Sewer Inspections in Seattle, WA, and Surrounding Areas

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The Importance of Side Sewer Inspections

Professional sewer inspections give plumbers a detailed look into the pipeline at your property, enabling them to diagnose pipe function and condition. When you have an issue with your sewer line, you need a competent inspection to accurately diagnose the problem. Bob Oates has been a leading provider for pipeline plumbing, sewer, and rooter services in the greater Seattle area, from Everett to Tacoma, for over 30 years.

Our highly-skilled technicians are trained to perform comprehensive inspections as part of the repair process, and as preventive maintenance. We offer free sewer camera inspections with every cleaning. Whether you’re experiencing an emergency plumbing issue, want a second opinion on a repair or you’re looking for routine maintenance to head off impending disaster, a sewer camera inspection can mean the difference between smooth-flowing plumbing and a sewer backup or flood resulting in property damage.

How Does the Sewer Camera Inspection Process Work?

Sewer camera inspection is an advanced, professional method of performing an inspection and sewer leak detection service on the main or side sewer system at your property. During sewer camera inspection, our technician will locate an access point to your sewer line and then insert a high-definition camera that provides feedback to the technician as it travels through the pipeline.

The camera has a bright LED light attached to it and is manually manipulated on a flexible rod, or driven through the pipes on a tractor. The high-resolution lens provides a clear image for the technician to accurately examine conditions and diagnose the functionality of the pipes.

This process allows us to locate problem areas as well as make a video recording of your pipe. The information we glean from the inspection helps us to make an informed decision regarding the condition of your pipes and recommend the best solution. If the pipe needs to be cleaned of clogs or relined with epoxy resin, we can make the ideal recommendation with confidence.

​​Is It Time to Schedule a Sewer Inspection Near Me?

Unless you’re well-versed in sewer maintenance, it can be hard to know when to schedule a sewer inspection in Seattle. Sewer problems can sneak up on even the most diligent property owner, and most problems happen underground. This can make it difficult to diagnose issues in the system, leading to expensive and time-consuming repairs.

Some of the signs that you need a sewer pipe inspection include the following:

  • Previous sewer problems, like tree roots..
  • Foul odors from raw sewage seeping through the cracks.
  • Evidence of a backup or raw sewage near the basement floor drain.
  • It’s been several years since your last cleaning.

If you have any suspicions that something is wrong with your home or business plumbing sewer and or drain system, contact Bob Oates today for an in-depth sewer inspection.

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We can perform a sewer camera inspection at a property you are considering buying, or at a residential or commercial property you own. Sewer camera inspections are recommended to anyone purchasing a property. Knowing the condition of the pipeline at the property can mean the difference between having repairs made before your purchase or being stuck with an unexpected repair bill.

Camera inspections are also recommended as routine maintenance. Since many sewer line accidents can occur as a result of infrequent maintenance, we highly recommend conducting these inspections often to ensure that your pipes are kept in peak condition.

Perhaps you're seeking a second opinion on a sewer repair? Call for a free estimate; we can offer you peace of mind.

The Benefits of Relying on Bob Oates for a Sewer Inspection

Immediate Response

We know how busy life can get and that the last thing you need is to worry about your plumbing. Forgetting about routine maintenance is easy to do, but scheduling regular sewer inspections is essential.

Our sewer inspection services offer an easy way to find out what is happening inside your sewer before a problem occurs. Whether you are experiencing a backup or you’re concerned about a blockage, Bob Oates responds quickly to conduct your sewer line inspection.

Call our company anytime. Our team can be at your house or business to help address any plumbing problems usually within one hour, and we operate seven days a week, with after-hours sewer line inspection services available.

We offer fast, local service, and are on the job within the hour in most cases.

All Your Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs Under One Roof

Sewer scope inspection is only the beginning. Bob Oates offers a range of plumbing services to fulfill your needs. Whether you need a video sewer inspection or an in-depth lateral sewer inspection, we can offer a full report and provide service on any sewer issues you may be experiencing.

As soon as you spot any problems or early warning signs, our friendly and professional plumbing team will spring into action and perform the services you need like water main repair, drainpipe cleaning, and sewer relining right away.

Your sewer keeps your home and business “flowing,” so treat it to a little TLC with regular inspections.

State-of-the-Art Sewer Inspection and Repair

As a team of licensed and trained plumbers, this family-operated business is equipped with the latest tools and tech to produce a higher standard of service.

