Sewer line repairs are some of the trickiest in the plumbing business, mainly due to their length and complexity. Traditional techniques to find leaks and other issues relied on guesswork to figure out where to start drilling or digging. Luckily, modern-day methods are significantly less invasive and more cost-effective.
At Oak Plumbing, we offer sewer drain camera inspection to find the source of your sewer issue with no digging or damage. We serve all of Benicia, CA, and the surrounding areas, get in touch with our team to get started today.
You don’t have to destroy your lawn to fix damage found during your inspection either—we offer trenchless sewer repair as well!
How Does a Sewer Drain Video Inspection Work?
When you call us about a sewer line issue, we'll bring all the necessary equipment to conduct a sewer line video inspection. Depending on your problem, we may start with branch lines first. These include lines such as those leading from your bathtub or faucets to the sewage line. Other times, we may focus on your mainline instead.
Our specialized video cameras have a long feed line, are self-righting, record in high-resolution, and have transmitters that help us pinpoint blockages. All these characteristics ensure that we can provide the highest-level sewer camera inspection services possible.
When is a Sewer Line Video Inspection Necessary?
There are two main reasons why you might need a sewer line video inspection. The first is if you have a blockage in your sewer line that we can't fix with traditional snaking or rooter services. Our video cameras help us find blockages and also determine how serious they are. Understanding the problem ensures that we provide the most cost-effective and reliable solution.
The other situation that would warrant a video inspection is if you're planning on adding additional plumbing fixtures to your home that might increase your waste output. Some home improvement projects, such as adding an additional bathroom, can increase the strain on your sewage line dramatically, and it's important to know if it can meet these increased needs.
It's also an excellent time to identify any potential problems and address them before they escalate and cause serious issues.
Planning a remodel? Call us to discuss your kitchen or bathroom plumbing installation needs!
Preventing Future Sewer Line Problems
There are several steps you can take to prevent the need for frequent repairs and inspections:
- Don’t flush anything but toilet paper and human waste.
- Install drain screens and don’t put grease or food debris down the sink.
- Keep trees well away from your sewer lines.
- Never do any construction work without finding out where your sewer lines are.
- Use safe cleaning methods, like hydro jetting, to remove blockages without damaging the integrity of your pipes.
Sewer line clogs can be time-consuming and frustrating. Our team can help you find the source of the issue with our dedicated video camera services.