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When a storm drain backs up—or a shower, toilet, or sink drains slowly—there’s often a hidden blockage in the drain line. Problems can include clogs, tree roots, sludge, pipe deterioration, or corrosion. In San Jose and surrounding areas, hard water limescale can build up inside drain pipes, gradually restricting the flow.

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How Video Inspection Works

This process involves inserting a small camera attached to a flexible cable directly into the sewer line, allowing the plumber to view the inside of the pipe on a monitor.


This inspection method is used by Drain&Water’s technicians to diagnose plumbing problems, such as blockages, cracks, corrosion, pipe misalignments or other defects that cannot be detected by conventional methods. The video footage allows our underground plumbing experts in the San Jose area to identify the exact location and nature of the problem, which enables them to recommend solutions to homeowners and commercial property owners.

Video camera pipeline inspections can also help prevent plumbing problems by identifying potential issues before they escalate into major blocked drain emergencies. By detecting and addressing problems early on, homeowners can avoid costly plumbing repairs and prevent damage to their property.

Benefits of Sewer Camera Inspection?

Sewer camera inspection has become an essential tool in the plumbing industry due to its accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness in identifying sewer line issues. Here are some of the key reasons why sewer camera inspection is important for plumbing:

1. Accurate diagnosis of problems

Plumbers can accurately diagnose problems in sewer lines. By viewing the inside of the pipes in real-time, plumbers can identify the location and cause of blockages, cracks, leaks, or other issues. This level of accuracy ensures that the correct repairs are made, saving time and money.

2. Early detection of problems

Sewer camera inspection can detect potential problems before they become major issues. Early detection of issues such as blockages or leaks can prevent serious damage to the sewer line or even your home. Regular sewer inspections using a live camera can also help identify potential problems before they occur, allowing for proactive measures to be taken.

3. Cost-effective

Pipe line camera inspection is a cost-effective method of diagnosing and repairing sewer line issues. Traditional methods of diagnosing sewer line issues, such as excavation, can be time-consuming, messy, and costly. Using a camera to inspection pipes is more efficient, allowing plumbing experts to quickly identify and repair issues, saving you money in the long run.

4. Non-invasive

Our expert plumbers in San Jose rely on video camera inspections because they are a non-invasive method of diagnosing sewer line issues. The camera is inserted into the sewer line through an access point such as a cleanout, eliminating the need for excavation or other invasive methods. This minimizes damage to your property and reduces the time needed for repairs.

5. Helps with preventative maintenance

Sewer video inspection is an essential tool for preventative maintenance. Regular inspections can help identify potential problems before they occur, allowing for proactive measures to be taken. For example, if a camera inspection shows that tree roots are infiltrating the sewer line, preventative measures such as root removal or chemical treatments can be taken to reduce damages to your property.

6. Provides documentation

Live camera pipe inspection provides documentation of the condition of your sewer line. This can be useful for homeowners, real estate agents, and property managers who need to provide evidence of the condition of the sewer line. It can also be helpful in identifying problems that may have existed prior to the purchase of a property.

7. Improved safety

Uisng live video feed is a safer method of diagnosing sewer line issues. Traditional methods such as excavation can be dangerous due to the risks associated with digging and heavy equipment. Video inspections eliminate these risks, allowing plumbers to quickly diagnose and repair issues safely.

The benefits of live video inspection are numerous and is an essential tool for plumbing professionals. It allows for accurate and efficient diagnosis of sewer line issues, early detection of potential problems, and cost-effective repairs. It is a non-invasive method that minimizes damage to your property and improves safety. Regular sewer camera inspections can also help identify potential problems before they occur, allowing for preventative maintenance.

If you suspect that you may have an issue with your sewer line, it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber to perform a sewer camera inspection.


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Drain & Water’s plumbing and drainage specialists provide storm drain, sewer line and water main repair, renewal and replacement services throughout San Jose, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties.

If you’re experiencing water leaks or drainage problems, contact our experts today!


What our customers are saying


I’ve worked with Drain&Water in business to business relations. I can say they are great to work with, always easy to reach, responsive, and responsible.

Brian K – Sacramento CA


I used their service for replacing main sewer line. It was a pleasant experience from beginning to the end. The price was reasonable. I recommend them if you need their service.

Frank S – Milpitas CA


Excellent service! Drain&Water is very responsive to email and phone calls. Drain&Water came out and inspected our sewer pipe system, showed us the problems and gave us an estimate all in the same day.

Ramon L – Milpitas CA

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