Out of sight is out of mind, until disaster strikes and the basement floor is covered in mud and water. To prevent this from happening, schedule a specialist company to come in and, using a perimeter drainage snake camera, scope out the inside of the PVC pipes and locate exactly where the problem lies. It may just be a case of cleaning out the pipes or could be a collapse, but at least you’ll know what you are up against.
To look for signs of trouble, a small video or sewer camera is threaded into the pipe and the results are shown on a TV monitor. The technician doing the plumbing scope pipe inspection is a highly trained drainage specialist and will easily spot where problems occur on the monitor. You can watch the screen the entire time, and you will also see what has caused the obstruction, and why. Our technician, with a trained eye, will also see old water damage and sources of future damage.
It is always a good idea to have a sewer camera inspection or perimeter drainage scoping using a plumbing camera or rigid seesnake before you purchase a new residence, especially an older house. After the video inspection camera has done its job, our drainage specialist will put together a written report, which will describe your drainage system, perimeter drainage, and sewer drainage, and the stage of its lifecycle it’s in. He will also give you a diagram of the network, with the location of any problems and a detailed report of the maintenance or repair work he recommends. If necessary, he’ll give you a full detailed quote about perimeter drainage replacement including excavation costs and timelines.