Video Sewer Inspections in Fremont
Need a sewer inspection in Fremont?
There’s an easier way to find the source of a sewer clog than digging up your yard or tearing down the drywall. A video sewer line inspection can find clogs, leaks, and other issues deep within your sewer pipes, allowing your plumber to quickly diagnose a variety of sewer-related problems. Our team can often provide sewer line cleanouts and sewer repair services in the same trip, saving you time and money.
Our sewer inspection team is available for service in Fremont, Hayward, Union City and beyond. Just give us a call and we’ll handle the rest.
How Do Sewer Video Inspections Work?
Before we used video cameras to locate leaks, plumbers would often have to tear up backyards. We also may have use colored dyes to try to discover which fixture (sink, toilet, or shower) is connected to the leaking pipe. But, these were slow and imprecise methods.
Sewer video inspections are simpler and more accurate. A sewer video line is just a small camera mounted onto the end of a long line. The line is flexible but also self-correcting and rigid enough to be passed down the pipe.
A plumber can turn the line around corners in the pipes and extend the line as far as it needs to go. Of course, the video line has a light so you can see the condition of the pipes. It also auto-focuses.
When the plumber finds a clog, they leave the video line in place for a moment. They then use a locator device on the outside of the pipe that will indicate exactly where the line is. They mark the line, and can then access the pipe at the exact right spot.
You can buy a video line to inspect your own pipes, but the versions sold to homeowners are usually short and have poor video quality. They may help you find clogs close to fixtures but aren’t going to give you a thorough picture of your pipe’s condition or help you find clogs that are further away. They also don’t come with indicator devices.
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The Benefits of Sewer Line Camera Services
Using a video camera for sewer line inspection lets your plumber:
- Scope sewer lines to see their type and condition, and see if they require replacement
- Discover sewer capacity, which is useful if you’re adding a bathroom or expanding your home
- See the size and composition of any drain clogs, for more effective removal
- Discover if the blockage is in your home pipes or in the city’s pipes
- Mark out where sewer lines are located so you can avoid them during renovations
- Find leaks or potential leaks in your sewer main
How Much Does Sewer Inspection in Fremont Cost?
A sewer inspection in Fremont costs $275 from Smart Choice Plumbing if clean out is available. The time it takes to conduct this inspection can vary depending on your home and how quickly we can locate your clog if that is your aim. If you have questions about your sewer video inspection, please feel free to reach out to us.