Sewer Inspections

Call Licensed Illinois Plumbers for Regular Sewer Inspections

sewer inspection | Illinois plumbersYour home is one of the most valuable assets in your life. It provides you with shelter, heat, air, and other luxuries that were unheard of a hundred years ago. When homes were being built between the 50s and 70s the materials used were not long-lasting as the pipes being used today. Therefore, these homes have a higher risk of damaged pipelines than a newer model home. Because of the materials deteriorating, new materials replaced them and sewer inspections became a requirement for new homes. Even if you are not building a new home, having a home that you are moving into inspected, or a current home that you have lived in for five years or more can prove to save money and time with the prevention of future issues. Contacting a trusted company such as Plumbers 911 is ideal when you are relocating, or feel as if your pipes have reached their due inspection. Depending on the above, the price can vary per inspection. The age of the home may also play a factor in how much the total cost of sewer inspection will be. The process that is used to inspect the home is done in the same way at each location, according to the equipment that is being used by the company. At Plumbers 911, you can rest assured knowing that the equipment is checked before each job to ensure that everything will be reported accurately.

Expected Sewer Inspection Costs

Sewer pipe inspections are very important as previously mentioned, to keep waste water running safely to its destination. The costs of inspection could range from $100.00 all the way up to $1,000.00. These costs can cover a variety of things including:
  • The length of pipes that need to be inspected
  • Local rates, competitive pricing
  • Inspection is just one part of the job
  • How the results are delivered

How a Sewer Inspection is Completed on Home Pipelines

Many homeowners find themselves stuck when it comes to what actually needs to happen for a proper inspection to pass. When the inspection begins, the homeowner is alerted to any issues found immediately. They are also given information about the process and how long it will take. Upon finishing the inspection, the results will determine what needs to be done next. Step 1: A video camera is run throughout the sewage pipes, starting at the home and running all the way to the public system. Step 2: Once the line has been fed all the way into the sewer pipes, images are fed back to a monitor or recorded in the system or device used for the purpose of viewing at a later time. Step 3: With instant results from a monitor, the inspection technician will then report to the homeowner of their various issues or lack thereof. If the pipeline does not need further repair or investigation, the inspection is completed and the home sewage system is considered to have passed inspection. Several problems can be persistent over the years and eventually cause the sewer lines to become damaged or in serious need of repair. When a problem is noticeable with your sewer pipes, waiting to call a professional can make the problem become worse. This can lead to having to replace sections or the entire line of piping run from the home to the public connection.

Commonplace Problems Found Through Sewer Inspections

sewer line camera inspection | Chicago PlumbersCommon problems that are found upon inspection are normally broken joints, the intrusion of roots, blockages, collapsed pipeline, frozen pipes, leaking, and corrosion. Although, there can be other factors to cause a pipeline to become problematic, these are the most common found upon inspection. To prevent a failing inspection, be sure that all of your pipes are connected and stable as required by your local county officials. When replacing pipeline by yourself, be sure that you know exactly what type of pipe to use. Water pipes and sewer pipes differ. It may be acceptable to use the pipe type of your choice in some areas, but other areas have restrictions on the type of pipe that you would choose. Therefore, before spending any money, check with your local officials to see exactly what requirements are in place to perform and pass a sewer inspection. Failing a sewage line inspection can be devastating to the homeowner, because it can prevent them from moving into the home when they originally desired. Because of this, it is recommended that you obtain as much information as possible to ensure that your sewer line passes inspection. There may be fees associated with returning to complete the second inspection. If you have any questions or concerns about the price of a failed inspection and return, please contact a certified Illinois plumber from Plumbers 911 and they will assist you with any and all of your questions.

Preventing Future Problems in Your Sewer Lines with Regular Sewer Inspections

Owning your own home is a dream come true for many families, but what happens when you move into that home and you have to replace sewer lines due to degradation and poorly used materials? The cost of the home just went up. However, a home inspection of your sewer pipes could be the answer to solve any pipeline problem. Knowing where the issue is can help determine how much needs to be replaced, if any at all. The process of a sewer line inspection is normally done via a camera attached to a cable. The cable is then snaked into the piping to provide imagery on a monitor for inspection purposes. Some inspectors do not have a monitor, but will retrieve the results upon returning to their company building. Results may be read on sight through the monitor or via a computer at the company location. Once the results have been read, any issues can then be addressed. Issues that may be present in the future, such as a damaged pipe resulting in a leak, can be fixed without the additional troubles. Contact Plumbers 911 today to get your free quote or to set up an appointment to have your sewage lines inspected.  

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

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