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Professional Sewer Line Inspection in Ventura

The sewer line is one of the most critical parts of your plumbing system, as it’s responsible for getting rid of all the wastewater from your property and keeping your system flowing smoothly. Have you been experiencing plumbing issues recently but aren’t sure what the problem is? The best way to determine what is causing the problem is to schedule professional drain inspection services from Gallegos Plumbing.

Gallegos Plumbing uses the latest sewer camera inspection technology to diagnose and repair your sewer drain line as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our Ventura plumbing contractors will not only provide you with state-of-the-art camera inspection services, but we can also help you keep your sewer line well-maintained and operating optimally. Instead of scratching your head in frustration, call our Ventura drain and sewer inspection specialists to get to the bottom of your problem fast!

Call us today at (805) 243-2622 or request an appointment online and we’ll contact you with further details.

What is Involved in a Drain and Sewer Inspection?

So, how do sewer pipe camera inspections work? As experienced plumbers in Ventura County, Gallegos Plumbing visually inspects drains and sewer lines using state-of-the-art video cameras that transmit a high-resolution image to the control monitor. Each camera is attached to a flexible rod that can bend around corners. To begin the process, we first look for an access point to the sewer line. If we can’t find an accessible cleanout, we will inform you of other video inspection options. Remember that the sewer line must be draining for us to get a good image. If there is a blockage, we may have to power snake or hydro jet the line first to clear out the debris.

Next, our sewer line inspection specialists push the camera into the sewer pipe from the cleanout towards the sanitary main while closely inspecting and noting any cracks, breaks, or blockages in the drain line. The camera can transmit video in real-time to a monitor where our plumber can view and diagnose the issues within your sewer pipes to determine where the repair or replacement should be done. With such an accurate diagnosis, we can solve your sewer problem quickly and cost-effectively.

Signs You May Need a Drain or Sewer Inspection

At Gallegos Plumbing, we want to ensure that our clients can stay proactive about their plumbing system’s health by recognizing the signs that their sewer pipes need an inspection. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, call us today at (805) 243-2622.

Stubborn and Slow Drains

Whether it’s your sink, toilet, or bathtub, a slow drain is a cause for concern. It may indicate a growing blockage, which could result in a clog and sewage backup. If several drains in your home are slow, the issue might be in the sewer line. This is when you want to call in our Ventura plumbing experts for a video camera sewer line inspection so that the issue doesn’t get worse.

Foul Smells in Your Home

Any sewage odor coming into your home is a cause for concern. If the unpleasant odor originates from your drains or toilet, it could indicate that your sewer line isn’t ventilating correctly or has a crack or clog. Have your sewer line checked immediately if you start smelling anything weird, as sewage gas can be detrimental to your physical health.

Backflow Issues

Are you experiencing sewage backflow? These backups tend to occur when a sewer line is fully clogged. Since the water has nowhere to go, it gets forced back through the pipes and back into your home. Since the sewage backup could be caused by anything from grease to soap scum, paper towels, and even tree roots, an inspection is the best way to understand the cause of sewage blockage.

Inconsistent Pressure

If your home’s water pressure is low or fluctuates, it may be another sign you should have your sewer line checked. Like slow drainage and low water levels, inconsistent water pressure is often linked to deeper problems. Call a professional drain and sewer camera inspection if you consistently notice this issue.

Unexpected Water Bill Increases

Does your water bill keep rising, even when you haven’t changed anything about your water consumption? You probably have a leak somewhere that causes your home to draw more water to compensate. If your water bill keeps increasing and you have other issues from this list, you’d probably want to schedule drain inspection services sooner than later.

Changes in Your Lawn

Are sections of your lawn moving or sinking? Or, have you noticed that septic wastewater is pooling in your yard? Interestingly, if you see a patch of extra green, lush grass or plants suddenly flourishing, it might be due to sewage. Sewage can act as fertilizer for your grass if it’s seeping through the pipe and into the surrounding soil.

You Want to Ensure That You’re Buying a Good Property

Scheduling professional Ventura drain and sewer inspection services is the best way to assess a home’s drain and sewer lines. If you’re planning to buy an old property and want to avoid dealing with surprise sewage backups, clogged drains, slow toilets, and damaged sewer pipes that leak out into the yard, getting a drain camera inspection is the way to go!

Drain and Sewer Inspection Services in Ventura County

Gallegos Plumbing is a family-owned plumbing company that provides drain and sewer pipe inspection services to the Ventura County area and surrounding cities. With the latest video equipment, we can inspect a sewer pipe’s interior through non-destructive testing. Gallegos Plumbing performs inspections of sewer systems, utility pipes, and storm drainage systems in Ventura County using modular, remotely-operated systems and high-definition camera equipment.

