Inspecting a sewer clog with a Rigid SeeSnake in Tracy, California

A sewer inspection or drain inspection might sound like a big deal, but it’s a quick, affordable, and noninvasive way to diagnose big problems with your plumbing system.

Our team uses some of the industry’s best inspection equipment to find your sewer clogs, drain leaks, and other drain system problems within minutes, saving you time and money. And if we do find an issue, we can often perform the necessary drain cleaning, slab leak repair, or sewer repair in the same visit, saving you even more.

Do I Need a Sewer Inspection?

Even though they perform an essential function for our homes, sewers are often neglected. Small problems pile up, until you have a major leak, break, or clog on your hands. As sewer water is so hazardous to health and sewer pipes are more challenging to replace than many other pipes, you end up with an expensive hassle.

Getting a drain inspection can prevent this from happening. You catch small issues before they turn in thousand dollar repair jobs. If you have the following warning signs, you should get a sewer inspection done:

  • Trees growing into your sewer line
  • Bad odors from your plumbing or from outside your home
  • Water backing up, often into your bathtub or utility sink
  • Overflowing toilet, especially if frequent
  • Unexplained puddles of water in your lawn
  • Sunken patches in your lawn, especially if around the sewer line
Simpson Plumbing truck on site for a drain inspection service

Even if you don’t have a noticeable problem with your sewer lines, it is still a wise idea to get a drain inspection in the following circumstances:

  • The city has done work on sewer lines near you
  • You have large trees near your sewer line
  • Your home is over 20 years old and the sewer has not been updated
  • You know you have an older type of sewer pipe

You may also benefit from a sewer inspection if you intend to sell your home, and want to reduce your liability in case your sewer does have problems. Potential home buyers will be put at ease if you’ve had a sewer inspection performed, especially if there have been problems with the sewers in the area or if you have trees in your yard or other warning signs that something may be wrong with your sewer. A quick sewer inspection can make selling your home much easier. Sewer inspections are also required by Tracy and other cities under specific circumstances, such as during new construction.

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Our Sewer Inspection Camera

At Simpson Plumbing, we offer convenient, thorough sewer inspection and drain inspection services with the help of our ForBest pipe camera. With 150 of cable and a high definition, self-leveling camera head, you’ll get an exceptionally clear image of even the deepest clogs and cracks.

Our investment in a quality camera means that we don’t spend precious time finding a multiple access points to get to your problem or adjust the camera’s vision. This makes drain inspections fast for us, so we can charge you less and get out of your hair quickly, without compromising on the quality of our inspections.

When we inspect your sewer or drain we also go out of our way to treat you and your home with respect. We communicate honestly about potential problems we find and tell you what it would cost to get it fixed, with no obligation on your end. Reach out to us today for a sewer inspection in Tracy, Ripon, Manteca, and surrounding areas.

sewer inspection camera used by our team

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