Ever Wonder Why Your Neighbors Are Lining Up to Get Video Sewer Inspections in Atlanta? Video Sewer Inspections in Atlanta Help You Avoid Disaster
For most people, a blocked sewer pipe means breaking out a jug of caustic chemicals and hoping that the problem is resolved. But with the advent of video sewer inspections, all of the guesswork and finger-crossing is eliminated. By sending a tiny video camera down the pipe, we can see exactly what is going on with your clogged pipes. This immediately informs us as to what we need to do to get your sewer pipes flowing freely once again.
What causes clogged sewer pipes in the first place?
- Intruding tree roots: All the beautiful shade trees our Midtown Atlanta neighborhoods are known for bring more than curb appeal to your home. Big old trees have big old roots, and that’s a problem. Those roots can grow right into and through your sewer line and your water line – and either of these situations can cause major disasters in your yard and home.
- Cracked or smashed pipes: Part of the charm of the homes in our neighborhoods is their age. Built long ago, the pipe materials that were used for most homes was top-quality for its day; but nothing lasts forever. Those pipes may have endured all sorts of pressure, including people driving on the lawn.
- Heavy corrosion: Rust is never good for pipes. Older pipes may become so rusty that they can no longer deliver water from one place to another. What used to be a clear pathway for a strong stream of water is now an obstacle course that delivers only a trickle.
- Misaligned pipes: Everything settles, and your pipes are no exception. As older homes settle and shift, the plumbing moves as well. At some point, the shifting becomes too excessive for the pipes to remain connected properly.
- Debris build-up: There’s no telling what’s gone through your Midtown home’s plumbing system over the decades. Your pipes may be blocked by objects that should never be flushed or crud that creeps in through breaches in the pipes, and either way, the result is clogged pipes.
With clogged pipes, you don’t want to play a guessing game when you can see clearly instead.
Without a video inspection, it’s really anyone’s guess as to what’s causing the water to dribble out of your faucets, glurg in your toilets, and leak through your cabinets. Going in blind makes it nearly impossible to know what’s causing your sewer or water line to back up. Some of the problems above could be resolved with the right chemicals, but do you know which ones to use, and when?
Other problems can only be fixed by digging up the pipes and replacing them with new ones
Until a qualified plumber can actually see into the pipes, it’s impossible to give you a fair and accurate estimate, and that means you could be paying for plumbing work you don’t need – or not getting plumbing work you do need. For the most reliable diagnosis and repair plan, and video sewer inspection is the way to go.
What else can you do with a video sewer inspection?
Sometimes we get to go on a treasure hunt! Many people are surprised to learn that everything that goes down drainpipes doesn’t immediately get washed away to the wastewater treatment plant. We have been able to locate and retrieve precious items that were accidentally flushed down the toilet or dropped down a drain. Car keys, wedding rings, and watches are just a few examples of the things we have rescued from sewer lines. Just imagine what could be in your pipes.
If you find sewer line damage, how will you know where in my yard to dig?
Don’t worry; you’re not going to end up with a yard that looks like it was attacked by gophers. We don’t just start digging at random; we know exactly where to start. The cameras we use are equipped with transmitters. We send the camera down the pipe and leave it at the damaged area. Then, we go out to the yard and wave a locating device over the suspected area. It indicates when we are on top of the transmitter inside the pipe. The spot is marked so that we know where to dig to replace or repair your damaged pipe. By the time we’re done, you’ll be amazed at how well your plumbing works – and that your yard is not the mess you dreaded it would become.
How far can the video camera go down the pipes?
The short answer is that the trick is getting it to go as far as we need it to go – and no further than that. We can send the video camera down your pipes to the juncture where your sewer lines meet the municipal sewer system pipes. For some homeowners, this could be as far as a few hundred feet. Even with a pipe breach that’s spewing a geyser in your yard, it’s impossible to identify the location of all of the issues without getting an inside look.
Don’t wait for a serious plumbing problem caused by blocked underground pipes. The thought of having sewage spraying into your home from a sewer pipe problem – or a fountain of water gushing all over your yard from a water pipe problem – is enough to make most homeowners nervous. If it happens to your neighbor, your home may be next. Don’t let it happen to you when getting a video inspection can catch big problems before they become huge problems.
If you think you are in need of a video sewer inspection at your Atlanta area home, call Morningside Plumbing. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with prompt and honest service that is second to none in the midtown area. With four decades of experience in the plumbing business, we have seen it all. So don’t worry – whatever is wrong with your pipes, Morningside Plumbing can take care of it.
Call us at 404-873-1881 to schedule your video sewer inspection – or just click to contact us online.