Regular sewer inspections are mandatory for any property older than 20 years. This is because older homes are typically constructed on aging clay pipes. These clay sewer pipes are more susceptible to blockages and root intrusion. Even some newly built homes are connected to an older sewer line. So, hiring a professional plumbing expert to conduct a proper sewer scope inspection before moving in is essential.

Inspecting your sewer pipes is critical for maintaining a healthy and functional sewer system. Without regular sewer pipe inspections, blockages, leaks and other problems can go unnoticed, leading to costly repairs and potential health hazards. At STL Plumbing Experts, we employ a comprehensive sewer inspection method, including camera inspection. We tailor the inspection methods based on your system’s needs and the type of problem that must be identified.

Reasons Why Sewer Inspections Are Important

A sewer scope inspection is simple and provides property owners with vital information about the current condition of their home sewage system. It doesn’t always require a professional plumber to dig around your basement and yard. At STL Plumbing Experts, we attach high-quality resolution cameras to a flexible cable and insert them into your sewage pipes.

There are several reasons to get your entire sewer drains inspected, here are our 3 main reasons: 

  1. Prevent health hazards

Getting regular sewer inspections as part of your preventative maintenance plans can help avoid sewer issues. A sewer inspection can detect sewage leaks and the growth of roots which can cause blockages early on. Having this information allows you to repair them before they cause severe health issues. Additionally, sewage leaks have bad odors and can contaminate nearby water sources and lead to the spread of diseases. Sewage leaks and wastewater backups contain harmful bacteria and microorganisms. They can also create ideal conditions for mold growth, which causes respiratory issues.

  1. Save money

Sewer inspections can help prevent costly plumbing emergencies. Sewer leaks and wastewater backups resulting from blockages can cause water damage. When your property is exposed to extensive wastewater damage, it can ruin personal belongings and cause structural problems. The average costs of repairing damages caused by a broken or blocked sewage line far outweigh the initial costs of a sewer inspection. This is why we offer affordable sewer inspections, repairs, and replacements in St. Louis. Our services also come with warranties.

  1. Make the right purchasing decision

Before purchasing a property, you should get a sewer inspection. This will let you know if there are any problems with the sewer system. This can help you avoid any unexpected future costs and ensure you do not overpay for a property requiring significant repair. A comprehensive sewer inspection can help you identify potential issues such as damaged pipes and leaks. Having an idea of these issues can help you negotiate a better deal, ensuring you get your money’s worth.

Signs You Need to Get a Sewer Inspection

You shouldn’t wait for a plumbing emergency before contacting plumbing experts for an inspection. Here are telltale signs that indicate that you need to get a professional sewer inspector:

  • Slow drains
  • Gas or foul smells coming from your drains or toilet
  • Low water levels and inconsistent water pressure
  • Sewer backup
  • Gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from your drains
  • Sewer water overflowing in your yard. This is quite hard to notice as grasses would absorb the water. So if you notice wet or greener patches of grass close to your septic tank, you should get an inspection done.

Contact Plumbing Experts for Sewer Inspection in St. Louis

Detecting problems with your sewer line earlier can help prevent costly repairs and health hazards. If you notice any telltale signs or you’re about to purchase a property in the St. Louis area, contact STL Plumbing Experts for professional sewer line inspection. Our experienced technicians use the latest technology and industry-standard methods to provide accurate and detailed assessments. We understand the importance of having a functioning plumbing system and strive to make our services affordable for all homeowners. Our top priority is customer satisfaction. Contact us today to get your inspection sorted! You can also send us an email with any questions at or call us at 636-223-5068.