Video Pipeline Inspection

Planning to renovate your house or buy a new one? Knowing the location and condition of your home's sewer pipes is essential to ensure your existing pipes can accommodate new fixtures. A video sewer pipeline inspection diagnoses potential and existing problems quickly and accurately. Searching for video sewer pipeline inspection services in Denver? You're in the right place. Keep reading to learn more about how video inspection works.

How Does Sewer Pipeline Inspection Work?

Video sewer pipeline inspection is fairly straightforward. We'll use a protected cable with a camera attached at the end to inspect the sewer pipe. The cable is long enough to cover the full pipe. The self-leveling cameras we use are state-of-the-art — the video will stay upright even if the cable twists and turns throughout the pipe. Bright lights attached to the cable provide maximum visibility.

Do you need to wait until a problem arises to schedule your inspection? Absolutely not! We recommend annual video inspections to prevent minor clogs and debris build-up from escalating into more serious problems.

For more information, check out our blog post to discover when you might need a video pipeline inspection and how it works.

Why Video Sewer Pipeline Inspections Are Important for Denver Homeowners

Anyone buying or renovating a home in Denver should schedule a video sewer pipeline inspection to find out if their pipes are made of clay. Here’s why

Clay plumbing pipes in Denver

Denver homes built before 1975 are more likely to have clay plumbing pipes. Approximately 10% of all the sewer lines in the Denver metro area are over 100 years old and made of vitrified clay.

Clay pipes cause several issues. They're more prone to leaks, fractures, and tree root intrusion. Plus, their lifespan is typically 60 years on average, which means the city's clay pipes needed replacing decades ago!

Learn more about why you should replace your clay sewer pipes.

Frequently asked questions about video pipeline inspections

How much does video sewer pipeline inspection cost in Denver?

The total cost will vary depending on the issue. We'll provide a final quote upfront as soon as your inspection is complete.

Does video pipeline inspection require any digging?

Video pipeline inspection is convenient because it involves very little digging. We'll need to dig a small hole to access the sewer pipe and insert the cable. Once we find the issue (typically a clog, leak, or fracture), a locator device will show us exactly where the problem is.

We'll always opt for trenchless sewer repair where possible. Trenchless sewer repair involves digging small holes to expose the ends of the affected pipe.

If we can't repair the issue using no-dig methods, we'll do everything in our power to minimize digging. Plus, we'll clean up after ourselves once we're finished. We'll never leave you to fill in holes we dig!

I saw a drain camera for sale on Amazon. Do I really need a professional video inspection from a plumber?

We'll be honest: buying a $300 drain camera online is a waste of your precious time and money. These cameras provide low-resolution video, and the cables are much shorter. Additionally, without the expertise and training needed to perform a video inspection, you risk damaging your pipes. (And increasing the cost of any sewer line repairs needed.)

Our video pipeline inspection equipment costs tens of thousands of dollars and uses cutting-edge technology to accurately diagnose sewer problems. Some jobs are best left to the pros, and video pipeline inspection is one of them!

Contact us to schedule your inspection today

Support a local, family-owned and operated Denver plumbing business when you book your video inspection with Golden West. Got questions about your inspection? Let your technician know anytime and they’ll be happy to assist.

Call us today and we’ll get you on the books. We serve homeowners throughout Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Centennial, and the surrounding metro area.