Posted on 6/14/2012

Your sewer line deals with a high volume of water and waste on a daily basis. Even a small flow issue can grow into a problematic blockage. This can result in an unpleasant backup and an emergency call to your plumbing service.

Periodic inspections of your sewer line can help identify potential issues so that they can be rectified in a timely manner. Many of today’s quality plumbers use video technology to thoroughly inspect sewer lines. This allows them to spot problems that would otherwise go unnoticed until they caused issues like slow drains or blockages.

How It Works
During a televised inspection of your sewer line, your plumbing service will use a flexible remote camera connected to a video monitoring system. The remote camera is fed into the access point of your sewer line, usually near your house. These cameras can be fed into the line for a considerable distance, and use a high-powered light to illuminate the pipes. They are carefully manipulated by your plumber so that they can get an exact picture of the condition of your sewer line.

On the surface, your plumber will be able to watch the video feed from the camera in real-time. They can recognize signs of a potential plumbing problem, which enables them to act quickly. This avoids a more expensive and damaging issue down the road.

What Your Plumber Can Identify
With a video sewer line inspection, your plumber can spot signs of an impending blockage as well as foreign objects that can cause a clog. Leaks and cracks can cause damage to your home and also allow invasive tree roots to penetrate the sewer line. If your sewer line has not been inspected in more than two years, contact your plumbing service and schedule one to avoid these problems.

Serving Lake Bluff and all surrounding areas, Arrow Plumbing, Inc. uses televised sewer line inspections for our residential and commercial customers. Visit us online to learn more about the range of plumbing services we offer, or call us at (847) 549-9600 to schedule your inspection today.