Clogs, leaks and other plumbing problems can be common in Maine. The majority of problems can be solved with a plunger or a good drain cleaning agent, but sometimes clogs or leaks can be so deep you need a professional solution. But your pipes are underground and inaccessible. How do you even know what is wrong in the first place?
A camera sewer inspection allows you to see deep within your pipes to spot problems or potential problems. A Plumbers 911 Maine contractor can perform a camera inspection, providing a visual examination of issues within your pipes.
Here are five reasons you may need a sewer camera inspection from a licensed Maine plumbing contractor.
1. Tree root intrusion
Tree roots are naturally attracted to your plumbing as a source of water. A sewer camera inspection can catch tree root intrusion before the roots cause serious damage to pipes. Small hairline cracks can become severely ruptured openings as the tree roots dig into the plumbing. Frequent clogs or backed up lines are often the result of obstructing tree roots.
2. Pest problems
Rats, bugs and other pests could be entering your pipes through small cracks, climbing up the plumbing system and into your home. Even a large rat can squeeze through a relatively small gap, leading to an infestation. A Maine plumber can conduct a sewer camera inspection to identify these cracks so they can be sealed to prevent further infestation.
3. High water bills
Have you received extremely high water bills lately? Your plumbing may have developed a leak. Even a small leak can cost you hundreds of dollars every month. A sewer camera inspection can find leaks that need repair.
4. Spot old or damaged pipes
Older or damaged pipes can leak sewage into the ground water, contaminating not only your water supply but potentially your neighbor’s as well. A sewer camera inspection can detect small cracks and identify areas of leakage before the problem gets worse.
5. Foul odors
You should not smell sewage in or around your home. If you do, your sewage system has a leak in its pipes. You will need to hire a Maine plumber to conduct a sewer camera inspection to spot the source of the leak.
Need a sewer camera inspection? Call Plumbers 911 Maine!
If you need a sewer camera inspection, call Plumbers 911 Maine. We are a network of licensed plumbers able to complete sewer camera inspections. Get $50 off your first plumbing call in Maine.