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Sewer Inspections
in Seattle

No one wants to think about their sewer, but unfortunately, it is often too late when we do think about it.

Here are some signs to look for:

  • Your toilets overflow or take a long time and a couple of flushes to empty
  • An awful smell of sewage fills the air
  • You have multiple slow draining fixtures in your home
  • You know some work has already been done to your sewer
  • If and when you are buying or selling a home

The first thing we complete is a sewer video inspection, because we want you to fully understand the issues at hand. Many problems can arise- roots can grow into joints, and the sewer's weak spots can worsen over time. 

An accumulation of solid waste materials, and unmentionables, can be too much for the pipes to manage effectively. Other problems include collapsed lines due to large boulders or landscaping above ground. Holes and cracks can develop naturally and worsen due to age and deteriorate over time. A thorough sewer video inspection will pinpoint the problem and its location.

Most leaks do not just show up as a spouting fountain of water. They linger for days, weeks, or even months before they become apparent.

At the first symptom of a possible sewer problem, CALL US. We can find and fix the problem before it causes extensive damage to your property. Do NOT ignore these symptoms. Taking care of the problem early will save you time, money, and headaches.

What Is a Sewer Inspection?

A sewer inspection is a process in which we will inspect your sewer system for potential problems. This will help ensure that there aren’t any issues with the pipes that could lead to a problem in the future.

During a sewer inspection, a specialist will enter the pipes from above ground to inspect the condition of the pipes below ground. They will be able to tell whether there are any problems with the pipes and where those issues are located. This can help you determine what repairs are needed and how extensive the repairs will be.

When To Schedule a Sewer Inspection

There are many different reasons for scheduling a sewer inspection. The most obvious reason is that you suspect that something might be wrong with your sewer system. This could be due to a sewage leak, low water flow in your system, or any other sign that something is wrong.

Another common reason to schedule a sewer inspection is before you plan on doing any construction. If you are planning to dig in the area surrounding your sewer pipes, it is a good idea to hire a sewer inspection service beforehand. They will be able to find out where your sewer pipes are and if there is any chance they could be damaged during construction.

FAQ:

Are sewer scopes worth it?

Yes. While an inspection of your sewer system from above ground will tell you if there are any issues with the pipes, it won’t tell you where the issues are located. That is where a sewer scope inspection comes in.

A sewer scope inspection is a specialized inspection that uses a camera to look inside your sewer line. This will tell you exactly where the problem is and what needs to be done to fix it.

What are the signs of a broken sewer pipe?

If you notice a foul smell coming from your sewer pipes, there is a possibility that they are broken. This can occur if roots from nearby trees or shrubs make their way into your pipes and grow. As they grow, they can eventually cause the pipes to break.

You may also notice water leaking from your pipes, which can indicate that your pipes are broken. Low water flow in your pipes can be a sign that dirt or other debris is blocking your pipes. This can occur if there is a partial collapse or blockage in your pipes.

What can I expect from a sewer camera inspection?

A sewer camera inspection is a specialized inspection that uses a camera to look inside your sewer line. A camera will tell you exactly where the problem is and what needs to be done to fix it. This will help you to determine how extensive the damage is and how much of an investment is required to fix the problem.

Before a camera inspection, the area around the sewer line will be thoroughly cleaned. The camera will be inserted into the pipe through a clean-out port. The camera will be fed through the pipe until it reaches the problem's location.

A sewer camera inspection can help you identify areas where your pipes are clogged or broken. It can also help you identify corrosion or root intrusion blocking your pipes.

How is the testing of sewers done?

Several tests can be conducted on your sewer system to help you identify potential problems. These include dye tests, sewer flow tests, and CCTV inspections. A dye test will add a colored dye to your pipes, which will travel through your system until it is discharged.

This can help you identify potential issues in your system. A sewer flow test will involve closing a clean-out port and flushing your system to see if the water travels through your pipes as expected. A CCTV inspection will involve using cameras to look inside your system. This can help you to identify issues with your piping and help you to make repairs.

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I hired Pro Sewer Repair to replace my sewer line. Their estimate was much more reasonable then Pro Sewer fixed a large break in our sewer line where it joined the city mainline. They handled this large job effectively, cost-efficiently, and were great to work with. Jamie and Rob were awesome to work with on scheduling and responsive to questions, and the team (Jason and James) did a great job with the work. Would use them again and will recommend to friends.

Sam R. | Seattle, WA
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