Sewer Camera Inspection

Video Sewer Inspection Services in the Portland OR Area! by D&F Plumbing, Heating and CoolingIs your business experiencing sewer issues? Accidentally drop your keys down the drain? An inspection with a drain camera is a non-invasive way to inspect your sewer line and even retrieve items.

You can take advantage of our sewer camera inspection services – also known as sewer scoping. We’ll quickly find out whatever is going on in your sewer line and provide you with a solution.

How Does a Sewer Camera Work?

During a video sewer scope, a licensed plumber will insert a digital camera attached to a rod into your pipes.  The camera is linked to a screen providing us with a clear view of your pipes. This non-invasive technique allows us to pinpoint the exact cause of your problem, which makes it much easier to create an effective solution.

Do I Need a Sewer Video Inspection?

Now that you know how a plumbing camera works, you might be curious as to when an inspection would best suit your home. We recommend getting a sewer scope if you’ve experienced:

  • Clogs and sewer backup in more than one drain
  • A gas smell in the home
  • Loud gurgling in one or more drains
  • Water pooling around bathroom fixtures
  • New growth or wastewater in lawn
  • Clogs come back quickly

These can all be the product of clogs, cracks in your piping, or even blockages made from growing tree roots. It wouldn’t be possible to determine the source on your own, but with a plumbing camera guided by a trained professional, we can quickly determine what the problem is.

When Should I Get a Sewer Camera Inspection?

The timeframe in which you should inspect your pipes differs depending on the region you live in and the state of your system. If you have an older sewer line, you’re more vulnerable to the kind of issues that develop over time. That’s why we suggest getting an annual sewer inspection, as opposed to the kind of bi-annual maintenance you can give to a newer line.

A sewer camera inspection is also very beneficial to those moving in or out of a property. If you’re looking to sell your home, documentation from an inspector is a major selling point for a savvy buyer. On the other hand, if you’re buying a new property, you can order a sewer line inspection as an added security before you move in. These are only a few of the many benefits that come with our sewer inspections.

Benefits of Performing a Plumbing Video Inspection

Using a sewer camera to inspect your plumbing can provide several benefits:

  • Quick Discovery: Without a camera for inspection, a plumber must make an estimated guess as to where a blockage may be located. However, when it is possible to investigate with a camera, it is extremely easy to find the source of the issue. This saves time and increases productivity.
  • Saves Money: Our plumbing snake with camera allows a plumber to uncover the exact issue so that it can be fixed correctly. Knowing the specific problem allows a professional to determine the smartest way to tackle the issue in the most efficient way possible. Plus, it helps a plumber verify the blockage has been removed following service. This prevents a home or business owner from paying for multiple repairs or fixes that have not been successfully completed in the beginning.
  • Prevents Damage: When a person purchases an older home or office building, it is important to check the plumbing conditions of pipes and sewer systems. A camera inspection will identify problem areas before clogs or other damages occur.

Your Local Experts in Sewer Scoping

Are you interested in having a plumbing video inspection performed? The journeyman plumbers at D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling can help! We have proudly served the Portland OR and Clark County WA areas for 97 years, so we know how to provide exceptional services at affordable prices. This quick and easy process can help uncover issues like pipe blockages and leaky pipes, which will allow us to create a great solution to your plumbing problems.

Contact us today before 6 pm for same-day service!