How Are Sewer Cameras Used In Sewer Line Inspection?

Sewer Camera Inspection By Leone Plumbing Before the advent of sewer cameras, excavation was the only option to determine the sewer lines’ condition. Digging may leave a big mess and causes inconvenience not only to you but also with nearby residences or establishment. Today, the job becomes easy with sewer cameras. Doing sewer line inspection with a camera only needs a small entry point. The sewer camera is connected to a flexible cable, and the plumber can watch through a monitor as the gadget travels through the sewer line. Our licensed plumbers now have the ability to see the undetected problems within the sewage pipe.

Common Findings Of Sewer Camera Inspection

The sewer camera findings can help us pinpoint unseen sewer line problems such as:
Tree Roots Invasion
A single undetected crack in your sewer pipe can allow tree roots to invade your sewer line and grow into it. This will cause serious damage to your sewer line if not prevented.
Damaged Pipes
With the help of a sewer camera, unseen damaged pipes can be detected.
Bellied Sewer Line
When the sewer line starts to crumple, waste gets trapped which causes multiple blockages.
Accumulated Blockages
Over time, there can be a build-up of blockages in your sewer line. Items such as towels, feminine bathroom products, and dips in the underground plumbing due to settling dirt over the years can be detected by sewer cameras.

Types of Sewer Cameras

There are many types of sewer cameras available in the market. You can find a wide range of sewer cameras from RIDGID. We have been using RIDGID cameras for our sewer inspection. Here are some of the camera types you can find. Sewer Cameras Used By Leone Plumbing
Manual Feed Black and White Camera
This is the most basic sewer pipe camera. You will only see things black and white. But if your purpose is to only look for blockages in the line, then this is useful.
Power Feed with Either Color or Black and White Camera
This camera type automatically snakes its way through the drain and pipes whenever you press a button and put the camera down the pipe to get it started. It stops when it hits a blockage. You have the option to choose a black and white or full-color video to identify what the blockage is.
Power Feed with Color Camera and Recording Features
The camera system has a recording feature that records what the camera sees in the pipe. With this type of camera, we can further study and find a better solution to solve sewer line issues. This camera has an SD memory card that plugs into a special slot inside the main compartment of the camera’s handheld monitor.

Get Your Sewer Line Inspected

If you are experiencing sewer line issues but the cause of the problem is puzzling you, then you need to get your sewer line inspected. Contact us today to schedule a sewer line inspection. | Photo Credits: Leone Plumbing photos, Canva Actual Sewer Camera Inspection By Leone Plumbing
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Sump Pump Installers: Sump Pump Replacement and Installation

  Sump Pump Installers Service by Leone PlumbingA sump pump is an important piece of equipment in your home. It prevents groundwater from entering your basement. As springtime approaches,  the snow starts to melt and the water goes into people’s basements. Frequent basement flooding may cause the sump pump to fail and may require replacement. If this happens, you need a reliable service from trusted sump pump installers.

Common Issue With Sump Pumps

One of the common issues that our sump pump installers have encountered is stuck sump pump float. The usual reasons for stuck sump pump float are blockages, dirt build-up, and damaged attachment arms. Any obstructions may cause the float to get out of place. If water has been sloshed on your sump pump and expelled a lot of air, this may cause the float to stuck on the sides of the sump pit. With this scenario, our sump pump installers may reset the pump into a better position to avoid obstructions.

When to replace a sump pump?

Any appliance will one day reach its end of life. If a sump pump isn’t working, then it’s cost-effective to replace the sump pump entirely. When the time approaches to replace the unit, you will begin to see these obvious signs.
Loud Noises
You will get to hear the sump pump operating if you get really close to it. It is very odd to hear loud grinding or gurgling noise from a sump pump. It is an obvious sign that the motor is malfunctioning.
No Water in the Sump Pit
If there is no water in the sump pit while the sump pump is running, then this tells you that it’s not connected to the drainage system. The pit is empty maybe because the sump pump was not installed properly or due to clogged drainage.  As soon as you see the pit is empty, call a professional plumber immediately.
Contaminants in the Sump Pit
With heavy flooding,  debris and contaminants may get into the sump pump and clog the system. Eventually, this will slow down the equipment until it fails.
No Power
Most sump pumps operate on electricity and will stop working without power. A sump pump may lose power due to a blown fuse, dead battery backup, and accidental removal of the plug from the outlet.
Recommendation: 
We recommend a “water-powered backup” system and water alert sensors. The water-powered backup will take over during a power outage if the water level rises too high. The alerting sensors will alert the homeowner’s cell phone if the basement starts to flood (this does require that the internet is working though).

