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Mainline Video Inspection by Expert Boston Plumbers

Find that Missing Thing or Clog in the Sewer Lines with Plumbers 911 Experts

Mainline Video Inspection | Boston MA PlumbersOf all the things in your life that you don’t ever want to see, the inside of your sewer line is probably not one of them. However, taking a good look at it may save you quite a bit of money in the long run.

There are two major occasions when you might want to have a visual inspection done on your sewer lines. First, when you are purchasing a new home, it’s important to get an idea of what you’re really getting yourself into. That’s why you take care to get the roof, structure, and foundation inspected before you buy. The sewer line should also be on that list. The second reason comes into play when you have a clogged or backed-up sewer line. Hydro-jetting is a great way to cut through clogs and blockages. However, the pressures involved can be high enough to cut through wood and plastic. That’s why it’s important to inspect the line to make sure that there aren’t any weaknesses or damage that might be worsened by the high-pressure water stream of the hydro-jet.

How does Mainline Video Inspection Work?

A mainline video system consists of two major parts: a camera and a monitor, connected by a cable. The operator guides the cable into the sewer line through the sewer cut out, a covered access tube into the line designed to allow augers into the sewer line. The technician will look for the following potential problems:
  • Offsets
  • Tree Root Infiltration
  • Distorted or Collapsed Pipe
  • Clogs and Blockages
Offsets: These misalignments can occur wherever there is a junction in the system. Common places include the city tap, where your sewer line meets the municipal sewer main; the transition point where the line passes through your foundation and exits your home; and at the open junctions between old clay pipes. Tree Root Infiltration: Given enough time, tree roots can break through solid rock. Hairline cracks can develop in a pipe which can give roots just enough of a foothold to begin widening the crack. This can eventually destroy the pipe unless dealt with early enough. Distorted or Collapsed Pipe: As people from California and Japan well know, soil has a tendency to move around. As it fills with water during the winter and dries out during the summer, it can settle, moving your sewer line with it. During this settling, pipes can twist, become unaligned, and even start to collapse. Pipes can also collapse when trucks or heavy machinery are driven over them. Clogs and Blockages: Years of hard use can leave a residue of waste and food matter in a sewer line, not to mention things such as toys and hair clippings that shouldn’t ever be flushed down a toilet. When that buildup begins to block the line, you have a recipe for disaster. We can find those potential clogs and clear them quickly, preventing future problems.

Taking the Next Step with our Reliable Boston Plumbers

Mainline Video | Boston PlumbersOnce we’ve uncovered your sewer line’s dirty little secrets, we can help you take the next step toward preventing those little (or maybe medium-sized) problems from becoming catastrophic emergencies. Assuming the pipe is structurally sound, cleaning the pipes with a powerful hydrojet is a good choice. In the simplest possible terms, a hydrojet is basically a souped-up power washer that delivers ultra-high pressure that can actually cut through materials such as plastic or wood. The gunk and debris in a sewer line stand no chance against it. Unfortunately, there’s a chance that the damage requires more extensive repair. That means determining the length of pipe that needs to be replaced, then uncovering the line and making the fix. Fortunately, we at Plumbers 911 have the equipment, training, and experience to do your major sewer and drain line repairs right. Plumbers 911 is a national referral network made up of union-friendly, independently-owned, local plumbing contractors. Don’t let that description fool you: we aren’t a franchise. Each of our partner businesses has spent years establishing their own reputation for quality plumbing repairs in Boston and carry their own names on the sides of their trucks. There’s no corporate office to take the heat if they deliver poor service, so they’re committed in doing the best job possible. Let’s talk for a minute about the great people that we hire. All of them are union members, which is important in a working-class town like Boston. Each one is fully licensed and insured, giving you the extra peace of mind that you’re working with a true professional. In addition, in order to earn that license, each one of our techs has completed at least 100,000 hours of intense training. They have also agreed to thorough background checks and periodic drug screening. Our skills aren’t limited to sewer repair, either. We offer a full range of plumbing services to homes and businesses throughout the Boston area. 24/7 Emergency Repair: When your pipes burst or your sewer line backs up into your house, you need someone there fast to help you get things back to normal. Because we’re local, we’ll have no problem getting there quickly, night or day. Leak Detection: While you’re getting your sewer inspected, why not check for leaks? Some experts estimate that about 14% of all water usage is wasted through leaks and dripping faucets. What would you do with 14% of your monthly water bill? Appliance Installation and Hook-up: When it comes time to change out your worn-out dishwasher, give us a call. We can maneuver that bulky old beast out from under your counter, check the feed lines and drainage behind it, and do a great job of hooking up the new one. Remodeling and New Construction: We can also do that kind of job on a larger scale. We can not only help you choose and install attractive and water-saving appliances and fixtures in your new home or updated kitchen and bath, but we can also install the important plumbing components behind the cabinets and walls as well. So give us a call at (855) 550-9911 the instant you need a licensed, experienced Boston plumber and start saving money today.]]>

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