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Sewer Scan

SewerScan helps you avoid potential sewer backup!
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Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

The main sewer line from the home to the city connection is the responsibility of the home owner and repairs can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000.

A plumbing company charges $500+ for a SewerScan, our fee is only $189 when added to your home inspection.

A regular home inspection excludes any systems that are not visible, such as the sewer line. The only testing that can be performed, is running water down the drain and making sure that water goes through it.

However, it is possible to have a 75% blockage with roots penetration and the water is still flowing through it. Water will drain during a home inspection with only a few gallons of water going down the drain line. But when a family uses the house systems fully, taking a shower, draining a tub, dishwasher, a washing machine, or flushing a toilet, it might overwhelm the partially clogged waste pipe and backup into the house.

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Common problems

Root Growth: There is root growth present which is commonly a result of a damaged drain line or void in a joint.

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Offset:  There is an offset in the drain line where two pipes are not properly connected and there is a “lip” which can cause clogging and leakage.

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Belly:  There is a low point in the drain line which will promote clogging.

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Debris:  There is debris build up in the line, we recommend clearing as needed to prevent further clogging.

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Scale Buildup:  There is scale build up inside sewer line which will promote clogging.

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Damage Line:  There is a section of damaged drain line found.  We recommend repair of all damaged lines.

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Types of Repairs

Rooting
The pipes are a source of the water, nutrients, and oxygen that roots need. And when a root finds a leak, it will quickly grow into the pipe and obstruct the flow of waste, causing blockages, broken pipes and other serious headaches for homeowners.

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Scale removal
The cast iron scale / corrosion shown builds up on drain pipes and must be removed with a jetter equipped with a descaler head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCgkBsMAVaY

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Hydro jetting
Hydro jetting is a method used by plumbing contractors to clean clogged or slow sewage lines. A blast of water at high pressure is sent into the lines that will usually remove blockages and build up. Hydro jetting systems normally use about 4000 psi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf8Gj1EMr2Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QCgGXUYm-s

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

Last resort is digging pipe up & replacing the pipe (the most expensive)

Sewer line camera inspection, sewer scan

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