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What is a sewer inspection ?

A sewer inspection is the process of examining the condition of a sewer system, typically using a camera, to determine if there are any issues such as blockages, cracks, or leaks. The camera, which is inserted into the sewer line, allows the inspector to see the inside of the pipes and identify any problems.

Sewer inspections can be done for various reasons, such as to check the condition of a sewer line before purchasing a property, to identify the source of a sewer backup or blockage, or to plan for repairs or replacement of a sewer line.

There are two types of sewer inspections:

  1. Visual Inspection: A visual inspection is done by sending a camera into the sewer line and capturing images of the inside of the pipe. This type of inspection is typically used to identify blockages, cracks, and other issues that can cause problems in the sewer line.

  2. Lateral Inspection: A lateral inspection is done to examine the condition of the sewer line that connects a building to the main sewer line. This type of inspection is typically required by municipalities before a building permit is issued for a new construction or renovation.

Both types of inspections can be done by a professional plumber or a sewer contractor who have the equipment and expertise to conduct the inspection and provide a detailed report of the findings.

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