Trust The Sump Pump Experts

Sump pump replacement is cost-effective than persistent repairs. Our team of sump pump installers is highly trained for all your sump pump installation and replacement needs. Contact us right away so we can help you resolve your sump pump concern today. Sump Pump Replacement Service by Leone Plumbing  |   Photo Credits: Canva  
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Residential Plumbing Guide

Leone Plumbing Residential Plumbing Guide
Most households rely on residential plumbing for day-to-day chores such as cleaning the toilet, washing dishes, laundry, bathing, and more. A few hours with no running water or clogged drains can be a serious problem for a household. Getting caught off guard with plumbing issues will cause you so much stress. This residential plumbing guide will provide you with basic tips to resolve or prevent some plumbing problems in your home.

Residential Plumbing Guide: Basic Plumbing Tips

Calling a master plumber for plumbing maintenance can be of great help. But we still recommend preventive measures to avoid plumbing issues. Here are some tips to guide you:

1. Check the pipes regularly.

Do a routinary inspection of exposed pipes for signs of wear and tear that causes leaking. You can rub a compound stick for tiny leaks in pipes. A compound stick is available at most hardware stores.

2. Drain the Water Heater.

We recommend emptying water heaters at least twice every year. Do this to avoid building up of sediments that reduce water heater efficiency.

3. Keep your sewer lines away from roots.

Avoid planting trees near the sewer lines because the roots can be a source of damage. We also suggest periodically snake the lines. If the roots have seriously damaged your sewer lines, let an experienced master plumber fix the problem. Do not fix it on your own as you may also damage other plumbing systems and will lead to civil lawsuits.

4. Be watchful of what you flush.

Remember that clogs of today are the result of yesterday’s mistake. Keep debris from drains and be watchful of what goes down. Educate your household with proper plumbing maintenance. Set up house rules like what to flush and what not flush on the toilet.

5. Be careful in selecting pipe cleaning solutions.

Avoid the corrosive pipe cleaning solution as it can lessen the pipe’s longevity. Go for an enzyme-based cleaner that introduces bacteria into the plumbing. The bacteria do the natural break down of clog into a liquid to expel it easily. The bacteria do the job naturally without destroying the pipes.

6. Invest in strainers.

Use strainers to prevent the debris to get into the plumbing. However, strainers may get damaged over time as well. You need to replace them as necessary.

7. Protect your pipes from being frozen.

Since water expands as it freezes, it causes the pipe to explode. We advise you to insulate your pipes in the winter. This is often neglected by many people causing the pipes to get broken each year.

Prioritize Your Residential Plumbing

Good residential plumbing plays a healthy role in maintaining cleanliness in a home. A not well maintained residential plumbing may result in sanitary issues that can harm your family’s health. We hope that these residential plumbing guide tips will help you in resolving basic plumbing issues. If you want to know more about our service, please feel free to contact us today.  
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Kaela Pitts
Kaela Pitts

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posted 2 weeks ago

I unfortunately had to contact Leone Plumbing due to an unknown leak. They came out right away and found the leak was actually a water line in my refrigerator. There was so much damage and I honestly had no clue what to do. Best part about Andy is that he was able to help out with everything. He explained the insurance process to me and talked to the adjusters for me. He kept me in the loop and he was able to turn my kitchen into a brand new one. I am more than happy with their service and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND their services. They are an honest hard working company that looks out for their customers.

Alan G.
Alan G.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 days ago

Our submersible sump pump must have burned out a three or four weeks ago and didn't realize it until I noticed wet areas in cracks in the concrete floor in the unfinished area of our basement. I removed the cover of the pump well and the water was up to the top. We immediately started calling plumber companies and Leone was able to dispatch a plumber out the very day we called (4/14/2021). Mike was able to replace the old pump with a new Liberty Sump Pump. Once it was plumbed and a new check valve installed, the new pump worked great to to remove all the water in the well and additional incoming water from the drains. Nothing got wet in the basement. Mike did a great job quickly installing the new pump. Potential catastrophe averted!

Diana Ciscoe
Diana Ciscoe

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

So glad I found Leone. Jamison came out and had a look. He diagnosed the problem, explained exactly what needed to be done and how much it would cost. The work was done quickly and efficiently. I've never seen a more beautiful faucet. :) And I don't miss the fact that whenever I watered my yard I also watered the basement with the old leaking faucet.

I have already recommended them to my friends for work they need done. Thanks Leone!