Many plumbing clogs can be resolved with a plunger and some elbow grease. Others require the use of a simple plumbing auger or “snake.” On occasion, though, homeowners experience ongoing backups, repeatedly slow drains, and frequent clogs, and the only way to see and resolve what’s happening is by inspecting the line with a sewer camera.
Inspection cameras are waterproof and allow professionals to see what’s happening inside pipes that are otherwise obscured—running through your backyard or under your home’s foundation, for example. These tiny, high-resolution cameras are mounted on the tip of a flexible cable, and the cable can be fed through pipes of various lengths and diameters. Pipe cameras are designed to go around even sharp bends in pipes, so they can see the entire length of most systems.
Using a monitor, the camera operator can see and diagnosis problems that may otherwise go undetected:
- punctures from tree roots or other sharp objects
- cracks and corrosion
- misaligned pipe joints
- grease build-up
The entire video inspection is recorded, so homeowners have a record of what the plumber found and their recommendations.
After the problem is fixed, it’s a good idea to have a follow-up camera inspection done to be sure the blockage has been removed and any damage has been completely repaired.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been inspecting and repairing drains in St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else!
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers
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