Sewer Camera Inspections in Calgary, Alberta
We are proud to be the sewer line inspection experts in Alberta, Canada. At Certa Property Inspections, we strive to be the leaders in the industry and are accredited through the PACP certification program, and have since performed hundreds of sewer camera inspections in Calgary, Alberta.
We Perform Sewer Line Inspections for Homeowners Throughout Alberta, Canada
If you ever need a sewer lateral inspection for your home, a professional team is only a phone call away. Property owners can always count on Certa Property Inspections to locate the source of the leak and other drainage issues so that their plumbing system can drain properly. To get a clear view of the condition inside your underground pipes and receive an accurate diagnosis of your plumbing problems, reach out to our sewer camera inspections from Calgary, Alberta.
Avoid a Sewer Blockage With a Sewer Camera Inspection
We strongly encourage our clients to schedule our sewer camera inspections in Calgary, Alberta, prior to the purchase of any building to check for any defects in the waste line. Root blockages, grease blockages, line fractures, and collapses are regular sightings that we find during our sewer line inspections. We feel that it’s in a homeowner’s and homebuyer’s best interest to know the status of the sanitary line before they end up in a dirty situation! To that end, we’re dedicated to providing efficient and detailed sewer line camera inspections so that you can perform the necessary repairs on your system and avoid sewage backup and other nasty problems.
The Benefits of Performing Sewer Inspections with a Camera, Video, or Sewer Scope
Using a video camera to inspect the quality of sewer pipes offers a number of advantages for property owners. Most notably, it’s an easy way to determine why you have drainage issues and can be used to identify a wide range of problems. From cracks to tree roots, whatever’s causing damage to your sewer line can be quickly caught early on so that they don’t escalate into worse problems that require more costly repairs to fix.
On the topic of money, using a sewer camera to peer into your pipes is much less expensive than if you were to dig up and break them open manually. In addition, excavating your sewer line is an intrusive process that takes far longer than if you were to simply use video camera technology, making the latter a much more efficient method of diagnosing the exact location of a leak and other problems.
Our Certified Sewer Inspectors Have Worked With Many Different Types of Pipes
Throughout the years, our experienced sewer inspectors have worked with many different drain lines and sewer systems. Depending on the type of sewer line you own, it may be more prone to potential problems than other styles. The common sewer line material compositions we work with that you may have in your home include the following:
Prior to the 1960s, many homes used no-corrode pipes, also known as Orangeburg. This material is simply paper and tar and is highly prone to collapse and ovality (deformation) with an expected lifespan of 50 years.
The vitrified clay tile pipe is a material typically installed in short sections ranging between 2-4 feet and is highly prone to root intrusion and can succumb to fractures.
PVC-35 is the common sanitary material that is installed in residential homes in Alberta. While this material is a much better product, the common issues found with this material are deformities caused by poor backfilling practices when the line was installed. Hard clay and large stones that are not screened out of the backfill can cause deformations in the pipe, which reduce the strength and integrity of the material.
Why Your Home Needs Routine Sewer Video Inspections
Over the years, Certa Property Inspections has performed hundreds of sewer scope inspections on all types and ages of homes. We have noticed that regardless of the age, size, or location of the property, an obstructed sewer lateral can occur for many reasons. If these issues are not discovered during a sewer scope inspection, the alternative may be a backed-up sewer. This can amount to significant property damage along with undue stress.
A sewer video inspection can help mitigate and protect your home from a messy situation. Below are two homes that are 100 years apart in age, but both have lateral sewer issues. The older home is partially blocked due to root intrusion between the clay tiles.
The second set of images shows a 2013 home with a completely submerged sewer lateral. This is typically caused by improper installation practices causing the pipe to settle after the installation. The newer home presents a more complex problem to rectify, especially when the section that has settled is located directly below the basement concrete slab.
For Professional Sewer Camera Inspections in Calgary, Alberta, Reach Out to Us Today
The next time you need a sewer lateral inspection for your home, you’ll know who to call for fast and effective service. Certa Property Inspections is happy to help homeowners of Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Okotoks, Chestermere, Bowden, Didsbury, Linden, Olds, Rocky View County, Foothills County, Strathmore County, Mountain View County, and other nearby areas with all their sewer camera needs.
Want to learn more about our sewer camera inspections in Calgary, Alberta? For more information on our inspection services and to schedule an appointment, reach out to our team today.