Clogged drains and sewer lines aren’t only an aggravation. Improper drainage can result in sewer back-up and damage to the home and its foundation. Video pipe inspection will reveal the nature of the problem in the drain and/or sewer pipe. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington can provide video pipe inspection of your home’s drain and sewer pipe, and resolve your drainage issues. Don’t suffer slow drains, or risk the issue developing into full blown blockages and potential back-up, contact us today.
Drains and sewer pipes are subject to unforeseen problems, such as corrosion, blockages, offset pipes and damage from invading tree roots. A video pipe inspection allows experienced plumbers to view deep within the pipe and identify the issue.
Prevent Plumbing Issues and Saving Water
When a sewer leak occurs in the plumbing beneath the home’s foundation, it threatens the structural integrity of the home. Even a small leak can lead to costly repairs. A video pipe inspection allows the plumber in Arlington to pinpoint the precise location of the problem without requiring invasive actions such as removal of a portion of the home’s concrete slab foundation. A video pipe inspection takes the guess work out this type of plumbing repair. Furthermore, video pipe inspections enable plumbers to provide an accurate estimate for the repair before the work begins.
Video Pipe Inspection is a Fast and Effective Solution
Video pipe inspection is a fast and effective way to determine the cause of drainage issues. The innovative plumbing tool is a flexible fiber optic cable with a high-resolution video camera on its tip. As the cable travels through the pipe, the waterproof camera, records the journey. The images are transmitted to a monitor where the plumber in Arlington, can identify and provide a diagnosis of the problem. In addition, the information observed from the video pipe inspection enables the plumber in Arlington to select the appropriate tool to resolve the issue and decide the most efficient means of providing plumbing repair. The recorded pipe inspection can be saved for a permanent record.
Once the problem is identified and repaired, follow up will be provided with a free video post-inspection to verify that the problem has been resolved and the pipe is clean and serviceable.
Video pipe inspections enable the plumber in Arlington, Texas to identify such issues as:
Broken or collapsed pipe will require replacement of the affected section by a plumber in Arlington. In the past, faulty pipes required costly excavation to identify the problem and its location. The video pipe inspection makes excavation for this purpose unnecessary. The inspection enables identifying the exact location of the problem, and only the affected requires excavation when it’s required at all.
Offset sewer pipe occurs due to shifting soil, the freeze and thaw of soil, settling, or other causes. Off set pipe is basically pipe that has become misaligned.
A blockage in the pipe such as tree roots or grease, for example. Once tree roots start in a pipe, they will eventually fill the sewer pipe impeding the flow of effluent through the pipe resulting in slow or no drainage, and potential sewer back-up into the home.
Corrosion and rust of metal pipe can result in leaks of hazardous sewer effluent, blockage, or collapsed sections.
Bellied pipe occurs when a section of the pipe sinks due to ground or soil conditions. A section of the pipe sags creates a low point where paper and waste can accumulate forming a blockage.
Leaking pipe joints occur when the seals between the pipes have broken, allowing effluent to leak into the ground. This can result in sewage seeping down into the water table and affecting ground water, wells, lakes, creeks and other waterways.
Tree root infiltration occurs when the water seeking roots invade the sewer pipe. Roots cause blockage and damage the pipe. A video pipe inspection enables the plumber in Arlington to identify tree root invasion and determine the best method to take care of the issue.
Signs of Sewer Pipe Issues
Sewer pipe problems can be a long term problem without the homeowner knowing until drainage issues occur. There are signs indicating sewer pipe problems:
Sewer odor – Water in drain traps normally prevent sewer gases from entering the home. Vent pipes also vent sewer gases away from the home. A vent pipe that is disconnected, clogged with debris or damaged can allow sewer gases to enter the home and should be repaired. Sewer leaks in the underground pipe may cause sewer odor outdoors.
Backed-up sewer line – Sewer pipe blockage can result in sewage back-up into the home. Sewage back-up can result in overflowing from low lying points and requires the prompt intervention of a qualified plumber due to the health risks posed by raw sewage. Sewer pipe repair should never be delayed due to the risks to human health.
Greening of lawn sections – Lush green grass over or near a sewer pipe may indicate a sewer leak.
Pooling of water – Pooling of water on the lawn may indicate a leaking sewer pipe. Sewer odor may be detectable.
A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington can provide the video pipe inspection that you need for an accurate diagnosis of your drain or sewer pipe problem. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing provides quality plumbing services in Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.