What You Should Know About Sewer Main Drains

The sewer main drain is a crucial part of a home’s plumbing system. Unfortunately, since it is not visible, the main drain is also something most people don’t know much about. Many homeowners do not think about their home’s sewer pipes until there is a problem--usually a sewer drain clog.

Sewer Video Inspection Basics and Results


Sewer Repair History

In years past, dig points were much a matter of educated guesswork. Now, with sewer video cameras and locating equipment, it is a simple matter of calling a sewer video inspection and locating the block.

What is a Sewer Video Inspection?

This is a process is to run a video line through your waster line.

The video might extend down your branch lines (the pipes that lead from bathtubs and faucets to the house's sewer line) or down the house's sewer line (the larger pipe that leads from the house to the municipal sewer line on the street). 

What Will You See in the Video Itself?

If you are doing an entire sewer line video inspection, you will see a "walk-through," leading from the trap, down through the sewer line, and up to any obstructions.

If the camera can push through the blockage, it may continue through to the municipal line.

How Does the Camera Help You Locate Where to Dig?

The camera unit has a transmitter. The video technician/plumber will stop the camera at the blockage point. Then he will go up to ground level and wave a locating device until the device picks up the transmission signal. This allows him to spray a paint spot at the exact point of blockage.

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