The pipes that make up the sewer line in your home or business are some of the most important parts of the plumbing system. All the wastewater from toilets, showers, and sinks is carried away through then and flushed into the city’s sewer main. If this delicate pipe network fails, problems can quickly escalate and make your life miserable.
Sewer pipes can get clogged for many reasons. Oil and grease from the kitchen and hair and skin flakes from the bathroom can get stuck inside the pipes and slowly build up until they cause a blockage that slows down the water flow. In extreme cases, the pipes can get completely obstructed, sending sewage back into the property.
Tree roots are another frequent cause of sewer line problems. Those warm, sunny days we enjoy in Studio City make the trees thirsty, and their roots start to search for any source of moisture. If they bump into the sewer line and manage to enter it through a crack or hole, they will continue to grow inside the pipes, trapping any debris that passes by and causing stress on the pipe walls.
Other problems with sewer lines can be caused by old age. As time passes by and the pipes reach their average life expectancy, they turn brittle and are prone to cracks and holes. Cast-iron pipes will eventually corrode, leaking sewage into the surrounding soil. If these problems are not fixed, the ground could become saturated with waste water, causing the pipe to shift or drop and making the damage even worse.
Knowing what is happening in the sewer line used to require lots of guesswork, but today we have access to sewer cameras that allow us to inspect the pipes from the inside. This tool is remotely operated, waterproof, and has a built-in LED light that illuminates the interior walls of the sewer line. All the recorded footage can be provided to you on a DVD for your records.
When you call us for a sewer camera inspection in Studio City, our skilled technician will send this device into the sewer line and view the live video feed on an external monitor. Cracks, broken pipe pieces, tree root intrusion, and clogs can easily be identified so we can decide which is the most appropriate remedy for rectifying the problem.
After the repair or clog cleanup is completed, a final sewer camera inspection should be performed so we can be sure that the problem has been eliminated and the work has been done according to our quality standards.
As the old saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words. This applies perfectly to sewer inspections. Knowing precisely what the problem in the pipe is can significantly reduce the cost of a job, so the next time you need a sewer camera inspection, give us a call. Our staff is well trained in its usage, and we are a licensed, bonded, and insured company, ready to help you out with your plumbing needs. Contact us today to book an appointment and get rid, once and for all, of all those inconvenient sewer problems.