What is Video Sewer Inspection?

Video camera sewer inspection equipment

It’s bad enough to find out that you need to have sewer work done. It’s even worse when you don’t know what has gone wrong with your sewer lines or how to find the problem.

That’s where a sewer video inspection comes in. Here’s what you need to know to decide if a sewer pipe camera inspection is right for you. If it is, call us at Scott English Plumbing today and we’ll come take a look at your sewer soon!

What is Video Sewer Inspection and How Can it Help My Sewer?

When it comes to sewer, drains, and other hidden parts of your plumbing, it refers to using a video camera to diagnose the problem and determine the best way to fix it.

Without a camera sewer inspection, we might have to dig up your sewer line or take out pieces of your walls or flooring in order to find the problem and fix it. This can be an extensive and invasive process and it can make the project take longer. When we can use a camera to find the issue, the whole process is faster and we may not have to take your home or your yard apart to fix it. 

How Does a Video Sewer Inspection Work?

Different professional plumbers will have different ways of inspecting your sewer with a camera. At Scott English Plumbing, we will bring out a van equipped by CUES, who sets the standard for sewer video inspection equipment.

The cameras we use are remote-controlled and robotic, so they are fully versatile and able to see everything we need to see inside your sewer. We can insert them into almost any pipe, drain, or sewer entry point, no matter how big or small it is, and the camera can travel laterally up to 80 feet. 

The sewer pipe camera that we use offers a variety of options for focus, zoom, lighting, and other controls, so we can get a good look at whatever is going on in your pipes or your sewer. Before you know it, you’ll have answers to all of your burning sewer questions and you’ll know what we recommend when it comes to fixing your sewer.

Should I Choose a Video Camera Sewer Inspection?

We find that a video sewer inspection is the best option for most of the people we work with. Its benefits include:

  • It is better for the environment. Digging can release toxins from the soil and it’s not good for any living things we have to unearth. 
  • It’s fast. Digging or tearing out walls and floors takes time, but putting a camera in your pipes is easy. Get the solutions you need quickly with a video sewer inspection. 
  • It’s affordable. Many sewer repairs can involve pinpoint digging or can be completed without any digging at all. Don’t pay for digging you don’t need and get a camera inspection instead.

If a video sewer inspection is the right choice for you, contact us at Scott English Plumbing to schedule a sewer camera inspection in Orange County today!