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Sewerline Video Inspection

Did you know a conventional way to diagnose sewer-line issues like sewer or waterline problems used to involve a lot of guesswork? The drain issues can be tricky to detect with the naked eye, especially if the source of the problem is deep inside your sewer line. To guess where or what the problem is, nowadays video camera inspection has become the eyes of your plumbing system. With the help of a sewer line video inspection, our emergency plumber will be able to tell you what the problem is and it offers the best solution. Our Everest Drain & Plumbing team is here to guide you with any kind of plumbing or drainage problem.

Sewerline Video Inspection, also known as sewer cameras, push cameras, and snake cameras, are a type of non-articulating inspection camera. It’s used to visually inspect sewer lines similarly, underground pipes, additional underground pipes, and conduits included.  The sewer line problem should be solved immediately.  You can hire an emergency plumber to do the work. Sewer line Problems cause damage too. When drains get clogged, there’s a problem in the sewer line.

Sewerline Video Inspection
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Drain & Sewer Video Inspection

A customized sewage video camera head coupled to a flexible cable is inserted into the main sewer line clean-out, or in certain cases, the vent stack, and snaked through the pipes to inspect the pipes and discover potential problems. The plumber monitors what’s going on in your pipes from ground level on a monitor.

Sewer lines Measurements

Older sewer lines with tiny diameters, typically 6 inches (150 mm), are constructed by joining several short 3-foot (0.91 m) sections together. Tree and vegetation roots can make their way into the joins between segments, moreover, breaking open a bigger aperture in Terra cotta also, corroded cast iron.

We are more than your average plumber in Toronto, we are drain specialists with our versatile experience, and can provide quality services in all phases from the ground up repairing and construction to remodels in any setting. All of our plumbers are committed to doing thorough jobs, so after we do the video inspection, we always identify the root of your problem, perform the needed task, and make sure that the problem has been permanently solved.

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Video Camera Inspection Tools

What is a drain sewer video inspection?

A drain or sewer line video camera inspection is a waterproof video camera that is pushed through your sewer pipeline during a drain video inspection. It is used for detecting issues in pipes that are located deep beneath your home’s basement floor. 

In the past, plumbers had to make their best guess where damage or an obstruction was located. Then, they would dig up that area, hoping for the best. Nowadays, radio transmitters are attached to the inspection camera. This records the depth and location of defects and obstructions to point out exactly where repairs or clearing should take place. Your drain problems are addressed without delay and at a lower cost by the Toronto plumbers from Everest Drain and Plumbing.

Also, it is not a good idea to perform a plumbing camera drain inspection by oneself.

Sure there are tons of online videos which provide step-by-step directions to build your own functioning sewer camera. The problem is that instructions are more difficult to understand and sometimes completely unintelligible. It is a very complex design and it’s not likely you will be able to get up to par with the professional unit from Everest Drain and Plumbing.

Drain camera video inspection technology is an easy and accurate way to identify problems in sewer lines and drains. The cost of a professional camera inspection can vary widely. It is usually within a price range of $100 to $500. The more expensive rates usually reflect newer, more advanced equipment.

Video camera inspections offer a more affordable way to ensure your sewer lines and pipes are clear. However, it is a task better to leave for professionals like Toronto plumbers from Everest Drain and Plumbing.

Sewer line problems

The composition of your sewer line determines how long it will last. Cast iron pipes can endure up to 100 years, clay and cement pipes up to 100 years, Orange-burg pipes up to 50 years, and PVC pipes up to 100 years. Broken sewer pipes can introduce deadly germs into your home, including E. coli, salmonella, and pinworms, all of which can cause serious stomach issues. The germs found in untreated sewage can potentially infect you with cholera, amoebiasis, jaundice, or hepatitis A.  The only way to find plumbing problems is to use a video camera for inspection. Without it, the plumbers have to break up walls or dig underground which is disruptive and expensive. Similarly, a video inspection is a cost-effective method for diagnosing problems within a drain.

What is our process during Drain Sewer Video Inspection?

Video camera inspections let the plumbers inspect deep within your drain and sewer lines without doing any invasive digging up your lawn.

