Sewer Inspections: How To Hold Your Costs Down

In the old days when you had a problem with your sewer line there was just one way to locate the problem. It involved digging. Sometimes that meant digging here, digging over there and digging everywhere until the trouble spot was found.

Then the fun part started with pulling pipes out of the ground and a whole lot more digging. To say the least, this was a lot of work and it cost you a lot of money and left behind a huge mess.

Prevention Pays

The most effective and affordable way to locate a problem with your sewer lines now is what we call a video inspection. At Pipe Surgeons we still do some digging but hardly any compared to how things used to be done.

We will dig one, maybe two holes down to the connections between your sewer lateral and the municipal sewerage system. This gives us access to the pipeline running from your home or business.

We then insert a tiny camera that does all the inspection work for us. The video from the camera will show us precisely what the problem is in your sewer line as well as the exact location of the problem.

It could be a clog created by organic material. It could be a leak from a rock or tree root pushing into the line. It could be a break from the material aging to a point where it collapsed. Regardless of the problem, we will be able to identify it without digging up your yard.

The use of video to conduct a sewer inspection is a form of trenchless technology we use at Pipe Surgeons. This is one way we hold your costs down because a video inspection is a low cost way to see what is happening to your sewer line from inside the very pipe that has a break, crack, or leak. Once we are able to diagnose the problem from the video inspection, we can then look at repair options that will also not include digging up your yard.

Pipe lining and pipe bursting will be discussed and depending on the best solution for the specific repair to your sewer line, one will be used. Already you have saved a great deal on your sewer repair with the video inspection and your yard still looks great. Trenchless technology is a method of repairing and replacing damaged sewer pipe without excavation. It is less costly and is better for the environment. It is also less time consuming to complete a repair.

We use this technology on all our sewer line work. It is also very effective in that pipe lining lasts for several decades extending the life of your sewer system. It is low maintenance and will never need to be replaced or repaired again.

To find out more on how we can save you money on sewer line repairs or replacement, contact us at Pipe Surgeons to schedule your video inspection. Call today at 888-776-9573 for your appointment.