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A Guide to Video Sewer Inspection

A Guide to Video Sewer Inspection

If you have a problem somewhere in your sewer line and aren’t sure where to dig, a video sewer inspection may be just what you need.

If you have a problem somewhere in your sewer line and aren’t sure where to dig, a video sewer inspection may be just what you need. Once upon a time, plumbers would have to just guess where the problem was and start digging. Today, video sewer inspection makes all of that guesswork a thing of the past!


In a video sewer line inspection, a plumber will come and run a camera line through your pipes. They may start in your bathtub drain, one of your sink drains, or even your home’s main sewer line. This little camera allows you to see what is going on in their pipes in real-time, close-up detail.

A video sewer line inspection is not something you would order with an everyday plumbing service. However, if you plan to remodel your kitchen or bathroom or to add a whole new bathroom, you may want to get one. Since there will be greater amounts of waste water, you might want to inspect your sewer line just to make sure it can handle your home’s increasing needs.

For the most part, homeowners really only call for a video sewer line inspection if they are experiencing a problem. If there is some sort of blockage that can’t be remedied with plunging, liquid drain cleaners, or auguring, you may want to have a video inspection done so you can figure out what the issue is before the problem gets any worse.

To DIY or Not to DIY

You can actually do a video sewer inspection yourself. It can actually be more effective to just call in a professional. Typical consumer grade scopes don’t typically go more than a few feet. Along with being short, consumer scopes usually don’t right themselves (stay upright) or auto-focus, so you’re left with a blurry picture of who knows what and you’ve still got a blocked pipe.

On the other hand, the video sewer inspection scopes that professionals use cost upwards of $15,000, and have many features that just aren’t available to consumers.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

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