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Video Inspection

Video Inspection Services in San Jose, CA

Before the advent of video inspection technology, plumbing companies would have to remove, excavate, and replace large portions of piping in order to find the source of a clogged drain. Thankfully, the experts at SWAGS Plumbing and Rooter have access to innovative sewer video inspection technology to locate the obstructions in your home’s drains quickly and easily. Our video technology provides a live, real-time look into your San Jose, CA, home’s piping. Our friendly and experienced plumbers can quickly pinpoint the location of the clog and take the necessary steps to remove them. Contact our friendly and experienced local San Jose plumbers today to schedule your video inspection service.

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Plumbing inspection video cameras are an emerging technology that gives our plumbers unprecedented insight into the quality of your home’s sewer line and interior drains. It is the easiest way to inspect sewer pipes, especially those that would require excavation of your lawn or foundation to repair. A small camera attached to a pushrod is used, and as our plumber works the pushrod through your drains, the camera transmits real-time video footage directly to our monitor, so the technicians can see exactly where the blockage is. It can also give us insight into the overall condition of your sewer pipes.

do i need a sewer video inspection?

Not every blockage requires a video inspection. If our plumbers are certain they know where the clog is, it may not be necessary. However, there are a number of issues that may require a video inspection service from our experienced plumbing team, including:


Tree roots can work their way into your home’s underground pipes, causing significant damage to your plumbing system. Our video inspection services will discover exactly where the roots are located for proper removal.


Extreme hot and cold weather can cause your home’s foundation to shift, which leads to broken pipes. We can quickly identify any damage to your home’s sewer pipes and make the necessary repairs.


If you own an older home, the pipes can quickly begin to deteriorate. Cast-iron is a common material that degrades, splits, cracks, and may even collapse underground. With our video inspection service, we can discover if your sewer pipes need repair or complete replacement.


  • Accurate Diagnosis: Sewer video inspection allows for a precise and accurate diagnosis of sewer line issues. By inserting a specialized camera into the sewer line, plumbers can visually inspect the interior of the pipes, identifying the exact location and nature of the problem. This helps in determining the most effective and targeted solution.


  • Time and Cost Savings: Video inspections can save both time and money in the long run. By quickly identifying the cause of the problem, plumbers can provide timely repairs or maintenance, preventing further damage and the need for extensive excavation. This efficient process reduces the overall repair time and minimizes associated costs.


  • Proactive Maintenance: Regular sewer video inspections are a proactive approach to maintenance. By detecting potential issues early on, such as cracks, leaks, or root intrusion, preventative measures can be taken to address these problems before they escalate. This helps to avoid major sewer line failures and costly repairs in the future.
  • Non-Invasive Method: Video inspection is a non-invasive method of evaluating sewer line conditions. Unlike traditional methods that require extensive digging and excavation, video inspections only require access points to insert the camera into the pipe. This minimizes disruption to landscaping, driveways, and other structures on your property.


  • Evidence and Documentation: Sewer video inspections provide tangible evidence and documentation of the sewer line’s condition. The recorded footage serves as a visual record of the inspection, which can be shared with the homeowner, insurance companies, or potential buyers during property transactions. This transparency helps to ensure trust and clarity regarding the sewer line’s condition.


  • Enhanced Decision-Making: With a clear visual understanding of the sewer line’s condition, homeowners and plumbers can make informed decisions regarding repairs, replacements, or maintenance. The real-time footage allows for a comprehensive evaluation, enabling better judgment and selection of the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions.


Our sewer video inspection service is just one of the tools our team uses to quickly identify and correct clogged main and sewer lines in your home. As the area’s most trusted plumbing team, you can always count on us for high-quality services completed in a timely manner. Contact our team today to schedule your video inspection.


Throughout California’s Bay Area, homeowners choose the team at SWAGS Plumbing and Rooter for all their sewer and drain needs. As the area’s expert plumbers, we utilize the latest techniques and technology to provide you with fast and reliable plumbing repair, replacement, and installation services. Contact us today to get started.


