Get a Better View with Sewer Video Inspections

 In Plumbing, Sewer Mainline

Most of your home’s plumbing system is hidden behind walls, under flooring or underground, making stubborn clogs hard to find. If you’re experiencing blockages or leaks and you have no idea where they are, a sewer line video camera inspection can help locate the issue faster and with less destructive results.

What is a Sewer Video Inspection?

A sewer video inspection is when a professionally trained and skilled sewer camera technician inserts a video camera into your sewer lines to inspect them. These high-tech cameras can accurately inspect drain lines ranging from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter.  That means they can inspect your branch lines, the pipes that lead from bathtubs and sinks to your house’s sewer line, or your home’s main sewer line, the larger pipe that leads from your house to the municipal sewer line under the street.

The high-resolution camera, along with a high intensity lighting system provides an up close detailed inspection of pipe walls and surfaces, allowing for a highly accurate, real-time pipeline assessment. The high-tech drain cameras are on the end of a flexible rod, allowing them to be pushed through the twists and turns in sewer lines, are self-righting and waterproof.

How does a Video Inspection Work?

The video footage from the inspection is transmitted to the technician in real-time. You’ll be able to view any problems right on a monitor, and the footage can be saved for future reference. The technician can also stop the camera when it comes to a blockage or leak. Then using a device to locate the camera, your plumber can determine and mark the exact location of your blockage.

What are the Benefits of a Sewer Video Inspection?

Video cameras have become one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing industry. Here are few of the reasons why.


Video camera inspections take the guess work out of sewer problems. In the past, plumbers would have to take an educated guess at where and what the issue was. But with a sewer line video inspection, what was previously out of sight can now easily be seen. This allows our plumbers to accurately diagnose the issue, it’s precise location and come up with a long-term solution.


The specially designed, high-tech plumbing cameras are safe on nearly any plumbing system. They are small and flexible, allowing them to travel deep into your plumbing system without causing any damage or strain.

Less Damage

It’s no secret that sewer line repair can cause a lot of damage. Depending on where the issue is, yards may need to be excavated, flooring may need to be ripped up or walls torn down. But by using a video inspection, we’ll be able to find the exact location of the clog or damage. Which means you can expect a simpler repair with less damage to your yard or home.

See It for Yourself with a Sewer Line Video Inspection from One Hour Rooter

Why guess at the condition of your sewer line when you can see it for yourself? If you have had blockages in the past or are renovating your home and want to make sure your plumbing system can handle the upgrades, contact One Hour Rooter at 612-354-8984 for a video camera inspection of your sewer lines. Our expert video technician can clearly observe clogs, slow drains or any other issues lurking in your pipes and provide you with a long-term solution.

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