What Issues Can a Pipe Camera Inspection Detect?

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A pipe camera inspection is a great tool for detecting many types of problems in piping systems. Some of the most common issues found during inspections include corrosion, damage, seal failures, and cracks. Federal EC recommends that a pipe inspection in Charlotte, NC be done on your sewer line on a regular basis.

Here are a few of the issues that a pipe camera inspection can typically detect:

Clogs and Blockages

A clogged or blocked pipe can cause a variety of problems, including some that are potentially hazardous. A build-up of solid waste in a sewer line will eventually cause the entire system to back up, leading to sewage backup and overflow. In addition, pressure on the flow from blockages will also lead to damage such as cracks or breaks in the pipe, which can also release raw sewage into your home.

Sewer camera inspection is an effective way to identify such issues before they develop or worsen.

Grease Build-Up

Grease from cooking can clog your sewer line. Additionally, it has been shown that the grease can cause serious damage to your piping system over time as they harden even more. Results from recent drain inspection data have shown that at least 1,400 crushed sewer lines throughout the US are caused by grease build-up each year.

Tree Root Intrusion

Tree roots are a common cause of damage to sewer systems. Tree roots can seek out cracks or other weak points in the piping. As they grow into the line, they will enlarge the crack and increase the pressure, leading to pipe failure. Evidence of an intrusion by tree roots can be seen when professional sewer scoping is performed.

Collapsed Pipes

A pipe camera inspection can identify collapsed piping. Tree roots are another common cause of this type of damage. A collapsed pipe will lead to sewage backup and often require the replacement or repair of the damaged section of your piping system.

A pipe camera inspection can also help us determine whether further action such as a repair or replacement is required, and which type if ever. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.


When you need top-quality pipe inspection and repair services in the greater Atlanta area and Charlotte, North Carolina, don’t think twice about getting in touch with us here at Federal EC. Our pipe specialists would be more than happy to assist you with all of your project requirements. Contact our team today by calling us or filling out the online form. Federal EC serves Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. We look forward to working with you.

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