When plumbing emergencies arise, it’s crucial to have a dependable and swift solution at hand. At SWAGS Plumbing and Rooter, we take pride in providing 24-hour emergency plumbing services in San Jose, CA, and the surrounding areas. We recognize the urgency and significance of resolving plumbing problems promptly, which is why our committed team is available round the clock to address your immediate needs. With our 24/7 availability, you can have peace of mind knowing that you can rely on us whenever you need us.


Sewer line video inspections require specialized equipment and expertise to ensure accurate results. It is not recommended for homeowners to attempt performing their own video inspections. Professional plumbers have the necessary training and equipment to conduct thorough inspections, interpret the footage, and provide appropriate recommendations based on their findings.

The cost of a sewer line video inspection can vary depending on factors such as the length of the sewer line, the complexity of the issue, and the location of the access points. It is best to contact a reputable plumbing company to obtain a specific quote tailored to your situation. Keep in mind that while video inspections may incur a cost, they can potentially save you money by identifying problems early on and preventing more extensive damage in the future.

The duration of a sewer line video inspection can vary depending on several factors, including the length of the sewer line, the complexity of the issue, and the accessibility of the sewer line access points. However, on average, a sewer line video inspection typically takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Feel free to contact us if you have additional questions or concerns about sewer video inspection services. We can provide detailed information and assist you in scheduling a video inspection to address your specific needs.

Jan MikaelssonJan Mikaelsson
01:06 29 Dec 22
We went shopping for our daughter’s birthday party and came home 2 hours later with the first floor flooded. I called several plumbers before I called SWAGS Plumbing and Rooter. They responded and came about one hour later. The break was inside the walls and required leak detection. Before leaving for the weekend the plumber was able to determine that it was the hot water pipe that was leaking. This provided us with at least cold water during the party and for the weekend. When they came after the weekend they were able to determine where the leak came from on their first attempt. They opened the wall and repaired the pipe expeditiously. They were very professional and meticulous when it came to their work and our home. We were updated on a regular basis on their progress. They showed us where the leak was and what actually caused it. We were so fortunate that, on our third call to a plumber, we reached SWAGS Plumbing and Rooter and that they were available within an hour to come to the rescue. I would strongly recommend SWAGS Plumbing and Rooter for any type of plumbing and rooter service.
Rod GalindoRod Galindo
20:46 23 Dec 22
Daniel was punctual and systematically helped diagnose the source of the leak from our upstairs bathroom. Although the root cause was not specifically found to be a plumbing issue, he was able to refer us to appropriate contacts to assist. I highly recommend this business – honesty, integrity, and value are not in short supply with them! Thanks!
Brent KaedingBrent Kaeding
19:29 12 Dec 22
We had an undetectable water leak at our home. We had one plumbing company come out, and they were not able to find the issue. I called SWAGS and they came over the same day, discovered were the leak was, and had it repaired the next day! Their response time was amazing, their service technicians were very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend SWAGS Plumbing! Thank you for the wonderful experience. Any other plumbing needs we will definitely call them.
Jeff DJeff D
23:55 14 Aug 22
SWAGS is my trusted company to call when I have plumbing needs because they are the highest quality, most professional and most responsive service I have found. Dan has helped me in emergencies and also advised me on plumbing upgrades for my home. The people he hires that work for him have all been courteous, reliable and extremely professional in addition to knowing their trade well. Highly recommend Dan and his team!
Yusuf AlamYusuf Alam
03:58 03 Aug 22
Techs arrived on time to fix a leaking shower. Completed the job carefully and in a timely manner. Techs were respectful, communicated clearly, and kept their work area clean (they wore masks and plastic shoe covers). Compared to other plumbing services I’ve hired in the past, their rates were fair and reasonable. Will consider using SWAGS again.