Diagnosing a problem in your sewer line can be tricky, for the most part contractors are left doing a lot of exclusion diagnosis based on the symptoms you are experiencing with your sewer lines. At Magic Plumbing in San Francisco, CA we want to remove the guesswork and provide you with solid sewer line diagnosis to ensure an efficient and cost-effective repair.
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How is Sewer Video Inspection Helpful?
As technology advances, we are able to use better methods to discover and repair issues with the plumbing in your home. One of the most valuable advancements are video inspections. With these cameras we are able to look in your pipes and see exactly what’s going on. Some of the benefits of a video inspection include:
- Cutting out the guesswork - If you have a problem in your pipes that is difficult to detect or diagnose, a sewer video can show us exactly what the problem is so we can accurately diagnose it and get started on the repair.
- Finding things - Sewer videos have also been known to be helpful in finding jewellery that has been lost down the drains.
What Types of Issues can It Diagnose?
There are many issues that can occur in your pipes that may be difficult to find. Some of the issues that video inspection can locate include:
- Root systems intruding on pipes
- Misaligned pipes
- Punctures or ruptures
- Corroded pipes
- Blockages from non water soluble items
- Grease buildup
Once your issue is discovered, your trusted San Francisco plumber will be able to decide the best course of action for your repair.
How Does it Work?
A flexible rod with a camera on the end will be inserted into your pipes. Most cameras are equipped to work in pipes between 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter. Since the rod is flexible, it can be fed through the pipes by a professional technician, even going around corners.
Using real time video transmission, the technician is able to see everything going on in your pipes. The videos can also be saved for later review.