Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Sewer Camera Inspection?
A sewer camera inspection is a visual inspection of the interior of a plumbing drain line. The reason for the inspection is to identify any potential damages, debris, or risks in the plumbing drainage system.
How Long does a Sewer Inspection Take?
Sewer Camera Inspections usually take up to one hour to perform and diagnostic reports are provided within 24 business hours of service. The diagnostic report includes a written explanation of the overall condition of the drain line system as well as a video recording and photos of the inspection. The process is quick and worry-free.
Why Is It Such A Big Deal?
Damages to a plumbing drain line can worsen with time if not addressed and they are often times very expensive. Repairs or replacement must be completed by professionals and oftentimes require a great deal of excavation. Getting a sewer camera inspection can help you identify the cause of why your toilet keeps backing up, or it can help you find roots that are going to be a major problem in the future. A sewer inspection can solve major problems or save you a great deal of money in the future by helping you stay ahead of the curve.
Good news! Sewer Consultants can still inspect the plumbing drain lines even if the home is connected to a septic system. The sewer camera will be ran up to the septic tank connection, so you will have peace of mind knowing the drain line is working appropriately.
What if My Home has a Septic Tank?
When Should I Consider Getting a Sewer Camera Inspection?
When plumbing pipes or fixtures are draining slow, or backups are occurring
Gurgling sounds coming from tubs, toilets, or sinks
When buying a new home, especially homes over 20 years old - who knows the last time the drain line was checked, if ever?
If trees or bushes are planted near the path of the drain line
When wet spots or sink holes are found in the yard
During routine maintenance
How Can I Avoid Clogged Drains?
Be mindful of what you flush down the drain. Don't flush items that aren't degradable. Common items that should not be flushed include: paper towels, diapers and wipes, feminine products, and many oil/grease based materials. Out of sight, out of mind does not apply to plumbing! Just because items flush out of sight does not mean that they can't cause problems further down the line. Depending on the age and materials of your home's drain line, you should get a sewer camera inspection every three to five years to help identify and avoid any potential failures that may arise in the future.
How Do I Schedule a Sewer Inspection With Sewer Consultants?
The easiest way to schedule a sewer inspection is on our website using our online scheduling tool. Another way to schedule a sewer inspection is by calling our office @ (470) 375-4828 and our friendly staff will be glad to assist you. We're available seven days a week and for emergency service!