It’s easy to forget about your sewer system when it’s working correctly. However, if you don’t watch out for signs of trouble, you may have a sewage spill or leakage. This damage poses a serious health hazard, and repairing it can cost thousands of dollars.

    Clogged drains are inevitable. Whether you live in Media, Drexel Hill, along the Philadelphia Main Line, or out in West Chester, you’re bound to have clogged drains at your home from time to time. When that day comes, you’re going to need to identify what’s causing the clogged drain. It’s not enough to know that your drain is clogged. You also need to know where the clog is, and in addition, what type of material the clog consists of.

    A sewer drain camera inspection from Dream Team Home Services should be at the top of your to-do list when experiencing constant backups. A camera inspection will help determine how to go about flushing your plumbing system. In addition, a solid video inspection will uncover any cracks or high-risk separations in your plumbing that could cause additional issues.

    Signs You Need a Sewer Line Camera Inspection

    Before and After of sewer line pipe with tree roots coming out Water flowing into your house must also flow out of your house. On the other hand, there are multiple reasons why water stops flowing out of your house:

    • Some household material or matter you flushed down your toilet.
    • Tree roots growing through your existing sewer line looking for water.
    • A collapsed sewer line.

    These factors will cause some symptoms you’ll notice in your house and around your property.

    Here are a few signs your sewer lines are damaged:

    • Foul odors: If there is an unpleasant sewage smell on your property, inside your house, and near the drains, you may have a clog.
    • Water damage and mold: Leaking sewer lines can cause water damage, which produces mold spores and mildew.
    • Wet, green patches in your yard: Grass and tree roots are drawn to the moisture and natural fertilizer in sewer lines and will grow into the sewer line to access it. This process is called root intrusion. Root intrusion often causes the sewer line to burst, leaving water seepage on your lawn and concentrated grass patches that are especially green and lush.
    • Slow drains: A clog in the sewer line causes drains to be too slow. You may also notice a water sound or gurgling noise near the drain, even when the water isn’t running.
    • High water bills: If your water bill has suddenly increased, but you haven’t been using more water, your sewer system may be burst or leaking.

    It is important to be able to see what caused the clogged drain issue. Identifying the problem from the camera footage allows our plumbers to recommend a solution that will not just fix it for today but will keep it flowing for years to come. A sewer camera inspection will make it easy for your Dream Team Home Services plumbing technician to identify the cause and the best solution.

    Technician in yard setting up for sewer line inspection

    How a Sewer Inspection Works

    Your sewer camera inspection begins with a professionally trained and skilled plumbing technician from Dream Team Home Services. The tech inserts the waterproof camera with a high-resolution video head into your sewer lines. These drain cameras are flexible, allowing them to travel through bends and turn in sewer lines. The technician will thoroughly examine your drain pipes and pipe walls in drain lines from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter.

    The video footage captured is transmitted to the technician in real-time, so the condition inside your sewer and drain lines can be assessed immediately. You’ll be able to view any problems right on a monitor. We’ll even provide a copy of the camera video inspection to keep for your records. Pretty neat. The camera also has radio transmitters that record depth and location, so we’ll know the exact place of the clog, leak, or other problem.

    Benefits of a Sewer Camera Inspection in Delaware County

    A sewer camera inspection is the best step you can take when you notice problems with your sewer system. We’ll video-inspect your plumbing lines, show you the problem, and even provide you with the footage so you can actually see it for yourself. Since the camera shows exactly what the problem is, there will be no guesswork. The camera can reach the toughest places in your system, so no area is left uninspected.

    With a camera inspection from Dream Team Home Services, you can be certain that any issues in your home’s pipes will be found quickly and dealt with accordingly. The specially-designed waterproof plumbing cameras our plumbers use to allow them to conduct a visual inspection. These inspections are conducted on your sewer lines and other underground pipes, including pipes under patios, driveways, and your home’s foundation.

    Schedule a Sewer Drain Inspection With Dream Team Home Services Today

    Dream Team Home Services is the top expert plumbing technician in our service area of the Delaware Valley. Our expert plumbers are highly trained in sewer camera inspections and other services, so you can be confident you’re receiving the best service available. During your inspection, your technician will explain the issues identified and answer all of your questions. We can do our sewer inspections on the same day to take care of urgent problems immediately.

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    Do you need a camera inspection? For a sewer line video inspection and other plumbing services, contact our experts today by scheduling service online or giving us a call.