Sewer Video Inspections in Kernersville
Non-Invasive Sewer Leak Detection Methods
Probably not at the top of everyone’s favorite discussion topics, yet incredibly important nonetheless, are sewers. As with anything that has regular use, sewers encounter problems that require repair. Fortunately, at American Leak Detection of the Triad, our non-invasive detection with sewer video inspections measures allow:
- Our team to analyze the situation and diagnose the problem without destroying structures in the process.
- Less time and physical labor, saving you money and preventing your lawn from being torn up needlessly.
- Us to pinpoint the exact location and cause of the leak, sharing the details of our findings with you along with the solution options.
There are several ways to inspect a sewer line in the Triad area, but a video camera is by far the most convenient.
What Problems Can a Sewer Line Inspection Detect?
Whether you’re suspicious of a problem because of a lingering odor or wet patches in your lawn, using advanced technology to conduct an inspection is the most efficient and effective detection method.
Having a flexible camera that operates remotely lets our team identify issues such as:
- Hairline Cracks
- Tree Roots
- Sagging Pipes
We’ll be able to locate any areas that need repair or replacement and share our findings with you so you can make the most informed decisions.
Should I Scope a Sewer Line Before Buying a House?
Yes, you should always include an inspection of the sewer line before committing to a house purchase. The inspection won’t cost much and will save you from costly repairs down the line if there is an underlying problem. As a new homeowner, the last thing you need is water backflowing into your house because there’s a tree root blocking your sewer line or strangling the pipe. You’ll be facing potentially replacing the sewer line, tearing up your lawn and driveway, and paying to have the tree taken down with stump removal. Instead, take the time to schedule an inspection before buying the house – it’s worth the peace of mind.
Why Do Older Homes Need a Sewer Line Inspection?
We mentioned how tree roots can cause problems with sewer lines, and it’s especially prevalent in older homes. Tree roots are one of the main reasons for sewer problems, and these roots continue to grow as time passes. Eventually, they’ll make their way into tiny sewer line openings, wrapping around the piping, and latching onto debris. The older the home, the more likely it is that root growth is significant enough to damage the pipes.
Plus, many homes built between the 1950s and the 1970s often had sewer lines that rate to last up to 50 years – eventually collapsing with time. These lines were made from a pulp blend with a tar coating, disintegrating as they age and weakening enough to let tree roots push through.
If you’re wondering whether an inspection is worth it, it likely is. Better to be safe than sorry!
To schedule a sewer video inspection in Kernersville, call us at (336) 791-4150.
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