How to Know When It’s Time for a Sewer Camera Inspection

Sewer line inspection

You probably don’t think about your sewer line often – and, if it’s working properly, that’s the way it should be. However, because the system is underground (out of sight, out of mind), homeowners sometimes don’t notice small issues until they become big problems.  

Here are a few instances where you should consider having a NuFlow Indy sewer camera inspection. The inspection can give you peace of mind or identify small issues before they cause serious problems.

You’re moving into a new home

Many home inspectors don’t recommend a sewer camera inspection unless a home was built in the 1980s or earlier. However, just like you wouldn’t buy a used car without having it checked by a mechanic, we don’t recommend buying a house without a sewer camera inspection. Before closing, NuFlow Indy can inspect your soon-to-be sewer line and ensure there are no costly problems lurking underground. You can potentially save thousands of dollars in costly repairs down the line. If we find a problem, you can negotiate with the seller to have it fixed. We’ll repair the sewer line without digging up your future lawn. Getting a sewer camera inspection is especially important if you’re buying an older home or one that is surrounded by trees. 

Unusually green, wet patches on your lawn

A telltale sign of a burst sewer line is overgrown, unusually lush patches of grass. Your lawn could be extra lush because it’s absorbing the excess water from the leak. A camera inspection will quickly pinpoint any problem areas. 

Water damage and mold

A leaking sewer can cause water damage around your home, which can lead to mildew and mold growth. The longer a homeowner ignores this issue, the bigger problem it will become. A camera inspection can locate the problem and allow you to fix it before it becomes a potential health risk.

Objectionable odors

A persistent smell could indicate a problem with your sewer line. Especially if the stench is clearly coming from your drains, it’s time to schedule a camera inspection to find out what’s wrong with your sewer line. 

Slow drains that often back up

If your toilets get clogged regularly or sinks and showers consistently take a long time to drain, there’s a good chance the problem could be in your sewer line. This could also be true if you hear unusual gurgling coming from  your pipes on a regular basis. A sewer camera inspection will give you a definitive answer.

Water pressure issues

If you’re having problems with the water pressure in your showers, washing machines and dishwashers it might surprise you that your sewer line could actually be the culprit. Spotting leaks in pipes above ground, inside your home can be easy – but finding leaks in the underground sewer line could be more difficult. A NuFlow Indy sewer camera inspection can find any problems that exist in your sewer line, allowing you to solve the problem.

Bottom Line

Getting a sewer camera at the first sign of a problem could save you time, money and headaches in the long run. 

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