A sewer scope, otherwise known as a sewer video camera inspection, is by far the best way to pinpoint and analyze any issues that you may be having with your sewer system. In essence, it is almost as good as seeing the inside of the pipes in person, which is incredibly difficult and costly since the sewer lines are typically buried in walls, ceilings, floors, and underground. The sewer scope process is easy, fast, and cost effective. Once you schedule an appointment with a sewer scope specialist, a technician will arrive at your property and begin the work.
He or she will enter a flexible rod into the sewer system through an access point. Attached to the end of the flexible rod is a tiny, yet incredibly powerful waterproof video camera. As the technician feeds the flexible rod through the sewer system, the high-definition video camera is both recording what it sees and transmitting back to the operator in real time. The technician views the real time footage on a laptop or other video enabled portable device such as a tablet or even a smartphone.
If there are any issues within the sewer pipes, the technician is able to both pinpoint the exact location, and diagnose the problem. They may find breaks in the line, large cracks within the pipes, or blockages. Often times the technician will discover small issues that do not require immediate work. That being stated, any small issues within your sewer system should be carefully tracked with regularly scheduled sewer scopes. So how do you know if your property needs a sewer scope? If you have any of the following signs, you should schedule an appointment today.
Detection Of Bad Odors
A tell tale sign that you are having an issue with your sewer system is when people start detecting bad sewage odors. The vast majority of sewage odors start from a leak in the sewer drain line. Bad sewage odors can also indicate the settling of raw sewage within the lines. This typically occurs when there is a block in the pipeline. Either way, a sewer scope will determine the problem so that it can be fixed.
The Drains Are Slow
It goes without saying that slow drains are both annoying and unhygienic. In essence, wastewater entering into the property not only causes unpleasant odors, it is also a healthy hazard. The good news is that a sewer scope will get to the bottom of the problem, which can range from a small clog that can be cleared with ease, to a tree root growing into the sewer pipeline, which may cause serious damage.
An Increase In The Water Bill
Did you know that an increase in your water bill is an indication that there may be a leak or even a broken pipe within the plumbing system? If you happen to notice a spike in the water bill and there has not be any water usage that is above and beyond the normal range, it is a good idea to schedule a sewer scope as soon as possible. That way you can remedy the issue before it becomes an even bigger problem.
Detection Of Water Damage And Mold
If the walls and ceilings of your property are moldy or suffering from water damage, it is often causes by leaking pipes. It goes without saying that is far easier, significantly less destructive, and vastly less expensive to have the pipes inspected with a video camera verses breaking through the walls and ceilings to inspect them in person. Having the leaky pipes fixed quickly will protect people that reside or work in the property from the exposure to mold.
Hearing The Sound Of Water
If the sound of running water is heard in your property when no one is using the sinks, showers, toilets, or appliances, chances are a burst pipe is causing the problem. It is incredibly important to pinpoint the exact cause of the issue before it becomes something that gets out of control. Once again, a sewer scope will get to the root of the problem.
If you have any questions about sewer scopes/sewer video inspections, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today.