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Should I have video inspection of my sewer line performed?

What Is a Sewer Video Inspection?

This is a process where you call in a plumbing company or a specialist to run a video line through your waste pipes.

The video might extend down your branch lines (the pipes that lead from bathtubs and faucets to the house’s sewer line) or down the house’s sewer line (the larger pipe that leads from the house to the municipal sewer line on the street). At the end of the line is a camera that lets you see the line in close-up and real-time detail.

Is It Necessary?

While this would not be a frequent occurrence, but you might need a video inspection if you plan to add a bathroom or remodel your kitchen or a bathroom. Due to the greater quantities of wastewater involved, you may want to inspect your sewer line to make sure that it can handle the increased needs.

Typically, though, most homeowners call in a sewer line video inspection only if there is a problem, such as a blockage that cannot be fixed by plunging, liquid drain cleaners, or sewer or drain augering.”

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Video inspection of your sewer line can determine the root of your problem if it is clogged. This may actually involve tree roots that have infiltrated the line through cracks and breakages. As mentioned above, it is also an excellent way to determine the severity of a clog and what method or approach is best at clearing it.

The team at D.C. Annis Sewer is equipped to handle clogs of all sizes. TV camera video inspection of your sewer line is just one of the services we offer for residential customers. Call us at 612-861-6425 if you have a stubborn clog that needs clearing. We’re available 24/7!