Plumbing problems in Los Angeles are more extensive due to the age and condition of many of the residential and commercial buildings located there. When you have a blockage in your sewer line, this can be one of the most common and troubling plumbing problems you may ever have to face. Years ago there was no way to determine the cause of the problem, short of expensive and destructive excavation of the pipes. But now plumbers in Los Angeles have more sophisticated tools to find out exactly what is going on with the sewer lines of the property. By using an extremely small fiber optic camera that is snaked through the sewer line, plumbers are now able to do a complete visual line inspection to make an evaluation of the condition of the pipes. This will also show the location of any blockage in the sewer.
The camera inspection is recorded so that the property owner and the plumber can take a look and determine what the next step should be in the repair of your sewer lines.
There are several causes of sewer line backups. These include pipes that have settled over time, crushed or broken pipes, pipes infested with tree roots, and even disjointed pipes. Many people in the Los Angeles area have planted magnolia trees and other fauna that can cause damage to the sewer lines. Improper construction or debris caught in the pipes during construction can also be to blame.
The visual inspection with the fiber optic camera may also show if you just need a rooter job for a simple sewer cleaning, although you may also want to have another inspection done after the repair is completed to make sure there are no other problems that will become problematic at some point in the future.