In the past, some sort of a problem with a Tucson sewer line left no options other than excavation and replacement. It was not possible to determine the exact location of a breakage or blockage, so an entire sewer run would need to be completely dug up.
This process was very costly in terms of materials and labor. There were also issues with the excavation process causing collateral damage to streets, driveways, and sidewalks. At Cal’s Plumbing, we provide video sewer inspections to eliminate the need for unnecessary digging.
Video Camera Line Inspection
Video cameras have become one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially made waterproof cameras allow for a visual inspection of sewer lines and other pipes that are underground, in cement, and under your Arizona home’s foundation. A professionally trained and skilled sewer video expert inserts a flexible rod with a high-resolution video camera on its tip into pipes from 2 to 36 inches in diameter.
The flexible rod allows the camera to travel through the pipe—even around corners—to see the pipe in its entirety. Real-time video image transmission allows us to determine the condition of the inside of the pipe and understand any existing or potential problems. The images can be saved for a permanent record.
A Sewer Camera Is A Great Diagnostic Tool
As a diagnostic tool, Cal’s Plumbing video sewer inspections may offer some cost-effective alternatives to extensive excavation and replacement.
Being able to pinpoint the location of a sewer issue may eliminate the necessity for destroying large sections of landscaping or pavement. Determining the extent of the problem may enable repairs that are far less costly and disruptive.
Sewer Inspections for Home Buyers
Another area where our Cal’s Plumbing video sewer inspections can be beneficial is to permit the prospective buyers of an older home to determine the condition of the sewer line leading from the house to the street. The cost of a video inspection is a bargain when compared to the potential expense of an uninformed buying decision.
Sellers of older Arizona homes will often cover the cost of a video inspection in order to make their home more marketable, and they will even provide potential buyers with a video file of the inspection.
This video is particularly helpful for older Tucson sewer lines that were sometimes made from cast iron but were more frequently made from clay pipe. Iron sewer lines are susceptible to failure due to corrosion. Clay sewer lines could be infiltrated by tree roots that could grow into the joints between sections of sewer pipe, either breaking the pipe or creating a blockage.
Blockages from roots can usually be cleared with a cutting mechanism that can be remotely operated from the surface without digging up the sewer line. This depends on the overall condition of the sewer line.
Our Cal’s Plumbing professionals use the best equipment on the market combined with extensive training and years of experience to supply money-saving sewer inspections.