Video Inspection

Plumbing Video Inspections in Sacramento

Some of the most serious and stubborn plumbing problems faced by Sacramento homeowners take place outside the home. Sewer line clogs, septic system problems, water main issues… each can be messy and complicated. Our video inspection services are the perfect complement to the sewer services and repairs in Sacramento offered by Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, and they have some advantages that might surprise you.

How Video Pipe Inspection Works

In a sense, video plumbing inspection is like laparoscopic surgery. Diagnostics and troubleshooting that used to involve exploratory digging can now be understood with a high-resolution video camera attached to fiber optic cables. This lets us inspect many common plumbing problems from the inside. If a pipe is broken, cracked, or collapsed, we’ll see it. And many other problems, like grease buildup and blockages, can be pinpointed, too. Once we’re done, we have a video record that helps us determine the best course of action, raising the odds of a first-time fix with minimal headaches.

Video Inspection Advantages

By now, you’ve probably intuited some of the advantages of a video plumbing inspection. 

  • Speed: With our equipment and experience, it’s far faster to perform a video inspection than it is to dig in search of a problem
  • Accuracy: Because we’re getting an interior view of the problem, it’s much easier to identify and solve problems that a surface inspection might miss
  • Cleanliness: No digging means less disruption to your lawn and your day-to-day life

Uses of Video Plumbing Inspection

A video plumbing inspection can have many benefits, saving you not only time but also money. Let’s take a closer look.

Home Sewer Inspections

If you feel like the average home inspection leaves out as much as it includes, you’re not wrong. Having a video sewer inspection done before buying a home gives you a video record of the kind of shape the sewers and other piping systems are in. If repairs are needed, you’ll know immediately instead of finding out the hard way later; this can also be a valuable negotiating tool when you’re trying to get a fair price for a home.


As we’ve mentioned, drains, pipes, and water mains can be subject to clogs.  Hydro-jetting often follows video inspection when we identify clogs. It uses high water pressure to scour pipes, removing grease, tree roots, and other obstructions.

Trenchless Water and Sewer Line Repairs

Age, seismic activity, corrosion, and other natural forces can cause serious damage to water mains and sewer lines. Video inspection helps us diagnose those problems, and our trenchless water and sewer replacement often follows. While it’s not suitable for every situation, it can be a similarly non-invasive approach to making many critical repairs.

Septic Tank Service

Septic tank maintenance, including pumping, cleaning, and the application of proper chemicals, is vital to keeping your system running properly. But like sewer systems, even septic systems sometimes need repair because of root incursions or damage from people and other activities. So if you’re noticing poor drainage or flush patterns, odd odors, unusual plant growth, or other problems, call us. A video inspection can let us know the source of the problem when other diagnostics come up short.

Backflow Prevention

One of the most important uses of a video inspection is allowing us to rule out all the usual suspects for backups, poor drainage, and odd smells. When that happens, we can look for less-common problems that can damage your plumbing and home, and even undermine your health. Backflow prevention services are yet another line of defense.

Call Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning for Video Plumbing Inspections in Sacramento

The right tools for plumbing are more than just wrenches and blowtorches. Advanced technology like video inspection — and experienced plumbing professionals who know how to make the most of it — is an important tool of the plumber’s trade, too. And when you call Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, we always show up ready to give our best at any time of day, every day of the year.

Fast and Accurate

Using video inspection technology, our technicians can determine the exact location of any broken, collapsed or cracked pipes as well as see if there is offset piping due to soil movement.

The video camera will show blockages such as roots, grease buildup or other clogs in the line. This is crucial for determining the best method of clearing the pipe.

Home Sewer Inspection

When buying a home, video inspection can provide a video record of the condition of the home’s sewer, drainage and other piping systems. This can help you determine the potential costs related to replacing old substandard or corroded pipes. Few people consider what is below the ground when purchasing a home.

Service Areas

We provide video inspection services in Sacramento, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Davis, Woodland, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville,Elk Grove, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills, Mather, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, West Sacramento and all the communities between. Call us for an estimate or plumber dispatch.