Sewer Inspection

Borescope inspection camera

When your sewer backs up, you need help quick. Windsor Rooter offers emergency sewer service for situations just like this.

We understand that you can’t schedule ahead for these types of problems. We will get a crew out to your property right away to determine the cause of the issue and provide you with solutions and estimates to get things fixed.

Sewer Line Inspection for Tree Roots

One of the most common causes of sewer line problems is tree roots that grow inside your sewer pipe. These roots are very small, forcing themselves through pipe joints, and once inside your sewer line, they grow a dense web of tiny roots. These roots catch hair and other debris flushed down your drains, and also gradually block the water flow. Windsor Rooter has the technology needed to perform sewer line inspection and determine where the blockage is and what is causing it. Once the problem is identified through sewer inspection we can remedy the issue with expert sewer line repair or sewer replacement.

Sewer pipe inspection and clearing of blockage

Windsor Rooter has state-of-the-art equipment for sewer camera inspections. This allows us to accurately pinpoint the location and identify the blockage. In addition, Windsor Plumbing can also clear root blockage with powerful hydro jetting and sewer jetting drain cleaning equipment. We have eliminated the guesswork in sewer pipe inspection. This saves you time and money.

Sewer Lateral Inspection for Homebuyers

An important, but often overlooked, part of a home inspection for property buyers is a sewer lateral inspection. This is an inspection of the sewer pipe that leads from the home to the municipal sewer system. In older homes or buildings, the sewer lateral can become damaged, crushed, or blocked with roots. A sewer problem may be imminent without any outward symptoms to alert the seller or the buyer. Obtaining a sewer lateral inspection is especially relevant, as it can protect homebuyers and property investors from unforeseen expenses such as sewer line repair. Windsor Rooter can inspect your home sewer line and provide you with detailed findings.

Sewer Video Inspection for Accurate Diagnosis

Have you had repeated drainage issues or recurring sewer backups? This can be an indication of a blockage in your sewer line that has never been completely cleared. Consequently, debris continues to collect over time and clog the drain again. Therefore the best way to get an accurate diagnosis of the problem is to hire a plumbing company that does sewer video inspections via camera.

Windsor Rooter has been using video inspection for years. With our video cameras, we can actually show you what is going on inside your plumbing system. You no longer need to take a plumber’s word when he tells you what he thinks the problem is; you can see for yourself in real-time.

Sewer Line Video Inspection – What to Expect

Many plumbers still guess at the location of sewer line blockage and leaks when performing sewer line repair. This method is inaccurate at best and can be extremely costly for the property owner. With Windsor Plumbing’s sewer line video inspection, the location and diagnosis are extremely accurate. Consequently, this means lower costs and quicker resolution of the problem.

Here’s how it works:

  • We insert a video camera attached to a long line into your sewer pipe.
  • This video camera allows us to view the entire length of the pipe (even as far as the street connection, if necessary.)
  • Video is viewed in real-time as the camera journeys through the pipe.
  • The property owner gets to see what we see.
  • If we don’t find what we are looking for in the initial pipe view, we can look down other branches of pipe.
  • The video line also tracks location.
  • This means, if digging is necessary, we know exactly where to dig.
  • The video can be jerky as it travels through the pipe.
  • However, the video picture will be much clearer than any pipe inspection camera that a homeowner can buy.
  • An ability to see the exact problem means we can accurately estimate the costs of the resolving the problem.

With Windsor Rooter, digging is seldom necessary for sewer repair or removal of blockage.

We offer the newest technology available and offer hydro jetting equipment for removing blockage with the power of pressurized water. We are even able to replace your sewer pipe without digging up the old line in many cases.

When Should You Request a Sewer Inspection?

Sewer inspections should be ordered before you purchase a new home. For homeowners, an inspection should be ordered whenever there are signs that the sewer is backing up.

Why is a Sewer Inspection Important?

Sewer inspections can identify cracked pipes that are leaking into the soil, blockages, and other damage. That’s important because most sewer problems are not always apparent from the surface. Toilets, drains, and other plumbing systems may seem to function normally even though there are problems within the sewer system.

Is a Sewer Inspection Expensive in Central Ohio?

Sewer inspections typically cost between $250 and 500. By comparison, the damage caused by a damaged sewer system can easily reach into the tens of thousands of dollars. This makes a sewer line inspection a cost-effective investment to protect your home.

What are the Causes of Sewer Gas Odors in Columbus?

Not every odor is an indication of a problem with the sewer line. Sewer smells can be the result of a dried-up P-trap, vent leaks, or deteriorated wax rings. 

What are Common Causes of Sewer Damage?

Tree roots, shifting soil, settling, ground traffic, and corrosion are the most common causes of damaged sewer lines in Ohio. Rarely are sewer line problems caused by a single event; in fact, most are the result of years and years of cumulative damage that ultimately results in sewer line failure.

Choose Windsor Rooter & Plumbing Services for Your Plumbing Needs in Central Ohio

The award-winning team at Windsor Rooter & Plumbing Services offers free estimates for all of our clients in Columbus and Central Ohio.

We utilize the latest sewer cameras, drain cameras, and sewer video inspection techniques to ensure that we don’t miss a single problem within your plumbing system.