Sewer Line Camera Inspection Near Me - Toronto
Most drain problems go unseen until it results in a plumbing emergency. That’s probably what caused you to search for ‘sewer line camera inspection near me’ and which brought you to Hoerner Heating & Plumbing in Toronto.
Unfortunately, nobody tells us we need a sewer line inspection during spring every year. We find it out only when the smell of sewage or the frustration of a slow draining fixture gets to us. By then, the problem has already advanced quite extensively.
Do I need a sewer line camera inspection?
When professional plumbers recommend annual drain camera inspections, people think it’s a way to make more money, or to upsell services. That’s not the case, however. A video camera drain inspection can actually help save you hundreds of dollars in emergency plumbing repair costs—not to mention the inconvenience of a late-night disruption in your household when the drains back up.
Your home is especially at risk for backups and possible basement flooding if:
- It has old clay tile drains
- There are trees growing nearby
- There is a bad smell from your drains
Why must I have a drain inspection in spring?
Toronto is a beautiful city with many trees, but unfortunately, the roots tend to cause issues with drains. Over time, hairline cracks form in old drains, and nutrient-rich water seeps out, attracting roots from nearby trees. During spring especially, the roots infiltrate the drains through the tiny cracks, pushing the cracks ever bigger as the nutrients feed them and they become stronger. Eventually, they clog up the drains completely and that’s when most Toronto citizens search for drain camera inspection near me.
Spring is a good time for a sewer line video inspection, because after the cold winter and the extra moisture from melting snow and rain cause trees to flourish. It also places additional pressure on pipes. That’s why most clogs and sewer backups occur in spring.
Another major plumbing issue that happens in spring, is main drain sewer backups in the basement. This results in pooling water or a higher water level around the floor drain, and slow flushing basement toilets.
A drain inspection uses high resolution real-time video footage fed from a camera at the end of a flexible fiber optic cable to the above-ground camera. This state-of-the-art equipment can be used not only to identify the cause and location of a clogged drain, but also to:
- Inspect the condition of your pipes
- Identify tree root infiltration
- Locate items flushed down the sewer
Once we have determined the cause of the drain clog, we use a locator above the ground to show the exact location of the problem. The Hoerner Heating & Plumbing team will devise a repair strategy and discuss the options with you before proceeding with the repair.
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Schedule a Drain Camera Inspection Today
Save yourself the trouble of a main sewer line backup and the risk of basement flooding by scheduling a video camera drain inspection today. Get in touch with Hoerner Heating & Plumbing today for all your Toronto drain camera inspection requirements.