Sewer Inspections

Posted on January 31, 2021
Plumbing snake on video

Do you know when your home was built? Almost 23% of homes in South Florida were built during the 1950s and 1960s. Older homes have a ton of charm and character, but if those walls could talk, they’d probably tell you to inspect their sewer lines.

Here are four reasons why you should listen to those walls and schedule a sewer inspection today.

  • Old materials. Galvanized pipes were commonly used until the 1960s. Made of iron and coated with a thin layer of zinc, these pipes erode, collapse, and often clog from the corroded zinc and rust. 
  • Tree roots. Tree roots naturally seek out the water, nutrients, and oxygen found in sewer lines. Once they’ve penetrated a pipe, these roots will continue to grow, eventually blocking the pipe completely and preventing anything from making its way through.
  • Wear and tear. Sewer systems can leak and get blocked from time-to-time. And it doesn’t just happen in older homes–it’ also happens to newer homes connected to an older sewer line. 
  • Inspections are cheaper than repairs. Inspections are relatively inexpensive and can be done quickly. Repairs, on the other hand, can be expensive and extensive.

Here’s how a video sewer line inspection works:

  • A high-resolution video camera attached to a flexible fiberoptic scope is lowered into the pipe. 
  • A trained technician operates the camera. An LED light at the end of the inspection rod allows the technician to watch the live video feed and evaluate the condition of the pipes. 
  • Problems are detected immediately during a video sewer line inspection.

Regular sewer inspection is vital to your sewer system. Even if you’re not experiencing plumbing problems, contact Raider Rooter to schedule an inspection of your sewer system. We have been helping South Florida maintain and manage their systems since 1978. Let us put our expertise to work for you.

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