What to Expect When You’re Inspecting
GETTING YOUR SIDE SEWER INSPECTED
Sewer inspections are a relatively cheap, pain-free way to understand more about what is happening in your pipes. It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to know the state that your pipes are in, and with a camera inspection, this can easily be figured out. While most companies can charge up to $200 or $300 dollars for a camera scope, we can do one for just $89 through a clean out. When you keep in mind that side sewer repairs or replacements can cost anywhere from $5000 to $15,000 dollars, you begin to realize just how imperative a sewer scope can be.
A side sewer inspection is accomplished by sending a small camera at the end of a snake through your pipes. Ideally, this would be done through a clean out, however, if a clean out is unavailable, it might have to be done through a sink or toilet. With this camera, we will be able to see any damage or blockages that might be obstructing your pipes. The video from the camera can be watched on a small monitor so you can see your pipes in real time. If damage or blockages are found, the camera can be located from above-ground using a device aptly called: a locator. This will allow the technician to assess the situation without having to excavate an entire trench.
WHY CAMERA INSPECTIONS?
The need to know what’s happening in your sewer system dates back about as far as sewer systems have existed. The difference now is that we can actually see, and pinpoint problems rather than making an educated (or uneducated) guess as to where they may be. If you are unsure about the state of your pipes, it is highly suggested that you schedule a sewer scope even if you aren’t having any current issues. Getting a camera scope now can save you trouble and money in the future. Another upside to getting a camera inspection is the video itself. When we come out and scope your sewer, we will give you a copy of the video for your records. Having a recorded video inspection is a fantastic resource for both your own records and for the record of anyone who happens to do work on your sewer.
Of course, if you would like to schedule an inspection, we would be happy to help. You can contact us through our website, or via our office number at (253) 285-1771. We will send one of our technicians out promptly to scope and assess your side sewer.