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Top 5 Common Sewer Line Problems and How to Fix Them

Sewer line problems can cause significant disruption, whether it's at home or in an industrial setting. From unpleasant odors to potential health hazards, addressing these issues promptly and effectively is crucial. At Camjet, we specialize in identifying and resolving sewer line problems using cutting-edge technology. Here are the top five common sewer line issues and how we tackle them.



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Root Intrusion


The Problem

Tree roots are naturally attracted to the moisture and nutrients in sewer lines. Over time, they can infiltrate small cracks or joints in the pipes, causing blockages and even pipe breakage.


The Solution

Camjet uses CCTV camera inspections to accurately locate root intrusions. Once identified, our high-pressure jetting equipment effectively removes the roots. In cases of severe damage, our pipe cracking technology can replace the damaged section without extensive digging, ensuring a long-term fix.


Grease Build-Up


The Problem

Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) can accumulate inside sewer lines, especially in commercial kitchens and food processing plants. Over time, this build-up can harden, leading to severe blockages.


The Solution

Our high-pressure jetting service is highly effective in cutting through and removing grease build-up. We also offer preventative maintenance programs to regularly clean sewer lines, preventing grease from becoming a problem in the first place.


Structural Damage


The Problem

Sewer lines can suffer from structural damage due to ground movement, corrosion, or the pressure from heavy loads above ground. This damage can lead to leaks, collapses, and significant service disruptions.


The Solution

Camjet employs GIS technology to map out and assess the sewer line infrastructure accurately. For damaged pipes, our trenchless pipe cracking method allows us to replace the faulty sections without the need for extensive excavation. This minimizes disruption and restores the integrity of the sewer system quickly.


Blockages from Foreign Objects


The Problem

Non-biodegradable items like wipes, sanitary products, and other debris often find their way into sewer lines, causing blockages that impede the flow of wastewater.


The Solution

Our CCTV camera inspections can quickly locate the blockage. Depending on its nature and location, we use high-pressure jetting or mechanical removal tools to clear the obstruction. Regular inspections can help prevent these blockages by identifying potential issues before they become serious problems.


Pipe Corrosion


The Problem

Older sewer lines, particularly those made of metal, can corrode over time. Corrosion weakens the pipes, leading to leaks and potential pipe bursts.


The Solution

Using our CCTV inspection technology, we can assess the extent of the corrosion. If the damage is localized, pipe lining techniques can reinforce the existing pipe. For more extensive corrosion, our pipe cracking technology allows us to replace the corroded pipe sections without major excavation, ensuring a durable and reliable solution.


Sewer line problems can range from minor inconveniences to major disruptions. At Camjet, we leverage advanced technologies like GIS mapping, CCTV inspections, high-pressure jetting, and pipe cracking to provide effective and minimally invasive solutions. Regular maintenance and timely interventions are key to keeping your sewer lines in top condition. If you're facing any of these common issues, contact Camjet today to learn how our expert services can help maintain the health and functionality of your sewer system.

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