Dealing with sewer problems can be tough, especially because you do not have to look at your sewer lines every day. As they say, “out of sight, out of mind.” Yet failing to watch out for sewer system issues can have major repercussions for your property. Not only can a sewage spill cost you thousands of dollars in clean-up costs, but wastewater is extremely toxic, and poses a serious health hazard to your whole family.
Luckily, at All City Plumbing, we offer advanced sewer camera inspections capable of identifying problems you may have never caught otherwise. With these inspections, you can save time and money by pinpointing the exact spot where there’s a problem in your sewer line. In the past, dealing with sewer problems meant potentially digging up your property, but with our fast and efficient camera inspections, we can create a comprehensive picture of your sewer line without leaving any mess. And if you do need sewer line repair and replacement, our camera inspections will help you identify the services your system requires before it’s too late. Keep reading for the top signs you need a sewer camera inspection, and make sure to hire our skilled plumbers at All City Plumbing for all your drain and sewer needs.
Top 5 Reasons to Call for a Sewer Camera Inspection
- Nasty Smells: A persistent sewage odor coming from your drains, lingering outside your house, or wafting anywhere else around your property is oftentimes an indication of a sewer line problem. Call for a camera inspection to see if you are dealing with a sewage clog, so you can avoid nasty back-ups and other problems.
- Slow Drains: In addition to being a huge annoyance, slow-moving drains may herald a larger problem deeper within your sewer line. You may also hear a persistent gurgling coming from your drains, or the sound of water even when they are not running if you are dealing with a sewer issue. A camera inspection can help determine if your drains are slow because of root intrusion or another type of clog, ensuring you take care of any problems before leaking or other damage occurs.
- High Water Bills: If you have noticed a sudden increase in your water bill, and your water use habits have not changed, you may be dealing with a burst or leaking pipe. If it is a sewage line that has ruptured, you will want to identify the issue extremely quickly, since you could end up not only dealing with a pricey water bill but expensive property damage as well.
- Mold & Water Damage: A leaky sewer line may leave water damage around your property, which in turn can lead to mold and mildew growth. In addition to all the other problems that come with water and sewer line damage, mold spores present their own health risks, so look out for that musty, moldy smell on your property, and call us for a camera inspection right away if you find mold or water damage.
- Wet, Green Patches on Your Lawn: Oftentimes, when a sewer line bursts, the water will seep up into your yard, leaving lush, overgrown green patches. This is particularly common when root intrusion occurs, since roots are naturally drawn to the moisture from sewer lines, which acts as a natural fertilizer. Thankfully, a camera inspection can identify root intrusion and other problems before more pooling water pops up across your property.