There may be nothing worse than a plumbing problem. Not only are you dealing with water leaks or backed up sewage that can damage your home, but most of the problems end up being in places that you can’t see or reach! That is where sewer cameras and line locators come in. What is a sewer camera? A sewer camera, as its name suggests, is a camera designed to be inserted into a pipe or sewer access point so a plumber can find and diagnose plumbing problems. Most sewer cameras are made up of a small camera attached to the end of a long, flexible cable. These waterproof cameras are used to inspect pipes and sewage lines to determine if there are any breaks, tree roots, or other issues that need to be addressed. Most are attached to a wheeled cart where the cable, components, and computer can be stored, making them easy to transport. If a copy of an inspection video is required, the camera operator can save the inspection video for viewing later if necessary. What are line locators? Line locators are an essential tool for anyone working with pipes or cables that are buried in the ground. No one likes having their yard dug up only to find that you’ve located the wrong pipe! Line locators use radio detection to detect buried pipes and cables. These devices allow the user to find the pipes that they’re looking for and provide accurate depth readings so that they know how deep to dig. This device also allows the user to avoid any other pipes or cables that may be in the area, preventing damage to gas pipes or cable lines that could be buried in the same spot. Why do we need sewer cameras and line locators? Plumbing is a job that’s largely done blind, especially where sewer lines are concerned. Without digging up an entire yard, it is impossible to tell if the sewage line is clogged because of a tree root, a broken pipe, or some kid’s toy that got flushed during bath time. Sewer cameras allow plumber to do their job effectively and accurately, without any unnecessary digging or property destruction. Line locators are invaluable tools that help to prevent line misidentification, or damage to other important equipment that may be buried in the same areas as the sewer line. Conclusions If you are having troubles with your sewage line, consider hiring a plumber that brings along a sewer camera. They will be able to better assess your problem and offer the best solution to meet your needs, instead of just sending a snake in blind and hoping it fixes the problem. If you have to dig up your yard for a sewer line repair, make sure you contract us first, otherwise you could end up with your front yard looking like a giant tic-tac-toe board! Thank you for visiting Kizen Plumbing. We appreciate you stopping by! Our services include sewer and drain Cleaning, repairs, diagnosis and check-ups, sewer camera inspections, tankless and standard Water Heaters, trenchless pipe repair, seismic valves, water, gas, drain & vent pipes, faucets, disposals, toilets repaired and replaced. We offer upfront, flat-rate pricing, no hourly rates and no hidden fees. Are you a Veteran or Senior? We offer discounts everyday! Call us for a free estimate and someone from our friendly staff will you back to schedule a time. You can call us right now at 310-644-9757 or click here to contact us through our website.