through pipes, in search of water underground. Once the roots have broken through the pipe, things can get trapped inside and a blockage may arise.

3. Cracked Pipes

Using an inspection camera will help detect any cracks, leaks, or broken pipes. If there are issues in the pipe, this can lead to increased water bills.

4. Grease Blockages

This is very common among commercial properties. When small plazas have many restaurants and don’t keep up with their grease traps, blockages occur.

5. Collapsed Pipes

A plumber can tell if a pipe is collapsed or damaged, and where the problem is, by using an inspection camera.

6. Sagging Pipes

When a pipe sags, it becomes bellied. Dirt, debris, and other waste gets caught up in the sag and often leads to repeat blockages. An inspection camera can find the location of the sagging pipe.

7. Major Blockages

When waste, hair, paper, and other materials go through the sewer drain, the build-up can cause a sever blockage in the pipes.

8. Rusted Pipes

Metal pipes are prone to rust over time. When the metal corrodes, it becomes weak and may lead to cracks in the line. If the corrosion is not dealt with, it can spread with time.

Using a sewer inspection camera to investigate your sewer pipes is important to prevent problems before they arise. If you notice your drains backing up, leaks coming from drains or puddles forming in your yard, then you might have a problem in a sewer line. For inspection camera reels and modules, visit Hathorn® Product Page.

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