Charlottesville Plumbing Tips: Sewer Line Inspection

Do you have a tub, sink or toilet that is perpetually clogged? Have you tried plunging and even a drain snake, yet the drain remains blocked? It is likely time to call a plumber to handle unclogging the toilet or other drain, because the clog could be in the sewer line, where plungers and drain snakes cannot reach.

Sewer Drain Camera Inspection and Drain Cleaning

Contact Robinson’s Plumbing Service to schedule an appointment for a plumber to inspect the drain and sewer line with a sewer camera. We can identify the source of the problem and if it is a typical clog we can jet the line to remove the blockage and clean the drain. If the problem with the line is more than a clog, the sewer line cameras are effective at detecting the source of trouble and can identify collapsed pipes, root infiltration and solid material. Then we begin to repair the sewer drain pipe.

Gary Robinson worked diligently to clear this massive root from a sewer line that was about 6 inches in diameter and completely filled the sewer pipe blocking all flow out of the home.

Gary Robinson worked diligently to clear this massive root from a sewer line that was about 6 inches in diameter and completely filled the sewer pipe blocking all flow out of the home.

Sewer Line Repair and Replacement

After identifying the source and location of the sewer line trouble, if the line is broken, or infiltrated with tree roots, our plumbers dig to the source of the sewer problem and repair it if possible. Some older pipes require a total replacement, but when possible we work with property owners to avoid unnecessary excavation and expense.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Available

In situations where excavating the sewer line would cause significant damage to landscaping or hard-scaping (such as driveways or stone patios), some customers prefer a trenchless sewer line repair. If the sewer pipe structure is not damaged, it may be possible to insert a new liner into the existing pipe to form a new sewer line by sealing off places that are leaking. This is not always an option, and costs about the same as getting a new sewer line replacement, however can save a lot of money and heartache by avoiding damage to the landscaping.

Schedule a Drain and Sewer Inspection

Contact Robinson’s Plumbing Service to have your drain inspected with a sewer camera or for an quote to repair or replace your sewer line.