Is My Drain Pipe Okay? Would a Video Sewer Inspection Be Helpful?

If we had X-ray vision underground sewer inspection and locating would be simple. Anyone could do it. Unfortunately, we don’t. That’s where video sewer inspection comes into the picture.

The camera is inserted into drain lines and used to determine the exact problem with a pipe. Problems that are routinely found include breaks, cracks, collapses, root infiltration, bellies (a sag in the pipe), and stubborn clogs. Once a pipe is compromised the situation typically only gets worse. Symptoms often include backups, slow drains, sewer flies, and/or sewer odors. Alpha Plumbing can help you solve all these problems.

Once on site the plumber inserts the camera into the pipe through a cleanout or may pull a toilet to access the plumbing system. There’s a live camera video feed that shows the plumber exactly what is going on. If there’s a clog and there is standing water in the pipe (other than a belly) it may be necessary to snake the line first to remove the clog.

A recording can be made if necessary, but the recording is not useful in repairing the problem so it is typically not made, but it may be needed for justification of work. If a problem is found, the locator can be used to find the depth of the pipe and exact location of the problem and paint can be used to mark the spot(s). Pinpointing the problem can help minimize the scope of the work and prevent unnecessary destruction and excavation of your property.

As Maryland’s premier plumbing service, you can trust that the experts at Alpha Plumbing will be able to accurately and efficiently determine why you’re having problems with your pipes. We’ve been a family-owned business since we began in 1991 and we have experience fixing virtually every plumbing problem you could experience.

We’ve earned an A+ rating from the BBB as well as the Angi Super Service Award for many years in a row, so you can trust our experts to get the job done right. We offer outstanding service at an unbeatable price to clients throughout central Maryland, including Severna Park, Odenton, Catonsville, Baltimore, Arnold, Crofton, Millersville, Pasadena, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, and Severn.

If you need a video sewer inspection, call Alpha Plumbing at 410‐255‐5998 or request service online to schedule your appointment with one of our expert plumbers.

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