Sewer Camera Inspection


Sewer drains shouldn’t make weird noises. Normally, you should only hear the sound of water flowing out into the main line and that’s it. But if there is a problem, you’ll hear gurgling sounds when you flush the toilet or the kitchen sink. These symptoms can mean different sewer line issues. How would residential and commercial property owners know the exact reason for their sewer lines acting up? A sewer camera inspection is a good place to start.

What Happens During An Inspection?

The technician has to create a small access point to get to your sewer line. The hole would be a mere 3-feet in diameter. They can even forego the digging if you have a sub-sewer cap in your basement. A high resolution camera is then fed through the pipes.

The micro camera is excellent for accurate visual inspections because the video feed is crystal clear and in color. It is mounted onto a flexible fiber optic cable, which is then inserted into your sewer system.

The small size makes it adaptable to any pipe diameter, from 2 inch pipes to 72 inch pipes. The technician looks around and shows you the images in real time for you to see what’s really going on inside.

A sewer camera inspection is arguably the best way to find out what’s causing your pipes to leak, back up or smell, and to find out exactly where the repair should be done. Here, you’ll be able to determine whether you have a bellied, offset or blocked sewer pipe. You can clearly see where the roots have intruded and cracked your pipes, or how the mud accumulated and caused a severe flow impediment.

Trenchless technology is the wave of the future. Why opt for the traditional way when you can have an easier time and spend less with this new sewer technology?

Sewer camera inspections can determine the following:

  • It can tell you if the replacement solution through pipe bursting is a better option in the long term.
  • It can tell you if pipe lining is the most suitable solution, and if a cured in place pipe or a no-dig sewer repair is viable.
  • It’s a precursor to cleaning your sewer lines via hydro-jetting, which eliminates calcified buildup, debris and roots.

A sewer camera inspection determines whether or not the technician will need to dig a second small hole at the end of the problem pipe for trenchless repair or replacement purposes. The good news is that you won’t have to dig up your whole yard to get the sewer repair done the traditional way.

The equipment also takes a recording for future references. Once the inspection is done, the technicians typically presents a copy of the video for future references. This footage includes helpful information that will help the next technician, preferably the same team, should any other sewer line issues occur. New England Pipe Restoration is a trenchless contractor you can trust. Call them for sewer camera inspection and see how they can help solve your most pressing sewer line problems.