(540) 845-3653

As a full-service plumbing company, we are prepared to perform pipe locating and video drain inspections for our Culpeper County customers.

We use the latest, most precise technology to trace underground pipes and record problems within your sewer and drain lines. Our non-invasive methods are safe on your plumbing system and carried out with the highest level of accuracy.

Contact us for more information on how our experts can help. We cover a broad area in Northern Virginia, providing pipe locating and sewer camera inspection services throughout Culpeper County and surrounding communities.

Why is Pipe Locating Required Before Digging?

If you are planning to carry out a major home construction project—such as installing a pool, building an accessory dwelling unit, performing landscaping, or putting up a fence—you will need to make sure you don’t accidentally damage buried utility lines in the process. Taking the time to identify underground pipes helps you avoid interrupted service, expensive repairs, and potential injury.

You may have heard about the national campaign urging you to “Call Before You Dig.” This initiative informs homeowners to call 811 and have technicians mark public utility lines so you can work around them during your home construction project. The service is provided free of charge and is an important step in the pre-construction stage.

However, calling 811 only covers the locating of public utility lines. You will also need to identify and mark your private service lines—the gas, sewer, and water pipes that run from your home to the main public lines.

This is where we come in. Culpeper Home Services provides private utility locating services for homeowners throughout Culpeper County and surrounding areas. We have the tools and equipment to accurately trace your service lines so you can safely complete your construction project.

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How Do We Find Underground Pipes?

Underground utility lines are often difficult to locate without the proper equipment, so it’s crucial to have professionals perform the necessary pipe locating. This not only saves you time but ensures accuracy as well.

We use both electromagnetic detection and ground penetrating radar technology to trace your plumbing and electrical lines.

Electromagnetic detection is ideal for locating metallic pipes and electrical lines.

Ground penetrating radar is able to detect gas and water lines (including plastic pipes), as well as underground storage tanks.

Our pipe locating methods are non-invasive and don’t require extensive digging. Once we have located the necessary lines, we will mark them clearly following APWA guidelines.

When is Sewer Camera Inspection Necessary?

Sewer camera inspection expedites the sewer line repair and replacement process. It helps us pinpoint problem areas and tells us exactly what’s wrong with your pipe. Using sewer video inspection, we are able to confirm the cause of your drain issue, whether it’s tree roots clogging the line, corrosion, cracked piping, or other damage.

Knowing the interior state of your pipes helps us provide you with the most accurate solution. We’ll be able to tell you if trenchless sewer replacement is possible or if traditional methods are necessary.

Camera inspections can also potentially help you avoid costly sewer line replacements. If we notice that tree roots are the problem, we can provide you with hydro jetting services to flush away the blockage and get your pipes flowing normally again—without you having to invest thousands of dollars in unnecessary pipe replacement.

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How Does It Work?

A flexible plumbing cable is inserted into the sewer line. The cable features a small, high-resolution camera that records what’s going on inside the pipeline. We’ll have a monitor beside us that shows, in real time, the camera’s progress and its findings. You can even watch along with us! We’d be happy to provide you with a copy of the recording upon request.

Our video sewer inspections have helped homeowners retrieve items lost in the drains, served as proof for the necessity of sewer line replacement, and alerted homebuyers to potential plumbing problems before they purchase their dream home.

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Enjoy peace of mind with our accurate pipe locating and sewer camera inspection services in Culpeper County and neighboring areas. Call today at (540) 845-3653 to get started!

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Culpeper Home Services
1202 S Main St. Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 845-3653
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