The main sewer line is a large pipe that connects your home's plumbing to a municipal sewage system. If there are any problems with your home's main sewer line, waste from your home will not be properly disposed of in the sewer. While issues with a sewer line can have some symptoms, the only way to know for sure what is going on is by using a sewer camera that can visually inspect the sewer line. You can hire a plumbing company to do a sewer line inspection, but it is also possible to rent a sewer camera. Some reasons to pursue sewer camera rental include:

Buying a New Home

Buying a new home is a huge investment. A home inspection covers a lot of things, but typically the main sewer line is not visually inspected. If you want the peace of mind of knowing that the home you are buying has a sewer line in good repair, it is worth it to rent a sewer camera so you can inspect the line to ensure that there are no major clogs, roots growing in the pipe, or cracks. 

Home Warranty Expiring

Replacing a sewer line or making major repairs can be quite expensive. If you have a home warranty policy that will be expiring soon, it is well worth the time and money to rent a sewer camera to take a look at your home's sewer line. In the event that there is a major issue, a sewer camera will identify it so you can arrange for repairs before your home warranty expires. The small cost of renting a sewer camera can save you a substantial amount of money, and you will also have the peace of mid of knowing that your sewer line has been repaired and is in good condition.

Verify a Diagnosed Problem

If you are noticing an issue with your home's sewage system, you will most likely contact a plumbing company for help. If a plumber inspects your system and tells you that there is a huge problem and your sewer line needs to be replaced, it is natural to panic and worry about the expense. However, before you sign a contract for the project and arrange to replace the sewer line, consider renting a sewer camera so you can inspect the sewer line yourself.

In some cases, only a small section of a sewer line may be damaged and need to be repaired or replaced, which is much less expensive than replacing a whole sewer line. It is also possible for a plumber to misdiagnose an issue and recommend a replacement that is not needed. Renting a sewer camera will allow you to determine if there is extensive damage to your sewer line before you pay for very expensive repairs.