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Misconceptions Most Homeowners Have About Sewer Camera Inspections

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Modern technology – in the form of sewer camera inspections – has made diagnosing and fixing pipeline issues much simpler and more efficient. But while this service has become an essential part of sewer line repair in Akron, OH, many homeowners still have misconceptions about what a camera inspection entails and what it can and cannot do for them. C. Lee Services is here to set the record straight by dispelling a few common myths about this technique.

“Sewer Camera Inspections are Invasive”

The entire process does not require digging or any other type of activity that can cause damage to your property. The camera is attached to a flexible rod and inserted into your sewer pipe through a small access point, such as a cleanout or mainline stack. This means that your yard, landscaping, and other structures on your property will remain intact, and you can go about your day without any major disruptions.

“Only Old Homes Need Sewer Camera Inspections”

While it's true that older homes may be more susceptible to pipeline issues, new ones are not exempt. In fact, many newer homes have more complex piping systems that may be harder to access and diagnose without the help of a camera inspection. Regardless of the age of your property, this service can help identify any potential problems and prevent costly sewer pipe line repair.

“Sewer Camera Inspections Detect Leaks”

It's a common assumption, but it's critical to understand that a camera inspection does not directly detect leaks. The technology involved cannot identify the presence of water seeping from the pipes into the surrounding soil. What it can do, however, is provide clear, visual evidence of factors that often indicate a potential leak (and, by extension, the need for sewer line replacement or repairs). This includes signs such as irregularities in the pipe, corrosion, or noticeable damage to the pipe's structure.

“Sewer Camera Inspections are Expensive and Time-Consuming”

In reality, sewer camera inspections are more cost-effective and efficient compared to traditional ways of diagnosing pipeline problems. It saves you time and money by minimizing the need for trial-and-error digging and other costly exploratory methods. Additionally, camera inspection results are almost instantaneous, allowing you to take swift action if repair or new sewer line installation is needed.

C. Lee Services provides high-quality camera inspections as part of our comprehensive sewer repair services in Akron, OH, and the surrounding areas. If you have any concerns or questions about your sewer line, contact us today or fill out our online form for an appointment.

Do I Have to Be Home? We typically request that our customers, or an adult at the very least are home to grant us access to the pipes as needed, but they do not need to be home for the entirety of our visit on their property while repairs are being finished.

Will I Need To Move Furniture? Normally we won’t require our customers to move furniture or household items, but if there are a lot of items blocking access to the pipes, we will need to move some of them out of the way.

How Long Will You Need To Fix My Pipes? The time needed to finish our work is will be defined based on the damage we find in the pipes, and repairs can be as short as a few hours or a couple of days depending on what is required of our team.

When Do I Pay For Your Services? Customers will pay us for our repair and cleaning services after we finish our work on their property. In addition, we offer options for financing as needed.

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