Waste backups can result from any number of causes. By running a specially designed tiny camera through the sewer line, we can find the cause without going through an expensive process of trial and error. Many older houses in Charlotte have cast iron pipes. Over time they develop fish-like scales on the inside that obstructs the flow of the waste. The pipes can also rust through, allowing roots to infiltrate. Roots love rich, nutritious sewage. Balls of roots will grow inside the pipe, blocking the flow of waste. Sewer pipes can also be broken when trucks drive over them or fencing companies drill into them.
Water flows downhill. Sewer pipes need to have the proper slope from house to city sewage system. If the pipes don’t slope properly, or if the there is “belly” in the line, waste will build up and start running backwards into the house. One of our specially designed sewer cameras provides us with an eye into the sewer lines. It can see all these things and let us know what is the appropriate fix for a particular problem.
So do your pipes seem to be draining slowly? Have you had a previous sewage back up? Do your toilets gurgle when you flush them? Is your house old? These are just some of the scenarios that require the services of a plumber who knows how to use a sewer line camera. The camera can locate obstructions, damage and identify potential problems. We can then check the condition of the pipes underground to head off potential catastrophic failure.
Are you putting in a swimming pool, a water feature, new side walk, or an addition to your home? Our special camera can locate pipes that need to be rerouted or marked so that they are not damaged or covered with concrete.
All About the Pipes Plumbing, Inc. stays abreast of new technology and breakthroughs that have a positive effect on our work. Please call our customer service line and you can speak directly to Mary or Marta. We can be counted on to provide you with the service you require and save time with our sewer line camera.