We specialize in the most advanced video technology. Our camera systems can record and simultaneously send out a radio signal to locate the camera head inside your sewer pipe, allowing us to pinpoint the problem area.

If you need a video sewer inspection or repair services, call Bob Oates for all your plumbing concerns. We are a complete sewer and drain cleaning/repair company.

Affordable Sewer Inspection

At Bob Oates, we understand how the cost of living is impacting people across Washington state. With sewer video inspection being a valuable part of your routine plumbing maintenance, we aim to price our services fairly. We offer free camera inspection from an accessible outside cleanout or a second opinion on sewer repairs.

As a family-owned and operated business, we’re here for you! By leveraging better technology and time-saving methods, you pay less.

At Bob Oates, we believe in offering the best value for the money. Talk to us about our sewer inspection options and hire a reliable and experienced sewer inspector you can trust today. We specialize and are experts in the sewer and drain industry. The best service need not cost more.

What Else We Offer

At Bob Oates, we are a family-owned and operated company dedicated to the values of quality workmanship, transparency, and long-term care. We understand that owning a property involves lots of moving parts, which is why we offer more than sewer inspection in Seattle, WA.

Here are some of the other services we provide.

Sewer Repair

Your sewer must be built to withstand anything and be well-maintained to move waste out of your home and business. A lack of maintenance can cause a property disaster, costing thousands of dollars to repair.

Our repair services limit the damage to your property and its surroundings. We respond immediately to deliver advanced trenchless sewer repair services.

Drain Cleaning Services

We understand how important fast service is when experiencing a backup. The damage caused by water and raw sewage can be catastrophic, but with Bob Oates, you can keep your drains flowing.

Our drain cleaning services should form part of your regularly scheduled plumbing maintenance to prevent clogs and damage to your pipes. Call Bob Oates now to schedule your next drain cleaning.

Rooter Services

Serious plumbing problems require a tailored approach encompassing various methods. From tree roots invading your sewer system to a clogged downspout or kitchen sink, our rooter services are designed to tackle any residential drainage problems.

With our state-of-the-art machines and techniques, we deliver rooter services that minimize disruption and get the job done right in record time.

Water Main Repair

Leaks can quickly turn into severe water damage, putting your home or business at risk. Tackle water main repairs fast to negate damage to your property and your foundation.

Our water main repair services target the source of the leak to avoid foundational damage, mold/mildew growth, and higher-than-expected water bills. Contact Bob Oates to repair your water main now.

Sewer Pipe Lining

Sewer lining is the latest in advanced plumbing repair. Previously, sewer pipe repair required heavy machinery and a team of laborers to dig up driveways and manicured lawns to get to the pipes.

Our sewer lining services avoid the problem of extensive damage to your home, sidewalk, and driveway. Using this non-invasive method, we can repair the damage faster — saving you money and time.

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Call Bob Oates For a Sewer Line Inspection Today

At Bob Oates, we pride ourselves on delivering quality, professional service at unbeatable prices. As a family-owned and operated business, with over 30 years of neighborhood service, we believe in community first, which is why we strive to provide you with lasting repairs for a fair cost and guarantee all work and parts. Sewer inspection and repair is a messy job, so let us handle the details.

When you call during our standard business hours, we can have a skilled technician to your property within the hour. If you suspect your plumbing is acting up, or you’re already facing a plumbing issue, don’t hesitate to call our emergency response service to experience reliable, high-quality services provided by our professional plumbing company today.

Service areas include Seattle, Kent, Tacoma, Bellevue, Ballard, Queen Ann, Magnolia, Greenwood, Fremont, Wallingford, Crown Hill, Edmonds, West Seattle, Greenlake, Capitol Hill, Lake Forest Park, Richmond Beach, Shoreline, Seward Park, Columbia City, Madrona, Alki, Broadmoor, Montlake, Blue Ridge, View Ridge, Ravenna, University District, Meridian, Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, Northgate, Lake City, Woodway, Madison Park, Mt. Baker, Lakewood, Windermere, Laurelhurst, North Park.

At Bob Oates, we’re all about people helping people. To learn more, be sure to check out the profile of Bob in Cleaner Magazine!

Contact us today for all your sewer and drain cleaning needs. We are a fast, local, complete service company. Call anytime or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment or receive a free quote — we are here to serve you!

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