Of all the things in your life that you don’t ever want to see, the inside of your sewer line is probably not one of them. However, taking a good look at it may save you quite a bit of money in the long run.
There are two major occasions when you might want to have a visual inspection done on your sewer lines. First, when you are purchasing a new home, it’s important to get an idea of what you’re really getting yourself into. That’s why you take care to get the roof, structure, and foundation inspected before you buy. The sewer line should also be on that list.
The second reason comes into play when you have a clogged or backed-up sewer line. Hydro-jetting is a great way to cut through clogs and blockages. However, the pressures involved can be high enough to cut through wood and plastic. That’s why it’s important to inspect the line to make sure that there aren’t any weaknesses or damage that might be worsened by the high-pressure water stream of the hydro-jet.
HOW DOES MAINLINE VIDEO INSPECTION WORK?
A mainline video system consists of two major parts: a camera and a monitor, connected by a cable. The operator guides the cable into the sewer line through the sewer cut out, a covered access tube into the line designed to allow augers into the sewer line. The technician will look for the following potential problems:
- Tree Root Infiltration
- Distorted or Collapsed Pipe
- Clogs and Blockages