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How Pipeline Video Inspections Can Diagnose Sewer Issues

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Pipeline video inspection is a form of telepresence used to visually inspect the interior of internal and external pipelines. Video pipeline analysis is a form of non-destructive testing and is an extremely efficient inspection tool. Sewer issues are never a pretty sight (or smell!). If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms of a sewer problem, now's the time to contact a plumbing contractor from BEST Plumbing and Drainage Contractors for a professional video inspection of your sewer pipeline.

Symptoms of a Sewer Problem

  • Foul Sewage Odour
    When it comes to sewer problems, always trust your nose! These smells will be most noticeable around drain traps, vents, or unused toilets and sinks. If a pipe is not joined properly or damaged, the outdoor air pressure will force sewer odours back into your home.
  • Backed-up Sewage Lines
    Sewer lines back up when they are clogged or blocked. Blockages can be caused by root intrusions, debris, grease build-up, or a damaged pipe.
  • Overgrown and Unnaturally Healthy Patches of Grass
    A tell-tale sign of a faulty sewer line can be found growing on your lawn. If your sewage pipes are leaking, chances are good that waste water is being leached into your soil. As the soil adsorbs additional moisture and "nutrients" from the waste water, the grass surrounding the pipe could become significantly more vibrant and healthier looking than the rest of your yard.

What a Video Pipeline Inspection Can Uncover
A video pipeline analysis can uncover a multitude of problems that could go undetected using a more traditional inspection technique. The plumbing contracts from BEST Plumbing and Drainage Contractors can use a pipeline video analysis to detect:

  • Cracked sewer laterals
  • Bellied drain lines
  • Separated lateral joints
  • Debris blockages
  • Root intrusions
  • Leaking pipe Joints
  • Deteriorated piping materials

Once our plumbing specialists have determined the cause of your sewer troubles, there are various solutions they can recommend to rectify the situation. If the pipe is blocked, our plumbing contractors may recommend a sewer maintenance package that includes cleaning with a rotating brush, or a root cutting blade if the pipe has been punctured by a root. Furthermore, a chemical foam may need to be applied to discourage future root growth. If damage is found on a few locations, excavation and repair may be the only suitable solution.

For help diagnosing any sewer or plumbing problem, feel free to contact BEST Plumbing & Drainage Contractors at 519-438-6565.

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