  • To begin your sewer camera inspection, a specially designed waterproof tiny camera is used to visually inspect your drains and sewer lines.
  • The camera is attached to the end of a long flexible cable, which is then inserted down into the drain or sewer line to find the problem.
  • The camera has a transmitter that sends video footage to a TV monitor which allows pinpointing the exact location of a problem area. Also, all the footage is saved for future reference.
  • The camera is also equipped with radio transmitters that measure and record the depth and location of any blockages or obstructions.
  • The information received from the video inspection helps to make a quick and reliable decision. The plumber can decide what can be done next, what tool is required, and how much time is required.
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Performing Drain Camera Inspection

Common problems plumbing camera inspection can identify (Read More)

  • Tree root intrusion
  • Pipes that are loose, broken, cracked, or completely damaged
  • Complete obstructions
  • Pinpointing the location of cracks or breaks
  • Broken Tiles
  • Faulty mortar connections
  • Inline traps
  • Negative grade sloping
  • Pipe sagging
  • Offset joints
  • Pipe cracks
  • Buildups of sludge or grease
  • Also shows if power flushing and snaking are needed
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       Camera View Inside The Drain Line

Signs you need a drain sewer video inspection

  • Wastewater/Sewage backing up into your drain, toilet, or bathtub.
  • Gurgling sounds coming from your pipes or toilet
  • Bad sewer odors
  • Multiple clogged drains
  • Draining slowly
  • Water backing up in a toilet, shower, or bathtub 
  • Home purchase or sale

Benefits of drain sewer video inspection

  • Locate the exact blockage point
    With the video camera inspection, we can locate the exact clogged point and decide the best way to clear it or break it up. Depending on the blockage, we can provide suggestions and ideas to our customers on preventing future issues.
  • Helps to determine the slope that is affecting the smooth flow of water
    Using video equipment to look inside the drain pipe, we can more accurately identify if the pipes have the correct slope to flow wastewater properly.
  • Cost-effective
    The only way to find plumbing problems is to use a video camera for inspection. Without it, the plumbers have to break up walls or dig underground which is disruptive and expensive. So, video inspection is a cost-effective method for diagnosing problems within a drain.

Why Everest Drain for Drain Sewer Video Inspection?

  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Licensed and Insured
  • Professionalism
  • Upfront Quotes
  • No digging or unearthing
  • High-quality workmanship
  • Better Results

We offer professional plumbing camera Inspection Services for all your plumbing and sewer problems. If you’re experiencing reoccurring issues with your sewer or drainage system, a drain sewer video inspection might be the right solution to diagnose the core of your drainage issue. During the video inspection process, we inspect the drain system to identify the exact cause of the problem, be it a clog, root intrusions, or cracked crushed, or misaligned pipes.

After the identification of the root of your problem, our certified and experienced plumbers will work towards the solution of that particular problem. All in all hassle-free service for you.

In addition to current homeowners utilizing our video inspection service, many prospective home buyers use our video inspection service when considering buying a home. It offers peace of mind when buying a home. It also allows the home seller to provide reassurance to any prospective buyer.

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Video Camera Inspection for the Industrial Sector

Our Drain Sewer Video Inspection Services Include:

  • Drain location and diagnostics
  • Detailed Conditions of all Drain Lines
  • Complete Inspection Reports Outlining any Issues with the System

Video recordings are provided to you upon need and request. After the discovery of the problem, we recommend a course of action.

For fast same day, service call Everest Drain & Plumbing at 416-383-7378.

Our Other Services Include:


  • Drain High Pressurewash
  • Drain Snaking
  • Drain Cleaning Services
  • Drain Line Repair and Replacement

Call Everest Drain & Plumbing for a quote

(416) Everest (383-7378)

Drain Sewer Video Inspection FAQs

  • 1. When should I choose a drain or sewer line video inspection?

    It is recommended a drain line inspection any time you suspect something may be wrong with your drainage system.

  • 2. What is a sewer pipe inspection?

    A sewer pipe inspection involves using specialized cameras or tools to visually examine the interior of sewer pipes to identify blockages, damages, or other issues.

  • 3. How do you test a drain?

    Drains are tested by running water through them and observing the flow. Specialized equipment can also be used to assess drain functionality and detect any blockages.

  • 4. What will be the result after video inspection?

    The main benefits of getting a drain line video inspection is the work will be able to quickly and accurately discover any problems inside your pipes. The sooner the problems are discovered, the sooner the problems can be solved.

  • 5. Want to schedule video inspection?

    If you think you may have an obstruction or damage to a drain, our experts can quickly diagnose the problem to clear the drain or sewer line without digging up your lawn. Call us today on (416) 383-7378.

  • 6. How do you detect sewer pipes?

    Sewer pipes are detected using ground-penetrating radar, sewer locating equipment, or video pipe inspection to accurately locate and map the sewer system.

  • 7. What can I expect to see from the video camera inspection?

    We will give footage of the inspection in USB. If you are not able to identify what you see, ask our plumber to walk you through the inspection and show you what they find.

  • 8. What is the cost of video inspection?

    Video inspection cost varies depending on the length of your plumbing system.

  • 9. How do you remove a sewer drain cover?

    A sewer drain cover is removed using appropriate tools, such as a wrench or screwdriver, to loosen the screws or bolts securing it. Once loosened, the cover can be lifted or twisted off for access.

  • 10. Do you service after business hours?

    Absolutely! We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to ensure you are quickly taken care of. Call us on (416) 383-7378  for all your plumbing needs.

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