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 Sewer Camera Inspection 

Welcome to our Sewer Camera Inspection Services in Houston! Plumbing issues can be complex, and diagnosing them accurately is essential for timely and cost-effective solutions. Our state-of-the-art sewer camera inspection services are designed to provide you with a clear and detailed view of your plumbing system's inner workings.

Using advanced technology, our experienced team can pinpoint issues such as clogs, blockages, leaks, and damage within your sewer lines. This approach allows us to diagnose problems efficiently and recommend targeted solutions, ultimately saving you time and money.

Whether you're experiencing recurring plumbing problems or want to ensure the integrity of your plumbing system, our sewer camera inspections are the solution you need. Explore our services further to learn how we can help you maintain a healthy and functional plumbing system in your Houston property.

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What Is A Sewer Camera Inspection?

Our certified inspector will employ a miniature video camera, specially designed for sewer line examination, which will be inserted through the sewer cleanout access point. Please note that inspectors cannot remove or replace toilets, so a readily accessible cleanout is a prerequisite for this procedure.

In the absence of any obstructions, the inspection encompasses a thorough examination of the primary lateral line extending from the cleanout, connecting to the city's main sewer, and tracing back underneath the property.

It's essential to recognize that even a seemingly functioning sewer line can harbor latent issues that may not manifest as immediate performance disruptions. However, these underlying conditions could potentially lead to unforeseen emergencies, necessitating prompt sewer line repairs or replacements. Vigilant inspection can help preempt such incidents and ensure the long-term reliability of your sewer system.

Common Defects of the Main Sewer Lateral Line

Tree Roots Intrusion: Root infiltration can lead to rapid damage within your pipes.

Pipe Damage: Broken, collapsed, cracked, or misaligned pipes can result from soil shifting over time.

Blockages: Obstructions like grease or foreign objects can restrict the flow of water within the pipe.

Pipe Corrosion and Deterioration: Older drainpipes are at risk of rust and scaling, which may lead to leaks or even pipe collapse.

Bellied Pipes: Sunken or improperly sloped pipes can create areas where water and waste accumulate, causing problems.

Leaking Joints: Faulty joints can allow sewage to escape, leading to adverse and unsanitary conditions.

Addressing these common defects promptly is crucial to maintain a properly functioning lateral line and prevent potential emergencies.

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Purpose of a Sewer Camera Inspection

A sewer camera inspection aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the main drain laterals' overall condition, integrity, and functionality. However, it should be noted that it is not an exhaustive assessment designed to identify every potential drain line issue. During the inspection, our focus is on identifying visible defects, such as obstructions, offsets, bellies, breaks, rust and scaling, and other observable conditions.

It's essential to understand that while this inspection provides valuable insights, it cannot predict or guarantee future performance. In some cases, further investigation and testing by a licensed plumber may be required to accurately assess the presence and severity of specific conditions that might affect your plumbing system.

Sewer Camera Limitations

The sewer camera inspection is confined to accessible sections of the main drain laterals, specifically from the property to the street or septic system and the immediate area beneath the house. Please be aware that branch lines and vent systems cannot be examined using the camera. Additionally, any limitations imposed by the drain cleanout configurations or defects will be duly noted as a defect if they are present.

It's important to acknowledge that some defects and conditions, like pipe wall thickness and leaks, remain beyond the scope of a sewer camera inspection. In such cases, a more thorough examination and testing conducted by a licensed plumber may be necessary to accurately determine the presence and severity of these specific conditions.

Why Do We Need a Sewer Camera Inspection?

  • Inspection Thoroughness
  • Client Satisfaction and Empowerment
  • Cost of Repairs

Inspection Thoroughness

Why does an inspector pull an electrical panel off? Why does an inspector pull a furnace cover off? Performing a sewer camera inspection is similar to each of those. It is removing a readily accessible cover (cleanout cap) and placing a camera inside to observe conditions.

Client Satisfaction and Empowerment

One of the most overlooked parts of a home is the drains The sewer line is a Big Ticket Item, like the foundation, roof and HVAC Empowered to make financial decisions based on risk and resources

Cost of Repairs

Sometimes sewer issues go undetected until they have done a good bit of damage to the home. They are often overlooked because we don't know what we don't see.

tree roots growing into sewer line

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Benefits and Liabilities


Unbiased opinion - not selling services

Inspector typically trusted in transaction

Repairs become seller's responsibility (if this is a pre-purchase inspection)


Scope is not exhaustive

Cannot identify leaks or amount of deterioration

Extreme cases can cause further damage

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