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THE ONE TOOL TO MAKE SURE YOUR PLUMBER BRINGS TO THE JOB

2017-06-13 08:49:06

Do yourself a huge favor if you ever have a basement backup of wastewater caused by a clogged lateral (the sewer pipe you own on your property).
Hire a plumber with a camera. That’s right. Many plumbers have video cameras they can send through your sewer pipe.
Why is that important? Two big reasons:

  • Cameras can show you what the problem is and where it exists
  • When the fix on your pipe is complete, plumbers can use the camera to prove they corrected the problem.

It’s also a great idea to have laterals televised if you’re buying or selling a home. 
Doing so protects everybody involved in the sale as lateral work can be expensive.
Many of the camera systems can record the inspection and provide you with a copy.
If more costly repairs are necessary, you can use the video to get accurate competitive quotes. 
Homeowners can show buyers that the pipe is in good shape.
Buyers can negotiate a lower selling price if problems exist.

>> Building Wisconsin TV - Sewer Lateral Cleanout & Inspection with Master Plumber Justin Castleman

>> Building Wisconsin TV - Sewer Laterals Overview 

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A camera is lowered into a private sewer pipe with the live footage showing on the screen to the top right

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The camera going in.

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The camera system finds tree roots partially clogging a lateral. Notice the distance marker (36 ft 11 in), letting the plumber know exactly how far into the pipe a problem exists.