Gallegos Plumbing can inspect virtually all types of pipes from:

  • Residential, commercial, or municipal drains
  • Sanitary and storm sewer mains
  • Foundation drains
  • Laterals and condensate drains
  • Industrial water supply and return lines
  • Empty conduits

After we determine the reason for the slow or clogged drains, we’ll provide a free quote for drain and sewer line repair, and you can be confident that we’ll do the job right the first time!

When is a Drain or Sewer Line Inspection Necessary?

We tend to take our drain lines for granted until something goes wrong. With regular camera inspections from our experts at Gallegos Plumbing, you get a real-time report of the overall condition of your property’s sewer line. Besides giving you a clue about your sewer line’s health, sewer camera inspections can also help you save money on sewer line repairs and replacements.

Here are the reasons why you may need to get your sewer checked out:

You’re Buying a New Home

You might wonder, “Do I need a sewer line inspection before purchasing a house?” The answer is yes. Including a sewer inspection as part of your house inspection checklist is a good idea. While sewer line problems can happen at a home of any age, a sewer and drain inspection is critical if the home you are buying dates back more than 20 years ago.

The Age of Your Home

If your home was built before 1980 and has never had a sewer inspection, it’s time to book an appointment. Older homes tend to have lead pipes and weaker plumbing. Even if you’re not having issues with backups and slow drains, a yearly sewer inspection will ensure that you stay ahead of potential repairs to your older home.

There’s a Leak at Your Foundation

If you suspect a leaking sewer line and have started noticing signs of damage to your foundation, you need to schedule our sewer inspection services so we can diagnose and brief you on the situation before giving you choices that work best for your home.

For information about our drain and sewer camera inspection services, call us today at (805) 243-2622.

Benefits to Drain and Sewer Line Inspection

Whether you’re dealing with stubborn drainage issues or proactively looking for preventive care for your home’s plumbing, here are four reasons to consider getting a professional sewer line camera inspection today.

Easier to Locate Damage

Modern sewer cameras have transmitters that can record the depth and physical location of any defect or obstructions, which makes it possible to resolve issues quickly and cost-effectively.

You Can Find Lost Valuables

Have you dropped a wedding ring or any other valuables down the drain? You can get them back with a sewer line camera inspection.

Helps Protect Your Lawn

Before sewer cameras existed, digging a large trench in your lawn was the only way to find a clog or crack in a sewer line. Performing a sewer line camera inspection makes it possible to achieve accurate diagnostics without destroying your lawn.

Prevent Problems in a New Home

A sewer line camera inspection when performing your regular home inspection before buying a new home can help eliminate the likelihood of purchasing a home with failing drainage lines. When hiring a plumbing contractor for drain and sewer line repair services, it is vital to ensure they have the right experience and necessary licenses to perform the work. At Gallegos Plumbing, we are fully licensed and hold excavation permits required to conduct sewer replacements.

How Does a Drain and Sewer Camera Inspection Work?

Our drain and sewer inspection services are the best way to locate the root of the problem, highlight the best sewer line repair method, and get your home or business back to normal working conditions.

We can complete the inspection without digging up trenches in your yard or parking lot, and our high-definition cameras can locate cracks, tree roots, or collapsed pipes that need replacing. In most cases, we record the video so our Ventura plumbing experts can better explain the repair process.

How Much Does a Drain and Sewer Inspection Cost?

At Gallegos Plumbing, we charge a flat rate of $175 for a sewer inspection. In some cases, if we have no other access than to remove a toilet and will have to reset it after the inspection, it will cost a total of $275.

If there is a repair needed, we do a camera inspection first. If you decide to hire Gallegos Plumbing for the job, we will credit half the camera inspection cost toward the work of the repair.

Give us a call for a free consultation on our drain and sewer inspections.

What Do I Need to Do if My Drain or Sewer Lines are Clogged?

If you’ve tried to pour drain cleaner down your drain and the drain or sewer lines are still clogged, you should consider calling a drain and sewer inspection specialist to the scene. While It’s technically possible to clear out minor sewer line clogs yourself, this is rarely advisable. Most people who can handle a basic drain clog don’t have the tools for DIY sewer repair.

» Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting clears clogs and debris buildup on your pipes and drains by sending high-pressure water jets through them. The intense procedure helps prevent the likelihood of future clogs and sewer backups as the pressurized water scours the pipe walls eliminating all debris, including tree roots.

An experienced hydro jetting contractor like Gallegos Plumbing knows the precise water pressure needed to break up and dislodge obstructions within any pipe without damaging it. If you’re struggling with slow drains, contact Gallegos Plumbing today!

Schedule Your Drain or Sewer Inspection with Gallegos Plumbing Today!

A professionally trained and skilled Ventura plumber can inspect any problems in your drains and sewer line without excavation. If you suspect an issue with your plumbing and sewer system, consider a whole home plumbing inspection from Gallegos Plumbing. We have offered our expertise to homes and businesses throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for more than 26 years, and we are one of the most trusted pipe inspection companies in the Ventura area!

Call (805) 243-2622 or contact us online to book a drain sewer video inspection or our other plumbing services today!


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