Residential Sewer Line Inspection

What is the Difference Between a Main Drain and a Sewer Line? While both main drains and sewer lines transport wastewater away from your home, there are critical differences between the two systems. Main drains are located in the walls and floors of your home, while sewer line drains are located outside underground. Five Star Leak Detection is an expert at locating both main drain and sewer lines using a state of the art camera into the sewer system thru the roof sewer vent pipe.

A malfunctioning sewer system often includes the following symptoms:

Sewer Odor: A sewer smell in your home is most likely caused by a buildup of sewer gas in either the plumbing or venting system in your home. A dried out p-trap is a common reason for sewer odours. P-traps that are dried out no longer prevent sewer gas from escaping your pipes. A possible fix is to pour water down your drains

A lush, green lawn is a homeowner's dream. But believe it or not, a rich, green patch of grass can sometimes be a bad thing. Sewer lines or plumbing leaks can cause wet spots in your yard, providing excess water for your plants and grass to absorb.

Sewer line blockages are usually caused by a broken sewer pipe or tree roots that have grown into the pipes. Main sewer pipes are at least six inches in diameter, so a hair clog or other minor issues are unlikely to be the cause. If you live in an older home, then the sewer lines can become brittle with age.

What are the signs of a broken sewer pipe?

The Top 10 Most Common Signs of Broken Sewer Lines

  • Sewer Smell. Usually, one of the first signs of a sewer line is a bad odor
  • Gurgling Toilet
  • Pests in Your Home
  • Slow Drains
  • Sewage Backup in Your Toilet or Tub.
  • Mold or Mildew On Your Ceilings or Walls
  • Cracks in Your Walls
  • Unusually Green Patches on Your Lawn

The only way to determine the cause of the problem is thru a sewer line Video inspection. With our sewer camera inspection, we can determine the exact location and cause of the leak. Often we are able to offer same day repair on most leaks.

  • Leaking pipe joints
  • Cracked sewer pipes
  • Brittle piping materials
  • Root intrusion
  • Debris blockage

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