Sewer Main Line Camera Inspections

Why Do I Need A Sewer Camera Inspection?

The sewer main line is buried under ground between your home or business, so unless you have Xray vision you can not tell the condition or what type of pipe material is under ground. We do not have Xray vision however we do have full color cameras that we send into your sewer main line pipe to help us detect breaks in pipe, vegetation root intrusion, off set pipes, foreign debris such as toys or clothing that can cause a back up in the system.

The sewer inspection process is not cut and dry and does in many cases come with challenges for the sewer inspector, such as locating the sewer clean out access. Many homes that have a sewer camera access may be buried under soil or blocked by storage or vegetation. If you are purchasing a new home it is highly recommended to have seller clearly point out the location of clean out before we arrive.

You can watch in real-time as your sewer line is being inspected by watching the full color monitor we provide at every inspection. After the Sewer Camera inspection our technician will explain his findings whether good or bad in a clear easy to understand manner and advise you if further evaluation for repair or Hydro-Jett cleaning is necessary.

Some homes do NOT have accessible sewer line clean-outs. So if there was a back up the sewerage would likely back up thru toilets and shower/bathtub drains causing a unpleasant mess in your home. Our Inspectors will try to locate your sewer clean-out and show you where it is. Older homes may not have a clean out installed, if this is the case we can advise you where to install one.

(A Sewer Main Line Camera Inspection is outside the scope of a general home inspection and NOT included, It is offered as an additional service for a fee).

Typical Sewer Line Access Clean Out

Typical Sewer Line Access Clean Out Home Inspection Authority Southern California Residential & Commerical Inspections

Example of Root intrusion

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What is Hydro-Jetting?

Using 4000 pounds per square inch (psi) of water, hydro-jetting has the power to burst open the toughest blockages and at the same time scours the full diameter of the pipe cutting thru tree roots, scaling and flushing debris from sewer main line.

llustration of sewer line with root intrusion being cleared by Hydro-Jetter

Home Inspection Authority Southern California Residential & Commerical Inspections - Sewer

How do i know if i need Hydro-Jetting?

If your sewer main line inspection has revealed a root intrusion, blockage, grease build-up or old scaled cast iron pipe build-up a hydro jetting service will be recommended right away so we can clear the line and then re-inspect the pipe for any costly repairs that may be necessary.

Hydro-jetting is a drain cleaning service that uses high pressured water to clean debris and buildup out of waste/sewer pipes under ground between structure foundation and city connection in street. It is really effective for tough clogs or buildup around the home, sewer lines, or in commercial applications such as restaurant floor drains. Once a blockage or root intrusion is cleared with hydro-jetting service we will re-inspect the sewer main line at no additional charge to identify if any breaks are present and to show you the line has been cleared. (Video Included of Cleared Line).

(Hydro-Jetting cleaning service is outside the scope of a general home inspection and NOT included, It is offered as an additional service for a fee).

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