Sewer Video Camera Inspections

Dependable sewer video camera inspections in Concord & more

our technician is doing a sewer video camera inspection in Concord It’s not always obvious when there’s something wrong with your sewer system. If your sewer backs up it’s pretty hard to miss, but what if your sewer system has a slow-forming clog that just makes your shower drain a little slower? What if your sewer pipe is partially collapsed and leaking sewage into your front yard’s soil? Or what if your willow tree’s roots found their way into your sewer line, slowly opening the cracks and blocking the flow at the same time?

The good news is that it’s never been easier to get a sewer video camera inspection. Our team offers fast and convenient sewer inspections in Concord so you can understand your sewer issues sooner, and for less. Our talented team of technicians can identify and pinpoint any new, ongoing, or potential issues in your sewer system within minutes.

If you do need sewer repairs, we offer those too. Our team can handle both trenched and trenchless sewer repairs in Concord and throughout Contra Costa.

We also offer sewer inspections in Walnut Creek, Pleasant hill, and other cities throughout Contra Costa County. Call today to learn more or to schedule your inspection now.

Why Video Sewer Inspections?

  • They’re minimally invasive. Instead of digging up your yard for a trenched inspection, our cameras can enter your pipes through your home’s drains and inspect your sewer system from the inside. That lets us find your sewer issues without making a mess or wasting your time.
  • They’re extremely accurate. Our sewer cameras show us exactly which issues are affecting your pipes and where. From sewer root invasions to hairline leaks, our cameras can spot it all. In many situations, that gives us the option of partial repairs, which is significantly less expensive and invasive than a full sewer replacement.
  • Avoid unnecessary rooter service. Calling for a drain cleaning service won’t do a lot of good if the issue is with the sewer line itself. Getting a video inspection can help you avoid calling for another unnecessary service. And if you do need sewer cleaning, our plumbers can provide it in the same visit.
  • We can provide you footage. If your sewer issue involves the sale of a home or questions about liability, the footage from our sewer inspections can make a big difference.

Common Sewer Issues in Concord

Tree roots invading sewer pipesOrangeburg Pipes

If your home was built before the 1970s, chances are good that you have an Orangeberg sewer line. These pipes are basically heavy duty particle board: wood fibers and pulp pressed together under enormous pressure to form a sturdy, durable structure. But because they’re comprised of organic material, Orangeberg pipes eventually break down and crack through everyday use. This typically requires full replacement.

Root Invasions

Many types of tress commonly found in the Concord area, such as Red Maple and Scarlet Oak, can have significant root systems. This helps them grow sturdy and tall while resisting strong wind gusts and finding nutrients deep in the soil. The issue is that these tree roots are remarkably good at finding nutrients, and your sewage is full of them. All it takes is a tiny crack for a tree to find its way into your sewer lateral, and the root system will quickly peel the walls of your sewer back to get easier access.

While this often requires a full sewer replacement, a video sewer inspection will let us see if the damage is isolated, making a partial replacement or repair a viable option. Be sure to call at the first sign of trouble to protect your plumbing system, before you’re facing a plumbing emergency.

Clogs from Drain Misuse

There are only a few things that should ever go down your drains. Excessive hair, oils or fats, and sanitary products can do a lot of damage, and fast. In Contra Costa, too many homeowners like to buy products that are falsely advertised as “flushable,” such as flushable wipes. In reality, these products can cause or compound clogs in your sewer line, quickly causing sewer backups. The good news is that this is one of the easier sewer issues to diagnose and fix, which is exactly why we always recommend starting with a video sewer inspection at the first sign of trouble.

Everyday drain misuse is also a common issue here. While your sewer lines can handle a little bit of grease, pouring too much down it can cause a real blockage that typical drain cleaning cannot handle. Over time, fat and debris will clog your sewer pipes, prevent drainage, and disable your drain line.

Often, these kinds of clogs require high-pressure sewer jetting to clear. Jetting can help dislodge buildup from even the most clogged drain, and it can typically be completed in under an hour.

However, if the clog is more substantial, it can cause cracks and structural damage to sewer pipes, which will typically require a plumbing company to perform sewer line repair or replacement. So it’s smart to call a plumber at the first sign of trouble, before it gets to that. And also be careful with what you put down the drain!

Do I Need a Sewer Cleanout for a Video Inspection?

The easiest way to perform a video sewer inspection is to feed the camera line in through your sewer cleanout. Since many older homes don’t have cleanout accesses, your plumber can also access your line through the backyard or a roof vent if necessary.

How Do You Deliver My Sewer Line Inspection?

We typically upload our sewer drain inspection videos as private Youtube videos and share them directly with the homeowner. That way it’s private for you, but also easy to share with family members, real estate agents, or others as necessary.

Do You Only Offer Trenchless Sewer Repair?

No, we also perform full excavation and trenched sewer repair when the situation calls for it. We’re here to provide the solutions you need, whatever they may be.

Schedule a Video Camera Sewer Inspection with Plumbing Solutions

Plumbing Solutions is a fully insured plumbing repair company that works with a wide variety of clients throughout Contra Costa. Our technicians have seen it all, and better yet, they know how to fix it. Call us for all of your plumbing needs, including trenched and trenchless sewer replacement.

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Contact us any time to learn more, or to schedule service in Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and beyond. Just call 925-250-4102 today!